Cub Scout Pack 1776
7Oct/13

First Hike of the Year and Outdoor Pack Meeting

Date/Time: Saturday, October 12, 2-6pm
Location: Lake Chabot Regional Park, Elderberry picnic area (lake chabot map) (directions)
Cost: $5 parking, or park outside the park for free
Attire: Class A
Bring: Personal canteen or water bottle and jacket.

Hello Pack 1776 Families!

Just a quick reminder and invitation to our Outdoor Pack Meeting, Saturday Oct 12, from 2:00 to 6:00 at Lake Chabot Regional Park in Castro Valley. We are at the Elderberry picnic area (entrance to the picnic area is towards the end of the parking lot). See detail map here.

Like our indoor MPR pack meetings, all cubs and leaders should wear their snappy Class A uniforms, and get ready for an event full of fun, crafts and entertainment.

Your hiking chairs Ajay and Teresa would like our cubs to build stamina, enjoy, and learn during the 8 hikes they have planned this year.  To do so, they would like our cubs, their siblings, and family to participate in as many hikes as possible.   Come join us this Saturday on our first hike !

Here's what we have in store:

2:00-2:45 Outdoor Craft
The boys will make Hiking sticks to use for today and throughout the year.
2:45-4:00 Pack Hike
Hike in the wilds of Castro Valley. Hikers can sing along to the songs in this Scout Song Book
4:00-4:15 Skit Practice with Dens
"What's my line again?" Rehearsal makes for a great performance! Everyone does a skit, even the den leaders.
4:15-5:15 Pack Meeting
Awards, and a special presentation of the Bobcat Badges to our new cubs as we welcome them to Pack 1776.
5:15 S'mores
When you're outdoors, they go great with the great outdoors.

If you're a little late, don't worry. Even if you miss the hike, we'll still have a fun pack event.

Other key notes of information:

Lake Chabot Regional Park
17500 Lake Chabot Road
Elderberry Picnic Site
Castro Valley
CA, 94546

To Reach The Park
From San Ramon, I-680 South to connect on I-580 westbound, take the Strobridge Avenue exit. Turn right on Strobridge, right on Castro Valley Boulevard (take the left lane as soon as possible, and left on Lake Chabot Road. The Lake Chabot Marina is about two miles ahead on the right. (map) From I-580 in San Leandro, exit at Fairmont Drive and go east (uphill). The marina entrance will be to the left at the bottom of the hill.

$5 parking fee but there are free parking outside the park, depending on the time of the day, there should be plenty.
Water will be provided otherwise bring your own picnic and relax with the family.

We are encouraging people to bring personal canteen or water bottle and we'll have water station for refill.
Bring a jacket just in case.

See you there !

9Sep/13

Don’t miss this Pack Meeting! Magician Robert Strong Performing!

Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Time: 7 - 8pm
Location: MPR

Hi Pack 1776,

Don't miss this Pack Meeting!!!  Magician Robert Strong will be performing at the Pack Meeting this Wednesday!  Who is Robert Strong?  Robert has been performing magic and comedy since 1985, has appeared on every major television network, in all 50 States, and has even performed for 2 US Presidents!

Your leaders have been working very hard and we're trying to take the fun to another level.  So please do join us Wednesday evening PROMPTLY at 7:00pm in the Coyote Creek MPR.

Here's the agenda...

	
  • 6:50pm Arrive
  • 7:00pm Flag ceremony
  • 7:05pm Leader introducitons and announcements
  • 7:15pm Magic with Robert Strong
  • 8:00pm Clean up
  • Hope to see you there!

    Steve Jackson
    Co-Cubmaster

    6Mar/13

    Pack 1776 Cake Decorating Contest

    Date: March 20, 2013
    Time: 7-8pm
    Location: MPR

    Hi Everyone,

    Our cake baking contest is just weeks away, so we wanted to pass along the ground rules to you so that you can be ready to bring in the most spectacular cake you can.

    Every Cub Scout (including Siblings) is encouraged to enter a cake in the cake decorating contest! The Cub Scout and an adult should plan, bake and decorate their cake together. Pick one of the categories below and HAVE FUN! Remember this is a project for the kids! The adult should be there to assist, but let the kids have fun creating something wonderful.

    RULES:

    • Cake check-in will take place from 7:00 – 7:15 pm.
    • Do not put any names or den numbers on the cakes. You will be issued a number for your cake when you check-in.
    • The entire cake must be completely edible.
    • No store bought cakes please. You may use boxed cake mixes, icing mixes or pre-made icing and decorations but you must mix and decorate your own cake.
    • Crackers, cookies, candy and other solid foods may be used for decorations.
    • All cakes will have an opportunity to win the People’s Choice. A cake may be judged in only one category award and the cake’s appropriate category will be selected by the judges.

    Awards will be given for following CATEGORIES:

    • Tallest Cake
    • Funniest Cake
    • Most Original or Unique Cake
    • Most Patriotic
    • Most Creative
    • Most Appetizing
    • Best Sports Theme
    • Best Cub Scout Theme
    • Judge’s Choice
    • People’s Choice

    Yuji Yamada
    Commitee Chair

    8Oct/12

    Outdoor Pack Meeting Agenda & Location Directions

    Urgent - Location Change - There has been a change in the area reserved at Lake Chabot. The new location is the Willow group site not the Elderberry group site.

    Date/Time: Saturday, October 13, 2-6pm
    Location: Lake Chabot Regional Park, Elderberry picnic area (lake chabot map) (directions)
    Cost: $5 parking, or park outside the park for free
    Attire: Class A
    Bring: Personal canteen or water bottle and jacket.

    Hello Pack 1776 Families!

    Just a quick reminder and invitation to our Outdoor Pack Meeting, Saturday Oct 13, from 2:00 to 6:00 at Lake Chabot Regional Park in Castro Valley. We are at the Elderberry picnic area (entrance to the picnic area is towards the end of the parking lot). See detail map here.

    Like our indoor MPR pack meetings, all cubs and leaders should wear their snappy Class A uniforms, and get ready for the an event full of fun, crafts and entertainment.

    Here's what we have in store:

    2:00 Activity: Outdoor Craft
    The boy's will take part in an outdoor craft.
    2:30 Pack Hike
    Tiger/Wolf hike along the lake, Bear/Webelos hike in the wilds of Castro Valley.
    3:45-4:00 Skit Practice with Dens
    "What's my line again?" Rehearsal makes for a great performance! Everyone does a skit, even the den leaders.
    4:05-5:05 Pack Meeting
    Awards, and a special presentation of the Bobcat Badges to our new cubs as we welcome them to Pack 1776 by Committee Chair Yuji and Cubmaster John.
    5:00 Smores
    When you're outdoors, they go great with the great outdoors.

    If you're a little late, don't worry. Even if you miss the hike, we'll still have a fun pack event.

    Other key notes of information:

    Lake Chabot Regional Park
    17500 Lake Chabot Road
    Elderberry Picnic Site
    Castro Valley
    CA, 94546

    To Reach The Park
    From San Ramon, I-680 South to connect on I-580 westbound, take the Strobridge Avenue exit. Turn right on Strobridge, right on Castro Valley Boulevard (take the left lane as soon as possible, and left on Lake Chabot Road. The Lake Chabot Marina is about two miles ahead on the right. (map) From I-580 in San Leandro, exit at Fairmont Drive and go east (uphill). The marina entrance will be to the left at the bottom of the hill.

    $5 parking fee but there are free parking outside the park, depending on the time of the day, there should be plenty.
    Water will be provided otherwise bring your own picnic and relax with the family.

    We are encouraging people to bring personal canteen or water bottle and we'll have water station for refill.
    Bring jacket just in case the weather change.

    Cubmaster John and CC Yuji

    7Sep/12

    Are You Ready?

    We are kicking off a new Scouting year. Are you ready for a year of fun and many adventures in the years to come? See you all tomorrow. Don't forget to bring the check and volunteer form!

    4Sep/12

    Welcome Back Kickoff

    Hi Pack 1776 Returning Families,

    This email is to inform you we are holding our annual Welcome Back Kickoff from 3:00pm-5:00pm on Saturday, September 8th, at Coyote Crossing Park on Rosincress Drive in San Ramon.

    The Welcome Kickoff event is where you come to welcome you back and to meet potential new parents who are thinking of joining our pack. During this time, you will have an opportunity to do the following:

    • Complete a volunteer interest form (we use this to match parent skills and interests with volunteer opportunities).
    • Pay annual registration fee of $100.00. Checks preferred, and we do not have the ability to process credit or debit cards.
    • Your boy will receive the 2012-2013 Pack 1776 T-Shirt.

    For those not able to attend, please complete the form and make payment at the first Pack Meeting.

    IMPORTANT:

    Please open and print out the Parent Volunteer Form pages 1 and 2, as these will need to be turned in when you submit your application and payment. This year, we would like to encourage more participation in the wide range of volunteer opportunities within the pack. This document gives a description of the duties and responsibilities events and positions. If you have any questions on any of these roles, feel free to email me.

    This is a very exciting time for Pack 1776. We currently have 58 active cubs and over 50 families have recently expressed interest in joining. The 2012-2013 year is filled with lots of fun things and we hope you will enjoy your return to the pack.

    The First Pack Meeting is next week Wednesday, September 12th 7pm to 8pm at Coyote Creek MPR.

    We look forward to seeing you at the Welcome Kickoff next Saturday and Pack Meeting next week!

    Regards,

    Yuji Yamada
    Committee Chair
    Pack 1776

    17Apr/12

    Pack Meeting – Tomorrow in the MPR April 18

    Hi Cub Scouts of Pack 1776!

    Don't forget, we have a Pack Meeting tomorrow, Wednesday evening at the MPR, 7:00.

    Many of you will be advancing to the next levels of scouting. You have worked so hard this year in your den meetings under the guidance of our World Class Den Leaders and parents, that you have completed your achievements.

    Awards Chair Ammy Pluth picked up all of the necessary awards. (She loves to shop, by the way).

    Tigers are graduating to Wolves

    Wolves are graduating to Bears

    Bears are graduating to Webelos I's

    Remember at our last meeting, Webelos I's graduated to Webelos II. Pretty cool, now it's your turn.

    We will sing a couple of songs. Since you guys are grown up, I say we pull out the Marshall Amp and Gibson Les Paul, save the acoustic for camping.

    Plus, Committee Chair Steve and I have a surprise graduation present for you. It's a surprise. That means you have to see it for yourself! You'll need it for our last pack meeting of the year in May.

    Get Ready to Rock and Roll Forward Tomorrow!

    2Mar/12

    Pack Meeting – Wed March 7 – Cake Decorating Contest!

    Hi Pack 1776 Scouts and Families!

    Just a friendly reminder that this coming Wednesday, March 7 at 7:00 is our month Pack Meeting Extravagana!

    The big event - Cake Decorating!

    "Cubmaster John, have you lost your mind?!!!"

    Yes, and if any of you find it, please let me know.

    Seriously, we will have our very first Pack Cake Decorating Competition. Kind of like the Pinewood Derby, but you can eat the winners.

    This is a Scout/Parent procedure. The scout, under the guidance of mom or dad, bakes and decorates his own cake, brings it to the meeting. ALL ingredients must be edible. No soldiers, beyblades, plastic straws, cement. Just food - Cake mix, sugar, food coloring, marshmellows, tofu, Slim Jim beef stick, etc.

    A panel of judges will pick winners in the following categories:

    Spirit of '76 - Three cheers for the red white and blue. Flags, patriotic theme, etc.

    Tallest - Think, Mount Everest, but edible.

    Longest - Think, The Bay Bridge, but crossable

    Are You Going to Eat That? - Think, most likely to be eaten because it's beautiful and looks delicious LOOKING.

    Take Your Cake and Eat It! - Think, "Get that thing away from me and out of the house!" Gross, ugly, creepy, gummy worms crawling out of it, dirt made from ground Oreos.

    Out of this World - Space the final frontier. Planets, stars, comets, space ships, stellar. (Stella? She IS a star!)

    Cultural - We have families from all over the world, work with the scout on a cake which comes from Italy, or the Philipines or India or Greece. You get the idea. Be proud of your roots, and share them with us.

    We'll add a few more categories. Winners get a Cake Decorating Patch, and special prizes. Everyone gets to have fun.

    Remember:

    NO Store Bought
    NO Non-edible components
    NO "Dad did the whole thing himself, and I'm getting credit for it" (just like Pinewood Derby, it's the scout's project)

    Siblings are welcome to bring cakes too, even as small as a cupcake, but they won't be in the competition.

    After, if you want to share your cake, great. If you want to bring it home and put it mnext to your Soccer Trophy, great.

    Sound like fun? Be prepared to be bombarded with more reminders.

    Cubmaster John

    4Jan/12

    Pack Meeting This Sunday – Sunday- Sunday!

    Date: Sunday, January 08, 2012
    Time: 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location: Blackhawk Auto Museum
    Theme: Nitro Fueled Derby Cars!

    Hi Pack 1776 Cubs, Families and Racers!

    Happy New Year to you all!

    This Sunday we will have our January pack meeting. To get in the spirit of the annual Pinewood derby race, we plan to host a "Down & Derby" movie matinee followed by a museum tour at the Blackhawk Auto Museum.

    Ever been there?  It's just happens to be the coolest car museum in the area, and it's in our own back yard.  If you don't have design for your derby car, the Blackhawk Museum will definitely inspire our cubs.

    So remember, the Pack meeting is on SUNDAY Jan 8 at Blackhawk museum from 2-4:30pm.

    Start your engines, and race (within the speed limit!) to the big pack event,

    Cubmaster John

    7Nov/11

    The Big Event – Pack Meeting Wednesday Nov 9

    Hello Sports Fans of Pack 1776,

    This is just a friendly reminder, to remember, not to forget...

    OUR HUGE BEYBLADES EXTRAVAGANZA AND PACK MEETING, this Wednesday, November 9, at 7:00 in the Coyote Creek MPR!!!!!

    As you know, BeyBlades are today's answer to the kids' spinning tops from centuries past. These tops, however, are turbo-charged, well-engineered dynamos made of metal, which do battle like gladiators, and our scouts are big enthusiasts.

    Bring your main BeyBlades, spare BeyBlades, BeyBlade Arenas and need for speed. If you don't have one, in the spirit of Scouting, our cubs with spares to share will loan you one. This is an opportunity for the scouts to have some fun and friendly competition in the name of science!

    And I emphasize "Friendly" Overly aggressive Soccer Moms and fiercely competitive Basketball Dads will just have to take it outside. We Cubs are all about sportsmanship, comradery and physics. Get ready to spin, rattle and roll!

    We will also be sharing candy for our troops overseas. Please bring your non-chocolate Halloween candy to the meeting as we collect treats for our brave and loyal servicemen and women, sending them a little taste of home and a message that we remember them.

    Finally, we'll have special guests from the Boy Scout Troop 60, who will meet the boys and tell them a little about upcoming Geocaching events. ("Geocaching", by the way, is not the sale of rocks for big money, but a fun outdoor explorer activity!)

    Looking forward to seeing you all Wednesday,

    Cubmaster John