Cub Scout Pack 1776
9Jan/14

Energy Expert Patch

Does your scout want to earn a free Energy Expert Patch ?
Download the leader guide and workbooks for each cub here.
The books will help your cubs become experts on:

  • Electric Safety
  • Natural Gas Safety
  • Respect the Flags
  • Sources of Energy
  • Electricity Generation
  • Energy Careers

Order your free patches here after completing your workbook.

*Due to the overwhelming number of requests, the Webelos patch is currently back ordered and may take longer than 2 weeks to arrive.

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14Nov/13

Read, Write and Win Amazon Gift Cards!

Write a one-page report titled “The Best Book I Read This Year” and enter it in the Boys’ Life 2013 “Say Yes to Reading!” contest.

First-place winners in each age category will receive a $100 gift card from Amazon.com. Everyone who enters will get a free patch.

Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2013.

Click here for more information.

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27Jun/12

Cyber Chip

Today’s youth are spending more time than ever using digital media for education, research, socializing, and fun. To help families and volunteers keep youth safe while online, the Boy Scouts of America introduces the Cyber Chip. In developing this exciting new tool, the BSA teamed up with content expert NetSmartz®, part of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children® and training expert for many law enforcement agencies.

Netsmartz® has created a Scouting portal showcasing Cyber Chip resources, including grade-specific videos, for each level. Topics include cyberbullying, cell phone use, texting, blogging, gaming, and identity theft.

The Cyber Chip joins the Totin’ Chip and Whittling Chip as important safety tools your Scouts should earn and carry with them.  Find out how you can earn the Cyber Chip emblem by visiting the BSA Cyber Chip website.

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24Aug/10

Scout Discounts on Performances

Oracle Arena at Oakland is offering Scout discounts on the following performances:

Disney On Ice presents Mickey & Minnie's Magical Journey
October 15, 2010 7:30pm

Make imagination your destination! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse on a journey into the magical worlds of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Peter Pan, and Lilo & Stitch. Discover Ariel and Sebastian’s enchanting undersea kingdom; visit the Pride Lands with Simba and Nala; soar through starry skies with Peter Pan and his sassy fairy friend Tinker Bell; and say “aloha” to fun with Lilo and Stitch. You'll be captivated by the music, beauty and laughter in a journey so magical, you’ll never want to go home.  Click here for detail and ordering form.

Monster Energy Supercross
January 29, 2011 7:00pm

The world’s most prestigious, indoor off-road motorcycle championship, will showcase AMA Supercross Lites and AMA Supercross class racing Saturday, January 29 at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Reigning AMA Supercross class champion Ryan Dungey will stage his title defense against the world’s greatest racers, including James Stewart, Chad Reed and Ryan Villopoto.  Click here for detail and ordering form.

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24Aug/10

San Jose Sharks Scout Night

Date: Friday, September 24, 7:30PM
Location: HP Pavilion at San Jose

The first Scout Night of the season with the Sharks is almost here! Your San Jose Sharks including Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Dan Boyle will take on Bobby Ryan and division rival the Anaheim Ducks! So come out and support your San Jose Sharks by taking advantage of this special offer!

  • Special preseason discounted ticket to the game!
  • Commemorative San Jose Sharks Scout Night patch!
  • All seats just $25 (first come, first served)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!**
  • Discounts taken off of $58, $46 and $38 full price tickets.**
  • Groups of 25+ get a video board announcement!

See flyer for detail and ordering information.

Following is a list of upcoming Scout Days / Nights:

09/24 (Fri): San Jose Sharks
10/02 (Sat): San Francisco Giants
10/23 (Sat): Schulz Museum
11/07 (Sun): Oakland Raiders
11/13 (Sat): Cal Football
12/16-17 (Thu & Fri): Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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17Aug/10

Scout Ranger Program

The National Park Service & the Boy Scouts of America team up to bring you The Scout Ranger Program, a new, NPS-tailored certificate/patch program for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venturers.

  • Designed to increase scout visitation to national parks.
  • Promotes a better understanding of the NPS mission among scouts and their families.
  • Educates young people about their responsibility in conserving our natural and cultural resources.
  • Encourages volunteer service and promote good citizenship.

Scouts earn certificates and/or patches by participating in educational programs or volunteer service projects.  Find out the specifics from the program flyer and website.

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16Aug/10

Scout Days

Save the date for Scout Day at Schulz Museum on October 23, 2010.  Scouts will explore the Museum's newest exhibition, Peanuts...Naturally, and complete a variety of hands-on nature-related projects.  $10 per scout.  Ice-skating at Snoopy's Home Ice included.  Advance reservation required.  Go to the Museum website for detail.

Also coming up is Scout Day with Oakland Raiders on November 7, 2010.  Uniformed scouts and leaders will receive a commemorative Raiders Scout Day patch, and be able to participate in pregame on-field activities.  See flyer for more information.

Together with what was announced before, here's a complete list of upcoming Scout Days:

08/20 (Fri): Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
08/21 (Sat): San Mateo County History Museum
08/22 (Sun): Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma
10/02 (Sat): San Francisco Giants
10/23 (Sat): Schulz Museum
11/07 (Sun): Oakland Raiders
11/13 (Sat): Cal Football
12/16-17 (Thu & Fri): Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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15Jul/10

Camp Time at San Mateo County History Museum

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Location: San Mateo County History Museum (map)
Fees: Free for uniformed scouts and leaders, members, and kids under 5; $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors

San Mateo County History Museum has partnered with Pacific Skyline Council in celebration of the Scouting Centennial and set up exhibits to showcase Scouting in the early years.  This exhibit is available until the end of the year, but Scouts can enjoy it for free on August 21st.  See the following flyer for more information.

San Mateo County History Museum is also one of the three museums that you need to visit to earn this special Museum Tour Patch.  Download this passport, bring it to the museum and have it stamped. After visiting 3 participating museums, parents can purchase the Museum Tour Patch for $1 at the Scout offices in Palo Alto (map) or Foster City (map).

P.S.  Visiting a museum also satisfies one of the requirements of the Collecting Belt Loop.

4Jul/10

Cub Scout Day Camp Wrap Up

Pack 1776 families-

We had a fantastic week at Meridian's Cub Scout Camp held at Little Hills!

This year the theme was "Cubstruction" and ran from 9 am to 3:30 pm for 5 days from June 21 - 25th. The camp ended early at 2 pm on the last day with ice cream while watching skits. Our skit was one of the six they picked out of 25 units to perform for the camp. Yeah! I found that camp director Brian Wort headed up a very well run camp with plenty of volunteers and junior helpers too. They required one adult volunteer every day for every six scouts attending. I was there every day. Lisa Cheney and Cubmaster Emeritus Ed Laubach volunteered on Monday. (Thank you so much!) All volunteers were required to take Youth Protection Training and attend a 1 1/2 hour Camp Training Meeting.

Over the five days, the kids rotated through various stations:

Knife Safety
Engineering - Bridge Building over two days
Engineering - Crane Building
Decorate Unit Flag
Leatherwork
Cooking
Knots & Lashings
Chariot Building & Racing
Genius Kits
Paper Airplanes
Skit Practice
Group Photos
Soap Carving (for younger scouts)/Whittling (for Webelos only)
Kickball
Cubstruction Race
Logo Design
Den Yells
Water Sports (replaced with non-water games because of chilly weather)
Swimming (5 days)
Archery (2 days)
BB Range (2 days)

We had six scouts attending:
Brennan C
Matthew I
Andrew K
Jacob L
Ty L
Ethan M

and we had two older brothers helping as Jr. helpers:
Teagan C
Joshua L

All of the six above earned the Archery Belt Loop and the BB Gun Belt Loop.

The following four earned the Swimming Belt Loop:
Matthew I
Andrew K
Ty L
Ethan M

The following earned the Swimming Pin:
Matthew I

The following earned the Aquanaut:
Matthew I

The following earned and already received Whittling Chips and Junior USA Shooting Team 2010 patches:
Brennan C
Matthew I
Andrew K
Jacob L
Ethan M

Each scout also received a Cubstruction Patch.

It was a great week. I look forward to next year. Thanks.

Susan Kim (Andrew's mom)

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21Jun/10

Leave No Trace Awareness Award

Dear Pack 1776 families,

Summer is always a great time for enjoying the outdoors. Whether you are going hiking, camping, or geocaching this season, why not practice Leave No Trace and earn a patch?  This inspiring video from NPS will get you started on the principals right away, and you can find more information at the following websites.

  • LNT.org - Everything about Leave No Trace
  • BSA - Requirements for earning the LNT awareness award
  • Brochure on LNT principals (pdf)
  • Service project ideas (pdf)
  • LNT Pledge cards (pdf)

Or maybe you are a seasoned veteran looking for ways to broaden your contribution? Then don't miss the LNT Master Educator's Course coming this August.  Find out more from this flyer.

Enjoy, and happy 1st day of Summer.

Stella