Cub Scout Pack 1776

Memorial Day Weekend Flag Planting – RSVP by tomorrow

Pack 1776,

As a reminder, we are participating in a Memorial Day grave decoration this year at Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno on Saturday, May 28th. This is typically one of the most meaningful events of the year, given the importance of the holiday and direct involvement the scouts will have in honoring our nation's fallen heroes. The ceremony will begin promptly at 8:30am and we will likely be completed with the flag planting by 10:30am.

Please take a moment and RSVP for this event so we know how many patches to order for our pack. You can do so through the evite link below:

For more information, please see the attached PDF. Should you have any additional questions, please let me know.

Jeff Kahsen

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Memorial Day Grave Decoration

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2012
Time: 8:30am - noon
Location: Golden Gate National Cemetery, 1300 Sneath Lane, San Bruno (map)
Attire: Full Class A, footwear suitable for walking in wet grass
Cost: Free
Further info: Flyer and Flag Planting Instructions
Event Leader: Jeff Kahsen
RSVP: Evite by May 18th

Pack 1776 families,

We will be participating in Flag Planting at the Golden Gate National Cemetery this year. (Note that this is not the same cemetery we went to in previous years!)  Scouts, friends, and family welcome.  Scouts will receive a patch. Please RSVP via evite by Wednesday May 16 to reserve your spot.

Event will begin at 8:30am sharp.

Scouts must be in Class A Uniforms.

Stella Lei

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B-I-N-G-O Night – “B” There, Fri Feb 24

Hi Everyone,

Just a friendly reminder that coming up is the Coyote Creek PTA's annual bingo night.

Every year, we, the cubs of Pack 1776, are invited to help with the games, by actually calling out the letters and numbers at the big games. We team up with the Girl Scouts as well.

Committee Chair Steve Jackson and I will Emcee the event, and provide the tracking of the event, and we want as many scouts to come as possible, to join in the fun.

In the Friday Folder at school, you should have received the invitation to RSVP for the evening. The cost is $5 per attendee. If you are going, and want to join Steve and me, you must let us know (watch for an Evite), and wear your fancy class A uniforms. Move quickly, however, because the event sells out quickly.

Now is your chance to stand on the stage at the MPR, and talk through the microphone. Good training for you future game show hosts (or rock stars!) in the pack.

See you soon,
Cubmaster John

Here is the note from the Coyote Howler:

Family Fun Night
Join us for Bingo Night on February 24th from 5:30pm - 8:00pm in the MPR. Admission is $5.00. Please RSVP by February 17th. For further information please contact Stephanie Tovani at or Lynda Gann at

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Used Bikes Needed

News from Meridian district:

Do you have a bike that is no longer being used and just collecting dust? Or perhaps you have a friend or neighbor that might have one. Ryan Mahoney of Troop 805 is collecting bikes for his Eagle Project. The project includes repairing bikes and then donating them to several nonprofit agencies in our county. If you have a bike to donate or if you or your scouts would like to help clean and repair bikes in late November and December, contact Ryan Mahoney at or C: 786-0640.

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Tenth Anniversary 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2011
Time: 5:00PM - 6:40PM
Location: All Wars Memorial, Oak Hill Park, 3005 Stone Valley Road, Danville (map)
Cost: Free, with hot dog and ice-cream after the ceremony.
Attire: Class A Uniform
Award: Scout Surge Patch depicted on the right
Parking: Monte Vista High School lots next to the park
Must read: Event flyer, Scout information and timeline

Hello Pack 1776

Next Sunday, the Exchange Club of San Ramon Valley is holding their annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, and this year marks the 10th anniversary. Every year, the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts are invited to participate. Last year, our Pack 1776 boys participated in the Flag Ceremony, for a memorable and moving experience.  I will be there and would be honored if any of the Cubs and Leaders would participate in the ceremony.

We will send out an official Evite shortly. Please respond as soon as you can, so that I may give them an approximate head count of 1776 Cubs. Class A uniforms are required.  More details here.

Thank you,
Cubmaster John

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Flag Planting Recap

A huge thank you to the loyal scouts who traveled all the way to the Presidio in San Francisco to honor our fallen soldiers and veterans on Memorial Day weekend. Each scout assisted with the “planting” of an American flag at the headstones of the military cemetery, joining other Cub Scout packs from all over the Bay Area.

Our Scouts included:
Aidan L
Alex E
Dylan W
Emmett L
Ethan M (and his sister Zoe)
Hayden C
Jack P
James S
Joshua K

Each scout earned a special Memorial Day patch for their efforts.

This is truly one of the most meaningful acts of community service our boys can perform.

Jeff Kahsen


It’s a Great Weekend for Scouting!

Tomorrow, Pack 1776 will join hundreds of Scouts from all over the Bay Area, and thousands across the country, to pay tribute to those who served.  We will be planting American flags at the San Francisco National Cemetery.  It is a great honor for Scouts to have such meaningful opportunity and learn citizenship outside of the classroom.

On Sunday and Monday, we will be selling cotton candy at the San Ramon Art and Wind Festival.  Besides a lot fun and the opportunity to serve the community, this is the biggest fundraiser for our Pack.  Success in previous years has allowed us to enjoy luxuries including state-of-the-art pinewood derby tracks, powerful camp stove, a diverse program, and of course, low membership fees. Thank you to those who signed up to volunteer.  For those who hasn't yet, sign up is available online.  If you are in town, come by and join us for the fun event.  Our booth is at the Alcosta Food Court along Alcosta Blvd (see map).  Hope to see you all this weekend.

Meanwhile, some "tips" for the den leads to keep the boys under control. 😉 Happy Scouting.

The Buckets


Flag Planting at SF National Cemetery

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2011
Time: 9am - 12noon
Location: SF National Cemetery, 1 Lincoln Blvd, Presidio of San Francisco (map)
Attire: Class A uniforms

Pack 1776 families,

We will be participating in Flag Planting Day at the SF National Cemetery again this year. Attendees will receive a patch and 15% discount to Sports Basement (Presidio Store). Please RSVP by May 21 to reserve your spot.

Event will begin at 9am sharp.

Attendees must be in Class A Uniforms.

Jeff Kahsen

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Food Bank Event Wrapup

Did you spend a part of your MLK weekend as a volunteer?  The following scouts and family from Pack 1776 did!

Adam G
Aidan L
Brennan C
Chloe G
Christopher M
Emmett L
Hayden C
Jack P
Nicholas M
Tegan C

On Sunday January 16th, at San Francisco Food Bank, we bagged, weighed, sealed, labeled, and boxed bulk pasta into single pound packages that will be distributed to the needy.  Over the course of 3 chatty hours, we bagged over 1000 pounds of pasta!  Every scout received a good turn patch and deserves a round of applause for the great work done.  Check out the pictures on SmugMug, you won't want to miss our looks in shower caps!

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Food Sorting at San Francisco Food Bank

Date: Sunday, January 16, 2011
Time: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: San Francisco Food Bank, 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco (map)
Attire: Class B tee shirt
RSVP through eVite by December 17th, 2010

Pack 1776,

We distributed hangers, picked up donations, and delivered our collection to the Food Bank. So what happens next?? Find out with us at the San Francisco Food Bank on Sunday, Jan 16th. We will sort, package, and distribute food to the community. This is not just a Go-See-It. We will GO-DO-IT and get our hands dirty (Well, just a metaphor, you know. We should actually keep our hands really clean during this event!) Siblings age 4 and above welcome. Parent participation is required.

Look for an evite coming to your mailbox soon. Please RSVP by Dec 17th with the number of the following so we can plan accordingly:

  • Children age 4-8 years
  • Children age 8-11 years
  • Adults

More detail below. Contact Stella Lei if you have questions. Thanks.


  • Closed-toe shoes are required at all volunteer projects. Anyone wearing sandals, flip-flops, or any other shoe with an open toe will not be able to participate in the project.
  • Because you'll be helping to repack food, please wear casual and clean clothing, long pants, securely fastened jewelry, and comfortable (no open-toe) shoes.
  • We suggest dressing in layers, as the temperature in the warehouse is often cool.


  • Please utilize available free street parking in front of our building (4-hour time limit) so that our agency shoppers can use our parking lot to load their vehicles.
  • After 4pm and weekend volunteers: our south parking lot by the loading dock is also available at this time


  • We ask all volunteers to sign in upon arrival.
  • Please enter the building through our Receiving Entrance on the south side of the building near the loading dock.
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