Cub Scout Pack 1776

MDSC Family Flight Day

Date: Saturday, August 9, 2014
Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Martinez Marina Waterfront Park
Cost: $15 for Cub Scout, $5 for sibling. Fees increase after August 1st. Free for parents.

Join Mt Diablo Silverado Council for the 8th Annual Cub Scout Family Flight Day! All Cub Scouts and their families and friends are invited to this fun event, held on August 9th, 10am-2pm, at the Martinez Marina Waterfront Park. There will be kite flying, glider racing, water bottle rockets and many other fun activities for the whole family! Only $15 for a Cub Scout, $5 for each additional sibling who wants to participate. Fees increase after August 1st. There is no charge for parents. For registration and more info, see registration flyer.

Contact: Joe Squeri
(925) 674-6122


Summer Hike 2014

Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Time: 9:45 am
Location: Rodeo Lagoon, Sausalito
Meeting Point: Marin Headlands Visitor Center (9:30 am)
Attire: Class B
Awards: Trail Trekkers Cub Scout Patch/Progressive Hike Award. Scouts can also choose to become Junior Rangers.
Fees: None (bridge toll only)
RSVP: Evite
Contact: Hiking Chairs Ajay Hampapur & Teresa Noble

What to bring:

  • binoculars, camera
  • layers of clothing – please check weather forecast prior to hike
  • Lunch/Snacks/Water – Please note that there are NO food vendors in the Marin Headlands


We will meet at the Marin Headlands Visitor Center at 9:30am for our Flag Ceremony. Scouts who choose to becoming junior rangers can get Junior Ranger booklets from the visitor center. The hike will begin promptly at 9:45am. We will hike up to Battery Townsley where the boys can learn about some of our country's history and important lesson about Leaving No Trace. We will head down toward the beach after enjoying the spectacular ocean views. Each family can decide to stay on the beach and play in the sand or choose to visit the Nike Missile Site and/or Point Bonita Lighthouse, both of which are short drives from the beach and are open to the public at 12:30pm.  The Marine  Mammal Center is also close by, admission free, and educational for scouts.

Don't forget to bring a lunch, snacks and plenty of water. There are no food vendors at this location. Wear appropriate clothes since the weather may change rapidly. This hike will count as one of the qualifying events toward the National SummerTime Award. Details about other qualifying events to earn this award will be posted at a later date.

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Webelos Weekend

Webelos WeekendAll incoming 4th and 5th grade Scouts are invited to attend Webelos Weekend - an introduction into Boy Scout resident camping.

Both weekends (7/4-7/6 and 7/25-7/27) are held at Camp Wolfeboro located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  This is a great opportunity to give your Webelos a chance to see what Boy Scout summer camp is like.  The open program areas are Scout Craft Skills, Nature Lodge, Handicraft, Archery, BB Guns, Swimming, Row Boating, Canoeing and a campfire devoted solely to the Webelos!

Cost is $100 for each scout and accompanying adult if registered by 6/28 or 7/19 respectively, $125 after. Meals are included. Visit the Council's website for more info.


2014 Art & Wind Festival – Cotton Candy

Date/Time: May 25-26, 2014, 8:30am - 6pm (2 hour timeslots)
Location: Booth #188 - Central Park (Bollinger Canyon Road Side)
Attire: Class A uniform
RSVP: SignUp Genius

It’s that time of the year again! We are asking the entire Pack 1776 Cub Scout family to participate in the sales of our Cotton Candy Fundraiser at the 2014 San Ramon Art & Wind Festival.  We will be at booth #188 on the Bollinger Canyon side (see booth location map and bottom of the festival map).

Pack 1776 gets a major funding boost from this event and we definitely need volunteer support from all of our dens.

There are still afternoon openings available and we encourage you to click here to sign up now !

In an effort to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to participate, please note the following guidelines:

1.) At least one parent is required to be with their participating scout in this fundraiser but the entire family is most welcome to join and have fun.

2.) Each shift must have at least 1 Scout Leader present. There will be no more than 4 scouts present inside the booth during any shift.

3.) Try to remember to maintain a Scout attitude while participating in this fundraiser. Don't forget that you are all perfect 1776 Gentlemen. We should always thank those who we have asked and always wish them a good day, to encourage proper attitude demonstrating good manners and conduct.

Please contact Marcos Perez if you have any questions.


Memorial Day Flag Planting

Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.)
Location: San Francisco National Cemetery, 1 Lincoln Blvd, SF, CA
Attire: Full Class A, footwear suitable for walking in wet grass
Event Leader: Teresa Noble
RSVP: Evite - Registration is now closed for this event

Pack 1776 families,

Again this year, we 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. 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 9:00am and we will likely be completed with the flag planting by 11:30am.

Scouts, friends, and family welcome.

Scouts and leaders must be in full Class A Uniforms.


USS Pampanito Overnighter

Date: June 14, 2014 (1830 Hours) - June 15, 2014 (0830 Hours)
USS Pampanito Submarine

Pack 1776 families,

This year we are heading to the USS Pampanito for a private tour of the submarine and a sleepover on June 14-15 !

The cost is $30 per scout. Adult or siblings are $40 each. Siblings must be 6 years old to attend.
Please make checks payable to "Pack 1776" and send along with the following completed forms
to Esther Wooten or Marcos Perez.

Required Items:

Respond quickly - event will sell out!  48 people maximum.  Only paid reservations can reserve a space.

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2014 Cub Scout Day Camp

Recruiting adventurous cub scout-aged boys for a Galactic Trek to the Meridian District solar system !

Star Date: June 23rd to June 27th, 2014
Destination: Little Hills, 18013 Bollinger Canyon Rd, San Ramon
Cost: $175 before April 23rd. $200 from April 23rd to June 8th

Check the Meridian District Summer Camp Webpage for more info on camp details and adult volunteer requirements. Register before April 23rd to get the early bird discount.  Click here to view a video.

An Information Meeting will be held on April 22nd from 7-8pm at the Walt Disney Elementary MPR.  If you cannot make the meeting, please contact Teresa Noble with questions.


Upcoming BALOO Training Opportunities

Dear Pack,

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a one-day training event, presented by the council, that introduces Cub Scout leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly overnight events and camping.

See below for the 2 upcoming training dates and registration forms:

4/12: BALOO at Camp Herms-cancelled
5/03: BALOO at Camp Fetterman

Click on the links above to see the flyers.  To sign up, fill out the flyer and send it in along with payment to our council office. The registration fees are reimbursable by the Pack upon completion of the training.


Spring 2014 Camping

Date: Friday, May 2, 2014 6pm – Sunday, May 4, 2014 12pm
Location: Little Basin, Boulder Creek, Santa Cruz County, CA

Little Basin is a unique camping destination that features open grassy meadows, acres of dense redwood forest, and miles of hiking trails as well as two sports fields, a tennis court, a basketball court, a sand volleyball court, a children’s playground, and more.

The cost is $15 per person per night (i.e. 1 Adult and 1 scout staying two nights = $60).  Cost covers the site, food, some activities, belt loops, and patches. If you decide to stay less than the two nights, please indicate on the Evite comments which night you are staying.   Payment needs to be submitted by April 11th 6pm.

Click here for a packing checklist that should help with bringing everything that you will need.

We still need help with food preparation and also need large trucks that could haul large items to the camp site.  Please contact Ashok Sharma if you'd like to help.

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March Hike – Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

Date: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Time: 9:00am (Arrive by 8:45am for flag ceremony and safety talk)
Location: Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
Meeting Point: Parking lot ~ a mile beyond the visitor center (37°57'33.9"N, 121°51'46.8"W)
Attire: Class A or B
Awards: Highlander patch and the Black Diamond rocker patch
Parking Fee: $5
RSVP: Evite
Contact: Hiking Chairs - Teresa and Ajay

The hike will take place on Sunday, March 23rd at 9 am. Please arrive by 8:45 am for the Flag Ceremony and safety talk. There is a fee for parking.

We will meet at the parking lot that is a approximately a mile beyond the visitor center
(GPS Coordinates: 37°57'33.9"N, 121°51'46.8"W)

We will hike up the hill to the Rose Hill Cemetery and then backtrack to the Black Diamond Trail to the trails above the mine. The trails will pass by some of the mining features that the Scouts can explore.

This hike does include some steep climbs. Please dress appropriately for the weather and bring plenty of water.

Hiking Committee

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