Cub Scout Pack 1776

Calling All Webelos II parents

Date: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: LDS Church, 5025 Crow Canyon Rd, San Ramon

Webelos II parents (no scouts please) should plan to attend the Meridian Roundtable meeting on October 23rd. Learn more about the Webelos to Boy Scout transition and meet representatives from Troops in your area.

While joining a particular Troop is generally a Scout's decision, this event will give parents an opportunity to meet briefly with many Troops and narrow down the search on behalf of the Scout. Each Troop has its own personality and areas of extra focus such as: Leadership, Reverence, Outdoor activities, Service to others, etc. and this event will allow parents to find Troops that meet the Scouts interests, family values, and favorable meeting location (i.e., close to home, at my son's future Middle School, or at our Church).

Most families narrow their search to 3 or 4 Troops before they start attending Troop recruiting events.

Questions ? Contact Dan Chevez (925) 837-0936



Date: Friday, October 24th, 2014
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm (First game starts at 6:30 p.m.)
Location: Coyote Creek Elementary MPR
Cost: $5 (includes bingo, pizza, drinks, cookies and raffle ticket)
Attire: Class A uniform

Once again, Pack 1776 scouts, along with Coyote Creek girl scouts, are invited to help call out the letters and numbers during the game.

If your cub is volunteering, you must purchase a ticket and he must be in his Class A uniform.

Tickets will sell out fast due to a maximum capacity in the MPR.

Kids must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Please RSVP by Saturday October 18th so we can get a headcount.

Hope to see you there !


Webelos Naturalist Program in Brentwood

Date/Time: Saturday, November 22 10:00 a.m. – noon
Location: John Muir Interpretive Center 19 Walnut Blvd., Brentwood, CA
Cost: Free

Pre-registration is required and limited to 20 participants. Back by popular demand! Bring your Webelos out for an adventure. Naturalist Briana Moore is a BSA trained Scout Leader who will lead your Scouts on a nature hike to complete seven of the 12 Webelos Naturalist Badge requirements: visit a nature center; watch for birds; learn about bird flyways; identify poisonous plants and reptiles; watch at least six wild animals; identify birds and plants that live in our area; learn about the importance of aquatic ecosystems and wetlands.

Call Oliver Symonds at 925-688-8010 to register your den.


2014 Scout-O Championship-Registration is Closed

Date/Time: Sunday, October 26
Location: Briones Regional Park, West entrance off Bear Creek Road (map)
Deadline: Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m.
Cost: $7 per participant (shadowing adults do not need to pay).
Checks made to Pack 1776 due to Teresa or William Noble by Saturday, October 11 at 8 p.m.
Attire: Class B T-shirt, strong trail shoes, long pants (Briones has stickers!)
Bring: A compass, a watch, a pen or pencil. Lunch and water. Sunscreen or rain gear.
Award: BAOC Orienteering patch, a progressive course patch, and more.
Details: Scout-O 2014
Signup: Evite - Please include course and partner(s)

The Bay Area Orienteering Club is pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Bay Area Scout Orienteering Championship, a cross country map and compass adventure designed to test the map reading ability, compass skills and woodsman savvy of any scout regardless of experience.

Cub Scouts of all ages are welcome.  No prior experience needed. Instruction will be offered prior to the event so that all Scouts, regardless of prior experience, will be able to take part in the actual competition.  There will be courses of four distinct levels of difficulty, so that no Scout should encounter a challenge beyond his capabilities.

There will not be extra compasses to borrow at the event. Please get a basic orienteering compass and avoid these: iPhone, wristwatch, engineering, surveying, Happy Meal, tritium.

Directions: Take route 24 West from 680 or East from 80. Exit at Orinda heading North on Camino Pablo. After about 2 miles, turn right on Bear Creek Road. After about 3.5 miles, the park entrance will be on your right (don’t be fooled by the parking area on the left – that’s not it), and is well sign-posted. Parking fee of $5. Please carpool if possible.


Meridian Matters – October 2014

Meridian Matters is a monthly newsletter published by the Meridian District of Mount Diablo Silverado Council. The October issue is now available.

Learn about Scouting for Food, Webelos to Boy Scout Transition, the annual L.E.A.D. event, and other district news !


2014 Popcorn Sales – Danville Draeger’s location moved to San Ramon Walmart

Popcorn Sales will continue at the following stores:

Please sign up on SignUpGenius if you have not signed up for this exciting event! Remember, sales earned at the stores, along with your individual sales to friends, neighbors, relatives, and parents' co-workers, all count toward your Trails End Prizes !

Parents/shift leaders who want to accept credit card payment, please email our Pack Treasurer Silvia Yeh with your name, email, den #, and your Scout's name. Please also download the free PayAnywhere app to your smart phone:

Lastly, be sure to read these instructions.

With the Take Order form, you can start selling today. Please view the training video below to see how easy it is to go out there and get people to support cub scouting!

Also, click here to learn how to sell online!

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Class AWorn for Pack Meetings, ceremonies, etc.
Go to the Uniform Section of this site for more details.
Class B
Worn for activities such as adventure trips, camp outs etc.
where their Class A uniforms may get damaged
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Wildcat Peak Hike Recap

The Pack 1776 Hike for September was up Wildcat Peak in the Berkeley Hills. Our Pack hikers started in the valley, hiked to the peak and were rewarded with views of the San Francisco Bay. We could see the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and even north of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. The hike down ended at the Little Farm where we could look at the animals: cows, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, pigs, and a few geese. Join us next month when our hike will be combined with the pack meeting at Lake Chabot.


Hiking Committee

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September Pack Meeting

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: MPR
Attire: Full Class A uniform


A quick reminder for those who have not turned in your scout's registration form, medical form, copy of immunization record, Pack 1776 volunteer form, BSA volunteer form (New !) (for new and returning volunteers in any Leadership position), and driver form. Please turn in your completed forms and pay your annual registration fee of $150 (by check) or $155 (by credit card), and you will receive your Class B T-shirt. We will also sell Class B's for $10 each.

We will have a donation box available if you have uniforms, slides, neckerchiefs, caps, or handbooks for new families.


Opening Flag Ceremony (we'll start at 7pm sharp!)

Den 12


- Welcome to all
- Cubmaster Minute


- Discussion with Parents
- Den Leaders will take scouts to the courtyard to practice skits - if anyone has lanterns, please bring them
(parents may want to bring a light jacket for your cubs)
Skit Examples 1
Skit Examples 2
- Review Popcorn Show & Sell
- Scouts return to perform skits for all parents


- 9/11 Flag Ceremony at Coyote Creek
- Pack hike on Sept. 14 (Wildcat Peak Hike)
- Upcoming events in October
- Closing Ceremony Den 12

After the meeting

Can parents and scouts keep the MPR clean and help put chairs away

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September Hike – Wildcat Peak

Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014
Time: 9:30am-11:30am
Location: Wildcat Peak, Tilden Nature Study Area, Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley
Meeting Point: Parking Lot of Environmental Education Center at 600 Canon Dr, Berkeley
Distance: 2.5 miles
Attire: Class A or B
Awards: Trail Trekkers Cub Scout Patch/Progressive Hike Award
RSVP: Evite
Parking Fee: $5
Contact: Hiking Chair Teresa

A view of Mount Tamalpais rising from San Francisco Bay will be the reward for hiking to the top of Wildcat Peak in Tilden Park. This trail loops through eucalyptus and oak forests, up moderately steep hills, then back to one of the best nature study areas in the Bay Area. The hike should take about 2 hours.

Getting there:
From Highway 24 take the Fish Ranch Road Exit (just east of the Caldecott Tunnel); go north about 1 mile to Grizzly Peak Blvd., turn right; stay on Grizzly Peak about 12.5 miles; turn right on Canon Drive, go about .10 mile and veer left on Central Drive, following signs to the Little Farm and Nature Study Area

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