We are so pleased to report that our Pack was awarded the 2014 Gold Standard for the BSA Journey to Excellence!
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And we congratulate our Pack 176 District Special Service award winners: Mark Archuleta, Amy Genthler-Wright, and Helen Juarez.  
Thanks for all your energy, enthusiasm, and hard work over the years!  


Cubmaster Corner:

    What a GREAT Pack overnight on the USS Hornet last month! We had the ship to ourselves, learned a lot, and heard some spooky ghost stories. Thanks to Roger for making that happen for the Pack!
    Once again this month we have some great activities to look forward to: Trail Trekker, Raingutter Regatta, Scout Day at the Oakland A's, and the Bear & Wolf Rank ceremonies at the Pack meeting. We've got the Pack Camping Trip coming up too.  Lot's of fun left this year!  Be sure to check our calendar.
    Summer camp registration is in full swing! Don't miss out! Day camp at Birch Grove in Newark, Adventure camps and Tiger Cub Safari, Webelos Woods campout.  Check the calendar and register.  These events usually want some form of parental involvement.  What a great way to teach Cubs outdoor skills and team building! Let's keep on scouting this summer!

Andy LeRoy
Cubmaster Pack 176

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April Trail Trekker

Saturday, April 18 @ 2pm

Wildcat Peak Trail, Berkeley 

This Trail Loop three eucalyptus in Oak Forest, moderately steep hills, and then back to one of the best nature study areas in the bay area. Hike statistics: Distance = 2.5 miles. Time = approx 2 hours. Grade = mostly gentle with some moderately steep grades near the peak. Participation = all ranks. 

Questions? Contact Philip at Philip.leung@jdsu.com


Raingutter Regatta 

Saturday, April 25 @ 2pm 

This is a super fun annual Pack racing event for Cub Scouts. The sailboat kits consists of a 7 inch long boat, a 6 1/2 inch mask, plastic sail, plastic rudder, and a metal keel. Within the basic design rules, scouts are free to paint and decorate their sailboats as they choose. The boats are raced in a standard rain gutter that is 10 feet long and filled to the top with water. Every year Pack 176 enjoys this great family event with heats for scouts, parents, and chipmunks! Don't miss the fun!  For more information contact Jaime at jaime@guerraco.com 


April Pack Meeting 

Tuesday, April 28, 7pm @ CPC 

Rank Advancements: Bear & Wolf

Our monthly pack meetings bring together boys from every den, their leaders, and their families, to participate in a large-scale event that serves a showcase for highlights of what the boys have learned and done in their individual den meetings over the previous month.  The pack meeting gives the boys a larger experience beyond their own den, and helps them to connect their individual activities to the entire Cub Scouting program. Pack meetings, along with the monthly Den meetings, are mandatory meetings for all registered scouts.  Questions?  Contact our Cubmaster at cubmaster@pack176.com 



Cub Scouting's
12 Core Values


1. Citizenship
2. Compassion
3. Cooperation
4. Courage
5. Faith
6. Health and Fitness
7. Honesty
8. Perseverance
9. Positive Attitude
10. Resourcefulness
11. Respect
12. Responsibility
   
Are you interested in becoming a Cub Scout?  Contact Us for more information.


APRIL DEN DUTIES:
Rank Ceremony: 
BEAR & WOLF

Set-up: Eagle Patrol
Gathering Activity: Den 6
Opening Flag Ceremony: Den 4
Skit: Den 9
Pack Activity: Unicorn Patrol
Den Report: Den 5
Pack Staff (giving): Den 5
Pack Staff (receiving): Eagle Patrol
Closing Ceremony: Eagle Patrol
Snacks: Unicorn Patrol
Clean-up: Den 5

CLASS B UNIFORMS

Our class “B” or "activities" uniform is an alternate uniform shirt, a t-shirt with the pack’s logo, worn to certain outdoor scouting events and activities. It is used mostly for outdoor activities and events during the spring and summer months. The class “B” uniform should only be worn to scouting events and activities when instructed by your Den Leader or Cubmaster. For all Pack and Den Meetings and most activities and events the normal full Class “A” Uniform must be worn. 
Questions? 
Contact RayAnn at rayann55@yahoo..com

Class "B" uniform shirts are available for purchase at our monthly Pack meetings for $12.


Trail Trekker Series:
The Trail Trekkers Program is a BSA progressive hike award program that offers a series of monthly hikes which located throughout the Bay Area that can be completed by Cub Scout age boys (from 6-11 years) and their families. These are opportunities for outdoor adventures that are high in "boy appeal", that allow a boy and his family to learn about the world around them. Hikes include trails in Fremont, Sunol, Livermore, Marin, Oakland and Berkeley.  Some are more physically demanding, and more appropriate for Webelos-age boys. Others can be completed by any age group.  Check our website for updated info on which hike is being done each month.  For more information contact Philip at philip.leung@jdsu.com

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