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!  


November's Cubmaster Corner:  

    What a great start we have had this year! The Uniform inspections went really well. All boys know where to improve, be it pants, neckerchiefs or finger nails. 
    I really enjoy seeing all the boys coming to our outings.  Last month we had a Pumpkin Patch day for Tiger Cubs, Make a Difference Day, Popcorn Sales, Stem Encampment, and a hike at Sycamore Grove.  Look at the calendar for more activities this month like Scouting for Food, Holiday Sing-a-Long, and Niles Festival of Lights.
    At this time we have 2 new dens: a Tiger Cub and a Bear Den.  Thanks to Sabrina who has stepped up to lead the Tigers and Arnold who will be leading the new Bear den. What a wonderful adventure awaits you both and your Cubs.
    I would like to give a great big shout out to some of our volunteers:  1. Wanda C. for all her super effort with recruitment.  It looks like 20 new boys!  2. Popcorn Sales have gone smoothly under the excellent direction from Trisha H.  
AND 3. Make a difference day had a strong showing with Mike C. in control.  
Great effort team, I am very happy to have you all on this team!
    This month we have 2 holidays: Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.  During which, I hope all Cubs will take some time to give thanks to our Veterans for their sacrifices in protection of our country and freedoms we enjoy.  Thanksgiving is a great day to reflect on the successes within your own families and friends.
    In closing, I give thanks to Pack 176 for including me in this great team effort.  To all my Den Leaders, High five.  To the committee members, you are all doing miracles keeping this Pack on track.  And finally, to all my Cubs, keep coming back, it works! 

Andy LeRoy
Cubmaster Pack 176



Upcoming Events:

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Monthly Pack Meetings  

Our Pack meetings are usually the 4th Tuesday of every month, 7:00-8:00pm at the CPC (Sept 23 - June 9).  Questions? Contact our Membership Coordinator at wandadzz@sbcglobal.net  PLEASE NOTE:  Our Tiger, Wolf and Webelos II ranks are now full and we have waiting lists for grades 1 and 2.  We have a couple spaces still for both Bear Scouts (3rd grade) and Webelos I (4th grade).  

'Holiday Toy Drive' Service Project - Nov 18

In the Law of the Pack, a cub scout gives good will and in the Boy Scout Promise, a boy scout promises to help other people at all times.   Practicing that, every year Pack 176 collects new, unwrapped toys to donate to less-priviledged children in the Tri-City area for the holiday season.  Please have your scout bring one new, unwrapped toy to this month's Pack meeting.  It is a great opportunity to speak with your scout about counting our blessings as well as a chance to help those less fortunate in our own community.  Questions?  Contact Moni at monishah@hotmail.com


November Pack Meeting Tuesday, Nov 18, 7pm @ CPC 

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.  Prospective Scouts (grades 3rd & 4th) are welcome to join us at this month's meeting. Questions?  Contact our Cubmaster Mr LeRoy at cubmaster@pack176.com 


Festival of Lights - Friday, Nov 28, 5:30pm

Each year Pack 176 participates in this seasonal parade which features bands, floats, and thousand of sparkling lights.  This is a class A event.  Dress warmly and arrive early to find parking.  Our Pack will provide glow sticks and glow necklaces.  NO glow swards allowed.  Meet in Niles at 37270 Niles Blvd across from the Niles Fire Dept.
Questions?  Contact Mike at j5cunha@yahoo.com


Dec Trail Trekker - Saturday, Dec 6, 2pm @ Rodeo Lagoon

This is an excellent hike for those just beginning to take nature hikes with scouts. Rodeo Lagoon in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a natural lagoon formed by beach buildup. It generally catches fresh water that flows down the valley from ridges above, but waves occasionally wash over the beach during winter storms, forming brackish water.

Distance: 1.5 mile round trip

Suggested Age: Tigers to Webelos

Questions?  Contact Philip at philip.leung@jdsu.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
   
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NOV DEN DUTIES:
Rank Ceremony: 
Bobcat
Set-up: Den 1
Gathering Activity: Den 4
Opening Flag Ceremony: Den 8
Skit: Den 6
Pack Activity: Dragon Patrol
Den Report & Den Yell: Den 8
Brings Pack Staff: Den 8
Takes Pack Staff: Dragon Patrol
Closing Ceremony: Llama Patrol
Snack Duty: Den 9
Clean-up: Llama Patrol


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 Kim at jazzy0903@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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