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!  


October's Cubmaster Corner:  

    Thank you all for coming out to our Pack meeting in September.  We have 10 new Cubs starting up and it looks like many more will be filtering in this month.   Great Job Wanda C. for heading that campaign. The Committee is working hard to connect the new scouts with a den and no doubt they will be hearing from their new Den Leader soon about their October Den meeting!
    I personally recommend for our new Cubs and a parent, regardless of age to attend the CampingConnection at Rancho Los Mochos, in Livermore on October 18 -19.  This is a great event to orient the boys to the fun they can expect with Cub Scouts.  Sign up as SFBAC.org right away.
    Has anyone worn their uniform to school?  It is a great way to show Scout spirit by wearing your uniform on meeting days and might even encourage other boys to join.  Remember to be on your best Cub Scouting behavior as our ambassador to the community.
    God and Family classes will be starting up October 13th.  The class for Protestants will be conducted at the CPC form 3:30 till 4:30.  Please RSVP now with Robin Shehane at rshehane@yahoo.com, or 510 797-7655 By October 7 to register.  Workbooks cost $4.50.  This is a great way for Cubs to get their Faith Achievements.
    Check out all the great activities available this month: hikes, service days, popcorn sales, den meetings and my favorite, Pack meeting on October 28th.  See you all there!

    Again many thanks for all you do,

Andy LeRoy
Cubmaster Pack 176



Upcoming Events:

Join Pack 176 and join the adventure!


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).  Please join us!

Questions? Contact our Cubmaster at cubmaster@pack176.com  


Our Popcorn Sales have started!

This is our main form of revenue for the year and we require each scout to sell $175 worth of popcorn.  Please get your order form from your scout’s den leader, so your scout can start selling.  Order forms are due back to your den leader by October 25.  ALSO be sure to sign up for one of the Show & Sell events!  Questions?  Contact Trisha at rtad911@me.com


Camping Connection - Oct 18-19

BRAND NEW Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts and their families join us at Rancho Los Mochos in the Livermore hills for an exciting time of fun and adventure! You'll experience a taste of some exciting Scouting activities to introduce you to the fun you will have in the months to come. We’ve got archery, BB gun marksmanship, crafts, songs, hiking and nature. Come to a great campfire and eat outstanding camp meals.  Deadline for registrations is Wednesday October 15, 2014.  Register on-line at:

http://sfbac.doubleknot.com/event/camping-connection/1317186 


Oct Trail Trekker - Sycamore Grove, Oct 18 @ 2pm
Location:  Sycamore Grove Regional Park, Livermore CA
Hike Description: Every inch of this park is alive with life - in the air, in the grass, even in puddles.  This is a great hike for all ages.
Distance: main trail 4.8 miles
Time: approx 3 hours
Suggested age: Tigers to Webelos
For more information contact Philip at philip.leung@jdsu.com

Make a Difference Day - Ardenwood Farm, Saturday, Oct 25 @ 2pm

This is a great day of giving back that exemplifies the Cub Scout tenants of Citizenship, Cooperation, and Respect.  Scouts and Akelas don work clothes and grab shovels and help the rangers at Ardenwood Farm here in Fremont with maintenance around the farm.  Your scout will earn a patch and a sense of real accomplishment for putting in some hard work.  Class B uniforms, hats and water bottles mandatory.  Questions?  Contact Mike at j5cunha@yahoo.com 


Oct Pack Meeting Tuesday, Sept 28, 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 1st-4th) are welcome to join us at this month's meeting. Questions?  Contact our Cubmaster Mr LeRoy 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.


OCT DEN DUTIES:
Rank Ceremony: 
Bobcat
Set-up: Den 4
Gathering Activity: Den 6
Opening Flag Ceremony: Dragon Patrol
Skit: Llama Patrol
Pack Activity: Den 1
Den Report & Den Yell: Llama Patrol
Brings Pack Staff: Llama Patrol
Takes Pack Staff: Den 8
Closing Ceremony: Den 8
Snack Duty: Dragon Patrol
Clean-up: Den 8


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.  Or for more information contact Philip at philip.leung@jdsu.com

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