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!  


DECEMBER'S CUBMASTER CORNER

   HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all and thank you all for being such an important part of this Pack.  I am very proud to be a part of this Scouting organization, teaching boys to be better citizens, more responsible family members, and future leaders in the community.  
I am pleased to report that over 90% of our leaders have completed their Position Specific Training.  We look forward to meeting our goal of having 100% of our leaders BSA trained by December 31.  Another goal done is our Annual Recharter.  We have successfully rechartered with BSA on time and on budget.  We are eagerly looking forward to an awesome 2015.  Recharter is a monumental task which includes coordinating all the Scout and Leader applications, trainings and annual fees.  Way to go, Robin S!
As we have entered this festive holiday season, please remember that the God and Family classes are available through the CPC for protestant faiths.  Most other faiths are supported by your own institutions and BSA through the many pamphlets available at the Scout center in San Leandro.   These classes are a wonderful introduction to helping your scout better understand his faith tradition.
At the Pack meeting look for sign up sheets for upcoming events like the Winter Overnighter, Pinewood Derby, and Blue and Gold Banquet.  We need lots of help putting on these programs and EVERY family is required to volunteer for at least one Pack function per year, so please lend a helping hand where you can.
Don't forget to bring adult size NEW white socks for our great Snowball Fight at this month’s Pack meeting!  Also, if you did not get a chance last month, bring an unwrapped, new toy for our Annual Toy Drive.
Finally,  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Andy LeRoy
Cubmaster Pack 176

Upcoming Events:

Join Pack 176 and join the adventure!


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 


Holiday Caroling - Saturday, Dec 14, 3:45pm

This is a wonderful Community Service event that our Pack does each year.  Our scouts serenade the residents at a Senior Living Center here in Fremont.  Class A uniform required.  Light refreshments will be served afterwards.
Please remind your scout to be on their best behavior as we represent our Pack and BSA to this wonderful group of seniors.  For more info contact: Wanda at wandadzz@sbcglobal.net

'Holiday Toy Drive' Service Project - Dec 16

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

'White Sock Drive' Service Project - Dec 16
Every year our scouts and Den Leaders participate in a high energy, therapeutic, and very entertaining snowball fight at the December Pack meeting. To facilitate this activity we ask that every scout bring six pairs of brand NEW white mens athletic socks.  The socks are donated to the church afterwards for their Community Closet.  
Don't forget to bring socks!  The snowball fight can't happen without them!


December Pack Meeting Tuesday, Dec 16, 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 






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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DEC DEN DUTIES:
Rank Ceremony: 
2nd Bobcat
Set-up: Den 6
Gathering Activity: Llama Patrol
Opening Flag Ceremony: Eagle Patrol
Skit: Unicorn Patrol
Pack Activity: Cubmaster
Den Report & Den Yell: Dragon Patrol
Brings Pack Staff: Dragon Patrol
Takes Pack Staff: Den 4
Closing Ceremony: Den 9
Snack Duty: Llama Patrol
Clean-up: Den 9


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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