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 winner: Cubmaster Andrew LeRoy!!
Thanks for all your time and enthusiasm this year!  
AND thank you to Boy Scout Noah Juarez for prepping and running our Chipmunk Program every month this past year during our Pack meetings.  Our Chipmunks enjoyed crafts, games, movies, and silliness under your supervision and guidance.  Thanks for all your hard work!


Cubmaster Corner:

Welcome to Spring, and good bye to all our Webelos that bridged out.  I look forward to seeing them in the future growing into men, the Scouting way!  Special thanks to troops 176, 199, 269 and 449 for accepting our Scouts.  Good luck to all on their trail to Eagle Scout.

In April, we will be awarding the Webelos rank and bridging those boys into Arrow of Light patrols.  They have a challenging year ahead of them as they complete adventures and go on campouts with Boy Scout troops.

Please take this opportunity to investigate the day camps and overnight adventure camps available at SFBAC.ORG.  Day Camp is available in Newark, at Birch Grove.  Last summer I attended Webelos Adventure camp at Camp Royaneh, where the boys get to camp for 5 nights in the Redwoods near Santa Rosa.  Archery, BB guns, swimming, wood craft, fire starting, and leather craft, just to name a few.  This camp helps the Webelos Scout with the scout skills needed to earn that coveted Arrow of Light.  There are more camping activities offered through the district.

On a more pressing note, we are searching high and low for someone to step up and replace me as your Cubmaster.  I have had tons of fun leading the Pack meetings, keeping my finger on the pulse of the Pack Committee, and making new friends at the District level.  Committing to this position includes 2 meetings a month and spending some time writing up a meeting agenda.  I found running the Pack meetings to be the most challenging for me.  I really enjoy watching the scouts grow, from Tigers to Boy Scouts.  Pack 176 deserves a motivated individual to take the lead and keep the program alive.  Please let Brian or myself know you are willing to help out.  Thank you!

Andy LeRoy
Cubmaster Pack 176

Upcoming Events:

Join Pack 176 and join the adventure!




Raingutter Regatta

Sun. April 10, 12pm @ Meyer Park

The raingutter regatta is a super fun annual Pack racing event for Cub Scouts. The sailboat kit consists of a seven-inch (178 mm) long balsa wood hull, a 6-1/2 inch mast, plastic sail, plastic rudder, and 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 ten 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!! Questions? Contact Jaime at jaime@guerraco.com


April Trail Trekker

Sat. April 16, 2pm to 4pm @ Redwood Regional Park

This is a wonderful loop hike up the Stream Trail along Redwood Creek through a magnificent second-growth redwood forest which is over a century old. This Pack hike appropriate for Bears and Webelos. This hike is 6 miles round trip. Scout rank hat, sunblock, and water are recommended. No experience is necessary! All first time Cub Scout participants will receive a patch. This is a Class B uniform event.

For more info check the calendar or contact Roger at 408-204-7680


April Pack Meeting

Tues. April 26, 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.  Questions?  Contact our Cubmaster at cubmaster@pack176.com 


A’s Scout Day

Sunday, May 22, 1pm @ Oakland A's Stadium

Join the A's for our annual Scout Day on Sunday, May 22. This year's event features a

pregame festival and an on-field parade. In addition, all uniformed Scouts and leaders

will receive a commemorative Scout Day patch.  The game starts at 1pm, but its well

worth getting there early for the pre-game activities. Group tickets are now on-sale

and we'd love to go as a Pack, enjoy some sunshine, a hot dog, and a great American

past time, but if we don't get at least 25 sign-ups then the event will be a no go for 

the Pack's group rate.  Please RSVP by April 19 to Arnold at entavus@gmail.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: Wolves & Bears

Set-up: Warrior Patrol
Gathering Activity: Warrior Patrol
Opening Flag Ceremony: Den 5
Skit: Den 11
Pack Activity: Den 6
Den Report: Den 7
Pack Staff (giving): Den 7
Pack Staff (receiving): Phoenix Patrol
Closing Ceremony: Phoenix Patrol
Snacks: Den 11
Clean-up: Den 7

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 Roger at ruaboror@gmail.com

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