Welcome ALL to our annual Open House

We are all looking forward to meeting new faces tonight. There is a lot of information and fun planned for this evening!

Terrific Time at National Night Out!

A big shout out and thank you to everyone who supported this wonderful community event, especially Ronni Faith Lotto for organizing this massive gathering and, of course, our local police force. It’s always a pleasure to reconnect with old friends and businessss, but so much better when you meet and connect with so many new ones as we did tonight! One of my most favorite things about scouting is the comraderie and bonding amongst the scouts and leaders. We truly become family. We enjoy one another immensely. We join together and work together, complementing one another…and  tonight was no exception as all of our branches came out to represent.  In case you weren’t aware,  1776 is comprised not only of Cub Scouts (boys and girls) but also includes Boy Scouts and Venturing Crew (co-ed).  This means we not only spend a few years together, but grow and journey together until adulthood. Though we love our little group just way we are, we are always excited for new members and can’t wait to welcome into our group the many new faces we met tonight.  Community is only as strong and upstanding as it’s members and we are proud to foster that in our children.  So, thank you for your support and we hope to see you at our open house in September 😊

National Night Out With The Cub Scouts of Pack 1776

Good afternoon! Please join us at National Night Out on Tuesday August 6 at Russo Park across from St Hubert’s (torresdale And Blwigh) It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet with us and learn all about scouting from leaders and scouts alike- all while supporting local businesses and a great cause! The night opens at 4pm (until 8 pm) with our very own scouts raising the flag and leading the anthem! We can’t wit to see you, so come on out!

Oh the fun we had at Valley Forge

We had a wonderful (approx) 5 mile hike at Valley Forge last month. The weather was perfect and the company even better.  It was a nice turnout for scout attendance and even though the paths we took did not lead us to he dinosaur fossils, there’s always next time!  Way to go Cubs Dennis, Evan and Megan! You are 1/3 of the way toward your summer participation badge! Can’t wait to see who joins us in August!!  Have a happy and safe summer ☀️ check out some pictures! https://scouting1776.sharepoint.com/:i:/r/teams/PackLeaders/Shared%20Documents/Photos/20190622%20-%20Valley%20Forge%20Hike/IMG_4623.JPG?csf=1&e=PeEY2I

PENNYPACK HIKE Sunday, June 23, 2019

Akela HikingWe are so excited to get summer rolling that we had to add another outing! Whether or not you can make it to Valley Forge on Saturday, we hope to see you at Pennypack Park on Sunday. Come out with Mike and Nora Magras for a local hike through many of the beautiful trails in our own backyard – PENNYPACK PARK. This is a shorter hike so no lunch is necessary, but feel free to bring a snack and plenty of water. Sunscreen, bug spray, hat, and anything else you will find helpful. Of course, you can pack a lunch and stay longer if you like.

We will meet at FRANKFORD and ASHBURNER at 11:00 AM. Please be prompt so everyone can be on their way by 11:15.

We hope to see you this weekend at one or both events! If you can, let us know if you plan to attend, but if you decide last minute, that’s just fine, too!

VALLEY FORGE HIKE Saturday, June 22, 2019

Baloo HikingJoin us for fresh air and exercise and a touch of history – oh and did we mention DINOSAUR FOSSILS!! That’s right! Valley Forge has amazing trails and beautiful views, historic significance, and more. Like dinosaur fossils!!! Now, it’s no secret, but it’s purposely not advertised where they are, so consider this fun outing like a scavenger hunt for young explorers! What kid doesn’t LOVE exploring!
We MEET AT 10:30 AM at the visitors center and BEGIN THE HIKE PROMPTLY at 11:00. We will hike a few miles, stopping for a lunch break. Here are some essentials you should bring: Lunch and snack and plenty of water. Sunscreen, sunglasses/hat, bug spray. We hope we never need it, but a little first aid kit and rain poncho is always smart, perhaps a walking stick, and some money as there are opportunities for food and gift purchases. \
If you can let us know ahead of time if you plan to attend, great, but please know you are welcome to just show up if you decide that day. Hope to see you there!! Leaders present will be Dan Griess, Regina Giuffre and Kristine Darmohray.

Arrow of Light Update 3/12/18

Arrow of Light Adventure: Building a Better World

Tonight the AOL den came up with activities for the den to do together as part of the Building a Better World adventure. As a den, we participated in all of the suggested activities, which ranged from a walk to collect rocks to identify and share with the den, to various games. It was a fun evening where each cub got to be a leader in organizing their individual activity plan.

Arrow of Light Adventure: CamperNext week, we will tackle part of the Outdoorsman (Camper) adventure. This is an important one as the skills required are essential to all of the outdoor activities cub scouts experience. You never know what can pop up weather or emergency wise, so these skills will be invaluable. We are asking that each cub review the Outdoorsman (called Camper in the handbook) chapter and research any related topics with their families so that they are ready for next week.

Please note that there is some memorization required, and they will need to demonstrate a bowline knot

See you next week. Don’t forget your scout books!

Bears Update 2/19/2018

Bear Adventure: Bear Picnic BasketThe bears finished up the Bear Picnic Adventure and the bears in attendance were no longer growling with hunger. After a quick review of what was learned last week, the different food groups and how to make healthy choices last week, the scouts used the ingredients they selected to create a meal and snack that they could enjoy on a camping trip. They put together foil packs, containing steak, brown rice, and various veggies and while they were waiting for those to cook they created a delicious trail mix that will keep them fueled on hikes and they finished it up by making something a camping just possibly cannot be a camping trip without enjoying – smores.

As the different items were prepared, the scouts learned about the importance of cleanliness, proper hygiene when cooking, safety when cooking and more. After tasting their foil packs and trail mix, scouts were asked to share their meals at home. If they liked their meal, they were asked to write it down as a recipe to bring in next week. If they didn’t like it, they were asked to write down a variation that either added or removed something which they felt improved their their recipe.

Bear Update 2/12/2018

Bear Adventure: Bear Picnic BasketOn Monday the bears began working on the Bear Picnic Basket elective Adventure.  We reviewed the food groups and what each group provides our bodies and discussed the importance of healthy eating, especially when engaged in physical activities such as camping and hiking. They looked through sale ads and food posters to aid them in creating a “shopping list” of healthy foods items to make a healthy snack and meal that incorporated all of the food groups for a balanced meal.

Next week the bears will learn how to prepare and make a trail mix as well as a meat, veggie, rice dish. They will also write down the recipes they created to take home.

For those that missed Monday’s meeting please work with your scout and help them come up with two healthy recipes – a snack and a main dish. They should understand the ingredients and how they correspond to the food groups. This will ensure that they cover last weeks requirements before finishing the adventure next week.

Bear Den Update 1/15/2018

Bear Adventure: Critter CareOn Monday the bears worked on the Critter Care adventure. This in an elective adventure through which Cub Scouts learn how caring for a pet fosters responsibility and offers a sense of companionship that they will learn to nurture and cherish throughout their lives. Pet care gives them an opportunity to learn about their pet and provide ways to care for their pet. It also gives them an opportunity to learn about the many ways animals return the favor and assist people in need.

During the evening the scouts completed the following requirements, to complete the adventure:

  • 1a – Make a list of and discuss the tasks needed to provide care for our pets.
  • 2a/2b – Make a poster about your pet and/or how animals can help people.
  • 3b – Learn about careers that involve the care of animals.

Additionally the scouts covered the different types of animals found in shelters, how shelters save and care for animals, and how new/strange domestic animals should be approached. It should be noted that we did not teach them how to approach wildlife as scouts are taught to leave wildlife alone.

For those that were not able to attend the meeting, the requirements can can be found in the Bear Handbook on page 184 and the updated requirements can be found on our website by clicking the words Critter Care.

Home activity: Scouts should take care of their pets for the next two weeks and make a list of what they did during those two weeks. For those that do not have pets, make a short report on what care would be needed for a pet that you would like to have.

Optional Home Activity: Research heroic animals that exemplify how animals can help people. Some examples would be:

Not to mention the more bizarre or the wild; like the parrot that saved a baby from choking, the lions that saved an Ethiopian girl, the bears that saved an elderly hiker, the dolphins that save someone from a great white shark attack and more.