Past Events

Blue and Gold Dinner - Feb 28, 2016

On Sunday, February 29th, all 13 Webelos from Den 8 formally graduated from Cub Scouts in the Arrow of Light ceremony and were recognized at our Pack's annual Blue and Gold dinner.  They all earned their Arrow of Light award which is the highest achievement in Cub Scouting and the culmination of 4.5 years of cub scouting.  Older Boy Scouts from a local Order of the Arrow lodge, a Boy Scouts honor society, help officiate the ceremony and mark this important bridging milestone.  Representatives from Boy Scout Troop 33 were also present to accept the 11 of our graduating scouts that have chosen to continue their scouting career at Troop 33.  Congratulations to Den 8 and their families; Charlie Border, Dominic Chang, Rohan Chaven, Avery Chin, Brandon Louie, Lincoln Mendenhall, Jake Meyer, Matthew Poppitz, Ritam Saha, Aidan Stiff, Ruslan Tavrow, Jeffrey Wang, Kyle Wolcott, Amy Mendenhall (Den Leader), and Tom Poppitz (Den Leader)

2016-02-28 Blue and Gold Dinner

Pinewood Derby - Feb 6, 2016

Pack77 held their Pinewood Derby race on Saturday, February 6th in the Almond Multi. It was a lot of fun and super exciting to see the creative cars designed and built by the scouts (and families) race down a 30 foot track, powered only by gravity. 39 cars (13 Tigers, 11 Wolves, 5 Bears, 5 Webelos I, 5 Webelos II) raced in heats of four by den in the Official Speed Class. Then 17 more cars raced in the Open Class. Top racers from each Den were then raced against each other to determine the top four to represent our Pack at the District Pinewood Derby on May 14th. Cars exhibited speeds ranging from 44 to 141 mph. The Pinewood Derby is a great opportunity for scouts to learn about how science, engineering, and artistic design can combine for a lot of fun. Photos are available here and showing below.

Our District Representatives are:

1st     Marko Machatzke (14.022s, 141 mph)

2nd    Brandon Louie (14.039s, 140.8 mph)

3rd    Quinn Daniel (14.237s, 138.9 mph)

4th    Cameron Louie (14.257s, 138.7 mph)

Results by Den:


1st Place

2nd Place


Cameron Louie (14.066s, 140.6 mph)

Quinn Daniel (14.167s, 139.6 mph)


Marko Machatzke (14.105s, 140.2 mph)

Blake Thompson (14.436s, 137 mph)


Jagger Heath (15.32s, 129.1 mph)

Nathan Carranza (16.849s, 117.4 mph)

Webelos I

Sidney Dunten (14.384s, 137.5 mph)

Anthony Tam (14.665s, 134.8 mph)

Webelos II

Brandon Louie (14.020s, 141 mph)

Charlie Border (14.104s, 140.2 mph)

2016-02/06 Pinewood Derby

California Academy of Science - Jan 15-16, 2016

This year our Pack overnight was at the California Academy of Science Penguins and Pajamas Sleepover on Jan 15-16.  About 42 adults and 48 kids from Pack77, armed with sleeping bags and enthusiasm, experienced their own night at the museum.  Everyone enjoyed the ability to explore the exhibits after-hours, discover the deepest depths of the oceans, travel to the tops of the rainforests, marvel at their own planetarium show, experience a rumbling earthquake, see some live animal demonstrations, and then settle in for story time after snacking on milk and “humungous” cookies.   Attendees had to choose whether to roll out their sleeping bag in the Aquarium, Lower Swamp (with the albino alligator, Claude), African Hall (with the penguins), or by the Earthquake or Color of Life area.  In the morning, it was great fun to see friends for breakfast at the Academy Café.  And although Saturday admission to the museum was included, most journeyed home after such a fulfilling overnight adventure (complete with snoring parents!).    When asked what their favorite parts were, enthusiastic answers included:

  • Sleeping in the aquarium

  • The cookies and milk

  • “the best was the earthquake simulator - it was some hard shaking!”

  • “Being able to play in the musuem - there was nothing assigned that you had to do”

  • The albino alligator - “It didn’t move at all!  I thought it wasn’t alive.”

  • The planetarium

  • My dad snored

  • The rainforest

Details:  Cost was $89 per camper and everyone in the family was welcome to partake.  A special patch for the event was also available for purchase.  Overnight parking, milk/cookies, and breakfast were included.  Bedtime was around 11pm;  wake-up @ 6:15-6:30am, and everyone needed to be out by 8am.

2016-01/15 Cal Academy of Sciences

Scouting for Food - Nov 14 & Nov 21, 2016

Pack77 once again participated in Scouting for Food Drive, an annual program of the Boy Scouts of America begun in 1985 that collects food for local food banks.  The drive started Saturday, November 14th, with the Cub Scouts distributing door hangers to houses in designated areas soliciting canned food items.  One week later, the Scouts returned, picked up any donated food and delivered it to a temporary food collection area in the Los Altos City Hall parking lot, where Boy Scouts from the PacSky Council Stanford District consolidate all food and deliver it to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara County.  In all, Pack77 brought in 1004 pounds of food out of the 29,831 pounds collected by the Stanford District.

2015-11/14 Scouting for Food

Cub-On  Oct 16-18, 2015

The Cub-On is a great introduction to Cub Scout “family camping” and the natural beauty of our coastal area.  Rustic Cutter Scout Reservation is located in the Santa Cruz mountains in a lush redwood forest.  All meals are provided and trained staff are on duty for the activities which include hiking, fishing, archery, BB guns, and crafts.

This year Pack77 targeted the Oct 16-18 Cub-On at Cutter Scout Reservation as a Pack event with the exception of the Wolves (2nd graders), who attended the Sept 12 Cub-Parent Weekend at Boulder Creek.  

“We are grateful for the opportunity to attend the Cub-On this year!  My son and I loved it!  We enjoyed the activities - especially BB-gun and fishing.”

2015-10/17 Cub On

2015-10/08 Lucie Stern Campfire Pack Mtg

2015-08/27 Ice Cream Social

2015-0816 Almond School Cleanup

2015 Rocket Shoot