About Troop 104

Troop 104 El Cerrito was founded in 1939, and for many years has supported a robust program of scouting trips and activities, service to the community, and developed the character and leadership of its youth. Our exciting scouting experience is open to all boys between the ages of 11 and 18. Although many of our scouts started as Cub Scouts, this is not a prerequisite—all youth start learning the basics of scouting and outdoor skills at the same point. As scouts learn, they progress through ranks, possibly even reaching Eagle, the ultimate advancement in Scouts BSA.

  • Mt Tam Hike
    After weeks of being shut in because of COVID19 and poor air quality from fires, a small contingent of T104 scouts and scouters met at 8:30am on a very pleasant September Saturday for a 10-mile hike to the East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County. In lieu of our recent normal kayaking trip in … Continue reading About Troop 104Read more

General Information

Troop 104 and its leadership provides an atmosphere where scouts can learn skills they will use for the rest of their lives. The troop endeavors to develop young people in all areas of leadership, moral strength, citizenship, and physical/mental fitness. The methodologies used for this development are the ideals defined by the Scouts BSA program. Those methods are: following the standards outlined in the Scout Oath, Scout Laws, Scout Motto and Scout Slogan; providing leadership by using the Patrol method of Scouting; encouraging citizenship through service projects; and providing a well-rounded outdoor program and advancement program to provide physical and mental fitness. Most of all, the troop wants the scouts to have fun!

Membership

Any interested boy between the ages of 11 and 18 (or 10 1/2 and completing the fifth grade or the requirements of the Arrow of Light) is eligible to join Troop 104. The troop encourages any boy, even boys who have not been a Cub Scout or they did not join at the age of 11, to be a part of Troop 104. The troop encourages all boys to join and enjoy the great activities and outings that Boy Scouts have to offer. If you’re interested in helping form a sister troop of girls, please see https://troop104elcerrito.org/2019/05/07/welcoming-girls-to-scouts-bsa/

For a scout to enjoy the full benefits of what Troop 104 has to offer, he must be active. The Troop encourages the boy to attend all troop meetings and Patrol or Troop outings.

Visit Join Troop 104 for more details about meetings, as well as for a link to register online.