El Cerrito City Council Proclamation Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Boy Scouts Troop 104 in El Cerrito

… the City Council of the City of El Cerrito hereby proclaims the week of September 21-27, 2014 as “Scout Week,” in the City of El Cerrito and September 22, 2014 is declared “Scout Government Day” in the City of El Cerrito in recognition of Troop 104’s 75th anniversary and in support of greater youth involvement in community and civic affairs.

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El Cerrito: Longtime Scout camp volunteer leads by example

By SARAH ROHRS | MediaNews, Vallejo Times-Herald

EL CERRITO — Filling up his daily calendar with local volunteer gigs is no big deal for longtime resident George Fosselius.

And neither are recycling, gardening, composting and hauling Styrofoam to the El Cerrito Recycling Center.

These are things everyone should do, he insists repeatedly.

Good stewardship of the earth, giving to the community and passing on what he’s learned in life all come together at a special spot for Fosselius — the Boy Scouts’ Camp Herms.

Long time community volunteer and Boy Scout advocate and leader George Fosselius at the Boy Scouts’ Camp Herms found on a hill above Arlington Boulevard in El Cerrito. In the background young Scouts at a day camp are learning how to tie knots.

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El Cerrito Scout troop will celebrate 75 years with Flag Day gala

By CHRIS TREADWAY | Bay Area News Group

A barbecue gala will be held June 14 in honor of Flag Day and the 75th anniversary of Boy Scout Troop 104 in El Cerrito.

The event will be held from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at historic Camp Herms above Arlington Park in El Cerrito and will include food, historical displays, scout activities and demonstrations, as well as evening dancing in the camp lodge to oldies played by local favorite Hot Rod Jukebox.

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Eagle rank awarded to El Cerrito Scout

By CHRIS TREADWAY | Bay Area News Group

Timothy Clopp, a member of Boy Scout Troop 104 in El Cerrito, earned his Eagle Scout rank and was honored for earning the program’s highest honor at a ceremony Jan. 9 at Camp Herms.

For his Eagle Scout project, Clopp organized and led a volunteer team that replaced old and broken markers at storm drains with new aluminum “No Dumping, Drains to Bay” medallions. The project covered about one-fifth of the city’s storm drain openings.

Clopp joined Troop 104 in 2004 and served as patrol leader and senior assistant patrol leader. During his Scouting career, he especially enjoyed camping and hiking and summer stays at Camp Wolfeboro.

Clopp is a 2011 graduate of Albany High School and now studies mechanical engineering at UC Merced.

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El Cerrito sustains Christmas tradition

Chris Treadway, The Oakland Tribune, Calif.

Dec. 22–One of the East Bay’s most endearing and enduring holiday displays is once again in place on an El Cerrito hillside, continuing a tradition started by the late Sundar Shadi in 1949.

Community volunteers, led by the El Cerrito chapter of Soroptimist International, turned out Saturday morning to install the figures and pieces created by Shadi on the open property on Moeser Lane at Seaview Drive.

“It’s a good turnout. I am so appreciative,” said Soroptimist member Jane Bartke, noting that helping hands included local police and fire personnel, Boy Scouts from Troop 104 and a couple of current council members.

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