Awesome T104/T100 Overnight Kayak Outing this past weekend! A first for both troops, with many lessons learned, it definitely will not be the last. Many thanks to everyone, especially SM Shar, for the heavy lift; kayaks, PFDs, and paddles for approximately 30 participants.
In the Shadi Display area (7501 Moeser Ln, El Cerrito, CA 94530), we will be working on three separate tasks: The viewing platform, the night sky, and the fence. This project will primarily require digging, as well as carrying heavy objects and working with basic tools. It will be a lot of fun and a small breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Free Kayak Clinic for Youth at Marina Bay Richmond, May 22, 2022.
BSA Scout Troop 104 is hosting a free 1 1/2 hour kayak clinic for youth ages 9-13 at Marina Bay Richmond on Sunday, May 22, 2002.
Scout membership NOT required. Other fun games and activities will be offered adjacent to the kayak launch area before/after each session!
Participants will receive brief instruction on kayaking and water safety – and then will have an opportunity to practice and enjoy paddling a kayak under close supervision for up to 45 minutes around the sheltered waters of Marina Bay. Kayak, paddle, and life vest provided.
Sign up sessions offered 9:30-11, 10:30-12, 11:30-1, 12:30-2pm. Space is limited!
You MUST reserve a session in advance. To sign up for the Paddle Up! session and/or be notified about future Paddle Up! Clinics and other Troop events are open to the general public.
Sunday on April 17th, we went on a 15 mile hike along Wildcat Canyon Trail!
We started off meeting at the trailhead parking lot and hiked 15 miles through various loops. After 5 miles, scouters doing the 10 mile hike turned back at a loop point.
We eventually made it to Inspiration point where we had our lunch, and then continued off a different trail to take a look at Lake Anza. It was covered with a fern at this time of year, and we were all surprised when we saw it. It looked like a flat meadow!
After that, we looped back and got to Little Farm, and hiked past Jewel Lake all the way back to our cars. Our legs were a bit sore, but we now have a (another, in same cases) 15 mile hike under our belts!
Troop 104 is hosting for the MDSC Council for the month of May.
All scouts and scouters are encouraged to participate. While the challenge is vital for health while we are cooped up at home, the patch that can be earned may be one of the coolest patch you may ever have!
All details, background and link to register for the challenge is below. Challenge starts Saturday.
Scouts BSA Troop 104 Open House Scouting in El Cerrito
Monday, September 30, 7:00pm at El Cerrito Veteran’s Hall
Stockton Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530
youth — boys and girls alike — can join Scouts BSA and participate in
the many outdoor, service, and leadership activities Boy Scouts is known
to El Cerrito Troop 104’s open house to learn more about:
Troop 104 boy scouts (ages 11-18)
Forming a new girl
troop (ages 11-18)
older youth in Venture Crew 104 — young women and men (ages 14-21)
Joining cub scouts
— boys and girls (ages 5-10) (representatives from El Cerrito Pack
104 will be there)
Troop 104 boy scouts will answer questions from visiting boys and girls, and share info and photos of what they’ve done this year, such as trips to Alaska, McCloud River, Yosemite, summer camp at Wolfeboro, community service projects, Eagle projects, and more. Troop adult leaders will answer any questions parents may have about the scouting programs.
104 has existed in El Cerrito for 80 years and has a long tradition of fun,
engaging activities for our youth. We schedule at least one outdoor activity
each month, several overnight campouts each year, and additionally spend a week
camping in the Sierras each summer. Older youth have attended high adventure
camps nearly every year in recent memory (wilderness backpacking and canoeing
throughout the country, ocean sailing). Learning skills and leadership,
and doing community service are key components of scouting as well: the troop
has produced 105 Eagle scouts, many in recent years.
very much hope to add a girl troop to share the opportunities afforded to our
boys. Although Scouts BSA is not affiliated with Girl Scouts, our troop
believes that scouting offers tremendous opportunities for fun, service, and
leadership development, and that all youth should have equal access to those
opportunities. Already, several girl troops have formed in nearby communities.
We hope to add one for El Cerrito!
older than 14 can already participate via Venture Crew 104, a branch of Scouts
focused on older youth who want more activities and fellowship opportunities in
high school and beyond.
join us Monday, September 30, and we will do our best to give you a complete
picture of how your son or daughter can join in the fun and adventure, whatever