Paddle Up! Free Kayak Clinic for Youth

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.

please fill out the form at this link:
https://forms.gle/RoMuLZfGRUBW3gUL6

Questions?
Please contact Shar Etebar at bsascouttroop104@gmail.com.

Camporee 2022 on 4/30!

On April 29th to May 1st, our troop attended Camporee 2022 at Lake Berryessa!

We merged the Hawks and Ravens patrol and competed in a bunch of activities like first aid, orienteering, obstacle course, and monkey bridge.

For the cord on blue cooking competition, we submitted grilled cheese and hot dogs! Admittedly, we didn’t prepare a lot for it, but there’s always next year.

We also saw a few rattlesnakes around our campground…

by Nickolas/Life Rank/Senior Patrol Leader

10/15 Mile hike along Wildcat Canyon Trail

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!

by Nickolas/Star Rank/Senior Patrol Leader