Scouts BSA Troop 104 Open House
Scouting in El Cerrito
Monday, September 30, 7:00pm at El Cerrito Veteran’s Hall
6401 Stockton Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94530
All youth — boys and girls alike — can join Scouts BSA and participate in the many outdoor, service, and leadership activities Boy Scouts is known for!
Come to El Cerrito Troop 104’s open house to learn more about:
- Joining Troop 104 boy scouts (ages 11-18)
- Forming a new girl troop (ages 11-18)
- Adventures for 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.
Troop 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.
We 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!
Girls 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.
Please 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 their age.
Learn more on our web site at https://troop104elcerrito.org/