Pack 104 Bear Den Arbor Day Tree Planting

On Apr 30, 2021, the Bear Den planted trees at King Park, in partnership with the City of Berkeley.

Check out our photo gallery from this event below

2021 Pack 104 Annual Earth Day Trash Clean up

Pack 104 met together to complete the annual Earth Day service project at Cerrito Vista Park this past Saturday April 24 at 10 am. The city of El Cerrito supplied us with grabbers and garbage bags. Please see gallery below for some photos taken that day! Thank you to all the families who came out.

#ECEarthDay21

Photo Credit: John Bowen, Thuy Nguyen, Natalie Tse

Upcoming Pack 104 events | April thru Summer Months

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming Pack 104 Events:

April / May:

  • 4/25:  Cerrito Vista cleanup for Earth Day
  • 5/16:  Archery/BB/Slingshot Day at Camp Herms
  • 5/21-5/23:  Spring Campout at Pinnacles National Park

June / July / August

  • June 6: Trail Trekkers project Baxter Creek clean up
  • June 13: Angel Island hike
  • July 10: Sibley Volcanic Area hike
  • July 25: Swim Badge advancement/testing @ Arwen’s house
  • August 7: Fishing at Sausalito Pier
  • August 15: Camp Herms service project
  • August 28: Nerf Games

Pack 104 families, please visit Scoutbook for more information on each of these events. Stay tuned for more info on the fall camp out mid-September!!

April Pack 104 Service Project in the Hillside Natural Area

On Apr 18, 2021, 10am, Pack 104 scouts met up with the EC Trail Trekkers group and helped them remove invasive broom plants in the Hillside Natural Area. It was a great opportunity for families to get some fresh air and exercise, interact with others, while helping the environment. Thanks to all the scouts and families who came and contributed to this volunteer effort!

See gallery below for some photos that were taken.

Photo credit: John Bowen, Starla Lane, Michael Black and Roy Tse

Hike at Jepson Praire Reserve

Pack 104 convened for a short hike at Jepson Prairie reserve located in Dixon, CA on the morning of Saturday March 27, 2021. The site is about a 1 1/4 hr drive from the east bay. The hope was that Jepson Prairie would be a good place to see vernal-pools which are season pools found in wetlands. Unfortunately, the water level was low that day, so the vernal pools could not be observed during this visit.

Please see gallery of photos taken that day.

 

 

 

March Bear Den Conservation Service Project

The Pack 104 Bear den met up with the EC Trail Trekkers group at the north end of Regency Court and help them remove invasive broom plants in the Hillside Natural Area this Sunday, March 14, 2021. Thanks again to Dave Weinstein and his team at El Cerrito Trail Trekkers for leading and facilitating this activity, and for sharing a bunch of the action shots depicted in the gallery below. We appreciate the invitation and look forward to more opportunities to interact and collaborate.

Thanks to all the scouts and families who participated in this service project!

 

Pack 104 Virtual Pinewood Derby

Not even a global pandemic can hold back our annual Pinewood Derby!

This year’s event will be a little different, as it will be livestreamed over Zoom, but it’ll still include everything* you love most about the PWD & more!

For those who aren’t able to join the event live, it will be recorded and made accessible online, but please be sure Scouts get their votes in before 5:30 pm on March 5.

Calendar: Pack 104
Event: Pack 104 Virtual Pinewood Derby
Where: Zoom
When: Mar 5, 2021 5pm-7:30pm (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Check your emails for zoom login info, and for the voting form!!


*pizza not included

Pinewood Derby Entries (FOR VOTING)


Pinewood Derby Cars by Friends and Family (NOT FOR VOTING!!)

Scouting for Food in a New “COVID-Safe” Era!

Scouting for Food will be different this year (as everything else has been).

We are being asked to extend an invitation to our neighbors to bring food to the Saint Mary Magdalen Church in Berkeley on Nov 14th between 9 am and 1 pm. (2005 Berryman Ave. in Berkeley)

The flyer is attached if you would like to send this information to your friends, family, and neighbors.

There will be no Pack effort to collect food this year. We would not suggest trying to organize as a Den either. Encouraging our community to take the food on their own or make a monetary donation is the best and safest way to help in this time of great need.

Please be safe out there!

Berkeley Scouting-for-Food-2020-Flyer

Bear Den “Baloo the Builder” Workshop

The Pack 104 Bear Den met together on Sunday, October 25th 10 am to work on their “Baloo the Builder” projects on the picnic tables outside of the Craft Shack.

The den discussed tools and tool safety at the virtual meeting prior to the workshop, so the scouts were well-prepared and excited to work on their respective projects. Families brought their own hand tools and building materials, and each scout worked at a table with their parent / assistant.

Check out these great photos from the workshop (courtesy of Mayumi)!

Great job Bear Den and Den Leader John Bowen!!

 

Pack 104 Archery and Hike at Briones | Post-event recap

Pack 104 met together at Briones Regional Park on Saturday, October 24th at 10 AM for some archery in the morning and a hike in the afternoon. Scouts (and parents!) did some orienteering training, and exercised their skills afterward by getting through five control points on a map provided by Scouts from Troop 24.

It was a beautiful day, great weather and good air quality, and all who attended had a fantastic time.

As always, we practiced social distancing and standard COVID safety protocols. Thank you all for attending and to Troop 24 for coordinating the activities.