Summer 2024 Schedule

Cub Scout Pack 104 Summer 2024 Schedule
Pack 104, based in El Cerrito’s Camp Herms, holds summer outdoor activities like hikes for scouts. Families are welcome to join and learn about Pack 104 before regular meetings resume in the fall.

Contact: for complete details or to let us know if you plan to attend

Saturday, June 8: Huckleberry Preserve Hike
9:00am–12:00 pm
Huckleberry is a self-guided nature path. We will hike about 2 miles and learn about different plants and trees.

Saturday, June 22: Swim Day at El Cerrito Pool
12:30pm–2:00 pm
Scouts can take the BSA Swim Test, talk with a Lifeguard about water safety, and have fun during Family Swim.

Saturday, June 29: Wellness Trail Beautification with Urban Tilth
10:00 am–2:00 pm
UPDATED: Martin Luther King Track Virginia & Marina Way, Richmond, California, United States,

Thursday, July 4: Pack 104 booth at WorldOne Festival at Cerrito Vista Park
11:00 am–5:00 pm
Visit our booth for kids’ activities and program information.

Saturday, July 13: Train to Sacramento
All Day
Ride the Amtrak to Sacramento and then enjoy a day exploring museums and historical sites.

Saturday, July 20: Urban Tilth CleanUp Day Option 2
10:00 am–2:00 pm
Every 3rd Saturday of the month: help clean and provide garden maintenance at Unity Park!

Sunday, August 4: Camp Herms Service Project
9:00 am–12:00 pm
Please bring work gloves, sun protection, and water. A breakfast snack and tools will be provided.

Saturday, August 17: Urban Tilth CleanUp Day Option 3
10:00 am–2:00 pm
Every 3rd Saturday of the month: help clean and provide garden maintenance at Unity Park!

Sunday, August 25: Big Rock Ridge Hike
9:00 am–12:00 pm.
We will hike 3-5 miles exploring the Big Rock Trail at the Lucas Valley Preserve in Marin County

Sunday, Sept 8: Nerf Games IX: Ready, Aim, Knot!
10:00 am–12:00 pm at Cerrito Vista Park
Join us in the upper picnic area. Kids will have an opportunity to learn knots and test their Nerf skills.

Friday-Sunday, September 20-22: Fall Family Campout
Pack 104’s fall campout will be at the Berryessa Ecocamp.

Cub Scout Pack 104 Summer 2023 Schedule

While scouts take a break from official pack meetings during the summer, we continue to offer a variety of hikes, outings, and other outdoor activities—and you’re invited! Come meet our scouts and learn what Pack 104 can offer your family before our regular schedule resumes in the fall. 

Contact for complete details or to let us know if you plan to attend! 


Saturday, June 3: Nerf Games VIII: Who’s gonna do it? Knot me!

10:00 am–12:00 pm. Join us in the upper picnic area of Cerrito Vista Park. Kids will have an opportunity to learn knots and test their Nerf skills. Please bring an N-Strike Elite (or compatible) toy, but no darts please!  (We will have darts available.) 


Sunday, June 11: Briones Hike  

9:00 am–1:00 pm. With its rolling, grassy hills and secluded, shady canyons, Briones is a secret wilderness surrounded by the towns of central Contra Costa County. Hike: 3-5 miles. 


Sunday, June 25: SF Pride Parade  
All Day. Organized by Pack 88 of San Francisco. This year’s theme is “LOOKING BACK AND MOVING FORWARD.” We march to show support for all LGBTQ+ Scouts and Scouters as well as the wider community, to show everyone that we believe scouting is for everyone, regardless of who you are! We march in the Family section of the Parade, so things are a bit tamer than other later sections. 


Tuesday, July 4: Pack 104 booth at WorldOne Festival  

11:00 am–5:00 pm. Come find us at El Cerrito’s WorldOne independence day celebration! We’ll have a booth at Cerrito Vista Park with activities for kids and information for families interested in our programs. 


Saturday, July 22: Big Rock Ridge hike  

9:00 am–1:00 pm. Join us for a 3-5 Mile Hike along the Bay Area Ridge Trail. 


Sunday, July 29: Pack Swim Day  

4:00 pm–6:00 pm Scouts will get the opportunity to take the BSA Swim Test, talk with a Lifeguard about water safety, and have fun swimming during the Family Swim at the El Cerrito Pool. 



Sunday, August 6: Cerrito Vista Park Fun Day 

1:00 pm–4:00 pm. Join us for fun, chill vibes at Cerrito Vista Park. Bubbles and chalk are provided. BYO scooters, bikes, and helmets. 


Sunday, August 13: Camp Herms Service Project  

9:00 am–12:00 pm. The Pack will do a service project at Camp Herms. Please bring work gloves, sun protection, and water. A breakfast snack and tools will be provided. 


Friday-Sunday, September 15-17: Fall Family Campout  

Pack 104’s fall campout will be in lovely Portola Redwoods State Park. The road leading to the park’s 2,800  acres drops from a ridgetop into a deeply shaded redwood forest, offering a hushed getaway from the suburban bustle of nearby Silicon Valley and the South Bay Area. Eighteen miles of trails follow meandering creeks, where moisture-loving coast redwoods stand tall among ferns and huckleberries. 


Saturday, October 7: Fishing Lesson with EB Parks  

9:30 am–1:30 pm. Join us at Point Pinole for a private fishing lesson led by East Bay Parks. Fishing rods and bait are provided.


Appropriate COVID precautions will be taken at all events!


Target Sports Day 2023!!

We’re not too far from our annual Cub Scouts Target Sports Day! Sign up now before we open the event to other packs in the District!

Event web page: http://elcerritoscouting….s-day-2023
Cub Scout signup form:…RYTeh4fqY/
Volunteer signup form:…aYpcwIkeM/

Registration for Target Sports Day 2023 is open!

Join us at Camp Herms to practice your marksmanship skills! Cub Scouts can register NOW for either a full-day or half-day of marksmanship activities, including BB-guns, archery, slingshots, giant slingshots, Nerf guns, and more!

This second-annual Herms District Target Sports Day promises to be a fun time for both Cub Scouts and their adult partners. Last year’s event got great reviews from participating families and this year’s event promises to be even better!

We’re offering both full- and half-day programs of marksmanship activities for Cub Scouts. Both morning and afternoon sessions will offer the same activities, and the full-day program gives your Scout a chance to do everything twice!

Lunch is included in all registrations, as well as grab-and-go snacks at the midpoints of both the morning afternoon sessions.

WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2023

WHERE: Camp Herms, 1100 James Place, El Cerrito, CA 94530

WHO: All registered Cub Scouts & Webelos. Priority will be given to Scouts in the Herms District, but Scouts from other districts are welcome. As stated in the BSA’s Age Appropriate Guidelines for Scouting, Lions and Tigers must be accompanied by an adult partner at all times during the event, and Lions will not be allowed to shoot BB-guns, although they can fully participate in archery, slingshots, and all other marksmanship activities at this event.


Morning session: Sign-in 8:15 am; shooting from 8;45 am – 12:15 pm; snacks available 10:30 am – 11:10 am.

Lunch (all sessions): 12:15 pm – 1:25 pm.

Afternoon session: Sign-in 1:00 pm; shooting from 1:25 pm – 4:55 pm; snacks available 3:10 pm – 3:45 pm.

Scouts will be placed into groups of 8 Scouts based on their rank and their time of arrival. If your Scout wants to be in the same group as another Scout, be sure they arrive together.


$15 for half-day participation (morning-only or afternoon-only) for Cub Scout and one parent/adult partner. $25 for full-day participation (morning and afternoon) for Cub Scout and one parent/adult partner. Registration cost includes lunch for one Cub Scout and one parent/adult partner. Additional parent/partner may attend for a $10 lunch fee. Sign up for the event here:

Cancellation and refund policy
Full refunds will be given for cancellations that are requested more than two weeks (14 days) prior to the event. For refunds requested 7–13 days prior to the event, a 50% refund will be issued. Within 7 days of the event, there will be no refund.

Searching for Nemo… Finding Fun!

We recently went on a unique nighttime expedition in hopes of finding Nemo and Dory at the California Academy of Sciences.  While we didn’t find Dory, Nemo, or even Marlin, we did find other clownfish and blue tangs, as well as, starfish, jellyfish, rays, penguins, butterflies, moths, parrots, spiders, and even a huge albino alligator.  We also found a treasure trove of novel family memories at the Penguins and Pajamas sleepover.

Scout pack 104 participated in the “Penguins + Pajamas” program (, which included:

  • An overnight stay in one of the exhibit areas
  • Access to the Rainforest exhibit
  • Science themed programming
  • Planetarium showings
  • Late night snack and early morning breakfast next day
  • Overnight parking in the Music Concourse parking garage
  • Next day general admission to the Academy

A good scout needs to be prepared, and for this event we needed to be prepared to try to sleep on a cold concrete floor surrounded by hundreds of hyped up cubscouts and siblings.  Comfy bedding, sleep masks and earplugs are recommended.  Parents should also prepared to play all your normal roles, chauffeur, financier, waiter, valet, referee, and pack mule.

Here are some additional photos taken by Pack 104 parents during this fun & exciting adventure at Cal Academy of Science. It was such a unique and memorable experience. 


Game Design adventure | January 27 Webelos Den Meeting

On January 27th, the webelos den worked on Game Design adventure.

In this adventure, the scouts learn the elements of game design and what makes them entertaining. They have the opportunity to create their own game, and then teach another adult or scout how to play it. 

We are reminded that some people didn’t grow up playing games. This adventure teaches scouts how to be patient when playing with their peers, especially when explaining the rules of a game.

Lions Hike | January 27

The Lions Den went on a short hike on Sunday January 27, after learning all of the important things needed for a safe and successful hike at the last den meeting!

Scouting For Food 2022 | November 12

Scouting for Food is an annual food-collection drive, and one of the many service projects the BSA has conducted since 1910.

This year, we had yet another successful event, with superb participation from a large number of the scouts.

Here is an album with a collection of some of the photos taken.

870,000 Bay Area residents and a quarter million residents in our council geography lack adequate access to food. Scouts can help make an impact by participating in the annual Scouting for food drive

The annual effort for Scouting in the Bay Area is coordinated in November.

Help us collect canned goods and other non-perishable food for the needy! We’ll be passing out flyers on Saturday, November 5 and picking up donations the following Saturday, November 12.

Details on when/where to bring the donations that have been collected will be sent out via email to the Pack 104 mailing list as the collection date approaches.

#scoutingforfood2022 #scoutsofallages

Veterans Day Flag planting at Sunset View Cemetery | November 11

The Lions club (not to be confused with Lion den!) hosted their annual flag planting  event at Sunset Cemetery here in El Cerrito.

Coffee and donuts and a short ceremony/history were provided. The scouts then collected flags and fanned out into the cemetery to plant flags on the graves of veterans.