We hope that everyone is staying healthy, safe, and well during these challenging times.
With safety in mind and based on guidance from CDC and WHO, state and federal health officials and authorities, in-person meetings, activities, events and gatherings for Pack 104 have been temporarily suspended. We are doing our part in protecting the health and well being of our scouts, families and broader community. The pack is dedicated to following the guidelines outlined by California, Contra Costa County and El Cerrito health department, as well as under the direction of our local BSA council and chartered organization.
Since mid-March, Pack 104 den leaders have been successfully conducting den meetings with their scouts exclusively in virtual settings. Activities and projects have been adapted as needed to enable scouts and their families to fulfill requirements at home for Cub Scout adventures and advance to the next level.
Some families are also planning hikes that will help their scouts earn Highlander and Trekker badges. While these hikes won’t be Pack-sanctioned they might be a great, lower-risk way for our scouts and families to get exercise, enjoy nature while still engaging in appropriate social distancing practices.
Be Prepared, Help Others and Stay Safe. It is important during this time that we remind ourselves of the Scouting Oath, Laws and Motto, and to work together to get all of us through these unprecedented times.
On Saturday, March 7, the Pack 104 Wolf den helped Their Angels Military Support Group to make care packages.
When asked what they did during this service project, Desmond said “We made cards and care packages in plastic bags that had snacks (such as rice crispies and granola bars), razors, and newspapers. We made a lot of them!”
Thank you again to Elroy for organizing this outing!
Their Angels Military Support Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, located in Richmond, CA. Their mission is to support active duty military personnel, veterans, wounded warriors, military families, and the community through monthly packing events, VA hospital visits and ongoing community outreach.
Their Angeles Military Support Group takes pride in its ability to bring joy to those who dedicate their lives to protect the public. With their actions, they hope to show the military community respect and appreciation for their heroism and service to the country.
Meet Their Angels:
From left to right: Sonia, Susie, Michael, Sharon, Marva and Donna
We had yet another fantastic turn-out at this year’s Pinewood Derby. There were amazingly creative and futuristic cars, sleek innovations, shiny aerodynamic speedsters (and drivers with questionably attained licenses).
William, Neil and Simar took home the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes, respectfully, for their speedy inventions! These Pack 104 gearheads outdid themselves this year! Thanks again to this year’s organizers and volunteers, Thuy, RJ, John, Candace, Aubrey, Nikki and Christopher and anyone else who pitched in to make this year’s event a great success.
On Saturday February 29th, the Pack 104 scouts convened at the Chabot Space Center to blast off into an out-of-the-world experience exploring the outer realms of space! The group explored telescopes, enjoyed recordings at the planetarium, and were challenged in a fast-paced scavenger hunt. They stayed overnight at the center and had a memorable time!
We asked a few of the scouts what they enjoyed most about their trip to Chabot. Here are a few highlights.
Chris: “Seeing what the night sky would have looked like 2000 years ago [in the planetarium] before light pollution.”
William: “I really liked the ‘Touch the Sun’ exhibit.”