Cubmaster RJ “The Great” Lane shared some photos from his recent trip with the Pack 104 Webelos Den to the Bowman of the Redwoods Archery Range near Chabot Space Center.
If you’re interested in taking your scout(s) to the archery range, please visit:
Redwood Bowmen Archery Club maintains a 35-acre archery range in the hills of Oakland, California. A few highlights from their website:
- Open to the Public – a facility of the East Bay Regional Parks
- Dawn to Dusk everyday (excluding day of events – see Events page for more info)
- $5 donation for day use is appreciated (Look for our donation tube as you walk past the Range House)
- Beginner classes available: https://sites.google.com/view/redwood-bowmen/classes?authuser=0
- NO EQUIPMENT RENTALS
- Maintained through the hard work of volunteers, membership dues, and donations from the public
- The range and surrounding property is part of the Roberts Regional Recreational Area, an East Bay Regional Park District Facility
Since we are not able to convene for a pack-wide hike this summer due to safety and health recommendations from state and local authorities, the pack has been keeping Pack 104 families busy with the *brand-new* El Cerrito Historical Trail. This historical trail hike features several El Cerrito landmarks, and can be done by each family separately at their own pace and time.
Download the Historical Trail booklet using this link.
Organized by Bear Den Leader, John Bowen, the Historical Trail is a self-guided 8-mile loop through the lower elevations of the city. The hike can be split over several outings, and while it is designed to start and end at the EC Del Norte BART Station, hikers can jump in anywhere along the route.
Step-by-step directions are included in the trail guide booklet, and to help keep the scouts engaged, there is also a series of scavenger hunt type questions to answer along the way. Booklets were distributed by den leaders at the beginning of July.
Scouts who hike the trail will earn the *exclusive* El Cerrito Historical Trail patch. Cub Scouts are encouraged to do their best and complete as much of the trail as possible, but they are not required to hike the entire route.
EXPANSION AND NEW NAME FOR OUR BSA LOCAL COUNCIL
On June 1, 2020, Pack 104’s local BSA council – formerly Mount Diablo Silverado Council- merged with two other Bay Area Councils and has been renamed Golden Gate Area Council (GGAC). This merger represents exciting new opportunities for Bay Area scouting and our Pack now has access to additional scout camps and programs that the other merged Councils bring to the table.
To learn more, please visit this page.
GGAC CUB SCOUT VIRTUAL SUMMER DAY CAMP – JULY 10 thru AUG 1, 2020
The GGAC has pulled together a Virtual Summer Day Camp program as an alternate to the now canceled day camp usually held at Camp Herms. The Virtual Day Camp starts July 10th and continues through August 1, 2020. It is open to all cub scouts – Everyone is encouraged to join in the fun!
Registration is now open at https://scoutingevent.com/023-virtualdaycamp2020. The cost is $70.00 per scout. Special Patches, T-shirts and other items included. The theme this year is “Beneath the Sea”. The program will involve a lot of fun activities for Cub Scout Families and Dens to participate in – including Water-themed games, Nautical Flag Codes, EmergenSea Preparedness and more!
SHARE THE CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP WITH OTHER FAMILIES!
Please note that the Cub Scout Virtual Day Camp CAN be available to other families who are not part of our Pack. These families would be required to register for National BSA Scouts and pay the national dues but are NOT required to enroll in our Pack or in another unit if they do not wish to continue with BSA Scouting after August 1.
Any families eager to provide their children with more organized projects and activities this summer are encouraged to participate. The costs for non-scout families would be around $100.00 for the program (i.e. including the BSA national registration fee).