Nerf Games VII—Yes, We Can Knot! | Jun 5, 2022 10am-12pm

Nerf Games is Pack 104’s primary outreach and recruitment event of year, where families with Cub Scout-age children are invited to join us for a morning of knot tying and Nerf shooting. Prospective Cubs have fun interacting with the current Cubs and older Scouts from local Troops, and parents have an opportunity to talk to adults from Pack 104 and learn more about our program.

Please see flier for the event below and encourage other parents and children within your network to consider attending this free event.

 

USS Hornet SEA, Air & Space Museum Live Aboard Overnight Adventure | Saturday, May 28

The Webelos Den participated in the overnight program at the USS Hornet located in Alameda California on Saturday May 28th. The scouts arrived at the pier at 4:30 pm to board the ship at 5:00 pm. The crew started with some introductions and moved on to orientation, and an overview of some ship rules.

Participants spent the night “living with history” on the ultimate overnight adventure, learning about how the USS Hornet’s sailors lived and worked on this city at sea. They toured key areas of the ship to see various spaces and systems and discussed the history, science, and engineering behind them. There were opportunities to participate in several hands-on science stations and demonstrations interspersed with seeing  sailors’ living quarters. The groups were assigned bunks within the ship’s berthing compartments. 

The experience included dinner and breakfast in the original enlisted “Crew’s Mess”, learning about the famous carrier’s daring exploits, touring key areas of the ship and the historic naval aircraft on display, and learning about NASA’s Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 missions that put the first men on the moon.

It was an exciting overnight excursion!!

 

 

Spring Pack Campout at Russian Gulch State Park | May 13-May 15

Pack 104 will be camping at Russian Gulch State Park in Mendocino County, two miles north of the town of Mendocino

Just two miles north of Mendocino, Russian Gulch State Park combines a three-mile leafy canyon with windswept headlands and pristine beaches along the park’s rocky coastline. Inland, a 36-foot waterfall plunges down into a bower of redwoods, mosses, and ferns. Along the coast, waves crash into a collapsed sea cave called Devil’s Punchbowl, and the photogenic Frederick W. Panhorst Bridge rises gracefully 100 feet from the bottom of the gulch.

In the spring, the park’s foggy headlands bloom with acres of wildflowers. With nearly a mile and a half of ocean frontage, the park is often compared to Point Lobos on the Big Sur Coast. Russian Gulch State Park has 15 miles of trails, with a satisfying mix of shady forest and open coastal hikes. The park’s beaches, coves, and tide pools are great for a variety of water activities.

Pack meeting & AOL bridging | Mar 31

The pack meeting on Thursday March 31st included the bridging ceremony for the AOL den as they “graduate” from cub scouts to a troop! Please see photos taken during this great celebrations and congratulations once gain to the scouts in the Pack 104 AOL den!!

Thank you RJ and Starla for your dedication to Pack 104 for the past 9 years!

 

Cub Scouts Target Sports Day | May 7th

On Saturday May 7th, Pack 104 scouts came to Camp Herms for the annual Target Sports Day. Some scouts attended the full day, while others only came for a half day.

The activities at the Cub Scouts Target Sports Day included BB guns, Archery, Slingshots, Nerf guns, Tennis ball cannon, Giant slingshots, and Corn hole. Most activities were completed in 35-minute slots, with 5 minutes for walking between activities and 30 minutes for the activity. Check out these photos taken during the event.

Earth Day Trash Cleanup | Sat, Apr 23

Pack 104 scouts met by Cerrito Vista Park at 11 am by the Cerrito Vista Park upper picnic area, off of Avis Drive for Pack 104’s annual Earth Day service project! Thank you to the city of El Cerrito for supplying us with grabbers and garbage bags!! There was a great turn out, as always. We collected over 6 large bags of trash!

Tigers Field Trip El Cerrito Police Department | April 14

The Tigers visted the El Cerrito Police Department on April 4th.

Thank you Sgt. Elders for taking to the tigers about ECPD, and giving the grand tour. It was eye opening and very educational. Tigers had an awesome time!

Little Yosemite Hike | Sunday, April 10

On Sunday, April 10, Pack 104 scouts met at the Sunol Regional Wilderness Preserve Visitor’s Center at 11 am to complete a 4.5-mile round trip hike through Little Yosemite, a scenic gorge along the Alameda Creek.

Please see below for some photos taken that day. Thank you Webelos Den Leader John Bowen for sharing these photos!

Scouts Night at the Chase Center | Sunday March 20 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Scouts Night at the Chase Center!

Pack 104 families met together in the evening of Sunday March 20th for Scouts Night at Chase Center. The game was a tight competition between Golden State Warriors and the San Antonio Spurs!

 

Here’s the Game Recap: Spurs 110, Warriors 108

Keldon Johnson made a putback layup with 0.3 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Spurs over the Warriors, 110-108. Keldon Johnson finished the game with 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Josh Richardson (25 points) and Dejounte Murray (19 points, six rebounds, eight assists) added a combined 44 points for the Spurs in the victory. Klay Thompson tallied 24 points (6-12 3pt FG) for the Warriors in the losing effort. The Spurs improve to 28-44 on the season, while the Warriors fall to 47-24.

 

 

 

2022 Pack 104 Annual Pinewood Derby | Friday, March 4


Pack 104 convened at Camp Herms this year for the annual Pinewood Derby Competition. The following cars won the voter’s choice awards:

  • Best Scout Spirit: Clark R.
  • Best Design: Roland M.
  • Best Detail / Paint: William B.
  • Best Use of Accessories: Theo G.
  • Funniest: Gawain H.
  • Most Futuristic: Chris L.
  • Most Original: Logan T / Mack F.
  • Most Realistic: Benjamin S.

The three fastest cars designed by scouts were awarded as follows:

  • 3rd place: Luca H.
  • 2nd place: Samuel P.
  • 1st place: Arwen B.

Thank you to all the scouts, parents, siblings, and scout leaders, volunteered who participated in the Pinewood Derby with the pack this year!! We couldn’t have done this without you.