Summer 2019 Activities

Pack 104 has a lot of activities planned over the summer – come join the fun!


Pack 104 Swim Night
Friday, July 19th 5:15 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.  Contact John Bowen,

Pack Hike, Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, Antioch
Sunday, July 21st 9:30 AM

Join us for a pack hike! This hike is a distance of 3.5 miles on a moderate grade. Allow about 2-3 hours for the hike. Meet up at the parking lot.
To get there: Take Highway 4 to Somersville Road exit in Antioch. Drive south on Somersville Road to the Preserve entrance. There is a parking fee of $5 per vehicle.
Sign up for further details.


Camp Herms Service Project
Sunday, August 19th 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.  Contact: RJ Lane,

Pack Hike, Tilden Nature Area Environmental Education Center & Wildcat Creek
600 Canon Drive, Berkeley
Saturday, August 24th 9:30 AM

Join us for our second pack hike of the summer!  This hike is a distance of 2.5 miles on a mostly gentle grade with steep grades near the peak. Allow about 2 hours for the hike. Meet up at the Central Park Drive parking lot.
To get there: Take Moeser Lane and Arlington Boulevard to Wildcat Canyon Road in Kensington. Follow Canon Drive to Central Park Drive.
Sign up for further details.

Please Contact Cub Master Chris Kent or the Committee Chair at for any questions about joining Pack 104.

Past events


Nerf Games V: Knock knock.  Who’s there? Ow, my eye!!
Saturday, June 1st 10:00 AM at Cerrito Vista Park

Please bring a Nerf N-Strike Elite.  We will provide the darts, please don’t bring any.  Everyone is welcome, you don’t have to be part of Scouts.  There will be information about Scouting.  Kids will have the opportunity to learn knots and test their Nerf skills with targets (No eyes will be shot!).  Please contact for more details.

Scout Day at the Oakland A’s
Sunday, June 2nd (Game at 1:00 PM)

Join fellow Scouts from across the bay to watch the Oakland A’s play the Houston Astros.  Game starts at 1:00.  Arrive early in cub scout uniform if you want to participate in the Scout march around the field before the game starts. (Registration for this event is closed.)

Camp Herms Summer Day Camp
Monday, June 24th through Friday June 28th, 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM daily

Campers join other Scouts and siblings from all over the Bay Area at Camp Herms for Day Camp. Prepare to have fun with BB’s, archery, nature hikes, creepy crawly crafts, and fun on the sports field!  (Registration for this event is closed.)


4th of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 4th 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Pack 104 will be at the El Cerrito 4th of July Celebration promoting Scouting and helping run Carnival games with Troop 104.  Contact  with questions or refer to

AOL Bridging – March 28, 2019

As this year’s AOL Den bridged to Boy Scouts, several Pack 104 alumni participated in the ceremony and welcomed them to Troop 24.  Congratulations to the members of Den 5!  It’s been a joy watching your growth and achievement over the years as Cub Scouts, and we wish you all the best in the next stage of their Scouting careers.

Spring Campout Signups

Plans for the Pack 104 Spring Campout are well underway. We’ll spend 2 nights in the Redwood forest of Hendy Woods, State Park in the Anderson Valley. You can read more about this amazing place here:


Here are the details:

When: May 3 – 5, 2019
How Much: $12.50 per person per night

Sign up online (check your email for instructions) or at the April Pack meeting.  You can pay with Paypal online, or by cash or check.

As a reminder when paying with Paypal, please be sure to indicate both which Scout and what event or fee the payment is for.

It’s going to be a great time–anything Star Wars themed is highly encouraged!

Pinewood Derby 2019 – What, When & Where

It’s that time of year again!  Car kits were distributed at the last two Pack meetings; if you haven’t received yours yet, please talk to your Den leader.  The official rules can be found here : Official Rules.


Workshops provide an opportunity to use our Pack-owned power tools (parents-only), get a sneak-peek at what the competition is up to and receive pointers and tips from other Scouts and parents. All Scouts are welcome to attend any or all of the scheduled workshops.

Workshops are planned for the following dates:

Monday, February 18 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Monday, February 25 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Monday, March 4 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

All workshops will be held in the Craft Shack at Camp Herms.  Attendance is optional and there’s no need to RSVP – just drop in!


Weigh-in and registration will be held at the Camp Herms Craft Shack on Wednesday, March 6 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.


The 2019 Pinewood Derby will be held at 6:30 pm on Friday, March 8 in the Camp Herms Lodge.