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.

Annual Camp Herms Webeloree | October 30th

On Saturday, October 30th, over 100 Webelos (including 5 from Pack 104) convened at Camp Herms in El Cerrito for a fun-filled weekend. The Webelos pitched their tents without adult help, put on a campfire program, and worked on several adventure pins including: Outdoor Adventurer, First Responder, Into the Woods, and Adventures in Science.


Pack 104 Fall Campout | September 17-19 Post-event Recap

From Friday September 17th through Sunday September 19th, about a dozen pack 104 families gathered at Camp Tamarancho located west of Fairfax, California for a fall campout. Activities were coordinated by the Marin Cub Scout Council.

Featured Saturday daytime activities included archery, BB gun range, handicrafts, Scout Skills, hiking, First Aid, knots, rock climbing, good/bad camping skills, tug of war, and a campfire with skits and storytelling. The theme for this year’s Family Fiesta was “Superheroes.”

There were over 300 people in attendance at this event!! We all had a fantastic time. Several of the adult volunteers completed their Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) training this weekend. Thank you to Camp Director Dine DeMartin and Program Director Ron Poggi for coordinating this very fun outing and for bringing together so many council members and families on this fall weekend.


Webelos Woods Campout | Sept 3-5 2021

The Webelos enjoyed lots of fun activities, including boating and fishing over Labor Day Weekend (Friday-Sunday).

This was a great opportunity for incoming or current Webelos I and II Scouts to work on Webelos-specific advancement activities in the beautiful setting of Camp Tamarancho. The scouts were lead and mentored by Scouts BSA and crew members from the Marin Council Boy Scouts of America.

Pack 104 Fall Campout Info | September 17-19

For this year’s Fall Campout on September 17-19, we’re going to try something a little different – Camp Tamarancho’s Family Fiesta!

Family Fiesta is a weekend overnight campout for Cub Scouts and their family members. This event offers an opportunity to experience many of the exciting activities that Scouting has to offer, all in one weekend. Archery, BB, handicrafts, Scout Skills, First Aid, and a campfire program are just some of activities you and your Cubs will get to enjoy. The theme for this year’s Family Fiesta is “Superheroes.”

While everyone from our Pack will be assigned to the same campsite, families need to register and pay on their own via the following link. (note: you must use this link to register, not the one on the Marin BSA Council’s website):

You have the option of arriving Friday night or Saturday morning, providing you the choice of camping under the stars for one or two nights. Delicious chef-prepared food is included! The total cost is only $25 per person, regardless of whether you’ll be there for both nights or just one night.

Where: Camp Tamarancho
When: Sep 17, 2021 5pm to Sep 19, 2021 12pm Pacific Time


Webelos Fall Campout

The Pack 104 Webelos did a Camp Out to Spring Lake near Santa Rosa from Sept 25th through 27th. The entire Webelos Den was in attendance!
They made the “Derpy Meeper” Patrol as their Patrol Name and chose a Patch Design.
They all earned the Cast Iron Chef and the Webelos Walk About Pin!!
Awesome job team! Congrats everyone for this achievement and thank you to RJ for leading the group.

Webelos Spring Lake Campout | Sept 25-27, 2020

The Den 1 Webelos (The Derpy Meeper Patrol) Camped at Spring Lake Sept. 25-27 and completed two of their Webelos Adventures.  We threaded the needle in terms of avoiding smoke and fire!

Check out these great photos from this fun weekend.

Pack 104 May / June Meetings and Summer Activities

Over the past couple of months, Pack 104 has been taking some downtime from Pack-wide activities and events as the Shelter-In-Place orders remain in effect and we continue to feel our way through what’s possible looking forward. May scouts have been partaking in the many ongoing virtual den meetings hosted by our wonderful den leaders throughout this period!

A number of programs and activities have been organized for Pack-wide participation, including a virtual campout, organizing hikes, service projects and other fun projects that families can do on their own until we are permitted to come together in person again.

Here are some of the recent activities we have encouraged our scouts to participate in.

MONDAY MAY 25th | Scouting on Memorial Day 2020

Though COVID19 precautions prevented us from our traditional planting of flags on veteran gravestones, many of our scouts still showed honor to veterans by taking a moment out of their day to give them recognition. Scouts and their families were invited to participate in a “Drive-By-Salute” at Rolling Hills Cemetery on Monday, Memorial Day, 5/25. This involved driving up to the flag pole, stepping out of the car, and giving a Scout salute “Thank you for your service!” 

THURSDAY MAY 28th 7PM | Our first Virtual PACK 104 Pack Meeting!

On May 28th, we hosted our first virtual Pack 104 Meeting on the Zoom platform. To the best of our abilities, we replicated our traditional end-of-year program and awards ceremony. Before the meeting, the badges, awards, belt loops, etc were hand-delivered to each family’s home so that parents could present them to their scouts during the virtual pack meeting.

SATURDAY JUNE 13th – SUNDAY JUNE 14th | PACK 104 Virtual Campout!

The pack had to cancel the planned Spring Campout to Pinnacles National Park scheduled mid May. Although this was unfortunate, we put on our thinking caps and decided to plan a virtual campout on a Saturday evening in mid June. It was a great success!

On Sunday morning, we had a short ceremony to honor Flag Day. This event gave families an opportunity to camp out in their homes or backyard.  Various fun activities, skits were streamed and shared with the campers.

Pack 104 Fall Campout, September 27-29 2019

Pack 104 enjoyed our annual Fall Campout under the stars!
Friday, September 27 – Sunday, September 29 2019
at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park (near Sonoma)
2605 Adobe Canyon Rd, Kenwood, CA 95452
(about 1.5 hours north of El Cerrito)

Pack 104 enjoyed two nights camping in the beautiful oak tree forests in Sonoma County.

Bonus opportunity: Some scouts visited the Robert Ferguson Observatory for a solar viewing party Saturday afternoon, followed by a solar system hike to Pluto and back, followed by a star party later Saturday night.