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.