Tigers, Bears and Lions. Oh my!

Pack 104 has been chosen to pilot the brand new Lions scouting program for kindergarten aged boys. Here’s what Scoutingwire.org has to say about the program:

A new Scouting program for kindergarten-age boys is available as a national pilot for select councils this Fall.

Research shows that childhood development accelerates around ages four and five, about the time youth begin formal education. To supplement the learning and growth boys experience at home and in an educational environment at that age, Boy Scouts of America has developed a pilot program for five-year-old kindergarten boys called “Lion.”

What Is the Lion Program?

The Lion program weaves traditional Scouting concepts of character development, leadership skills, personal fitness and citizenship into activities that are age-appropriate and fun for the boys and their parents.

The activities introduce the family to Cub Scouting, and provide an exciting way for the little guys to explore the world around them. The program will fuel their imagination, creativity and fun as they experience the growth Scouting can provide. At the end of the Lion year, they “graduate” to Tiger and advance through Cub Scouting.

Councils will apply to become a national pilot site for Fall 2016. Scout Executives have been made aware of the procedures to do that. If approved, councils will track their experiences and provide feedback to national development teams for further study.

More information will be made available in the coming months around the specifics of the program, FAQ’s, and much more. Please join the excitement as we test new ways to reach America’s youth with the benefits of Scouting! What do you think about adding the Lion pilot program to Scouting?



Pack 104 Summer Schedule

Summer Schedule 2016

Saturday 6/4 10am-{pm “Nerf Games l: Why Knot?” in Cerrito Vista Park

Monday 06/27 – 07/01 Camp Herms Cub Scout Day Camp: Take Flight!
-Cub scouts will adventure to other lands to see what kind of activities and events may happen. From crafts to fun games, our cubs will have a full week of learning’ and discovering locations across the globe. And don’t fear: our cubs will still be able to do archery and bb guns. Scouts will be given passports at the beginning of the week and will collect stamps from around the world each day to add to the excitement. We hope to see you there.

Please visit this link for registration http://www.bsa-mdsc.org/herms-el-cerrito-day-camp

Sunday 5/26 1Oam Hiking MDSC Highlander Patch: Black Diamond Mine.
-Join Pack 104 for our Mount Diablo Silverado Council Highlander Hiking Patch for the Black Diamond Mine in Antioch, Ca.. There are 14 hikes that complete the full patch. Fages Historic Trail. You will need to bring all the water you need for the hike.Please Contact RJ Lane at rjjob@hotmail.com to RSVP for more information.

Tuesday 7/4 10 am-2 pm El Cerrito 4th of July Festival
-We will run a table at the 4th of July Festival highlighting many of the things we do in Cub Scouts during our Program year. Scouts will get a chance to work with local youth and demonstrate their Scouting Skills.

Friday 7/22 Cub Aquatic Night at El Cerrito Poo!
-Come down to the pool to learn about water safety and earn your advancement towards rank!

Saturday 8/6 10am-1pm Crab Fishing on Fort Baker Pier in Sausalito
-This is our 4th Annual Crab Fishing Trip at the pier near Fort Baker and the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, we will learn how to identify3 different types of crab as well as fish for them using nets off the pier.We always catch something and adults don’t need a fishing Licenses! So please bring your fishing gear!

Saturday 8/20 9 am-12 pm Service Project at Camp Herms
-Pack 104 will be helping Ranger Sean at Camp Herms begin to build two separate Camp Sites in the Lower Field at Camp Herms. We will be responsible for helping to make two fire pits, and perhaps installing other items to make camping at Herms a little easier and fun!

Nerf games 2: Why Knot THIS SATURDAY!!!!!!!!

Who Pack 104 and The Girl Scouts of America in El Cerrito (to be called the GSAEC from here on) will be holding the event for any child who can hold a Nerf Gun
What Nerf Games, Why Knot?  Participants will get the chance to play a few games after proving that they can tie a knot with the provided Para Cord at each event.  There will be a Scavenger Hunt at the beginning of the Event for the Darts.
When Saturday June 4th 10 am-12 pm
Where Cerrito Vista Park at the Top Volley Ball Courts/BBQ area or the Tennis Courts, should that area be reserved (as of this moment it is not)