El Cerrito Scouting

Scout Week!

The City Council of the City of El Cerrito has proclaimed
the week of September 21-27, 2014
Scout Week
in El Cerrito.

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Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Boy Scouts Troop 104 in El Cerrito

WHEREAS, continuously chartered since 1939, Troop 104 Boy Scouts in El Cerrito is celebrating its 75th anniversary; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of the contributions the Boy Scouts of Troop 104 and Pack 104 have made to the City of El Cerrito and to the betterment of youths, it is the desire of the City Council to proclaim Scout Week in the City of El Cerrito; and

WHEREAS, El Cerrito Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts routinely conduct community service in El Cerrito, from trail and graffiti cleanup to maintenance, annual set up and shepherding the Sundar Shadi Holiday Display; and

WHEREAS, the efforts of the Boy Scouts, in particular the more than one hundred projects overseen by Eagle Scouts from Troop 104 to address overlooked or neglected needs of the community including environmental necessities. Examples through the years include "No Dumping, Drain to Bay" placards on many storm drains in El Cerrito, Hillside Natural Area Nature Trail stairs, benches and nature guide, retaining walls and benches at Tassajara Park, trail signs at Canyon Trail Park, handrails and the court facility at Huber Park, planter boxes at Madera Elementary School and the bleachers at El Cerrito Vista Park that were originally constructed by scouts and rebuilt again in Spring 2014; and

WHEREAS, participation and support for Scout Government activities is essential in promoting greater youth involvement in community and civic affairs, and provide the opportunity for youths to gain firsthand, practical experience in the functions of local government; and

NOW THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of El Cerrito hereby proclaims the week of September 21-27, 2014 as "Scout Week," in the City of El Cerrito and September 22, 2014 is declared "Scout Government Day" in the City of El Cerrito in recognition of Troop 104's 75th anniversary and in support of greater youth involvement in community and civic affairs.

Dated: September 22, 2014. Janet Abelson, Mayor

Read about the history of Troop 104.