Troop 202 Service Projects

Troop 202 – Oakland’s oldest Scout Troop Thank you Bulldog community, especially Mr. Price , for welcoming Scouts BSA Troop 202 as part of the Tech family. Not only do we feel fortunate to host our meetings at Tech, but we also love to call Tech our home. Troop 202B is the oldest scout troop […]

Isabelle G – Venturing Summit Rank

Isabelle G – Crew 8100, Chief Solano District – earns Summit Rank Congratulations to Isabelle G. for earning the Summit Rank, Venturing’s highest rank!  Isabelle’s Venturing Summit Rank Board of Review was conducted on September 20, 2022.  The Summit BOR consisted of Geona S. (Crew 8100 Member), Donny G. (Eagle Scout), Vanessa C. (Crew 62 […]

JOTA – JOTI 2022

JOTA / JOTI at Pacificon 2022 – Saturday, October 15, 2022 Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club and Golden Gate Area Council, BSA – International Committee are presenting Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) 2022 and Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI) 2022 at Pacificon 2022 Come any time from 9:00am – 4:00pm on October 15, 2022 JOTA – Jamboree On The Air – […]

STEM Supernova Award

Noah R earns the Dr. Bernard Harris Supernova Medal The Boy Scouts of America’s STEM Nova Awards program incorporates learning with cool activities and exposure to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Scouts BSA, Sea Scouts, and Venturers. These activities and associated awards stimulate interest in STEM-related fields, and show […]

Pack 345 New Member Night

Pack 345’s New Member Night We had well over 150 people at our New Member Night on Friday at Stern Grove. We are at 95 registered scouts now with 26 registered leaders. I expect we’ll be asking for the waiver as we will likely exceed 100 scouts at recharter. That’ll drop below 100 when our […]

Hiller Aviation Museum

Scout Days at Hiller Aviation Museum Scout Days: September 18, 2022 | November 10, 2022 | January 8 2023 | May 21, 2023 The Hiller Aviation Museum provides complimentary admission to all BSA Scouts on Scout Days!  Visit the Museum’s collection of over 50 different historic aircraft, discover flight with a range of interactive exhibits, […]

Yerba Buena Lodge Ukraine Fundraiser

Picture of Yerba Buena Lodge members displaying check for Ukraine Scouts

Honor Scouts raise $4,250 for Scouts in Ukraine On Sunday, Yerba Buena Lodge celebrated the enormous success of their fundraiser for Ukrainian scouts. We raised over $4,200 for the National Organization of the Scouts of Ukraine, the Ukrainian equivalent of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). The money will go towards the administration of the […]

Trade-O-Ree

TradeOree checking out the merchandise

Golden Gate Area Trade-O-Ree & Memorabilia Sale The “Golden Gate Area Trade-O-Ree & Memorabilia Sale” is an annual fundraising event hosted by the Yerba Buena Lodge, Order of the Arrow and co-sponsored by the Golden Gate Area Council and Yerba Buena Lodge. The event was held in the lodge at Camp Herms and attended by […]

Wente Dock Dedication

Fishing from the new dock at Wente

Dedication of the new dock at Wente Scout Reservation We enjoyed a wonderful scouting event at the end of June to honor long time Scouter, Al Westberg at the Wente Scout Reservation.  Al was the Scout Executive of the Mt. Diablo Silverado Council for several years and passed last year after retiring just a couple […]

Monet G – Eagle Scout

Monet G giving her presentation on teen depression and anxiety as part of her Eagle Project.

Monet G’s Eagle Scout ProjectTeen Depression & Anxiety Presentation for Caregivers Monet G, founding member of Troop 42 (the first female troop in Berkeley, CA), held presentations for caregivers on teen depression and anxiety for her Eagle Project. Eagle projects are an opportunity for Scouts to benefit their community in an impactful way. Although we […]

Program Planning Retreat – 2022

Rancho Los Mochos street sign with a background showing Teel Lodge and outdoor seating aea

2022 Annual Golden Gate Area Council Program Planning Retreat Registration is now open for the 2022 Annual Golden Gate Area Council (GGAC) Program Planning Retreat, August 12-13 at Rancho Los Mochos. Join the council’s program committees as they map out council-level activities for the next three years (2023-2025). This is an opportunity to not only […]

How to make a weighted lap buddy

Jake M introduces his video explaining how to make a weighted lap bag

Jake’s Eagle Scout Service Project – a real stitch up! Jake’s project involved making lap buddies for a special education classroom at Lammersville School District in Mountain View. Weighted blankets have been shown to provide proprioceptive information to our bodies causing the brain to release “feel good” neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine. They can […]