Venturing Leadership Award – NST 3

Patrick Jaime Awarded NST 3 Venturing Leadership Award The Venturing Leadership Award (VLA) honors Venturers and Venturing Advisors who display exceptional dedication, give outstanding leadership and service to Venturing and Venturers, and who exemplify the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Currently, the VLA may be awarded in the Council, Territory, and National levels of the […]

Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America – Lake District, 2021 For three years in a row, Fire Post 7777 in Lakeport and Troop 7315 in Middletown have attended the Wreaths Across America as they did so on Sat, December 18, 2021 at the Middletown Cemetery in Lake County.  Both did so along with other Exploring Posts and Scouts […]

Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food – 2021 Scouting for Food in 2021 reminded us that even in dire times of need, we are able to follow safety protocols and provide service to our community. In Fall 2020, we shifted our focus to a virtual food drive and crowd funded $22,000 for our local food banks. Our community […]

Toys for Tots

Pack 225’s Amazing 2021 Toys for Tots Collection Drive Pack 225 was able to do their usual Marines Toys for Tots toy drive this year at Glorietta Elementary School in Orinda.  Principal Lewis announced the toy drive in her weekly message, and Cubs and leaders were at the school during the morning carpools on Dec. […]

Coast Guard Visit

Pack 88 cub scouts seated in front of a Coast Guard helicopter

Cub Scouts from GGAC Pack 88 Visit SF Coast Guard Air Rescue Base Over 40 Cubs Scouts with their families visited the US Coast Guard Air Base near the SFO airport on 12/5/21. The members of Pack 88, based in SF’s Noe Valley neighborhood were awed by the tour, visit, and the chance to see […]

Sierra R – Supernova Awardee

Picture of Sierra from Troop 2220 wearing her Thomas Edison STEM Super Nova award medal.

GGAC acknowledges its very first female Scouts BSA Thomas Edison Supernova awardee. Sierra R, a Life Scout from Troop 2220 in Fremont, CA, was recently awarded the Thomas Edison STEM Supernova Award, the highest Supernova award for Scouts BSA.  This precocious 9th grader pursued the award following her successful completion of the Bernard Harris Supernova […]

Apara’s Eagle Project

Apara is a member of Troop 36G, Meridian District, Golden Gate Area Council, BSA Her Eagle project for Project Pride’s Rehabilitation Center transformed the backyard of their facility in Oakland creating two areas – a ‘Children’s Area’ and a ‘Women’s Area’. In the Children’s Area, volunteers assembled and built a playground, placed rubber tiles, painted […]

GGAC Inaugural Sea Scouts Flagship

Picture of SSS Corsair which was named the inaugurals GGAC Flagship. Shows a classic wooden whaler under full sail in San Francisco Bay.

Sea Scout Ship Corsair named inaugural GGAC Flagship Flagship, “the finest, largest, or most important one of a group” is an honorific sought after by Sea Scout Ships nationwide.   The National Flagship and National Flagship fleet honors are awarded each year by the National Sea Scout Committee. SSS Albatross Ship 72 of Martinez, SSS […]

Pack 1015’s Blue & Gold Celebration

Banner advertising Alameda's Pack 1015 Blue & Gold celebration at the Alameda Theater Drive-In.

On March 10, Pack 1015 celebrated this year’s Blue and Gold Ceremony a little bit differently from years past.  We wanted to come up with a plan to do something together as a pack safely, since so many events of the last year have been held on Zoom.   To do this, we partnered with […]

Pack 1776’s Supernova Awards

Pack 1776 Supernova Awardees

Nine Arrow of Light Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 1776 earned the Dr. Charles H. Townes Supernova Award this February 2021.  The Dr. Charles Townes Supernova Award is Cub Scouting’s  highest STEM Award and can be earned by Webelos/ Arrow of Light scouts.  Pack 1776 serves boys and girls attending the Coyote Creek and Bella […]

Troop 11’s Christmas Tree Cleanup

Troop 11 Christmas Tree recycle

On January 9th, Alameda Boy Scout Troop 11 launched its 49th annual Christmas Tree Pick Up and Recycling program.  The service project has become a holiday tradition for Alameda. The first Christmas Tree Pick Up event started as an Eagle Scout project by Harold Zecher, Jr. in 1972, well before the county offered recycling programs. […]

Pack 800’s Clean-Up Day

Pack 800 clean up day

With our traditional group service projects currently on hold, Pack 800 invited each Pack family to clean up the area around them as part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of service. Although we did not work together as a large group, we were able to make several positive impacts throughout the community. For example, […]