What: Black Diamond Mines – Mine Tour/Hike
Mine tour – wear clothing appropriate for approx 50-60 degree weather inside cave, flashlights/hardhats provided, no sandles (need covered shoes) – AGE RESTRICTION (7+ age ONLY)
When: CHANGE OF DATE: April 27th @ 11am is the mine tour (recommend coming early)
Where: Black Diamond Mines (main Visitor Center Cave is the check in spot)
Cost: $5 Parking and $5 Mine Tour
What: Pinewood Derby
When: April 6, 2019 from 1:30p to 3:00p (check in 1:30 – 2p / event from 2p to 3p)
Where: Home Depot Parking Lot in Napa, CA
Tree Recycling Fundraiser
Where: Benicia Community Park, 540 Rose Dr, Benicia, CA 94510, USA (Skate Park, Big Slide Park / located at very end)
When: Sunday, January 6th from 12pm to 4:30pm
This is our one fundraising event of the year that pays for our larger events – and we need EVERYONE! We need all adults and some of the kids to help us with this event. This is a big event that covers the packs cost for camping trips and our events (like the Pinewood Derby and the Blue and Gold dinner).
This is not a uniform event as you will get messy – bring gloves and wear old clothes…
If you have a truck with a hitch, please bring it.
Where: Tilden Little Farm, 600 Canon Dr, Berkeley, CA 94708, USA
When: Sunday, December 2nd, 9am to 12pm
- From 9am to 9:30am meet up and see the Farm (bring Celery and Lettuce to feed the animals with)
- From 9:30am to approx. 12p (probably end earlier) we’ll go on a hike around the property and see Jewel Lake.
- Our Google Calendar Event: Calendar Event
Scouting for Food Part 2
When: November 17th from 10am to 12pm
Where: 9th Street Park, Benicia, CA
Event: Scouting For Food – Pick up routes and drop off. We’ll have handouts of some short routes for food pickup.
||Sat Nov 10, 2018 10am – 12pm
||Ninth Street Park, Benicia, CA 94510, USA (map)
Cub Marksmanship Day
Oct 28th from 8:15am to 4pm
Camp Herms, 1100 James Pl, El Cerrito, CA 95430
(2 sessions – morning and afternoon for Archery and BB Guns)
For Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos (no Lions due to safety guidelines)
Flier and more information – you must pre-register $30 per event:
Creatures of the Night
Ranger Program at John Muir Historic Site
When: Oct 27 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA, 94553
John Muir Historic Site – Event Page
Raingutter Regatta event!
When: Sunday, October 21st, 2018 from 1pm to 3pm (Check in is from 1pm to 1:30pm to measure, weigh, and record racers; we will start promptly at 1:30pm)
Where: Benicia Yacht Club, 400 E 2nd St, Benicia, CA 94510
What is the Raingutter Regatta?: Like the Pinewood derby, but on Water 😊 This is a craft making opportunity for parent and child to create the best and fastest boat that they are able to, while following rules around build.
What do you need: You and your child will need to build/paint your raingutter regatta boat. These kits will be handed out at your Den meetings – they need to be the official kits supplied by the Scouts of America, BSA. If you are unable to make your Den Meeting for any reason, please let your Den Leader know and we can coordinate. Please allow yourself a few days to create your boat – believe me it takes time, so don’t let it sneak up on you.
An exciting adventure / hiking opportunity is come up next Monday 9/24 at 5:30pm.
This is a great experience for the kids and is a Ranger-led program from the John Muir Historic Site.
What: Full Moon Hike – Mt Wanda
When: 9/24/18 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm (approx.)
Where: Visitors should meet at the parking lot on the corner of Alhambra Avenue and Franklin Canyon Road, Martinez (at the Alhambra Ave. exit off Highway 4).
Event Website/Information: Full Moon Hike Link