The Girl Scouts help girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents and who make the world a better place. The BCSF Girl Scout program consists of troops at six different program levels: Daisies: grades K-1, Brownies: grades 2-3, Juniors: grades 4-5, Cadettes: grades 6-8, Seniors: grades 9-10 and Ambassadors: grades 11-12. Meetings are held at BCSF and times vary according to program level.
Boy Scout Troop 29 has over 75 years of history as a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Council. BCSF Troop 29 hosts scouting related activities providing outdoor and leadership skills for boys ages 6-10 (Cub Scouts) and ages 11-17 years old (Boy Scouts). Activities include camping, hiking, service projects and national and international Scout Jamborees. Meetings held at BCSF on Fridays from 7:30-9:00 pm.
Youth Athletic Organization (YAO) emphasizes teamwork, dedication and community. Through participation in the BCSF YAO, players have made lasting friendships and help create a community that fosters helping others, leadership, and goodwill. YAO teams hold their scheduled practices in BCSF's beautiful gymnasium.
Soko Gakuen is a nonprofit Japanese language school geared towards English-speaking students of all ages. Soko Gakuen is also a teacher training school that emphasizes quality in teaching. Learn Japanese in a small class from dedicated bilingual professionals. Classes are held in the BCSF Education Building (access via Austin St).
With deep respect for the taiko art form, Jiten Daiko strives for artistic excellence in creating an exhilarating musical experience. The group is grounded in the practice of hard work, collaboration, and a fusion of innovation and tradition. Practices are held twice a week at BCSF.
Under the direction and supervision of Jiten Daiko's senior teachers, the BCSF Children's Taiko group was established to offer children (members & affiliates) the opportunity to appreciate the art of Taiko. The children learn, practice, and perform together. Scheduled practices are held at BCSF.
Tai Chi is a gentle set of movements that promote wellbeing for people of all ages. Practicing the art of Tai Chi will help the mind return to stillness, clarity and wisdom and return the body to a balanced, relaxed and healthy state. Join instructor Lawrence Kwock on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm. Classes held in the BCSF Education Building (access via Austin St).
The practice of yoga allows for more balance, flexibility and mental calm. Gentle Yoga is offered on Mondays (1:30 - 2:30 pm) and Tuesdays (12:00 - 1:00 pm) in the downstairs gymnasuim. Please bring a yoga mat and wear loose fitting clothes. For questions, please call instructor, Mary Brown, at (415) 776-3158.
SF Kendo dojo is a not-for-profit organization with Monday evening practices in the BCSF gymnasium. The purpose of practicing kendo is to mold the mind and body, to cultivate a vigorous spirit, to strive for improvement in the art of kendo, and to pursue the cultivation of oneself.