Monday, June 6, 2011

Family camping class

Got new cubbies? Especially those who haven't been camping?
REI is having a class on family camping for beginners. Have your new families sign up to get more comfortable with the idea of a weekend in the woods!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Empire Ranch

Empire Ranch is one of the national Hands on the Land sites.

They have some fun historical tours, and they also have some great educational programs about the grasslands. They have some formal camps set up, they also have self-guided tours, trail rides, and opportunities for service projects. It's about 45 minutes from us southeast-siders, so not too bad.

If you're looking for a nice historical visit and you've been to Colossal Cave and La Posta Quemada one too many times, maybe give Empire Ranch a try!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

District Cub Activities

OK, who lit a fire under our council and district? I swear, we've got more Cub activities this year than we have had for the past four years combined. Not that I'm complaining!

Upcoming is the first district Cub Day:

Come out for fun advancement activities and belt loops for all cub scouting levels! $5 for cubs, $3 for adults and siblings. Includes lunch!

Flyer here:

Register here:
Yes, a little more detail on schedule would be nice. I'm sure not all our cubbing families can stay 8-4. But, hey, it's a great start. Contact Stan (email in the flyer) with questions, maybe more detail will be forthcoming.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Time flies when you're having fun..

..yesterday I typed up the script the boys wrote for their puppet show.
Today I helped my son "upgrade" the hand puppet he'd made. It looks much better now!

Month 8, Tigers are supposed to do a clean-up. If you want to "supersize" your cleanup, you can contact Tucson Clean and Beautiful about any of the unclaimed parks or washes to do a one-time cleaning. They'll provide you with bags and trash pickers with a few weeks' notice.  Elementary-age kids aren't allowed to do roadside cleaning for TCB for safety reasons.  Another fun option here can be a Cache In Trash Out activity (CITO) with a geocaching group. In town there is a regular cleanup of Alamo Wash that welcomes all ages.