Pack 77 dens have participated in a number of outings visiting local agencies, TV stations, business, parks, museums and mores. These make great memories for the kids and help meet Adventure requirements in a fun way.
Police, Fire & Government Agencies
Police Department Tours
City of Tempe
Shelagh Newton – 602-790-5228
Tour Hotline: 480-858-6472
Fire Station Tours
40th & Chandler
Kyrene & Chandler – Station has Chandlers Hazmat vehicle. Also 2017 Webelos den received full first aid overview.
Desert Breeze & Chandler
Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
Hiking, Ecology, Bird Watching, Conservation. Scout program/tour available for $5/scout ($45/group) or hike on your own for free. Location also has a Observatory. See site for details.
Daytime hiking and night time hikes including Scorpion hikes occassionally on Friday nights. Check web site for schedule. A full Pack hike has also been done here in past years.
South Mountain Environmental Education Center
Located on the north side of South Mountain park accessible by taking Baseline to Central and then South to the park entrance. Great for short and informational hikes with the younger scouts or access to longer hikes for older scouts. Indoor visitor center also a good resource for learning more about animals and plants of our desert. A number of organized programs also available such as night hikes, fireside chats, and star viewing.
Rio Salado Audobon Center
Tempe History Museum
Free admission. Local history and kid friendly exhibits. At Rural and Southern near library.
Arizona Wing of the Commemorative Air Force Museum
Falcon field in Mesa. Large number of historic air planes.
Hall of Flame
ASU Art Museum
AZ Museum of Natural History
Arizona Railway Museum
Global Bike Shop
Bike store tour and information on bike safety and maintenance. Owner Alan Lepak was a Cub Scout parent currently in our Boy Scout troop.
PBS Station Tour
tour of the station downtown. Studios, control rooms.
Home Depot or Lowes
Both have building activities in store usually Saturday morning. I’ve also asked Lowes and they provided supplies for a couple of wooden toy projects that we incorporated into a den meeting. Good for younger kids.
Site provided by another Pack with ideas. There are notes on the site that list which requirements are met with these trips. These are from the old program, so they don’t map directly but it should be easy to find ideas that fit with the new books.