Busy Times!

Hello Troop 648

Well, we are in the middle of lots of activities for Troop 648! Of course, when don’t we have lots going on…:o)!

First, we had a fantastic family campout last weekend. Over 20 Scouts, Scouters and family members made their way down to Catalina State Park outside of Oro Valley near Tucson. We had a beautiful campsite and great facilities.

Gila Monster Campsite Catalina State Park

Mr. Benyi’s quarterly patch swap…what to sew on next!


Saturday morning, the majority of attendees traveled back in time to Tombstone, Arizona – ‘the town too tough to die.’ With our spurs and ten gallon hats we wandered the wooden sidewalks of Tombstone visiting a variety of attractions. Tops on the list was a re-creation of the infamous Shootout at the OK Corral. The bad guys got their due, the good guys prevailed and the troop had a memorable time.

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Boothill Cemetery


After a night of riddles by the campfire, most of the group headed out for a journey into the future, this time with a visit to Biosphere 2. If you haven’t been, I recommend adding it to your list. It’s a wonderfully unique, quirky and amazing place full of awesome science and ‘I-can’t-believe-they-lived-there-for-two-years’ kind of amazement.



We have the pancake breakfast coming up and an opportunity for scouts to save money for summer camp or other camping opportunities. I will be sending out a separate post with updated information.

See you Tuesday night!

Scoutmaster T648