Family Campout, March 18-20 (this weekend!)

Hello Troop 648

We have landed an awesome (and reserved!) campsite at the Catalina State Park. This group site, Gila Monster, has a ton of space, a covered ramada, tables, BBQ stations, fire pits, bathrooms and even showers! There is a $65 fee for the site (which we can split after we confirm who will be there) and $15/night/vehicle charge. If you don’t need your vehicle right at the site, you can unload and drive out to the entrance of the park and I think there’s a Walmart nearby where you can park. Plenty of us to give you a ride back to the campsite.

One reason for the move was, unfortunately, that the Kartchner tours were completely sold out. We will be moving this opportunity forward in the calendar year and will keep you posted on the new date.

An added benefit (did I mention showers?!) of Catalina is that it’s about an hour closer to Scottsdale, so if you were on the fence about going or even if you want to join us for one day, come on down!

We are working on a list of fun things to choose from and will forward soon. The Biosphere 2 is a short drive away and I’m sure many of us will visit it. Additionally, there is a new zip line course that recently opened in Oracle and I’m working to see if we can get some discount. It’s a bit pricey, so we’ll see what they say. Also, LOTS of great hiking in the mountains.

Couple other quick reminders:

  • Bring you own food and drinks (don’t forget water)
  • Saturday night we will have our Troop cookout. Bring your entree and then something to share for a modified pot luck. There are about 21 of us attending, but your ‘share’ dish does not need to feed that many.
  • We will bring charcoal for those that want to grill something and a 2-burner stove if you don’t have your own stove.
  • We need a volunteer to bring some firewood. We have firewood at the church and I have some as well, just need some one to take it down.
  • Temps are expected to be high 80s in the day, mid 50s at night
  • Tons of space for our motor home, camper families

More info to follow.

See you tonight!

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Gila Monster Campsite Catalina State Park