Cub Scouts learn and lead
“We’ll start the month with activities in two locations,” explains Cub Master David Gardner. Some of the older scouts will participate in a building event at the Home Depot while others cub scouts will help and participate in the Optimist Club’s Bike Safety Rodeo at Rotary Park. Both events occur from 10:00 a.m. until noon on April 1.
At the Bike Safety Rodeo, the scouts and other Bernalillo youth will learn “the rules of the road” and develop their road safety skills on obstacle courses provided by the Coronado Optimist Club of Bernalillo, the Optimist Club of Albuquerque, the Northwest Optimist Club, and the City of Albuquerque’s Bicycle Safety Education team.
New bicycles—one boy’s and one girl’s—will be given away through a free raffle drawing provided by the Northwest Optimist Club. The Albuquerque Bicycle Safety Education team will supply free helmets distributed by the Optimists to qualified youth.
Kite Night will draw all the scouts’ attention. An annual favorite, the boys will design and construct their own kites. The kites will launch on April 12 at Loretta Park.
Pack 708 will join the Great American Clean-up on April 29. In past years, they have collected discarded car tires, and cleaned out culverts and pathways.
Pack 708’s meetings are held at the LDS Church Center in Bernalillo, west of I-25’s Exit 240. The weekly meetings occur from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., on Wednesdays. New scout members always are welcome in the Pack. Planning meetings with parents are held on the month’s fourth Tuesday.
For further information about the Cub Scouts, contact David Gardner at 867-4689 or Snow Watson, Coronado Optimist Club’s Scout Liaison, at 867-2047.