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Parents and friends join scouts at a swim party hosted by the Downings, in Placitas.

Scouts swim, camp, and earn badges

“June was very active as will be July and August,” reports Pack 708’s Cub Master David Gardner.

July begins with the July Fourth bicycle parade in Placitas, while June began with fishing, scout day camps, and hiking.

Isaac Garcia passed the requirements for the bicycling belt loop. Andres Vigil attended the two-day Day Camp, passed more belt loops and Webelos requirements. Brandon, Colin, and Ayden will attend the Scout’s four-day Day Camp and pass other requirements.

Three scouts earned their swim belt loops while a lot of people had fun at the Downings’ pool party for the scouts at the end of June. The Downings provided a hamburger/hot dog dinner with all the fixings, chips, drinks, and watermelon on the patio.

During the summer, Pack 708 continues its Tuesday and monthly planning meetings at Carroll Elementary School. For more information, contact Tori Tafoya at 414-1885, or Snow Watson at 867-2047.


Youth Summer Fun Pass

The Youth Summer Fun Pass is back, and for the first time ever, three transit agencies are working together to offer bus and train travel within a 7,800 square mile area. For $15, the handy pass gives youth, ages ten to 18, unlimited rides on all ABQ Ride, Rio Metro, and Santa Fe Trails buses, plus the New Mexico Rail Runner Express. The passes will be valid through July 31. Pass-holders will also receive discounts at Hinkle Family Fun Center, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, IT’Z-Family, Food and Fun, City of Albuquerque Swimming Pools, ABQ BioPark, and Cliff’s Amusement Park. There are only a limited amount of passes being sold. In addition to purchasing Youth Summer Fun Passes directly on board the New Mexico Rail Runner Express, passes can also be purchased at a number of locations throughout the central region including: all Albuquerque-area Albertsons and John Brooks Supermarkets, the ABQ RIDE Alvarado Transit Center, the City of Albuquerque Treasury Office, and a number of other places. For a complete list of locations, visit www.riometro.org or www.cabq.gov/transit/fares-bus-passes/bus-pass-outlets.

 
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