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Summer Scouts parade and camp

—Suzann Owings

“On July 4, our Cub Scouts will ride their bicycles to the Placitas Parade,” says Cub Master David Gardner. The Placitas Independence Day Parade has been a favorite for the Pack.

The week after the parade, the scouts and their parents will camp overnight at the Baca Ranch in Algodones. They will be well-prepared after the Rio Grande District Scout day camps.

“We had seven Cub Scouts attend the Scout’s Day Camps in June,” says Mr. Gardner who describes the two-day camps as an excellent way to start the summer. The Pack sent five cub scouts to the two-day camp held in Rio Rancho, and two cub scouts to the four-day camp held at Cibola High School.

In keeping with another tradition for Cub Scout Pack 708, they are planning to attend the Sandoval County Fair in Cuba at the end of July to the beginning of August.

Mr. Gardner explains that the county fair is a great way for the scouts to share their talents with others. One of the Pack’s talented scouts won an award for his artwork and went on to exhibit at the State Fair.

During the summer, the Pack’s meetings change to a single weekly meeting site instead of the two elementary school meetings. Pack 708 continues to recruit additional boys from Bernalillo, Placitas, and northern Rio Rancho. To find out about the Pack’s next Planning Meeting and other Pack information, contact David Gardner at 867-4689.

Beep and bop sizzles

The summer session of Beep and Bop, a fast-paced music and movement program, is under way at the Esther Bone Memorial Library in Rio Rancho. Beep and Bop is for children ages one through five and one parent or caregiver. The program is designed to help with pre-emergent literary skills through dance and musical activities. The summer session is on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., through July 16. Participants may begin registering the Friday before each Wednesday program, and registration will continue until each class is full. Registration can be done by phone at 891-5012, ext. 4, or in person at 950 Pinetree Road in Rio Rancho. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Rio Rancho Public Library.

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