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Pow Wow! November 4, 2017 @ Van Buren Middle School

8:00am - 3:15pm
Over 30 training topics focusing on Cub Scout Leaders, additionally several Den Chief Training sessions are offered.  There will be a midway with vendors offering many enticing items.   

El Valle Manzano Scout Rendezvous
October 20th - 22nd
Open to all districts!

Registration is now open. Early Bird fee in effect until October 7th - sign up today!

60th Annual Jamboree on the Air
Saturday, October 21st, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Great Southwest Council Service Center

Scouts and leaders come out and learn about amateur radio and talk with Scouts across the country. Click here for more details. Patches are available to purchase at the High Desert Scout Shop.

Scout Day at the Lobos!
Friday, November 17 - 7:30 pm
Discounted Tickets Available - purchase now!

Gorham Scout Ranch
Summer Camp
Registration is Now Open
for 2018!

Click here for more info!

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