Visitor Center Rennovations
April, May, & June 2014 are scheduled for major electrical and heating/cooling system rennovation. The Visitor Center will be closed but restrooms, movie auditorium, historic ruins area, and picnic area will remain open (no fees during rennovation).
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument offers numerous programs for scouts of all ages. One of the most popular programs is the Resource Stewardship Program for Boy and Girl Scouts. Also offered are special workshops and event days, troop/pack/den/patrol programs to earn official awards, and service projects with specialized patches presented by the park.
Boy Scout Ranger Program
How Scouts Earn a Patch
Girl Scout Ranger Program
How to Earn a Patch
1) Take part in organized educational programs or volunteer service projects for a minimum of ten (10) hours at one or more national park sites.
Girl Scouts Council's Own Awards
Arizona Cactus-Pine Council of Girl Scouts USA has awards at Brownie, Junior, and Cadette/Senior/Ambassador levels featuring Arizona American Indian History. Programs offered at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument cover all needed elements to earn this award. Troop leaders are responsible for obtaining the award badges. General Information on these council's own awards are on the Arizona Cactus-Pine Council website.
Detailed information on what is done at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument can be requested in PDF format. Please use the CONTACT US links.
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