Visitor Center Rennovations
Park is having major heating/cooling system work done. The Visitor Center is closed (we don't know how long-mid July?) but restrooms, movie auditorium, historic ruins area, and picnic area remain open (no fees or pass sales 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.
Did You Know?
The ancient Sonoran Desert people made shell jewelry bracelets, rings, necklaces and pendants. Some of the jewelry was inlaid with turquoise, others had designs etched into the surface. The shells were acquired from as far away as the Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of California.