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    Turn your next youth activity into a super fun adventure. Boy Scouts emphasize wholesome recreational opportunities, building strong values and creating memorable events.

    Thunderbird District BSA Thunderbird District
    City of Glendale Area

    Thunderbird District [PHX] - City of Glendale

    Each District holds a monthly Roundtable Meeting for all Scoutmasters, Cubmasters, Den Leaders and their assistants. Learn about leader training, scout activities, new programs, camporees and much more for your area. Info for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity, and Venturing Unit Leaders.
    Glendale Roundtable: LDS Church -3527 W Happy Valley Rd, Glendale, AZ 85310; 7PM - 2nd Thursday Monthly.

    Grand Canyon Council
    BSA Headquarters

    2969 North Greenfield Road Phoenix, AZ 85016;
    602-955-7747; Council Website;
    Open: Mon-Fri: 9AM-5PM / Sat: 9AM-3PM / Closed Sun & Holidays

    Regional Headquarters, Service Center, Scout Shop and Training Facility for Boy Scouts of America. This council covers a large section of Arizona and New Mexico.

    The Boy Scouts of America is the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training.

    Wipala Wiki Lodge GCC Order of the Arrow
    Boy Scout Fraternity Group - Advanced Scouting

    OA Lodge Website

    The Order of the Arrow is the BSA Fraternity for experienced scouts. They pursue a variety of service projects, leadership challenges and adventure opportunities during the year.

Arizona Scout Troops

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    Phoenix Cub Scout Packs [Ages 7-10]
    The cub scout program builds desirable qualities of character, citizenship, fellowship and personal fitness through a local community organization. Phe Pack (all the dens) meet approximately 4 times a month for meetings, fun activities, and trips.

    BSA Cub Pack 94
    Chartered by the Concerned Parents of Desert Horizon. Boys in our pack are students primarily from the Pendergast School District - West Phoenix and Southwest Glendale.

    BSA Scout Pack 262
    St. Helen's Catholic Church - Glendale Arizona

    BSA Scout Pack 365
    Glendale Community Church of Joy - High Five For Pack 365

    BSA Scout Pack 563
    Mission Bell United Methodist Church - Glendale Arizona

    Glendale Area LDS Cub Scout Packs
    Most congregations within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints sponsors smaller sized Cub Scout Units:
    LDS Glendale Arizona Stake -
    LDS Glendale Arizona North Stake -
    Phoenix Cub Packs

    Directory listing for more BSA Cub Scout Packs active in this region.

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    Phoenix Boy Scout Troops [Ages 11-17]

    Building character through a variety of fun activity programs including monthly campouts, merit badge clinits, and high adventure treks.

    BSA Scout Troop 262
    Established in 1985 by St. Helen's Catholic Church - Glendale AZ. This is a youth led group with large contingent of adult volunteers. They average one camping outing each month with an annual week of summer camp alternating in and out of state. Monthly outings alternate between base camp with day hikes to challenging backpacking adventures.
    BSA Scout Troop 365

    Established by Glendale Community Church of Joy -
    TROOP 526 BSA Scout Troop 526
    Glendale Area

    Over 75 Eagle Scouts since troop founding in 1994. Troop 526 is a 'Boy Led Boy Run' troop. Includes many scouts from Glendale and Northwest Phoenix area.
    BSA Scout Troop 824

    Located at St. James Parish Family in Glendale, AZ. Home of the Dragon Patrol.
    Glendale Area LDS Boy Scout Troops

    Most congregations within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints sponsors smaller sized Cub Scout Units:
    LDS Glendale Arizona Stake -
    LDS Glendale Arizona North Stake -
    Phoenix Scout Troops

    Directory listing for more BSA Boy Scout Troops active in this region.

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Troop 262 Grand Canyon Tour

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    Glendale Venturer Crews [Co-ed 14-21]

    BSA Venturing Crew 46
    Glendale Arizona

    Pursues weekend overnight camping trips that include leadership, service projects, cooking, building fires, watersports, backpacking, rock climbing, and more. Desert United Methodist Church.
    Glendale Area LDS Varsity and Venturer Scouts

    Most congregations within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints sponsors smaller sized Varsity Teams and male only Venturer Crews:
    LDS Glendale Arizona Stake -
    LDS Glendale Arizona North Stake -
    Phoenix Scout Crews

    Directory listing for more BSA Venturer Crews active in this region.
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    Arizona Cardinals Football University of Phoenix Stadium
    Cardinal Stadium (NFL)
    NCAA Fiesta Bowl

    1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale AZ 85305;

    Arizona big football stadium (85,000 seats) is located 12.5 miles northwest of Downtown Phoenix and first opened in August 2006. The stadium is located next door to the Arena and it features the first fully retractable natural grass playing surface built in the United States on top of an AirField Systems drainage system. An opening on one side of the stadium allows the playing field to move to the exterior of the building, allowing the entire natural turf playing surface to be exposed to daylight.

    Global Spectrum - Stadium Operator - Official website for all Stadium Events
    Arizona Cardnals - NFL Football Team - Home field
    Super Bowl XLIX - 2015 NFL Pro Football Championship Game
    BCS National Championships - Jan 2015 NCAA Division I Championship Game - Four year event rotation.
    Fiesta Bowl - NCAA Championship Football - Annual NCAA event since 1971.
    Arizona Tourism and Sports Authority - Stadium Owner

    Phoenix Coyotes Hockey Arena
    Formerly Glendale Arena
    Phoenix Coyotes (NFL)

    9400 West Maryland Avenue, Glendale AZ 85305

    Arizona's big (19,000 seats) indoor sports and entertainment arena located just 12.5 miles northwest of Downtown Phoenix and just nextdoor to University of Phoenix Stadium. Completed in 2003 at cost of $220 million it hosts games for hockey, lacrosse, basketball and concerts.
    Westgate City Center - entertainment and retail complex surrounding the arena - live entertainment / Fridays and Saturdays at Fountain Park.
    NHL Phoenix Coyotes - Pro Hockey - official team website / home rink at Arena.
    Arena Website - official information from owner/operator - the City of Glendale.

    Camelback Ranck
    MLB Spring Training Camp
    Arizona Dodgers

    10712 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85037

    This 13,000-seat baseball stadium in Northwest Phoenix is owned and operated by The City of Glendale. It is the spring training homes (The Cactus League) of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox. It also is the home field of the Arizona League Dodgers.
    Camelback Ranch - official stadium website.
    Arizona League - official MILB Website - upcoming games and events.

    Arizona's Antique Capital
    Collections Merit Badge

    The City of Glendale bills outself as Arizona's Antique Capital. There are more than 70 antique and specialty shops adjacent to a beautiful city park and library. The Catlin Court Historic District houses residential bungalows that have been converted into unique and quaint shops.
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    Caitlin Court Historic District
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    Nearly half of Catlin Court's 82 historic buildings reflect the bungalow style of the early 1920s. Step back in time with a walking tour of this neighborhood.
    Catlin Court Guide -

    Desert Valley Rock Art Center
    Archeaology & Indian Lore Merit Badge

    3711 W. Deer Valley Rd, Phoenix AZ 85308;
    623-582-8007. Museum Website;
    Open Tue-Sat: 9AM-5PM (Oct-Apr) / 8AM-2PM (May-Sep);

    Operated by the ASU School of Human Evolution and Social Change. This museum preserves public access to the Hedgpeth Hills petroglyph site

    Arizona Racing Speed Street
    Go Kart Track - Entertainment Center

    6542 West Bell Road, Glendale AZ 85308;
    623-334-9952; Racetrack Website;

    Arizona's largest Indoor race track! 13000 SSF facility, 1/3 mile track with Super gokarts race up to 50 mph. Each kart has ROC Timing, which electronically clocks each kart as it rounds the track to give detailed information for each lap completed. Arcade center, Billiards hall, great for all kinds of youth events.
    Arizona Go Kart Racing

    Luke Air Force Base
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    Luke AFB is a major training base of the US Air Force Air Education and Training Command (AETC), training pilots in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. This base was founded in 1940. On 31 March 2011 it was announced that the F-35 Lightning II would replace the F-16 as the primary training aircraft at Luke, although the date of deployment of the new aircraft to Luke and reorganization plans were not announced.

    Luke Air Force Base is the largest and only active-duty F-16 Fighting Falcon training base in the world with more than 200 F-16s assigned. The host command at Luke is the 56th Fighter Wing (56 FW), under Air Education and Training Command's 19th Air Force.

    Unfortunately, the Air Park Museum is not easily accessible to the general public. Groups can arrange tours through the base public affairs office, but individuals need to know someone on base who can vouch for them.
    Base Website -
    Base Services -
    Public Affairs Office - Contact form to use to request tours of the air base and air park museum.

    Foothills Regional Park & Aquatics Center
    5600 West Union Hills Drive, Glendale, AZ 85308;
    623-930-4600; Park Website;

    Facilities include fitness/exercise equipment, the indoor jogging/walking track; the open gymnasium hours, basic aerobics, the indoor racquetball courts, rock climbing wall and scheduled lap swimming.

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