Outdoor trip ideas included:
- Living Planet Aquarium
- Bingham Copper Mine
- the Bean Museum at BYU
- Paleontology Dept. at BYU
- Hutchings Museum in Lehi
- Wheeler Farm in Salt Lake
- Petroglyphs in Eagle Mountain
- Tracy Aviary
- Hogle Zoo
- Nature Trails
- Friends in Need Animal Shelter in Eagle Mountain
When all else fails, some things can be learned from books. Imagination is the key here.
The Intermediate Den Leader class had a discussion on field trips, also. Some successful field trips suggested were:
- Camp Williams
- Home Depot
When attending a Saturday morning class at Home Depot or Lowe's, call well in advance to place your den or pack on the list. These classes fill quickly. Often, when a class isn't full and leftover kits are available, they have been known to donate to the cub scout troops who take the time to ask.
We also discussed some not so successful trips leaders have taken with their boys. The consensus was taking rambunctious boys to the Library. When a Library trip is needed, a willingness to leave is necessary on the leaders' part. This way the librarians and patrons are not disturbed too terribly much by boys having loud fun amongst the quiet readers.
The point to field trips is to have fun. Enjoy each other and the many activities in our area. If you have other ideas to share, please email us or leave comments and we will add them to our lists.