Looking for fun things to do with your Troop in Cochise County? Look no further!
1. Benson - Kartchner Caverns State Park.
Experience a “live” cave which is host to a wide variety of unique minerals and formations. Enjoy the Discovery Center which features museum exhibits, regional displays, a theatre and more. The park also includes campgrounds, hiking trails, shaded picnic areas, and a hummingbird garden.
BONUS: There is a Council’s Own patch (from Cactus Pine) that you can earn.
2. Sierra Vista – Nature Conservancy’s Ramsey Canyon Preserve.
The Canyon is home to over 170 varieties of birds and a variety of plant and animal life. The Visitor Center includes a Please Touch Room with bird nests, snake skins and other wildlife bits. Guided tours available.
3. Bisbee – Queen Mine Tour.
Ride the mine train deep into the mine and search for remaining veins of copper, gold, turquoise, silver, lead, and zinc to experience the lives of miners as they toiled in the tunnels.
BONUS: Here's a chance to introduce STEM and the science and engineering behind mines!
4. Tombstone – Gunfighter Ghost Tour.
Visit the 10 most haunted spots in Tombstone’s Historic District on this one hour tour. Make a day of your Tombstone visit and visit the site of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
5. Willcox – Chiricahua National Monument.
Use up to 17 miles of day-use hiking trails to provide opportunities to discover the beauty, natural sounds and inhabitants of the almost 12,000 acre site. Don’t miss out on the Faraway Ranch.
BONUS: Find your inner Go Getter by accomplishing one of these amazing hikes!
Rosi Southee was born and raised in England where she was a member of Girl Guides for 12 years. Her scouting life, took a break for a while, but restarted in Sierra Vista when her daughter joined as a 1st grade Brownie. After one year as a volunteer became a troop leader and after 7 years in that role, Rosi began working for Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona in 2012 and now is the Membership Manager for Cochise, Graham & Greenlee Counties. Rosi is the mother to two college students (UofA and NAU) and loves dogs, chocolate, and Samoas!