Eco-Friendly Fun with Playa del Carmen Scouts!

by Lisa Juliot (Aug. 2015)

If you’ve moved to Playa del Carmen with your children, you’re probably on the hunt for the best kids activities in the Riviera Maya. Even with all of the amazing beaches and parks found throughout this beautiful piece of paradise, it’s always good to have some fun structured activities. And what better way to teach kids about nature and community than the scouts! The Pawahtun Scout Group offers activities for kids, teens and young adults right here in Playa del Carmen. Each Pawahtun age group is mixed (boys and girls), with ages divided as follows:

Manada: 7  11 years old

Tropa: 11 – 15 years old

Caminantes: 15 – 18 years old

Clan: 18 – 21 years old

scouts in Playa del Carment

According to the local group leaders, Pawahtun "is an educational support between school and home, where we reinforce values through physical activities, teamwork games, contact with nature and group interaction, all based on the Scout Law. We develop core growth values like creativity, physical ability, character, emotions, socializing and spirituality."

Pawahtun is associated with the Asociación de Scouts de México (Scouts Association of Mexico), and their activities involve camping, games, outdoor activities, community service and environmental conservation.

scouts in Playa del Carment

The activities are all done in Spanish, but Pawahtun groups include children of a variety of nationalities. It's a great opportunity for your kids to pick up some more Spanish through immersion in the different activities and interaction with other kids.

Pawahtun meets Saturdays at Parque La Ceiba from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Pawahtun contact info:

Diana Oscos (group leader): (984)113-4612

Pawahtun Scout Group Facebook page (check out their recent activity photos!)