Cub Scouts take field trip to learn bookkeeping

Kimberly Rubio

Assistant editor

From mowing lawns for the elderly to seeing first-hand how a towing company applies math into their business operations, Cub Scout Pack 244 has been keeping busy.

Pack 244 recently visited Tavos Towing, located in Crystal City and owned by Irene and Tavo Jimenez. The business is in the process of making the move to Uvalde.

“We used this as an opportunity to tour his facility and to see how he applies math in his daily work, other than bookkeeping,” said pack leader Elizabeth Hernandez-Villescaz.

The towing company arranged to have several streets blocked off to allow for a demonstration of trucks working in tandem to lift a large vehicle.

“The boys learned about air pressure, pounds per square inch, gauges and load capacities. They were intrigued by a three-pound synthetic rope that can lift more than a 50-pound chain,” Hernandez-Villescaz said. “They learned about giant balloons that are used to lift giant oil well vehicles, which have weights measuring upwards of 50 tons.”

Hernandez-Villescaz noted Tavo Jimenez also touched on the importance of workplace safety.


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