Jon Eidson (EIDSON@TCUBVM.BITNET)
Wed, 18 Sep 1991 08:39:42 CDT
For good reading, there is a book sold in our scout store called
"The Scoutmaster". It makes wonderful reading and about 1/2 is
about his trek to Philmont ... and from my experiences, the author
captures it wonderfully. I'm sorry, but I dont recall the author's
name. I'll look at home tonight and find out.
Above all, go for it. Next summer will make my 7th trip. I've been
twice as a child when my father went to the training center, I've made
2 treks, and attended the training center twice. While treks are
super, I want to say a few words about Philmont's training center.
The training center offers programs for the entire family and makes
a wonderful and economically family vacation! Let me stress the
family part. There are programs for all ages including "mini" treks
for kids ages 13.5 and up, arts and crafts for non-scouting spouses,
etc. You will meet some of the most likable people in the world.
I highly recommend the experience. You will need to contact your
local council to get an invitation to go, but usually that is just
Go for it!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City