Kathie Cerveny (kathie@EECS.NWU.EDU)
Wed, 18 Sep 1991 14:53:34 CDT
PHILMONT! If you have not gone, I absolutely agree, go for it! The Philmont
Training Center is built around the original Villa of W. Phillips (Phillips
76)completely furnished. This past summer on my 3rd trip there, I continued to
repeat that I was sure that I could learn to live out there -- just give me a
shot at it!
The family programs go all the way down to newborn babies, and even spouses
(some are actually husbands of Scouters, what a great world!) and the
spouses go on tours, see actual Indian writings, visit Kit Carson's home,
do lots of great things!
The training courses are usually great, staffed with expertise people from
all over the country. This summer, my course (Key 3) was staffed by a
Judge, an attorney, and an Area Exec! What a great deal of fun, and what a
great way to learn!
If anyone wants to be invited to attend next summer, contact your district
training chairman (this is a training center) and he and your D.E. will add
your name to the list from your council. The request usually comes in from
National in the October time frame for those who should be invited, and for
which session and which course.
This summer's experience with the Key 3 was the best of all my experiences
out there - so if your district Key 3 can make it they would certainly
benefit, to say nothing of the approximately 50# of materials (many new) we
were given to take home.
The history of Philmont, the size, the air, the altitude, the fellowship of
being with others who believe in the movement, the sharing of ideas, etc.
Go -- I really WOULD live there if I could figure out a way! Just think,
deer coming into my yard in the morning just to say hello! Buffalo down
the road, mountains - air - space. All very valuable things to someone
from Chicago Area Council. Bet you can tell that.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City