Re: Camping Guide
Michael Rogero Brown (michaelb@SUNRISE.CSE.FAU.EDU)
Tue, 8 Feb 1994 13:41:37 EST
> >I am Camp Promotions Advisor for our OA Lodge (Mantowagan #14). As part of
> >our efforts this year, we are working on putting together a new "Where To Go
> >Camping" Guide. If possible, I would like to get copies of other Lodge's
> >WTGC guides. I would appreciate if other Lodge Brothers would send me a
> >copy of their guide. I will provide my snail mail address by e-mail upon
> Would you consider sharing some of your Camp Promotions Ideas and Material
> with the youth Leadership of my Lodge.They have recently elected several
> new chairman to perform this task in the various chapters and they could
> use a fresh perspective on how to carry out this task. I would be happy to
> pass on whatever you can provide.
Let me add my two cents as I was once Advisor for our "Where To Go Camping"
book a few years back. I was mainly given the job as I had been collecting
info for a few years for my troop/own use. These are some of the resources
* Collected (or tried to collect) W2GC booklets from nearby Lodges. Good
source of info on local/nearby attractions/sites, as well as info on Council's
camp(s). Also, good examples of good/bad booklets.
* Collected books on Campsites/hiking trails/bike trails/canoe trails in state.
You should be able to find several of these.
* Wrote to the following asking for info. Tell them what you are doing, and
they will probably send you lots of stuff!
- State Parks
- State Forests
- State Fish & Game Commission (note- these are 3 *separate* agencies, each
with their own 'properties')
- National Parks
- National Forests
- Bureau of Land Mangment (out west only)
(these are all I can remember off the top of my head, any state/federal
organization dealing with public lands/wildlife/etc. will have places you
can visit/camp at.
When I was done, I had a couple of notebooks filled with pamphlets/maps on
various sites, and probably a good dozen books. I made sure that the book
mentioned ALL addresses & book resources for others to use.
Well, hope this helps.
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