Re: Well I'am Back
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Mon, 15 Aug 1994 13:48:00 CST
On Mon, 15 Aug 1994 17:26:44 +0100 Kevin Clay said:
>One night several of the leaders where talking about where we had been
>camping, where we would like to go camping etc, and like a fool I said one
>of my ambitions was to visit the USA with a Scout Troop. Several of
>the others said "if you do manage to arrange something please let us know"
>(as did several of the Scouts).
>My thoughts at this time are:-
> Arrange the trip for sometime in 1997 (to allow time for fund raising)
> Spend one week hiking etc at Philmont (activity suggestions please)
> Spend one week on home visit/joint camp with a BSA troop
> (With a return exchange camp in 1998 in the UK)
> Spend one week site seeing (all the usual tourist traps)
>If anyone would like to be involved with part two (or has any suggestions
>for parts 1 & 3) please email me direct on email@example.com . Please
>bear in mind that whilst in the USA we would prefer to keep the amount
>of long distance travel to a minimum.
Kevin, we had an academic group visit campus this summer. They had purchased
a "Delta-Pass" which I understand allowed them to fly anywhere Delta Airlines
flew in the contiguous 48 states for a 30-day period. This was the first I
had heard of this type of ticket but you might want to investigate. I know
we can purchase Eurail passes here that allow unlimited rail travel in Europe.
But, who knows what the options will be in 1997. The BSA national jamboree
cycle would have a Jamboree in 1997. You might want to consider that option.
Getting space at Philmont is always easier in a Jamboree year if that's what
you want to do.
I don't know where I will be in '97 but I'd be glad to try to coordinate
something with your unit.
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Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 18
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