Re: Philmont video
Michael Phelan (mphelan@WESTGA.EDU)
Thu, 24 Aug 1995 12:47:37 -0400
On Thu, 24 Aug 1995, Beaumont, Arthur John Jr wrote:
> There is a videotape available (I saw it in the Philmont Trading Post)
> entitled "Philmont Trek Preparation" (or something similar)...I have not
> viewed it and at $20.00 for 28 minutes of tape it seemed a little pricey.
> If someone in your council does not already have it, or if it sounds
> like something you need...I'll look it up in the Philmont Catatlog.
> "I used to be a Beaver"
> John Beaumont
> Mountaineer Area Council
I bought the video when I was at Philmont in 1993. Assuming that the
current video is the same one that I bought, it is very poor in quality
compared to other BSA videos. It looks as though the whole thing was
shot as a home video with only a camcorder and no external microphone.
The information is OK, but any handout with the proper items to take on
an extended hike would be as good (and cheaper than $20).
If anyone knows if the current video is different, please let us know.
Yours in Scouting,
Scoutmaster Troop 33
A Feisty Fox
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City