Re: Visiting military bases
golden cliff (c60clg1@CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU)
Thu, 4 Apr 1996 12:26:59 -0600
> Is there a national number, maybe at the Pentagon to call to
> arrange this?
I wouldn't call the Pentagon. You need to call each individual base to
make arrangements. The BSA has a special form available at your local
council office that can be sent to the military base. Although,
personally I usually don't use them.
Most major bases have a Scouting Liason Officer, which is a volunteer
duty and that person changes often. I usually call the main base number,
ask for the Public Affairs Office, and they can usually direct me to the
correct person (Scout Liason Officer) or help me directly.
There is one 800 number you can call that will help you immeasurably.
Call this toll free number 1-800-368-5718 and ask for a copy of the
Guide to Military Installations in the U.S. The cost is $4.00 and you
can order by credit card. It will arrive in about 2 weeks. I gives you
all the information on over 200 major military bases in the USA. It is
published by Army Times Publishing Company. It is a great resource and
is published each year around November.
My troop has visited over 50 bases over the years. We use them heavily
on high adventure tours. They save money, the boys enjoy them, and many
have very educational museums and tours.
Good luck to you.
YIS, Cliff Golden firstname.lastname@example.org Three Fires Council BSA
Scoutmaster Troop 33 First Lutheran Church; DeKalb, IL
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City