Low Cost Lodging
Rodger Morris (rodger@FISHNET.NET)
Sat, 20 Jul 1996 21:45:21 -0700
At 12:10 PM 7/18/96 +0000, Marie Lackore wrote:
>Naperville? Do you or anyone else out there have any information on
>BSA camps in the vicinity of Chicago. Our troop is planning to do a
>museum tour to Chicago next March and as you may have guessed, we
>need an economical place to stay!
Get an institutional membership in the American Youth Hostels. It is free.
Youth hostels generally charge about $10-$12/night per person for overnight
lodging. This free membership is offered as part of AYH's youth outreach
American Youth Hostels, Inc. has a web homepage and a toll-free 800 number
you can call to receive your application. The International Youth Hostel
movement is a private, not for profit corporation that began in Germany
and that predates the Boy Scout and Girl Guide movements. Its aims are
complementary to those of Scouting. Hostels are found on every continent
except Antarctica. There are several hundred in the USA and Canada, and
close to 800 in Germany alone.
If I recall correctly, the main youth hostel in Chicago is (or at least
used to be) fairly close to the Museum of Science and Industry. I suspect
that this museum may be on your list of places to visit.
March is during the slack season for the hostels, and space _should_ be
relatively easy to reserve.
One caveat. If this is a Cub Scout trip, some of the boys may be a bit
young to stay in a hostel, depending upon local rules and whether or not
they are accompanied by a parent during their stay in the hostel. Check
on their terms and conditions in re youth groups, families and young
I hope that this is of some assistance to you.
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris <email@example.com>
Scoutmaster, Troop 852 Woodbadge 416-18
Ventura County Council Philmont, 1973
Camarillo, California, USA "I used to be a Beaver..."
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