Re: Philmont Rumor
James Taylor (jimtaylr@ISAAC.NET)
Tue, 3 Sep 1996 14:33:00 -0700
golden cliff wrote:
> I hate to be a rumor monger, but here goes.
> One of the adults in my troop has a father-in-law who is a close friend
> to an EXTREMELY high ranking member of the Philmont staff.
> The rumor is that Philmont may gain control of tens of thousands of
> additional acreage to the north that is now presently private land.
> I repeat this is something I've heard third hand through the grapevine.
> My own knowledge of the area would suggest possibly that this might be
> Chase Ranch. National is desparetly trying to increase the capacity of
> Philmont due to the record numbers seeking reservations these past few years.
> I repeat, this is only a rumor.
> YIS, Cliff Golden
> Scoutmaster Troop 33; DeKalb, Illinois
I'll add to the rumor. BSA was offered the land but will not accept.
Instead it will be given to the State/Federal(don't know which) with the
BSA retaining the right to use. No source, just a guess.
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