Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Dilemma.....backpacking!
Thu, 12 Aug 1999 21:58:45 -0500
>How about getting someone to come to a troop meeting and show slides
>of a Philmont expedition or other backpacking trip?
>There are some great hiking/backpacking adventures in Tennessee, and
>especially in Virginia at the Blue Ridge Mountains Scout Reservation's
>High Knoll program. See: http://www.bsa-brmc.org/
>In a day or two, our web page should have a slide show from our June
>Philmont expedition. See http://www.troop405.org/camps/index.html
>Or how about a Philmont Kanik (cold weather) adventure. I bet this
>is something that would interest your guys. We're doing one of these
>during Spring Break next year.
>Calvin H. Gray
>Scoutmaster, Troop 405
>I used to be an Owl (WM-62-2-98 @ Philmont)
You are right on target here, this thread has drifted away from the
original question of "how to get kids interested?"
For about 15 years, I have been showing slides of our high
adventure trips at our annual recruiting drives. Years later,
I found out from the kids that the SLIDES are why they
joined. Nothing that was said, or flyers handed out, or patches
shown or free baseball games, or displays sucked them in.
It was the SLIDE presentations!!!
(Wow that was the easy part!!!) :-)
Mark Wilbur - Allogagaw (He who serves)
"Used to be an OWL NC-513 (312-35-1984), Always be an Eagle (1973)"
Scoutmaster (since 1986) Troop 374 St. Louis, Mo.