scouts-l Mail Archive for November of 1999: Re: How safe is Philmont?
Steve Hoar (shoar@INFINET.COM
Sun Nov 07 1999 - 21:16:41 CST
At 05:50 PM 11/7/99 , you wrote:
>There's no doubt that Philmont is legendary as a wonderful place that
>makes men out of boys every week. My son loved it. Their defense could
>be that most people come there to get away from all that radio, TV,
>telephone, and 'copter activity, but do we want to die because of lack
>of it? I'd like to get these questions answered too.
>Jack Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rather than just ask questions, how about your recommendations? It is
obvious that you feel that they should have more in the way of radios,
helipads, EMT support, safety, etc.
So, how about your ideas on how many landing zones, radios per crews,
EMT teams ready for immediate dispatch. Also, how do you propose we
finance and pay for this infrastructure. Finally, how do you propose we
identify and remove the possible hazards the boys are exposed to and
how do we make the whole experience completely risk free.
Stephen M. Hoar
BSA Troop 8, Newark OH