scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Philmont News and Valle Vidal Update
Calvin H. Gray (405geezer@IGG-TX.NET
Wed Jun 28 2000 - 14:40:09 CDT
>From Mark Anderson, Philmont Director of Program, and posted on the
Philmont List on June 28.
I would like to address 2 recent postings that have contained
It was stated in a recent posting that the Valle Vidal is open but that
Philmont is just choosing not to send crews up there. The fact remains
that the entire Kit Carson National Forest is closed. Anyone who sets
there is subject to a $5,000 fine and 6 months in jail.
A posting yesterday reported the death of a youth from anaphylactic
following a bee sting. The only truth in this report was that there
in fact, a death on Saturday. It was an adult, not a youth. It was a
attack, not a bee sting. The individual was not on a trek. The
press release follows:
"On Saturday, June24, 2000 at approximately 4:30 PM, an Oklahoma City
Scouter participating in a Woodbadge pre-course visit to the Philmont
Scout Ranch died from an apparent heart attack while hiking on the
Emergency CPR was administered and Philmont medical staff and the
Ambulance responded to the situation."
We would appreciate it if persons posting to this list would check their
facts before spreading erroneous information.
Mark S. Anderson
Director of Program
Philmont Scout Ranch