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GOTTA HAVE IT
Hail the Conquering Hero
What are the awesome-est, bad-est outdoor
Bechtels ling, mountain biking, hiking,
adventure-seekers wearing this season?
have a strong and other outdoor sports.
The new HD Hero camera from GoPro, that’s what.
Scouting After obtaining the neces-
It’s the world’s first 1080p HD wearable camera, and it’s
tradition. sary permits, the BSA will
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needs to capture those “No way!” moments.
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With the Hero, you’ll soar, roll, or dodge the moguls while
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of 2013.
Stephen D. Bechtel Jr. and 60 frames per second, capturing wide-angle
in 1940, The new site also will be
shots with ease. An optional wireless microphone
and has been awarded the the permanent home for the
and remote will add pro-quality sound in the most
Silver Buffalo Award and the National Scout Jamboree.
rugged environment. The rechargeable lithium
Distinguished Eagle Scout The BSA envisions a few
battery is good for about 2.5 hours, so, depending on
Award. His uncle, Kenneth buildings on the property,
the activity, you might wear out before the camera
Bechtel, served as national but the aim is to make a
does.
president of the Boy Scouts minimal footprint on the
And you want versatile? Choose from an array
from 1956-1959. area so “the great outdoors
of accessories that will attach the Hero to bikes,
The West Virginia camp, can speak to our kids,”
surfboards, and, of course, your own body. Cap it
located in the Glen Jean- says Jack D. Furst, project
off by attaching the camera to a big-screen TV and
Mount Hope area, will offer chairman and a member
tell your friends, “You won’t believe what happens
whitewater rafting, rappel- of the BSA national board.
next!” $299, goprocamera.com.
“We have a high-adventure
dream that we’re pursuing in
West Virginia.”
State and Fayette County
officials also say they’re
pumped up about the
GET THE FAMILY TO PHILMONT
coming partnership with the “Are we there yet? Are we there yet?”
BSA, which could create as
Mom and Dad may hear those familiar cries this summer, but the destination will be
many as 80 full-time jobs.
well worth it. Yes, it’s time to make plans for bringing the family to the Philmont Training
Chief Scout Executive
Center.
Bob Mazzuca says: “Thanks
While volunteer and professional Scouters and junior leaders tune up with the latest
to the generosity of the
leadership techniques, family members of any age can enjoy
exciting and educational programs during the six-day stay.
Stephen D. Bechtel Jr.
Fees include conference and program materials, meals,
Foundation, the develop-
and lodging. They are: conference participants, $470;
ment of The Summit:
spouse, $340; children 1 4 -20, $285; ages 6-13, $225; ages
Bechtel Family National
5 and under, $180; Mountain Trek, $345; NAYLE (National
Scout Reserve will be a
Advanced Youth Leadership Experience), $355.
source of fun, adventure, One big change from last year: Participants no longer
and discovery for hundreds
have to be approved by a local council. See the schedule
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of thousands of Scouts and
and get more info at philmonttrainingcenter.org; send ques-
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opportunities not found at the other
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tions to trainingcenter@philmontscountranch.org.
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