Featured videos on the Base Camp

August 25, 2007 Glenn Chase Base Camp


Recently within the span of just a few minutes I received emails from different friends recommending that I check out two Scout-related videos on YouTube. The first was for the great Arrow Ads produced by the Coosa Lodge shows team whose members include Ben Killen, Chris Brightwell, and Tim Hall, the hosts of ClothTalk.

The second message recommended that I view a film created by Jake Topkis that features the voice of OA Founder E. Urner Goodman as he addressed Arrowmen during the 1954 and 1956 National Order of the Arrow Conferences. Entitled Our Founders Voice: Dr. E. Urner Goodman, the film literally brought me goosebumps as I heard Dr. Goodman’s voice for the first time in my life.

Scouting is fortunate to benefit from the worldwide trend of audio and video as media now created by the public. Videos shared on YouTube and podcasts like ClothTalk are just the beginning of what I hope will become as ubiquitous as email messages are today in the world of sharing information about Scouting and the preservation of its history and traditions through memorabilia and collectibles.

I’ve added a new section to the Base Camp called Featured Videos which provides links to the two videos mentioned above as well as to the excellent iSash video, also produced by Coosa Shows, which mimics the colorful style of the famous Apple ads for the iPod.

As someone who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television-Film and has worked in broadcast production, I can attest to the many hours of hard work that goes into planning and producing something as short as a 60 second video or a 30 minute radio show. Kudos to Jake and the Coosa Shows team for shining a new light on Scout-related topics by honing their skills on projects that will catch and keep the attention of today’s media-aware generation.

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