Hang on for the ride of your life.
When Scouting magazine visited the 2010 National Scout Jamboree this past summer, we brought along our newest toy: a GoPro HD Helmet Hero camera. It was our first time using the camera, and we were impressed by the results.
The set-up was simple. We strapped the camera onto the heads of some eager Scouts before they enjoyed one of the jamboree's many exciting activities. We sent the camera across bumps and turns at the BMX racing venue, let it fly at the Action Alley zip line, and tested its waterproof capabilities at the scuba tank.
Using iMovie, we edited it all down to the two-and-a-half-minute video you see above. The result is an exciting look at what kind of fun is in store for jamboree participants.
Your pack, troop, or crew could easily produce a similar video of your next adventure. With simple video editing software, you can trim the video to a manageable length, add titles, and post the video on your unit's Web site. It's a great way to share the memories of your activities with Scouts and parents, and it's also a stellar recruiting tool.
Do you have any experience with using video on your unit's Web site? Let us know in the comments section below.