Tiger Cub Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 119 visited Shell Point Retirement Community’s award-winning Shell Point Television (SPTV) studio for a hands-on learning experience about telecommunications on Tuesday, May 12.
The group of four Tiger Cub Scouts toured the SPTV facility and explored its numerous set designs, which are used to create a 30-minute, week-day television program for Shell Point residents.
During a one-on-one lesson with SPTV Technical Advisor Dan Philgreen, the scouts played cameraman and took turns operating a professional-grade camera. The group also practiced the role of news anchor by recording “from the desk” segments with the use of a teleprompter. Lastly, the Tiger Cub Scouts headed to the production room, reviewed their anchor footage, and learned how editing software is used to create a feature package.
“The scope of what Shell Point accomplishes with its television studio is impressive. What a special opportunity for the boys to tour behind-the-scenes and observe how a TV show is made,” said Tiger Cub Scout mother Christine Gulotta, who also works as program director at The Rehabilitation Center at Shell Point. “My son will be talking about this for weeks, and we appreciate Shell Point opening its studio and expertise to the Tiger Cub Scouts.”
This “Go See It” field trip satisfied the final achievement required to complete the pack’s Tiger Cub badge: learning how to communicate with others via television. As a result, all four Tiger Cub Scouts will receive their badge during a special advancement ceremony on Sunday, May 31.
Established in 2005, SPTV creates content for Shell Point’s own closed-circuit television network, which offers three channels to facilitate communication between the organization and its residents. A team of three technical experts write, shoot, edit, and produce the daily Shell Point Today show as well as other video productions to share with various audiences.
About Shell Point Retirement Community
Shell Point Retirement Community, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers, Florida. Shell Point offers independent retirement living, assisted living, and skilled nursing in an active, resort-style environment to its 2,400 residents. Lifestyle amenities include deep-water boating access with free boat dockage, and other recreational facilities. To learn more, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.
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