1995 Philmont registration information
Tom Richardson (DICKSONT@CITADEL.BITNET)
Fri, 24 Sep 1993 23:28:41 -0400
This is the text of a letter received today from Philmont with
respect to reservations for 1995 expeditions and the text of
the request card.
You should consider this material to be "more authentic" than the
sketch I included in my recent posting to the archive:
Also, while searching the old monthly logs for Mike Walton's discussion
about Blacks in the Order of the Arrow [thanks Mike, it helped answer
a question that had been posed to me] I found several submissions from
1990 and 1991 that will be of use to anyone working up a Philmont
[those archives are a gold mine . . . it will take at least a box of
1.44 M disks to hold it all but it is a wonderful resource to download
and store and browse]
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Dear Scout Executive/Philmont Advisor:
Greetings from Philmont! Due to an overwhelming number of telephone
calls on April 1 and 2, 1993, requesting space for a 1994 Philmont
trek, the registration procedure is being changed for 1995 reservations.
Because enormous numbers of Scouts and Explorers want to participate in
a Philmont trek, a drawing will be held with a "window of opportunity"
The 1995 Philmont brochure with fees, dates and requirements to attend,
will be distributed in late February of 1994. Entries for a drawing using
the attached choice of arrival dates card or a copy of it will be accepted
during the month of March. Cards will not be accepted before March 1, 1994.
Entries to the drawing will be accepted only by mail, and not by telephone,
fax or in person, or any other way, and must be received by April 8, 1994.
Only one entry per unit will be allowed. This will eliminate the
frustration experienced by people trying to get through by telephone.
Every group that is successful in the drawing will be sent a confirmation
with an application/reservation form by early May. The council
[underline on] must [underline off] approve the participation on each group.
Groups that do not receive space as a result of the drawing will be placed
on a waiting list. Any group that submits a card after April 8 requesting
to attend will also be added to the waiting list.
Reservation fees of $25.00 per person (non-refundable) will be due within
30 days of receiving an application/reservation form. Philmont highly
recommends that these fees be collecd from those desiring to participate
so that the unit or the council is not undertaking financial risk.
The minimum requirement to particpate in a 1995 Philmont trek is
[underline on] 13 years of age by January 1, 1995, without exception. [ul off]
Your efforts to promote Philmont are appreciated. We hope that this new
reservation procedure will be a more fair and smoother process for
everyone. Best wishes from Philmont.
David R. Bates
Director of Program
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REQUEST FOR 1995 PHILMONT RESERVATION
Mail this card by APRIL 1 If Possible
Our troop, team, crew, post, council contingent, district contingent
(please circle one) wants to register for a Philmont trek. We wish
to be considered for the five arrival dates specified below. It is
suggested that at least two of the choices be Tuesday thru Friday
arrival dates to improve the chances of being selected for an open
date. Philmont will accept groups from June 13 thru August 10, 1995.
1st Choice ____ 4th Choice _____
2nd Choice ____ 5th Choice _____
3rd Choice ____ [hand stamp on] # Youth _____ # Adults _____ [h.s. off]
Will your group accept an assigned date if all 5 choices are filled? _____
If you respond "NO" and none of your requested dates are available,
your group will be placed on a waiting list for your requested dates.
You will be notified of your assigned date or waiting list position
by early May.
Name ____________ Unit & No. _____
Address _________ council Name & No. ____
_________________ Phone No. _____
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So, in January or early February, send Philmont a letter asking for the
first set of materials and request card and then follow up on it!
Please let us know how this works . . . I'm hoping to take my troop back
to Philmont in 1997 (which will be the big five-o for this cowboy!)
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While we're here on BSA high adventure backpacking, remember that High Knoll
Trail Camp in the Blue Ridge Mountain Council (southwest Virginia) is a
great opportunity for those of us in the southeast . . .
I'll work up an information sheet and post it sometime this fall. You
can generally make your reservation in the fall for the following July,
though like everything else, the earlier the better.
Tom Richardson Assoc Professor Chemistry
DICKSONT@CITADEL.BITNET Charleston SC 29409
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