Bob McGwier (n4hy@CCR-P.IDA.ORG)
Tue, 13 Sep 1994 17:18:02 EDT
That should be easy. While I was a crew advisor on 721-T-3/'94 we had the
usual advisor's coffee where all the usual folks come in and give a talk
to the advisor's. During this meeting they told us how to bring all adult
groups, scout groups, non-scout groups, etc. to Philmont in the off season.
It is most assuredly NOT a regular trek. It is less than a week, there are
NO staffed camps, and some staff person is with you at all times. A large
portion of a Philmont trek is taken up by the fact that you are out on your
own for a good portion of the time and you have programs to make it to before
dark as a goad. Anyone who is foolhardy enough to go to Philmont for any
length of time without adequate mental and physical preparation deserves
whatever kind of miserable time they encounter. I sincerely hope that
people are being adequately forewarned. I tell my crews (I am on the way
back next year) that to enjoy Philmont and all it offers takes commitment.
Commitment to get physically ready and a commitment to operate under a
variety of conditions with a wide range of people. I then explain that
a the chicken that lays the egg for your breakfast is interested but that
the cow that gives you a T-bone is committed.
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