Re: Need Adult Philmont Slot
ralph romig (rwromig@PPCO.COM)
Fri, 17 Mar 1995 09:59:02 -0600
>If you know anyone going to Philmont, ask if they need leaders. Even if
>they have sufficient leaders, ask if they would like to have a 3rd
>leader for a crew instead of the minimum two. This helps as adults are
>prone to work changes that cause them not to be able to go. If they do
>not have room for additional leaders, volunteer as a backup leader.
>This is the person who is called when 3 days before you are ready to
>leave, one of your leaders has vacation canceled due to something at
>work, or has another problem come up. This does happen for Philmont
>trips and other Scout trips, so it is a good idea when planning.
>Getting to Philmont as an adult shouldn't be as difficult as it sounds.
>It just takes a little networking and persistance.
Another route is to get a referral from the DE for a council representative
to one of the conferences. This will allow you to take 3 boys for the trek
and to take any members of you immediate family regardless of age. (The
programs are a great way to pickup ideas) And there's free time for adult
hiking, etc built into the conference schedule.
Got an invite in the mail yesterday. Seriously considering going and taking
my 11 year old son......
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City