Scott Meador (smeador@WEBSTAR.NET)
Wed, 23 Aug 1995 20:27:00 CDT
>Some question I have been wondering about are as follows:
>How much physical conditioning should the scouts and scouters be doing in
>preparation for Philmont?
Try to begin an aerobic program approx. 4-6 months before leaving. A good
way to get into shape is to get your pack and to load it down with as much
weight as possible. (Start off light and gradually go up to that weight that
you feel that you may carry at Philmont). Find a sports arena with stands to
where you can go up and down the steps while wearing the pack.
>What kind of and how many tune-up trips should we be planning?
My troop always does 2 preparation trips before going. Each person (adult
and youth) is required to go on at least one of the preparation trips. These
are usually held about 7 months and 1-2 months before leaving.
>Is it better to fly (we are in Richmond, VA) or drive?
It would be better for ya'll to fly.
>Where do we fly into?
You can fly into Denver or Alberqueue, but you have to take a bus from on of
these points to Philmont.
>How about food supplies?
Philmont supplies all food while you are in base camp and on the trail.
>What should we bring?
Find someone who has an old Philmont Guidebook to Adventure and take a look
at the list
inside. When you get to Philmont the ranger will tell you to dump most of it
but it is better to be safe than sorry.
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