Warren Williams (warrenw@FELIX.TECLINK.NET)
Thu, 3 Apr 1997 08:30:01 -0600
Not to be picky, I just thought I'd add a little to the discussion
as Mike Walton and George Crowl, in discussing Philmont and Philmont
> Waite Phillips was not an owner/founder of Phillips 66 (his
> brothers were). He did make his money in oil in Oklahoma though.
However, Waite did get his start in the oil business through the
company started by two of his brothers, Frank and L.E., the Phillips
Petroleum Company (Phillips 66). He then started his own company,
the Waite Phillips Oil Company, through which he made the bulk of the
money he used to purchase the land for the Philmont Ranch.
> ...Philturn Scout Ranch, the original name for Philmont...
The original name was Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp, and for
those who know Philmont, was based around Ponil. Phil- for Waite
Phillips, and -turn for the good turn he did for Scouting.
> ...Philmont does have a program for Scout age boys who come to the
> Training Center with their parents...
> ...Its called Rayado Men (??)...
The program for children of training center participants is the
Mountain Trek (aka "Mountain Men/Mountain Women" program), which is
a 5-day trek.
Rayado (Men and Women) is a 20-day wilderness leadership program
(another bit of trivia; the program started as "Kit Carson Men", and
was originally only 14 days).
Both of these programs are limited to 20-year-olds and younger. The
adult leadership is provided by Philmont. Two other "individual"
Trail Crew--a great deal; there's no charge for this one. Work for
two weeks (roughly), then your trail crew designs its own trek. At
28 days, it's the longest program at Philmont.
OA Trail Crew--a "hybrid" of the trail crew program, sponsored by
the National Order of the Arrow Committee; a shorter version; only
two weeks. The cost is only $100. It's in its third year now, the
project is a new trail up to Vaca Camp, and it's run by several of
the OA's national leaders.
Warren Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jackson, Mississippi USA
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