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T Minus 275 Days… Or…what Should I Be Doing Now? Troop 14 - Philmont Adventure Stephen P. Nault Scoutmaster Emeritus.

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1 T Minus 275 Days… Or…what Should I Be Doing Now? Troop 14 - Philmont Adventure Stephen P. Nault Scoutmaster Emeritus

2 A Sample of Resources Advisor Training & fellow advisors The Philmont Advisors Guide Seldon Balls Philmont pages –http://w4.lns.cornell.edu/~seb/philmont.htmlhttp://w4.lns.cornell.edu/~seb/philmont.html Philmont listservers & bulletin boards –http://www.philmont.com (unOfficial site)http://www.philmont.com –http://www.usscouts.org/lists/index.asphttp://www.usscouts.org/lists/index.asp

3 Philmont Advisor Training Planning ahead for success The Big Four Itinerary Selection Crew Training Outdoor Training Survey Input

4 T Minus 275: Crew Issues Family Commitment Reality Check Dealing with Problems

5 Family Commitment Early Fall meeting with youth and parent Bring important school & family dates Set shakedown expectations & schedule Payment schedule & penalties Fundraising & Scholarship availability Communication - Put It In Writing!

6 Reality Check When is a Scout Ready for Philmont? –Desire and commitment –Physical & Emotional Readiness –Maturity Will they eat the food and drink the water? Can they self-medicate? Will they practice personal hygiene? Can they work within the patrol method?

7 Dealing with Problems Now....or…Later?

8 T Minus 275: Advisor Issues Sorting out roles Working out differences Physical readiness

9 Roles of the Advisors Lead advisor Navi-guesser advisor Medical advisor Other roles?

10 Working Out Differences Dont fool yourselves You arent fooling the scouts Eleven days + ten nights = LONG TIME!!!

11 Physical Readiness Hiking pace and hiker separation Hiking pace and hypothermia The Philmont Physical Challenges Diet and Exercise

12 Philmont Weight Restrictions Zero Tolerance Advisor Weigh-In & BP Check

13 Philmont Weight Limits HEIGHTRECOMMENDED WEIGHTMAXIMUM ACCEPTANCE 5' 5" ' 6" ' 7" ' 8" ' 9" ' 10" ' 11" ' 0" ' 1" ' 2" ' 3" ' 4"

14 Diet & Weight Issues Do what works for you Consult your doctor Lose it slow to keep it off –½ to 1 pound per week –Present weight x 10 = daily calories Drink water to eliminate waste Try using a Diet Buddy

15 Fitness Plans Check with your doctor Consider a trainer Understand physiology of exercise Train for cardio, strength…and feet! Build a progression Dont rely on shakedowns! Pick something you like!

16 Target Heart Rates Max effective HR = 220 minus your age 70-85% of max effective rate FORMULA: 220 – age x (.70) to (.85) Example: Age 40 –70%: (220-40=180) x (.70) = 126 BPM –85%: (220-40=180) x (.85) = 153 BPM Learn what it feels like

17 Combining Cardio & Strength Stretch before and after all exercise Cardio –Cardiovascular duration of minutes –Begin timing after target HR is achieved –Slowly build target HR, # days, and duration Strength –Limit strength training to alternate days –Slowly build repetition & weight

18 Sample Cardio-Vascular Exercise Walking/Running/Hiking/Backpacking Gym: step, bike, X-trainer, treadmill Swimming Climbing Stairs Step Aerobics Biking Whitewater Kayaking

19 Sample Cardio Exercise Plan January: min. cardio, 70%, 3x wk February: min. cardio, 75%, 3x wk March: min. cardio, 80%, 3-4x wk April: min. cardio, 85%, 3-4x wk May-Jun: min. cardio, 85%, 4-5x wk July: min. cardio, 85%, 5x wk

20 Strength Training Free weights Bench weights Circuit training Exercises (situps, leg lifts, pushups, etc.)

21 Boot Camp Break in the boots Toughen your feet You dont have to have blisters at Philmont!

22 Committee Case Studies Personal challenges? What worked? What didnt work? What will I do next time?


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