4/27/20153 Preparing for Philmont Minimum Age / Spaces Available / Height - Weight Reservations / Payment Important Dates Fundraising Physical Activity and Preparation Getting in shape for Philmont - Hiking & Backpacking Wilderness First Aid Voyage Planning Departure from Marin / Arrival at Philmont Philmont Trek Selection
4/27/20154 Requirements and Availability Youth Participants must be 14 years of age by July 24, 2016 OR have completed the 8 th grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to participation Spaces Available in 2 Crews Crew = 7-12 participants Must have a majority of youth Limited to a maximum of four (4) adults 21+ years of age Height/Weight Requirements – Youth & Adults http://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Philmont/Ca mping/WhoCanCome/HealthMedicalRequirements.as pxhttp://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Philmont/Ca mping/WhoCanCome/HealthMedicalRequirements.as px
4/27/20155 Reservations / Payment Philmont Only (no travel/other costs): January 16, 2015 - $100.66 September 23, 2015 - $385.66 February 10, 2016 - $385.66 FEES MUST BE RECEIVED BY THESE DATES Fees are non-refundable Total Cost w/o Travel: $871.98 per person Payment via SignUpGenius Phillips Waite Scholarships may be available Est. $100-$200 per individual Details on eligibility forthcoming from Philmont
4/27/20156 Fundraising Annual Hot Dog Sale at Fairfax Festival Additional Fundraisers may be scheduled by the Troop Committee If you’re going, plan on participating!
4/27/20157 Physical Activity and Preparation Philmont is no stroll through the park! Heavy packs, high altitudes, and a lot of mileage up & down Be Prepared Physical Exam due December 2015 Forms will be provided from Philmont in advance Do Regular Aerobic Exercise 30 – 60 minutes, 3 to 5 times a week Wilderness First Aid Course
4/27/20158 Physical Activity, cont. Hiking and Backpacking Merit Badges Backpacking is the BEST way to prepare for Philmont Merit Badge Requirements: Take five hikes, each on a different day, and each of 10 continuous miles (Hiking) Take a hike of 20 continuous miles in one day (Hiking) Participate in at least 3 backpacking treks of at least 3 days each and at least 15 miles each, and using at least two different campsites on each trek (Backpacking) Even if you have the Merit Badges, all Philmont- bound Scouts will need to participate in our hiking program to be eligible to attend
4/27/201510 Philmont Treks Itinerary Selection available in March 2016 Lots of Things to See & Do! Archaeology Hike Mt. Baldy – 12,000 ft Black Powder Rifles Blacksmithing Burro Packing / Burro Racing Continental Tie & Lumber Fishing Geocaching Gold Mining & Panning Apache Life Kit Carson Museum Mountain Biking Mountain Man Rendezvous Post Civil War Settlers Rock Climbing & Rappelling Rocky Mountain Fur Co. Search & Rescue Shotgun Shooting & Reloading Hike the Tooth of Time (& put the tail of your Philmont Bull over your shoulder!) Western Lore & Branding and Much More!
4/27/201511 Philmont Treks, cont. Unfortunately, there are more things to see & do than one can fit into a single itinerary so selection is important. Things to consider: What you’d like to see & do How far you want or are able to hike each day. e.g. 14-15 year old Scouts – 5 to 8 miles per day 15-16 year old Scouts – 6 to 9 miles per day 16-17 year old Scouts – 8 to 11 miles per day Time you’d like to spend at camp vs. on the trail Two Crews = Two Choices