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1/30/20131 Philmont 2016 Troop 15, Fairfax-San Anselmo Philmont Trek Dates: Jul 24-Aug 5, 2016 Prepared by Scoutmaster Kevin Krick.

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1 1/30/20131 Philmont 2016 Troop 15, Fairfax-San Anselmo Philmont Trek Dates: Jul 24-Aug 5, 2016 Prepared by Scoutmaster Kevin Krick

2 1/30/20132 Introducing Philmont

3 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 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 mping/WhoCanCome/HealthMedicalRequirements.as pxhttp://www.scouting.org/sitecore/content/Philmont/Ca mping/WhoCanCome/HealthMedicalRequirements.as px

5 4/27/20155 Reservations / Payment Philmont Only (no travel/other costs): January 16, $ September 23, $ February 10, $ FEES MUST BE RECEIVED BY THESE DATES Fees are non-refundable Total Cost w/o Travel: $ per person Payment via SignUpGenius Phillips Waite Scholarships may be available Est. $100-$200 per individual Details on eligibility forthcoming from Philmont

6 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!

7 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

8 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

9 4/27/20159 Voyage Planning Flying to/from Denver, Colorado Rental cars to/from Philmont Costs TBD

10 4/27/ 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!

11 4/27/ 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 year old Scouts – 5 to 8 miles per day year old Scouts – 6 to 9 miles per day 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

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26 4/27/ Philmont Trek Example from 1986

27 4/27/ Philmont Trek – 1986, cont.

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29 4/27/ The Philmont Experience Challenging but very Rewarding! Memories that will last a Lifetime!


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