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Postby optimist » Sun Aug 15, 2004 11:36 am

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Posted: 05 Jul 2004 01:18 am Post subject: Philmont

I think Philmont is pretty cool...I went there last year...it
was pretty cool. Baldy was cool, and so was the place that
sold root beer. That was cool too!
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Posted: 05 Jul 2004 02:41 pm Post subject:

Several troops in the area got together and took a couple of
crews up to Philmont four years ago and my son went with them.
I believe the trek they choose was 87 miles over 10 days if I
recall correctly. He was a different person when he came back,
someone with the kind of confidence that you only get from
experience

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Posted: 18 Jul 2004 11:24 am Post subject:

my troop is thinking of going to Philmont but we live in
Pennsylvania so its a big deal

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Posted: 23 Jul 2004 12:01 pm Post subject: Philmont

It is the Ultimate scouting experience. Everyone must go
sometime in their scouting adventuer. Either as a youth,and
adult or for training. It is the BEST!!!
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Posted: 06 Aug 2004 10:32 am Post subject:

I stopped by Philmont last summer while I was on vacation...My
wife wanted to finally see what the heck I have been talking
about...She was impressed to say the least...anyway make sure
that you tour the Villa while you are there...and for an
interesting experience spend the night at the St. James Hotel
in Cimmaron. It's straight from the old west with bullet holes
in the ceiling and was a FUN place to stay if you're not
camping at Philmont!
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Posted: 06 Aug 2004 10:36 am Post subject:

Several Years ago My entire Family spent a week there it is a
great plce. I highly suggest that EVERYONE that can take some
typ of training there. If the rest of the family are not into
scouting there are programs that are fantastic to keep them
busy from. From Birth through Whatever.
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Posted: 06 Aug 2004 10:37 am Post subject: Re: Philmont

wagionvigil wrote:
It is the Ultimate scouting experience. Everyone must go
sometime in their scouting adventuer. Either as a
youth,and adult or for training. It is the BEST!!!

Yeah, I agree... And I've never been... YET! Someday. Someday.

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Posted: 06 Aug 2004 12:30 pm Post subject:

Philmont is one of those places that you will really get to
put your scouting skills into use and will be something that
you never forget! An unbelievable experience!
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Posted: 10 Aug 2004 11:48 pm Post subject:

An often overlooked means to getting to Philmont is OA Trail
Crew--check it out here:
http://www.oa-bsa.org/programs/tcrew/

$125 for two weeks! Some lodges offer scholarships
(trekerships?).

My JASM went this summer--he can't stop talking about how
fantastic it was.

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Postby Guneukitschik » Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:06 am

Did you realize that the Tooth of Time Trading post has a website?

now all of us old guys can replace those Philmont T-shirts that we've outgrown without making the Trek!

http://www.toothoftimetraders.com/

Not that this should be an excuse to keep you from heading back to Philmont!

But at least you can promote the place! until you make it back there!
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Postby diamondbackAPL » Sun May 15, 2005 3:57 pm

I was just looking through the really old posts and found this, and would like to bring it back. anyway, I have never been to Philmont, and I was wondering what they offer.
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Postby wagionvigil » Sun May 15, 2005 4:12 pm

Greatest Scouting experience there is! :!:
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Not "Old Baldy" yet!

Postby riverwalk » Sun May 15, 2005 10:32 pm

I agree, and haven't been myself yet!! Scout years, and many more Scouter years.....but I'm trying, haha. I'm pretty sure they'll let me go to the Conference Center next year (second year to be recommended) for a class. So I'll finally see it, haha. There are some nice references to it at the National Museum too. 8)
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Postby DPuck » Sun May 15, 2005 10:47 pm

Ill be out there July 2nd for the second time. As Wagionvigil said, greatest scouting experience ever. I recommend it for everyone.
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Postby diamondbackAPL » Sun May 15, 2005 11:01 pm

I know it's the greatest scouting experience ever, but I was wondering (this probably sounds like a stupid question), what is there to do there? I've been hearing about how great it is, but what makes it great?
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Postby DPuck » Mon May 16, 2005 12:46 pm

Mount Baldy reaches 12, 400 feet up as the tallest point on the Philmont scout ranch, which is itself very extensive. Philmont offers hundres of trails and dozens of campsites, many having special programs like rock climbing, black powder rifle shooting, mines to explore, horse back riding, shotgun shooting, burro racing, pole climbing... Crews can select hiking plans from 40 to 90+ miles, and the views from the tooth of time, Baldy and other points are amazing. There are a lot of pics around the net, check em out.
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Postby diamondbackAPL » Wed May 18, 2005 12:51 pm

wow. :shock:

I am going to nag at my scoutmaster until he takes the troop there.
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Postby Buffalo Bill » Wed May 18, 2005 3:29 pm

I wanna go back to Philmont!

Actually, we have a crew slot for 2006! That and Seabase next month--the lottery is great!

If you get a chance do NOT pass it up! If your Troop can't make it as a unit do not dispair. The OA offers treks there and at Northern tier--now even at Seabase for very reduced rates. Seabase and Philmont is full this year, but there are a few slots available at Northern Tier.

I'm not sure if they still have the program, but a couple years ago one of myu Scout's was lucky enough to attend ROCS, Roving Outdoor Conservation School (I believe that's it). It really challenged him and was a great experience.

By all means, go for it!
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Openings

Postby riverwalk » Wed May 18, 2005 4:46 pm

Stay alert for "openings" too. Besides a Unit's plans to attend one of these HA places, I see lots of announcements (local Units), sharing an opportunity for one or more people to attend the trip. So there are several ways to get there. 8)
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Philmont

Postby Elangomat » Fri Jul 01, 2005 1:43 pm

I just returned from Philmont (yesterday I might add) and it truely is freakin' awesome!!!! We did a 70 miler and hit Baldy (to our trek "Baldy Baldy") and the Tooth of Time (again, to our treck "Toothy Toothy") If you can, try and go with people you don't know and you'll meet TONS of cool people.

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