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Hol-ry cow camp! Philmont trek is filling up!

May 01, 2009 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Hol-ry cow camp!

Trek sales sizzle: 72% slots sold.

Philmont Scout Ranch allocated 60 slots for the coming Trek. As of May 1, 2009, 43 of these slots have been sold, or 72% of the total. This figure is phenomenal, considering that the “hot” month for filling Trek slots, May, is only beginning.

Eight of these slots of have been claimed by participants from your Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association! 

If you are going to join these SAA participants on their 6 day, five night, portage, you need to act now. In theory you have until June 15 to register, but the Trek appears headed for a sell-out, and when the slots are gone, they’re gone.

Your SAA Trek at Philmont is scheduled from July 26 – August 1. SAA Trekkers are strongly encouraged to arrive at Philmont or other high altitude location by Saturday, July 25, to be eligible for better itineraries and adjust to the altitude. The Trek will be preceded by the Philmont Staff Association Annual Reunion and Meeting July 24-26, which you are welcome to attend. Your Trek fee includes the Reunion.

Trekkers will gather at the Philmont Welcome Center at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, July 26, hit the trail on Monday, and come off the trail Saturday, August 1. You will earn the Philmont Arrowhead Patch. Participants who have participated at the Northern Tier and Sea Base will be Triple Crown Award eligible.

You and your Trek-eligible family members will be required to present a completed Philmont Medical Form prior to hitting the trail. (This is a little different from the Northern Tier form.) Your Trek-eligible family members must be 14 years of age by January 1, 2009. You must be an SAA member and all participants must be registered with the BSA.

The cost of the Trek and Reunion is $375. You can send in your check using the form below. You can also register on-line, but there is an additional charge.

For further information, contact Lee Huckstep at or Butch Diesslin at

(Baldy from Philmont's buffalo pasture, taken by Douglas Fasching)


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