IWGBTP

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Sitting here this morning going through some Scouting Pictures and getting my stuff ready for the Red and Green Dinner today I clicked on one of the Blogs that I follow.  It is Mr. Harrison’s Blog.  Now, the blog itself is not updated often, but I really don’t mind because every time I go to his blog it’s about Philmont!  And today on Google + David Copeland shared a video about Philmont.  Now I want to go back to Philmont.  The smell of the sage and the views of the canyon country are calling me.  I wanna go back to PHILMONT!
Philmont is a special place.  Each and every person that goes to Philmont will have his own experience and memories.  Each member of the crew will walk out of Philmont having achieved something.  Mentally, Physically, and Spiritually.  Each person will find something within themselves that will have been found or changed while on the trail at Philmont.  The beauty, the challenge, the crew that you are with all leave a lasting impact on your life.
Philmont is not just a backpacking trip, it is a life transforming event.  Our crew, by and large went into the Philmont Under the Dining Flyexperience to go backpacking.  After it was all over and now in Scoutmaster conferences two years later, Philmont is that single event in our Scouts lives that made a difference.  I have had the pleasure of watching growth in Scouts that went to Philmont vs. Scouts that have not yet attended.  And the results are pretty amazing.  Testing their leadership and their ability to follow.  Skills and endurance, self-reliance and the ability to stop and take in the moment.  That is often lost in the world that we live in today.  I had a wonderful experience at Philmont and can not wait to get back.  For myself and to watch the growth in the Scouts that take me along for the journey!
Get your Troop signed up for a trek to Philmont.  It will make all the difference in your Scouting life as well as that of your Troop.
Have a Great Scouting Day!

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Me at Cimmeron Cito camp

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2 thoughts on “IWGBTP

  1. ascottharrison

    Thanks, Jerry! I should disclose that, although I had great aspiration when I started that blog of my 2010 Philmont trip, I never got around to finishing the last two posts. Looks like I now have a goal for this week!

  2. Ken Broad

    Reblogged this on Leader Daze and commented:
    A great article on the Philmont Scout Ranch located in New Mexico. The ranch offers 7 and 12 days backpacking treks as well as a 8 day horseback trek.

    This place is up near the top of my “Scouting” bucket list! For more information check out their web site at http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/

    Until next time…

    Be safe, be prepared, and keep Scouting!

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