philmont 2018 - Philmont Scout Ranch

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PHILMONT 2018 Guidebook To Adventure

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MISSION OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

A PICTURE OF THE FUTURE FOR SCOUTING’S SECOND CENTURY

In Scouting’s second century, we are building the leaders of tomorrow. Scouting’s dynamic and engaging journey beckons to America’s young people. Our exciting programs and outdoor adventures inspire lives of leadership, character, and service. Relevant and adaptive, we are a trusted advocate for youth. Our adult volunteers and employees are widely admired for their leadership excellence. The Boy Scouts of America is strong and financially secure. True to our mission, Scouting reflects our nation in its ethnic diversity and shapes our nation by developing responsible citizens.

VISION STATEMENT – PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH

It is the vision of the Philmont Scout Ranch to continue to positively impact the lives of young people and their Scouting leaders through inspiring and effective delivery of the finest Scouting possible through backcountry adventures and training center experiences. It is our further vision that these experiences will be expanded to help meet increasing demands. All future growth must be accomplished with minimal ecological impact on resources to insure the preservation of this great asset to serve future generations of Scouts.

PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH AND TRAINING CENTER Delivering Wilderness and Learning Experiences That Last A Lifetime

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Table of Contents

PHILMONT MAGIC..............................................................................4 AWARDS..............................................................................................6 PREPARING AND TRAINING .............................................................8 PRACTICE THE PATROL METHOD .................................................10 HIKING AND CAMPING SKILLS........................................................ 11 TIPS ON EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING...........................................13 YOUR PERSONAL EQUIPMENT......................................................20 EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY CREW.................................................24 EQUIPMENT ISSUED BY PHILMONT..............................................25 ESSENTIALS FOR HIKING AT PHILMONT SCOUT RANCH...........26 ARRIVING AT PHILMONT.................................................................26 DAY ONE AT PHILMONT...................................................................27 DAY TWO AT PHILMONT..................................................................30 DAY THREE AT PHILMONT...............................................................30 CAMPING AT PHILMONT..................................................................31 BEARMUDA TRIANGLE....................................................................34 PRESERVING THE PHILMONT WILDERNESS...............................34 WILDERNESS PLEDGE....................................................................35 REPORT ARTIFACTS........................................................................35 SAFE AND HEALTHY CAMPING AND HIKING.................................36 MEDICAL TREATMENT.....................................................................45 PROGRAM FEATURES................................................................46-56 PHILMONT MUSEUMS......................................................................56 MORE PHILMONT SUPERACTIVITIES............................................57 RELIGIOUS SERVICES.....................................................................60 FINAL PROCESSING AT CAMPING HEADQUARTERS...................60 FALL AND WINTER PROGRAMS.......................................................62 STAFF OPPORTUNITIES................................................................... 63 MEANINGS AND PRONUNCIATIONS