2014 Philmont Contingent Welcome Letter
Parents & Leaders,
We at GNYC are happy to announce a new opportunity for your Scouts- a chance to join our revitalized Philmont Contingent for 2014! Each year, a select group of Scouts and Leaders are invited to join the Council Contingent excursion to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. This year, we’re opening up registration to all first class Boy Scouts, age 14 or older. We’re also doubling our Contingent to 20 youth and 4 adults, so there’s never been a better chance to send your Scout on this transformative journey! The journey begins with a flight to New Mexico on July 30, 2014, and ends with a return flight on August 12, 2014.
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[From Bryan on Scouting]
It seems like just about everyone wants to go (or go back) to Philmont. And so when it comes to the hiking mecca’s 12-day and seven-day summer expeditions, demand far exceeds supply.
That’s why Philmont Scout Ranch has in place a lottery system, giving interested Scout troops and Venturing crews a fair shot at scoring a spot at the New Mexico high-adventure base.
Mark your calendar now for when the 2015 lottery opens on Oct. 29, 2013. Entries will be taken online into November, and a random draw takes place in early December. You’ll find a registration packet online at Philmont’s official website by mid-October.
In the meantime, check out this terrific new promotional video, which features testimonials from Scouts, Scouters and Venturers fresh off a Philmont trek. The common theme in their comments: “This was one of the best experiences of my life.”
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Watch this new promo video
Attached you’ll find the Philmont 2014 Unit Registration Packet that was just finalized. The Unit registration process will begin October 29, with each region having an assigned week to enter the random selection. If you’re interested in this fantastic opportunity, make sure you and your Leaders carefully review this document.
2014 Philmont Unit Registration Pkt
We would like to invite you to attend the 2012 Building Strong Troops Conference at the Philmont Training Center in New Mexico this summer!
We are holding two conferences this summer – either June 10 – 16 or August 12 – 18.
You play a very important role in the success of Scouting in the lives of youth, and we want you to be a part of this conference.
The Philmont Training Center (PTC) has been the National Volunteer Training Center of the Boy Scouts of America since 1950. At PTC you will have the opportunity to meet and share ideas with Scouters from across America. The conference faculty, selected by our regions and national committees, consists of some of the most talented and skilled men and women in Scouting.