Philmont: The Second Day

After an uneventful night, we woke and broke down our tents. The scouts went and got the bear bags down and brought our smellables back to us. We divided up the troop gear (pots, food, etc.), grabbed our personal mess kits (bowls, sporks, plates, cups) and packed them in our backpacks. In pairs, we opened... Continue Reading →

Philmont Fun: The Basics

My son's Boy Scout troop planned a trip to the Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM. For those of you, like I, that were not in Boy Scouts when younger, there are four official "high adventure" bases in Boy Scouts: Philmont in NM (land activities), Sea Base in FL (sailing/boating/water sports), Northern Tier in MI... Continue Reading →

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