Philmont Trek 2012
Time to reserve your slot with the Council Trip is Juily 5-17, 2012.
Philmont Trek 2013
St George Trek at Philmont
The National Catholic Committee on Scouting® is pleased to announce its high adventure leadership program for older Catholic Boy Scouts and Venture Crew members at Philmont Scout Ranch. Designed to develop organizational and relational skills for leadership as well as nourishing the scout's spirituality, the program will bring Catholic high school youth from around the country together with selected priests, religious and seminarians for eleven days of backpacking on the trail including three days of intensive leadership training at a back country base camp. See their website at http://www.nccs-bsa.org/ScoutUnits/StGeorgeTrek.php for more details and cost.
The Trek is scheduled to begin in Albuquerque NM on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, participants will returning home from Albuquerque on Thursday, July 25, 2013. The dates of the Trek do conflict with the National Jamboree and World Youth Day in Brazil. We do realize that there are scouts who would like to do all three events, however, these dates were a result of the coordination of the availability of Philmont, the retreat house in Albuquerque and the schedules of the Trek leadership.
Attached you will find the participant application and diocesan approval forms. These are new forms, please do not submit older versions. Participants cannot nominate themselves for the program, they are submitted by the DCCS as worthy candidates. Candidates should be mature in their faith as well as physically, mentally and emotionally capable of participating in the Trek. Contact the Scoutmaster if you are interested in attending. Financial assistance may be available.
National Jamboree July 15-24, 2013 Get ready! The 2013 National Scout Jamboree is coming and it ain't your father's jamboree. We're talking seriously high adventure, people! Whitewater rafting, zip-lining, rappelling, mountain biking, hiking, and more - with 50,000 of your closest friends at the brand new Summit Bechtel Reserve in the wilds of West Virginia. For more information or to register visit www.bsa.jamboree.org
The Florida National High Adventure Sea Base is owned and operated by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to offer unique educational aquatic programs to our members. Located in Islamorada and on Summerland Key in the beautiful Florida Keys, as well as Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, the heart of the Florida Keys, the near shore reefs and crystal clear waters offer unparalleled opportunities for long term and short term programs year round.
To learn more about Sea Base see www.bsaseabase.org/
Since 1923, Scouts have been voyaging into the great north wilderness to seek adventure. Eagles soaring overhead, walleye swimming in the depths of pristine lakes, meeting a moose on the portage trail. These are the experiences that Scouts get in Canada and the north woods of the United States. Northern Tier High Adventure Program is the ONLY outfitter in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Canada charged by the Boy Scouts of America to deliver the Scouting program to Scouts and Leaders adventuring into North Americas Canoe Country
For more information see www.ntier.org