Philmont opening

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Greg Hoyes from our Troop 804 has forwarded this message from an Iron Horse District Troop:

Scout leaders on Philmont waiting list:

My troop was selected for a Philmont trek in 2016, expedition # 626A.   The date is June 26th to July 8th , leaving Indy on 6/25 & returning 7/8.    We are a small troop, 40 miles southeast of Indy in the Iron Horse District.  The troops in Iron Horse have not filled up my crew and I currently have three spots open for scouts aged 14-20.    I requested a waiting list from Philmont for the Crossroads of America council and your names were provided.   We are planning on flying into Albuquerque and are having Blue Sky adventures provide ground transportation, meals and hotel with some sightseeing in Albuquerque, where we will spend one night to help get acclimated to the altitude.   Total estimated cost of the trek, including transportation is $1775.00 ,  (Philmont: $870;  Ground package: $465; Airfare (estimated at $440.)   This will be my 5th trip to Philmont, so I am familiar with the Philmont adventure.

Contact me if any scouts in your troops are wanting to go to Philmont in 2016 and might be interested.  I will be happy to provide any additional info and will sign anyone up on a first come, first serve basis.   I can add scouts up February 22nd, as the final Philmont payment must be received by March 1.

Thanks for considering.


John Bitner
Scoutmaster, BSA Troop 28
Iron Horse District
Arlington, IN   46104

 Cell: (765) 561-4182