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2024 Back Country Leadership Skills Training for Philmont

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GSLAC Back Country Leadership Skills Training for Philmont

April 5-7, 2024 & October 4-6, 2024

S bar F Scout Ranch, Knob Lick, Mo

If you are headed to Philmont Scout Ranch next year and haven’t hiked there in several years, this course may be for you. If you are a first-time Philmont Crew Advisor, this training will jump-start your ability to prepare your crew for a peak Philmont trek. Through practical hand’s-on training, this course will give you the skills and confidence to properly prepare your crew for its Philmont adventure!

The training begins with a Friday night classroom session in which we’ll check gear, organize into a crew structure, and review our route. Saturday morning we will load our packs and start our overnight backpacking hike on the Three-Notch Trail. You will learn how to plan/train, manage risk, select and use equipment/gear, get physically fit for the trek, keep clean and healthy on the trail, plan food and nutrition for your crew shakedown/practice weekends, navigate using map and compass, treat water for drinking, and build your crew into a performing team.

We will start Friday session at 7pm April 5 at Camp Gamble. We will be complete by 12:00p Sunday. You must register for this course no later than March 29 for the April date and September 27, 2024 for the October date. Class size is limited to 20 adult Scouters and Scouts/Venturers age 14 and older. We need a minimum of four participants to conduct this class, because it is based on learning to apply high adventure leadership skills in a crew, so encourage your other leaders and older Scouts to participate with you. Participants must bring a current Annual Health and Medical Record Parts A and B Form 680-001.

Bring equipment on the attached personal gear list. If you don’t have equipment listed, please contact us—we have some packs and tents available for this weekend. Your Council High Adventure Training Staff (Gwen Best, Jamie Barnes, Emery Corley, Tom Finan, and me) will provide all food (Friday night light cracker barrel, Saturday breakfast/lunch/supper, Sunday breakfast) and crew gear.

Location: S-F Scout Reservation/ Friday at Camp Gamble

Time: Friday 7:00 pm through Sunday 12:00 pm

Class size: 20 maximum / 4 minimum

Who: Adult Scouters and Scouts/Ventures age 14 and older.

Bring: Health form A and B. Gear List attached.

Contact: Jon Jonas, 618-234-0311

When & Where
Back Country Skills for Philmont
S-F Scout Ranch
Friday 10-04-2024 7:00 PM CT to
Sunday 10-06-2024 12:00 PM CT
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Back Country Skills for Philmont
S-F Scout Ranch
Friday 04-05-2024 7:00 PM CT to
Sunday 04-07-2024 12:00 PM CT Past
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