3SAC ExteriorAs July 4th approaches, the Silver Sage Staff Activity Center is nearing completion. Philmont management is optimistic that the 2008 seasonal staff will be able to watch a movie, play a game of pool, and enjoy ice cream in the new facility before the end of the summer.

Open AreaCounter TopsOver the past month the building has been painted that familiar color to match the rest of the base camp structures. The red pro-panel roof is in place. Sidewalks have been poured. The interior is nearing completion, too. Only the floor needs to be installed before furniture will be moved into the building.

Ranger FireplaceRanger FireplaceThe Ranger Legacy Fireplace is massive. The pavilion is equipped with lighting and a sound system. Many memorable Phil-activities will be housed at this beacon for shade in base camp.

Bathroom CountersBathroom StallsDon’t forget, the dedication ceremony for the Silver Sage Staff Activity Center will be on Saturday, August 16th. Dinner will be served under the pavilion at 5:30pm, and the ceremony will follow. It’s not too late to make plans to attend this event.

The 2008 Silver Sage awards will also be presented on August 16th to four people instrumental to making the Philmont experience what it is today. David Bates, Joe Clay, Jack Rhea, and Bill Spice will be recognized as the newest Silver Sage recipients with a wonderful ceremony following the dedication, at the Silver Sage Staff Activity Center.