Buy a belt buckle this year. The attractive design shows off your love for the PSA and commemorates the 100th anniversary of Boy Scouting. It will also raise money for the important and popular college scholarship program for current Philmont staff members.
The Philmont Staff Association gives college scholarships to deserving staff members in order to encourage them to return to the Philmont staff with less worry about education costs. The idea was born of collaboration between the PSA and Philmont ranch management. The PSA has given out more than $37,000 to insure staff members choose another summer at the ranch, instead of a more lucrative summer job just to make ends meet for college.
The PSA has done a great job raising money for these scholarships. We sold rocking chairs to fund scholarships. We have raised money through donations. Now we are going to raise money by making PSA Belt buckles. Each buckle sold will help to raise money for Scholarships this year.
The PSA/BSA 100 buckle includes a beautiful design incorporating the PSA logo, the US and New Mexico Flags and this year’s 100 years of scouting banner. The back includes a message from PSA president Jim Lynch thanking you for supporting scholarships for deserving Philmont staff members. The belt buckle was created by Taos metal worker Norm Cutliff and made in the USA. The buckles will be available in a variety of materials, depending on your tastes.
Please purchase one (or one for you and a box full to give out as gifts) of these limited edition belt buckles as a way to support scholarships. If you don’t want a belt buckle, feel free to support the scholarships directly. You can order online or by contacting the PSA office at 575-376-1138. There will be no stock on hand, so place your order to insure your chance to get a buckle and help fund PSA scholarships.
Image above is an example of the design. It is not representation of the materials to be used. Better artwork as it becomes available.