service project crew

While the Annual Reunion and related festivities will be held in Tulsa in 2012, there is still an opportunity for non-trekking PSA members to return to Philmont during this summer. The PSA Service Project, July 29-August 1, 2012, will be a time of fellowship and “getting your hands dirty” with fellow former Philstaff. Come to Philmont and give back to a place that has given us so much over the years. Service projects have been part of the Philmont Staff Association since its beginning in 1973.

Participants will arrive at Philmont on Sunday afternoon, July 29. You will be staying in canvas tents, and dining at the Philmont Training Center. The PSA trekkers will also be arriving and checking-in at Camping HQ on Sunday. So, there is an opportunity to visit with even more of your Philfriends. On Monday and Tuesday, you will have several projects to choose from to partake in depending on your physical abilities and interests. There will be projects at the Philmont Museum and the Philmont Training Center. There will also be projects in the Philmont Backcountry, such as work in the Demonstration Forest, repair and sign updates for the South Ponil Rio Grande Cut-throat Trout project, Rayado improvements, trail-building and maintenance.

You will return to PTC for evening activities, including chapel services, cobbler, and the Wanna-Be Band. After two fulfilling days, you will depart for home on Wednesday. You’ll want to tour the Villa Philmonte, visit the Philmont Museum and Seton Library, and shop at the Tooth of Time Traders before your leave 87714.

All PSA members and their families are welcome to attend. Family program opportunities are available at a pro-rated fee) To participate in the Backcountry service projects, you must be at least 14 years old or completed the 8th grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to participation. All participants must have completed a 2012 BSA Annual Medical Form sections A & B (forms will be sent to you after registration is received).

Cost to attend the PSA Service Project is $75 per person, which includes lodging and meals at Philmont.

Register online.