The 2014 PSA Scholarship Calendar

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A limited quantity of PSA photo calendars will be available for purchase this holiday season. Net proceeds will go to fund PSA staff scholarships. These scholarships provide money for college to returning seasonal staff members. The program is important to the staffers who receive the scholarships and represent an important recruiting tool for the professional staff at the ranch.

The calendars themselves will include 13 full color picture

s taken at Philmont. The photos represent a diversity of views of the ranch and seasons as well. It will make a great addition to your home or office. It is the perfect gift for the Philmont fan in your home. The cost will be $25, which might seem like a lot, but the proceeds are really for a great cause. I hope you all join me in putting a calendar in your shopping cart right now!

Annual Fund: The Chance to go to Tulsa

philbrook elevationA few weeks back I had the chance to go to Tulsa for the PSA annual reunion. It was great. Fantastic venues, great history, fun fellowship, old friends, and new friends (not to mention a weekend away from the kids with my lovely wife) made the weekend memorable.

The highlight for me was walking the grounds of Waite and Genevieve Phillips’ other house, the Philbrook. Think of the Villa, with fewer mountains, more square feet, and more formal gardens (no offense Fred). It is now an art museum operated by the city of Tulsa.

What struck me most was the fact that Waite and Genevieve gave it away. They gave the BSA Philmont. They gave the BSA the Philtower. And they gave Tulsa the Philbrook. I am in awe of their generosity.
As I reflect on Thanksgiving, I am thankful for that generosity. Beyond that, I aspire to do in small part something like Waite and Genevieve Phillips did for the BSA, the city of Tulsa, and on some level for me (and everyone else that has ever hike the trails of the ranch).

I don’t have the means to do what Waite and Genevieve did. Despite that, I am thankful that through the PSA I can continue the legacy of giving that they inspire. I am proud that I can make a financial contribution to aid the people and the place that is Philmont.

I hope you join me in supporting the PSA and in turn Philmont. I am thankful to get to do so. I bet you will be as well. And the Phillips would be proud of us to boot!

Scott Toney
VP Membership

So far, 259 donors have given $41,320 to date. That’s 57.3% of our $72,000 goal by 11/30. Please help us reach it by donating now, joining the 19.73 Club, or learning more…

PS. On another giving note, the PSA Scholarship fund raising calendar is ready for pre-order. Give it as a gift (to someone you know or to yourself) and you give to PSA Seasonal Staff Scholarships. This is just another way to share and help the PSA give back to the folks that make the program possible. If you order by December 1, you will have yours by Christmas!

The 2013 PSA Scholarship Calendar

Christmas pre-orders are closed.

But you can still order a 2013 calendar!

Going forward, calendars will arrive as they are printed and mailed out (expect 3 weeks to be safe–except not before Christmas).

A limited quantity of PSA photo calendars will be available for purchase this holiday season. Net proceeds will go to fund PSA staff scholarships. These scholarships provide money for college to returning seasonal staff members. The program is important to the staffers who receive the scholarships and represent an important recruiting tool for the professional staff at the ranch.

The calendars themselves will include 13 full color pictures taken at Philmont. The photos represent a diversity of views of the ranch and seasons as well. It will make a great addition to your home or office. It is the perfect gift for the Philmont fan in your home.

The cost will be $18, which might seem like a lot, but the proceeds are really for a great cause.

I hope you all join me in putting a calendar in your shopping cart right now!

Annual Fund: Leaves, Snow, and Love

The days are getting shorter. The leaves have changed. We have even had snow already. I love this time of year where things are changing quickly.

For Denice (my wife) and me, the entire year was filled with change. I have a new job. Denice is giving hers up. The kids are moving through school in an orderly fashion. There are changes all the time.

I am happy to say that our love of Philmont has not changed. From our years working at the ranch to our visits now with our kids, it has been a huge part of our lives.

We are pleased that the PSA allows us to keep this connection alive. We are happy that the PSA does great things for Philmont through gifts like scholarships and buildings. We know that these programs cost money and are pleased we can do our part to support them.

Join with us and help the PSA afford the programs that do great thing for Philmont. Donate now to help insure we can give more scholarships next year than we did this year. The PSA cannot do anything without the help of our members. We cannot do anything without you.

Thanks for your membership and your financial support.

Scott Toney
VP Membership

Leaf image courtesy of shadowmom9