Houston PSA Christmas Party

houston night skylineThere has never been a PSA Christmas party in Houston, but this year that is going to change.

Lee Huckstep, together with co-hosts Doug and Sharon Latimer, will host a PSA Christmas party on December 20, from 5–9PM. The party will be at Lee’s home located in the Montrose area of Houston at 517 Hawthorne, Houston, 77006.

You and your guests are invited to join the Phestivities. A light supper will be served, together with liquid refreshments. Entertainment will include movie clips from the Philmont Documentary, and the just-released PSA membership recruitment video.

If you are busy that night, stop by for as long as your schedule permits, if you have nothing else to do, plan to stay awhile.

Please send an RSVP to [email protected] or leave a phone message at 713-529-6757. Please give your name, the name of your guests, and any dietary restrictions.

Step into Christmas with your PSA!

2014 San Antonio Fiesta

It is Fiesta time in San Antonio—which means it is PSA regional reunion time!

Jim & Jane Lynch are hosting a PSA Fiesta at Casa de Lynch in San Antonio on April 26, 2014. Come join us at 12:00 noon and stay until 3:00pm for a reunion full of local flare. There will be Fiesta-themed decorations, Mexican food, swimming in the pool, and of course, lots of Philmont fellowship with former & current staff and their families. Bring your favorite Philmont photos and memories to share.

After the reunion, be sure to go downtown and see the Fiesta Flambeau Parade Saturday evening.post_SAFiesta2014 Come join the fun at 13715 Bluffrock, San Antonio TX 78216. When searching for directions, be sure to enter Bluffrock as one word. Casa de Lynch is near Bitters Road and Hwy 281, in north central San Antonio.

Bring your swim suit and towel for the pool.

Please RSVP at: [email protected]

Let’s Fiesta!

2014 PSA Summer Reunion at the PTC


Register an adult (12 and up) for $100 or a child (5-11) for $30 online. Children 4 and younger are free.

The Philmont Staff Association’s 2014 Summer Reunion will be held on the weekend of July 11-13 at the Philmont Training Center (PTC). You and your family are invited to participate in a weekend of activities, service, fellowship, and sharing memories. The Philmont Training Center is the perfect venue for our reunion. The facilities at PTC are first class. Tents are large two-person wall canvas on wooden or concrete floors with electricity, lighting, a wardrobe, and two twin beds. Each tent city has restrooms and family shower houses with hot water. There is also a Laundromat on the PTC campus. So, bring the family to the reunion as part of your summer vacation.

As part of this summer’s reunion, the PSA will celebrate the arrival of the one-millionth camper to Philmont Scout Ranch. Some of the activities for the weekend include: day hikes (including the Tooth of Time), conservation service projects, campfire programs, tours of the Villa Philmonte, talks from experts about Philmont topics, and the Silent Auction. The Philmont Museum will also be open and a “must see” on you weekend agenda.

In addition, we will also be introduced to the Chase Ranch, a Cimarron treasure, and now available to Philmont hikers and participants. Starting this summer, campers will be able to hike on the historic ranch and tour the house as part of their itinerary. PSAers will have an opportunity during the reunion to visit the ranch, too.

The Rabbi Zeke Palnick Porch Talk and ice cream social will be on Friday evening. The PSA’s Annual Business Meeting will be on the schedule during the weekend, too. The Philmont Training Center staff will offer programs for children as part of the reunion. There will be pony rides, shooting sports, crafts, games, and more for our future Philstaffers to do while adults participate in other activities.

Registration fees for the reunion are: $100 per adult and youth ages 12 and older, and $30 per child up to age 12. This is the best value available to experience Philmont, our HOmE. Check-in will begin on Friday at 1:00pm. There will be activities available to participants on Friday afternoon. So, plan to arrive Friday early afternoon.

SR-7A Conclave PSA Reunion


Saturday April 26th, 2014

Camp Shenandoah, 222 Boy Scout Lane, Swoope, VA 24479

At the 2014 SR-7A Order of the Arrow Conclave.

PSA members are invited to attend a reunion at the 2014 SR-7A Conclave! This year the Southern Region is doing something unique for their Conclave in an effort to promote the Order of the Arrow High Adventure programs at each of the national bases of the Boy Scouts of America. Their goal is to bring the experience of these bases to Camp Shenandoah. They are planning a number of activities that include:

  • Canoe Obstacle Course
  • Foreman Olympic events
  • Knot-tying Relays
  • Trail Construction project
  • Live Bluegrass Band
  • Branding
  • Dutch Oven cooking
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • and more…

The Southern Region 7A would like to extend an invitation for PSA members to join their celebration of our high adventure bases (specifically in your case, Philmont). They are offering an opportunity for PSA members to:

  1. Come and share in fellowship with passionate Scouts and Scouters, Arrowmen of Virginia;
  2. Share stories of your time at the Ranch to future Philmont participants;
  3. and Connect with former and current Philmont staff members.

Costs are $40 or $15 depending on your attendance. Learn more and register now.