Celebrating the Phillips: We Have a Place for You

With 90 persons registered, we’ve just about filled the elegant dining room (see photo) for the luncheon on Saturday, February 1, in Los Angeles, the finale event of the Celebration of the Lives of Genevieve and Waite Phillips. Don’t despair—we have more space into which to expand and can accommodate up to 140 persons. We have a place for you.

Leading up to the luncheon is a cash bar mixer Friday night, January 31, at the W-Hotel Los Angeles Wet Deck, and then on Saturday, February 1, we will celebrate the lives of the Phillips’s at Westwood Cemetery, in the chapel where their funerals were held, and where their mausoleum is located. Following the Celebration Observance we will make a short walk to the opened mausoleum and we will stand before the people who changed our lives and the lives of nearly one million campers.

post_SkylightGardensWe will also have time for self-guided tours of Westwood Cemetery—the “Cemetery to the Stars”—and those finding the graves of Frank Zappa and Roy Orbison will receive special recognition.

All Celebration events are within easy walking distance of each other and within easy walking distance of the hotels at which we have obtained preferred rates. If you fly to Los Angeles you can take a short taxi ride from LAX and not need a car, or if you drive, you can park your car upon arrival and forget it.

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Celebrating the Phillips: Do the Trail in Reverse

From the moment you first set foot on Philmont, you’ve had a connection with Genevieve and Waite Phillips. That connection has grown stronger with time. You also feel a debt of gratitude for their gift of Philmont – a gift which changed your life and the lives of nearly one million campers.


You’ve always wanted to thank them for their gift and now you have that opportunity when you attend the Celebration of the Lives of Genevieve and Waite Phillips January 31, and February 1, 2014 in Los Angeles. The gates of the Phillips mausoleum at Westwood Cemetery will be opened. You will stand before the two people who made Philmont possible, and leave your own mental or written note of gratitude. It will be a powerful experience — an experience not likely to ever be made available again.

Some Los Angeles Philmont-bound Scouts begin their trail to Philmont by visiting the Phillips mausoleum first. You didn’t have the opportunity to begin your trail to Philmont at the mausoleum, but there’s no reason the trail cannot be done in reverse. You want to do this trail.

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Celebrating the Phillips: Cemetery to the Stars

Marilyn MonroeThe chapel at Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles–the very chapel in which the funerals of Waite Phillips and Genevieve Phillips were conducted in 1964 and 1978–has a footnote in history: this chapel was first used for the funeral of Marilyn Monroe in 1962.

You’ll be in the same chapel February 1, 2014, when you Celebrate the Lives of Genevieve and Waite Phillips. The Celebration Observance will feature an audio visual tribute by PSA filmmaker Larry McLaughlin, Philmont General Manager John Clark as the host, reminisces and comments by Julie Puckett and Lela Puckett – granddaughter and great granddaughter of the Phillips’s, a keynote address by former PSA President Ed Pease and musical offerings by Philmont’s Rod Taylor.

Following the Celebration Observance is the apex of the event: the moment when you stand upon the open threshold of the Phillips’s mausoleum and pay your respects to the two people who made Philmont possible and who changed your lives and the lives of nearly one million campers.

After this, you’ll explore Westwood Memorial Park Cemetery where most will make a bee-line to the resting place of Miss Monroe. She is not the only celebrity worth searching out: joining her in rest at Westwood is Natalie Wood, Farah Fawcett, Dean Martin, Eva Gabor and many, many others. Westwood is the “Cemetery to the Stars”.

The Celebration is limited to 140 persons – the fire code limit for the chapel and the restaurant at which we will gather for luncheon after you explore the cemetery.

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2012 Trey Jones Gearhead Expo

The fifth annual Trey Jones Gearhead Expo will be held from 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Village Outdoor Shop (3456 Robinhood Road) in Winston-Salem, NC. Adventurers, climbers and Scouts will want to come see the new spring outdoor equipment and apparel from the vendors listed below.

Sponsored by the Village Outdoor Shop, the EXPO will host vendors exhibiting their latest apparel and footwear, sleeping bags, outdoor cooking equipment, camping gear and more. Additionally, information on Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and on the Boy Scout program will be available.

The Trey Jones Gearhead Expo serves another purpose as well. A percentage of sales at Village Outdoor Shop that day, as well as all monies raised from donations, raffle and silent auction items, will be donated to scholarships to send two scouts to Philmont Scout Ranch.
One of the scholarships is designated to send a local scout from the Old Hickory Council to Philmont Scout Ranch. The second is to fund any scout to participate in the Roving Outdoor Conservation School (ROCS) at Philmont. These scholarships were established in memory of an outstanding young man and Eagle Scout, Trey Jones, who served as Director of ROCS at Philmont. Trey was the ultimate Gearhead.

Participating vendors will include: Mountain Hardwear, Deuter, Icebreaker, Ibex, Cascade Designs, Sierra Designs and more.

For more information, contact the Village Outdoor Shop at (336) 768-2267 or visit the website: http://treyjonesphilmont.com/