2014 Staff Amigos Open

nav_amigosFeatureSee the list of available 2014 Staff groups

Another season at Philmont is right around the corner, and again I bring my request for former staffers to volunteer to befriend a staff group at Philmont this summer. Hiring is nearly complete, camps and trails are being prepared, and the winter moisture is being assessed.

Some big changes at the Ranch include the opening of Metcalf Station Camp in the north, and itineraries that will pass through the Chase Ranch lands.

I will be taking requests for staff groups beginning earlier this year in hopes of covering more groups. I will open up on March 15 (Saturday), and will continue to fill groups until they are all taken (I hope..).

Groups available are: Ranger Training Crews, Backcountry Camps, Horse Department, Conservation, Base camp staff: Activities, Welcome Center, Logistics, News and Photo, Chaplains, Health Lodge, Dining Hall, Administration and Trading Post. PTC staff: Administration, Program Staff, COPE, Seton Museum, Villa Staff and Handicrafts.

If you or your group are interested please email me at [email protected], or contact me through the Philstaff Facebook page. I will need your first and second choices, an email, and any other information that you deem important.

Expectations are that you connect with your staff group early in the season, and send appropriate care packages and letters throughout the summer. I will be available to you with information as I receive it.

Thank you so much for helping these staffers enjoy their summer even more!

Spring Midwest Reunion

creve coeur waterfall

Save the date and plan to attend! Come prepared to see old friends, meet new ones, and share your love of Philmont. Bring your whole family. PSA Executive Director, Randy Saunders, will be in attendance with news from the Ranch and prizes. We’ll get started around 4:00pm and continue until we’re done talking and singing.
When: ~4:00pm, Saturday, April 27, 2013.

Where: Sam & Charlene Craig’s home in St. Louis County near Creve Coeur Park at
13135 Greenbough Dr., St. Louis, Mo 63146

Food: We will provide meat (brats, hot dogs, & hamburgers), buns, and tableware. Cost is $5.00 Single Person/$10 Family.

Please bring an appetizer, snack, side dish, or dessert along with lawn chairs, photos, stories, a camera, and any musical instrument that you can play. Accommodations are available for overnight guests.

Contact Sam Craig at (314) 398-3891 or [email protected] to RSVP or to get accommodation info.

Waterfall picture courtesy of Dave Clark