As the new year of 2019 dawns on us and we look back at 2018 we are reminded once again what a guiding light and helping hand the PSA is for Philmont. Last summer saw some historic, and at times challenging events at the Ranch. There was of course the historic first ever closing of the Backcountry due to the wildfires, there was the completion and dedication of both the new National Scouting Museum at Philmont, and our very own PSA HOmE. It was a challenging time for both Ranch management as well as the over 1,000 seasonal staff that populated Philmont.
Through it all, both the good of the new building dedications and the challenges of the closure and fire relief there was always one constant element, the Philmont Staff Association being there to help support Philmont in any way that we could. Without the help of the President’s Circle to ensure that the PSA had operation budget money to keep us operational during the early part of the year our ability to be such a large help would have been greatly diminished.
I’d like to take this opportunity to invite you to be part of the President’s Circle. Becoming a member is easy, make a donation of a minimum of $1,000 to the PSA by March 31st, 2019. Your donation will help the PSA to fully support Philmont again this summer as we support the staff in changing the lives of over 20,000 campers that will attend Philmont this summer.
As always, the President’s Circle will be acknowledged in an upcoming issue of The High Country. You’ll also be invited to join me at our President’s Circle weekend this fall on October 18th-20th, 2019.
President, Philmont Staff Association