Istrouma Area Council is pleased to announce its 2013 Contingent to Philmont Scout Ranch.  Philmont is the BSA’s 137,000 acre High Adventure base near Cimarron, NM.  Trekkers will be members of four 7-to-12 person crews backpacking through the Sangre de Christo range of the Rocky Mountains in north central New Mexico.  Memories from your 11-day backpacking adventure will last a lifetime.  Archery, black powder and 30.06 rifle shooting, fishing, blacksmithing, mountain biking, homesteading, gold panning, and summiting peaks legendary in BSA lore are just a few of the activities you may encounter at the ranch.  Trek itineraries cover from 60 to 100 miles and are classified as challenging, rugged, strenuous, and super strenuous.  Join the trip and see bear, elk, deer, turkey, etc. as you hike through areas originally used by Native Americans and trappers hundreds of years ago.
If your unit or individual Scout/Venturer is interested in going to this prestigious High Adventure camp for an 11-day backpacking trip, please contact Scott Calkins ASAP, we only have a short time to lock in our reservations.
Depart:  June 23, 2013
Arrive Home:  July 6th, 2013
Transportation:  Chartered Motor Coach (pick-up and drop-off in Baton Rouge and Covington/Mandeville)
Cost:  $1450.00 (could change depending on fuel surcharges) ($250 deposit due upon application)
For more information, please contact:
Scott Calkins
(225) 571-4383