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It’s hard to explain to those who’ve never been…

15 Mar

Scouting, of course, is my passion. I never thanked my Dad for talking to me about going to Philmont. He told me it would be awesome. I’d always heard the hype behind this great gift to Scouting called Philmont and when I went for the very first time in 2005 I wasn’t sure how to take it. I had never thought of it as anything more than a hike in the mountains and I had been to the Rockies before, so I thought, “what’s the big deal?” But, the feeling you get when you arrive is one of such warm reassurance that Scouting is alive and well and remains “the big adventure” we’ve all been promised… you are surrounded, of course, by natural beauty, but also the most enriching parts of Scouting lore and the great American frontier. It’s hard to explain to those who’ve never been there. I know some of you have a trek scheduled this summer… the experience will live up to the hype. Not to ingratiate me, but be sure to come back to this blog and tell me I was right…

thanks Waite,

daniel

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