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Boy Scout Troop 31​ 
Rochester, New York

Philmont 2014

Expedition Number 726-V-04

July 24th - August 8th

The crew leader is responsible for developing the crew as a team, assigning, duties, and making decisions. Ideally, the crew leader discusses ideas and alternatives with the entire crew to hear everyone and to arrive at a consensus before action is taken.

The adult adviser's role is to counsel the crew leader and crew. If it becomes necessary, advisers should be prepared to discipline a crew member, without verbal or physical abuse. With the advice of the Philmont ranger, the adviser is responsible for ensuring the safety and well-being of every crew member. As far as possible, the adviser should let the crew leader lead the crew. The more capable the crew leader, the more the adviser should remain in the background, giving support only when needed.

​The Philmont ranger serves as a teacher and a resource for the crew and helps to coach the crew leader and the entire crew. The ranger assigned to serve as a resource for the crew may be either male or female. The adviser and crew are expected to treat the ranger with respect regardless of the ranger's sex. Philmont and the Boy Scouts of America prohibit language or behavior that belittles or criticizes members of the opposite sex, unwelcome advances, racial slurs, chastisement for religious or other beliefs, or any other actions or comments that are derogatory in nature. We need to lift people up for the good things they do and refrain from putting them down for mistakes or poor judgment.

Chaplain's Aide:
Philmont strongly recommends that one crew member be asked to serve as chaplain's aide. Someone who has earned or is working on a religious award should be considered. The chaplain's aide will be asked to lead daily devotionals and other appropriate religious services and promote and administer the "Duty to God" patch program. During the training session upon arrival at Philmont, a kit of worship services, including the booklet Eagles Soaring High, will be provided for use along the trail.

Wilderness Pledge Guia (Guide):
​Each crew is asked to select a Wilderness Pledge Guia (Spanish word for Guide.) The Guia will help the crew understand the principles of the Philmont Wilderness Pledge and Leave No Trace. This person will help the crew focus on camping practices that will adhere to the wilderness ethics outlined in the two approaches.

Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch

Attn: CHQ
17 Deer Run Road
Cimarron, NM 87714

Phone: (575) 376-2281
Fax: (575) 376-2636