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Recession relief from your SAA. 2009 SAA/PSA Philmont Trek.

February 21, 2009 6:39 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

With the current economic recession expected to last through 2009, by mid-summer you will require relief from the economic gloom. This is where your Sommers Alumni Association provides the relief you need: The 2009 SAA/PSA Philmont Trek. What better antidote to recession blues!

Your SAA Trek is scheduled from July 26 – August 1. SAA Trekkers are encouraged to arrive at Philmont or other high altitude location by Saturday, July 25, to adjust to the altitude. The Trek will be preceded by the Philmont Staff Association Annual Reunion and Meeting July 24-26, which you are welcome to attend.

Trekkers will gather at the Philmont Welcome Center on the morning of Sunday, July 26, hit the trail on Monday, and come off the trail Saturday, August 1. You will earn the Philmont Arrowhead Patch.

You and your Trek-eligible family members will be required to present a completed Philmont Medical Form prior to hitting the trail. (This is a little different from the Northern Tier form.) Your Trek-eligible family members must be 14 years of age by January 1, 2009. You must be an SAA member and all participants must be registered with the BSA.

The cost of the Trek is $375. There is no additional cost for the Reunion.

For further information, contact Lee Huckstep at or Butch Diesslin at

Start your planning now. Get the boss to approve the time off. When late July comes around, put on your Microsoft Outlook “Out of Office Assistant” with the following message: I'm Trekking with the SAA at Philmont Scout Ranch where you can’t bother me!

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