Philmont Arrow

Troop 91
Crew 609-K4 had a great time in
Philmont in June 2007

Can we wait until 2009? Because in 2008 we will be heading for Northern Tier!

Get your Philmont Personal Equipment List Here
The Tooth Of Time

Look at the 2007 Philmont Trek pictures here

Look at the 2004 Philmont Trek pictures here

Look at the 2002 Philmont Trek pictures here

Look at the 2000 Philmont Trek pictures here

Philmont Scout Ranch Official Page

New for 2007! Philmont Forum- post your questions or look up answers here

Philmont Scout Ranch - Unofficial page with tons of information, photos, maps, more

Tooth of Time Traders - the Official Philmont Trading Post

Selden's List of Philmont Pages - a compilation of reports, information, and all things Philmont

How's the Weather Today at Philmont?

Cimarron High School Webcam

Cimarron New Mexico Home Page

Cimarron NM: History of the Wild West: Billy the Kid, Jesse James, Santa Fe Trail and more

Some downloads for the Philmont area- Walking tours, etc

The Sangre de Christo Chronicle - Local news for the Cimarron/Angelfire area

Use the links below to practice your skills, to plan your Patrol's hike or backpacking trip, or to stump your friends!

Note to Patrol Leaders: Check with Mr. Hilbish for topological maps before you buy one. The troop has a number of them for the area.

Best Map and Compass Sources

How to use a compass A tutorial on using your compass that can be printed out on your computer. When you are going to use this tutorial, it is essential that you have a compass in your hand. If you are teaching a class of kids, they should each have a compass, or at least have compasses with them.
Map & Compass (Orienteering)Merit Badge Scout Orienteering Page that has lessons for teaching the Orienteering Meritbadge (and Map skills). A list of Topo Map Symbols is included.
Silva Compass 1-2-3 System How to use the compass on a map to get your bearing (direction of travel).
Meeting Room Game for Map Skills Introduction
Orienteering Skills for the Young How to use an Orienteering course and basic information for teaching Orienteering skills to Young Scouts and other youth.
Topozone #1 site for free topo maps. Custom Topological maps that you center and print out. Best used with a high speed connection if you are going to do lots of fine tuning.
MapQuest Online map maker for street maps and travel maps. Also very useful for making a hiking route on local roads or streets.

Buying Maps

Off-Route Custom Maps This is very cool. Found it while cruising Backpacker Magazine. You can buy topo maps on waterproof/tearproof paper (Tyvek?), but you can get them customized to the area that you want. So you are not stuck carrying 4 maps if you are overlapping 4 quads. You can center it over the junction and get one map. Awesome.
Very cool service and they cost about the same as other quad maps ($7.95)

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