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Day: June 13, 2019

Garden of opportunity

Photographed by Curtis Waidley. One set of hands rakes fallen cacti and weeds into piles as the sun slowly sinks. Another fills trash bags with debris. They work for about five minutes in perfect tandem‒ as if they’ve known each other for some time. The hands belong to Margaret and William Pearson, who have been […]

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Crew 608-AA comes HOmE

Photographed by Chris Langlois. It was only a few days before their 2018 trek when crew 608-AA received the call: Philmont was closed for the summer. “I wasn’t sure how excited I was [for the trek] last year until we got the call that said, ‘We’re canceling,’” Chad Brockermeyer, one of the crew’s adult leaders, […]

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History comes to life at Philmont staff camps

Photographed by Sherry Hamilton. Rayado staff camp came alive with laughter and song when over a hundred Philmont staffers came for specialty training on June 2. Each camp worked to improve their acting skills by expanding their historical knowledge and learning more about program activities for visitors. Philmont brought in historical experts and actors to […]

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Yurt building at Valle Vidal

Photographed by Monica Dunn. As a caravan of Philburbans and commissary trucks crawled up the road toward Seally Canyon, the excitement was palpable. “We’re home!” yelled one staff member, jumping out of the vehicle and running over to hug another staffer when the vehicles came to their final stop. The group assembled in the Valle […]

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