Field - PASS
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Field - PASS
Philmont will be sending experienced members of the Ranger and Backcountry Departments to run pre-trek instructional courses around the country. These one day, 8-hour courses will take place on Saturdays or Sundays and will primarily be held at scout offices in regions with a high concentration of crews
Field-PASS participants will enjoy an instructional introduction to Philmont and achieve a thorough understanding of the following:
- Philmont-issued gear
- Crew leadership positions
- Physical conditioning
- Travel to and from Philmont
- Conducting a shakedown hike
- Establishing a crew Philmont committee
- Smellables and bear bag hanging
- Dining fly and tent setup
- Gas stove operation and care
- Philmont’s backcountry cooking method
- Dish washing and sump use
WHAT TO EXPECT
Field-PASS typically take place from 9:00am to 5:00pm at local council offices. Experienced members from the Ranger and Backcountry Departments will lead you in the backcountry and logistical fundamentals of Philmont over the course of the day. Participants will enjoy a trail lunch and sample a trail dinner in between training sessions. At the conclusion of the course, advisors will receive PASS materials to share with crew members.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
All adult advisors – whether registered for an upcoming trek, or just generally interested in learning more about Philmont – are invited to attend a Field-PASS course.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost to attend is and covers a Philmont-style trail meal lunch, dinner, and PASS materials including the PASS Patch.
EVENT DATES AND LOCATIONS
Field-PASS dates and locations for 2017 will be posted as soon as they are finalized.
Revised on 3/16/2017