Philmont Crew is SAFE

Posted on Jun 28 2015 - 9:58pm

Sunday Evening Update:

We recieved a very upbeat call from "one of the scouts and all the rest of the scouts talking over him in the background".  All the 416 guys want to continue on.  They are all regeared.  Several backpacks have been recovered.  They have been assisting other scouts troops throughout the day.   They will be back on trail Monday morning.  If you havent recieved a personal call, it is because the lines are pretty jamed and cell service is really, really poor in base camp.  Bottom line message: Scouts of Troop 416 handled the stress and stain of the situation with flying colors, worked as a team and kept their heads about them.  

Spot tracker is lost.  There will be no more updates until they all come off trail at their appointed due date.


Sunday Noon Update:

The Philmont team was affected by the flash flooding this weekend. 

ALL members of Troop 416 Philmont Team are SAFE.

They did have to evacuate back to base camp to get resupplied, regeared and redirected on their trek.

Their camp did get flooded between 1:00 am and 3:00 am.  All Scouts and Adults Hiked out to a safe spot where they were picked up by a Philmont van and taken back to base camp. 

The "SPOT" tracker they were caring for updates was lost in the flood.  SOOO, don't expect it to have any updated trek information.

All members are in good spirits and ready to complete their adventure.

Please keep all the scouts, leaders and BSA in your prayers as they deal with the everything from the floods this weekend.

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT MRS. M OR MRS. F.  They do not have anymore information. When they do, we will keep everyone updated.  

All the families on the trek are getting email/text updates from the leaders.

We know the team is well prepared and will go on to have an awesome adventure.  Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Update taken from Mrs. E post on FB:    "Our son is at Philmont Boy Scout Camp and is safe; however, they lost most of their gear and are back at base camp getting re-outfitted to continue the trail. Out of 14 people in our Crew (troop 416), they lost all but 4 backpacks (although they are now finding them down river and getting them back to the guys). Most gear (i.e. sleeping bags/tents/bed rolls) is lost. The Crew that had the boy that was swept away was about a mile ahead of our boys. There are other crews that were not equipped properly that are returning home. Our Crew is going back onto the trail this evening. Please pray for safety and for the families that have been affected by this tragedy. 

Our son said that the lightening never stopped last night - the sky was never dark and they couldn't sleep at all because of the significant storm that hit."

Summer Camp pictures

Posted on Jun 28 2015 - 5:22pm

Great summer camp pictures posted.  See link at top right of website.

Eagle COH- Saltar, Santama, & Acquisto

Posted on Jun 22 2015 - 9:01pm

On Sunday, July 12th come and help celebrate when four T416 scouts will be getting their Eagle rank.   The COH is scheduled to start after the regular troop meeting.   Come and see the newest Eagle scouts in T416.

The Saltar's, Santama's, and Acquisto's have invited anyone in the troop to attend and celebrate with them on this great scouting honor.

There will be cake after the ceremony to celebrate the lastest scouts to reach Eagle.

Sign Up For July Family Swim Event 7/19

Posted on Jun 22 2015 - 9:01pm

Take a break from the heat and join other 416 families for a swim at the Muhlenbeck Aquatic Center in Plano.  Arrive early to get a spot in the shade - it opens at 1PM.  This is an unsupervised event so a parent or guardian is required.  Each family is responsible to pay their own entrance fee when they arrive.

Summer Camp Nearing Completion

Posted on Jun 18 2015 - 5:07pm

All the reports from Summer Camp are good!  Those families who have signed up for the text updates and pictures have enjoyed seeing the scouts in action in Louisianna.  It's not too late to sign up to receive the pictures from the next two days (see below).  Feedback on that communication platform is welcome - we have now used it for two summer camps.

If you wish to anonymously receive these messages then you need to go to the link below and sign-up (class name is Mr. Grenier’s Summer Camp 2015)



The group is still planning to arrive at 5PM on Sat 6/20 at PMLC and will text with ETA changes.

Sunday 6/21 - OPTIONAL & Informal Troop Meeting for Sign-offs & SM Conferences/ Philmont Crew Mtg

Posted on Jun 18 2015 - 5:07pm

Sunday 6/21 meeting is optional and informal (troop or other scout t-shirt). There is no set agenda - ASMs will be available for rank sign-offs, ad-hoc merit badge work, SM Conferences, and any other wrap-up from summer camp. Parents should stay or be available for early pickup. Any scouts attending should have very specific MB/rank items they want to review.

Philmont Crew - please plan to attend for our last prep meeting and crew elections.