OA Northern Tier and Philmont Trail Crew 2002 Reunion
Members of the
OA Northern Tier and Philmont Trail Crews met on
Tuesday for a reunion. The purpose of the reunion was to unite old and current
members of each national program in fun and fellowship and to promote the
programs for the coming years. Many complete crews were in attendance for both
programs. Friendships made during the participants' journeys were rekindled. It
was a very fun event.
The National Order of the Arrow is offering the opportunity to join Arrowmen from across the country in cheerful service and the formation of lasting brotherhood on the pristine US/Canadian Boundary Waters. Under the direction of the United States Forestry Service, experienced Charles L. Sommers staff members with strong Order of the Arrow backgrounds lead participants on a two week voyage into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). What makes this program unique is that it is a continuous 14-day trek through the Canoe Base, unlike the Philmont Trail Crew Program, which consists of the breaks along the journey in base camps.
In order to participate in this program, you must:
This Northern Tier 2001 Crew, as was representative of the reunion, was united. They reminisced on their journey together at the Charles L. Sommers High Adventure Canoe Base located in Ely, Minnesota, as well as caught up on their experiences since then.
During the Northern Tier reunion, various presentations were made including a presentation to the current National Western Region Chief.
Arrowmen are encouraged to attend this program. More details regarding this program can be found at the Northern Tier Website.
The Order of the Arrow is offering you an opportunity to join other Arrowmen in cheerful service and the formation of lasting brotherhood on the trails of Philmont Scout Ranch. Under the direction of the Philmont Conservation Department, experienced Philmont staff members with strong Order of the Arrow backgrounds will lead participants on the two week trail crew and trek.
The program is a fourteen day experience. The first week focuses on trail construction and maintenance under the guidance of Philmont trail crew foremen. The second week is a seven day backpacking trek that is designed by the participants. The program is not simply building trail and hiking; the OA Trail Crew is ultimately a journey that challenges Scouts mentally, physically, and spiritually.In order to participate in this program, you must:
All Arrowmen are encouraged to attend this program. More details regarding this program can be found at the
Philmont Trail Crew Website.