Carmel Scouts visit the Philmont Scout Ranch

(Submitted photo)

Matthew Bricker, left, and Jesper Wiebke at the Top of the Tooth in Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. (Submitted photo)

Troop 358 in Carmel sent 19 boy scouts and six adults to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico this summer. The group was then broken down into three smaller groups called crews that each chose their own itinerary for their trip at Philmont. Each crew covered 70-80 miles during their trip. Each crew was self-sufficient carrying what they needed for the 10 days on the trail. Each crew also elected a member to act as crew leader to delegate tasks around camp and lead the discussions at days end and plan for the next day.