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T Minus 275 Days… or… What should I be doing now?. Mimi Hatch Training Coordinator BAC Philmont 2003 Committee. A Sample of Resources. BAC Advisor Training & fellow advisors The “Philmont Advisor’s Guide” Seldon Ball’s Philmont pages http://w4.lns.cornell.edu/~seb/philmont.html

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T Minus 275 Days…or…Whatshould I be doing now?

Mimi Hatch

Training Coordinator

BAC Philmont 2003 Committee


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A Sample of Resources

  • BAC Advisor Training & fellow advisors

  • The “Philmont Advisor’s Guide”

  • Seldon Ball’s Philmont pages

    • http://w4.lns.cornell.edu/~seb/philmont.html

  • Philmont listservers & bulletin boards

    • http://www.philmont.com (unOfficial site)

    • http://www.usscouts.org/lists/index.asp


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BAC Philmont Advisor Training

  • Planning ahead for success

  • The “Big Four”

  • Itinerary Selection

  • Crew Training

  • Outdoor Training

  • Survey Input


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T Minus 275: Crew Issues

  • Family Commitment

  • Reality Check

  • Dealing with Problems


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Family Commitment

  • Early Fall meeting with youth and parent

  • Bring important school & family dates

  • Set shakedown expectations & schedule

  • Payment schedule & penalties

  • Fundraising & Scholarship availability

  • Communication - Put It In Writing!


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Reality Check

  • When is a Scout Ready for Philmont?

    • Desire and commitment

    • Physical & Emotional Readiness

    • Maturity

      • Will they eat the food and drink the water?

      • Can they self-medicate?

      • Will they practice personal hygiene?

      • Can they work within the patrol method?


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Dealing with Problems

  • Now....or…Later?


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T Minus 275: Advisor Issues

  • Sorting out roles

  • Working out differences

  • Physical readiness


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Roles of the Advisors

  • Lead advisor

  • Navi-guesser advisor

  • Medical advisor

  • Other roles?


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Working Out Differences

  • Don’t fool yourselves

  • You aren’t fooling the scouts

  • Eleven days + ten nights = LONG TIME!!!


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Physical Readiness

  • Hiking pace and hiker separation

  • Hiking pace and hypothermia

  • The Philmont Physical

  • Challenges

  • Diet and Exercise


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Philmont Weight Restrictions

  • Zero Tolerance

  • Advisor Weigh-In & BP Check


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Philmont Weight Limits

HEIGHTRECOMMENDED WEIGHTMAXIMUM ACCEPTANCE

5' 5"114 - 162195

5' 6"118 - 167201

5' 7"121 - 172207

5' 8"125 - 178214

5' 9"129 - 183220

5' 10"132 - 188226

5' 11"136 - 194233

6' 0"140 - 199239

6' 1"144 - 209246

6' 2"148 - 210252

6' 3"152 - 216260

6' 4"156 - 222267


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Diet & Weight Issues

  • Do what works for you

  • Consult your doctor

  • Lose it slow to keep it off

    • ½ to 1 pound per week

    • Present weight x 10 = daily calories

  • Drink water to eliminate waste

  • Try using a “Diet Buddy”


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Fitness Plans

  • Check with your doctor

  • Consider a trainer

  • Understand physiology of exercise

  • Train for cardio, strength…and feet!

  • Build a progression

  • Don’t rely on shakedowns!

  • Pick something you like!


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Target Heart Rates

  • Max effective HR = 220 minus your age

  • Exercise @ 70-85% of max effective rate

  • FORMULA: 220 – age x (.70) to (.85)

  • Example: Age 40

    • 70%: (220-40=180) x (.70) = 126 BPM

    • 85%: (220-40=180) x (.85) = 153 BPM

  • Learn what it feels like


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Combining Cardio & Strength

  • Stretch before and after all exercise

  • Cardio

    • Cardiovascular duration of 20-60 minutes

    • Begin timing after target HR is achieved

    • Slowly build target HR, # days, and duration

  • Strength

    • Limit strength training to alternate days

    • Slowly build repetition & weight


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Sample Cardio-Vascular Exercise

  • Walking/Running/Hiking/Backpacking

  • Gym: step, bike, X-trainer, treadmill

  • Swimming

  • Climbing Stairs

  • Step Aerobics

  • Biking

  • Whitewater Kayaking 


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Sample Cardio Exercise Plan

  • January: 20-30 min. cardio, 70%, 3x wk

  • February: 20-30 min. cardio, 75%, 3x wk

  • March: 20-40 min. cardio, 80%, 3-4x wk

  • April: 20-40 min. cardio, 85%, 3-4x wk

  • May-Jun: 30-60 min. cardio, 85%, 4-5x wk

  • July: 30-60 min. cardio, 85%, 5x wk


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Strength Training

  • Free weights

  • Bench weights

  • Circuit training

  • Exercises (situps, leg lifts, pushups, etc.)


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“Boot” Camp

  • Break in the boots

  • Toughen your feet

  • You don’t have to have blisters at Philmont!


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Committee Case Studies

  • Personal challenges?

  • What worked?

  • What didn’t work?

  • What will I do next time?


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