The guys on one of their practice hikes at Chewacla State Park

It’s usually this time of year, when I send out the address where you can send Drew cards, letters, money, etc while he’s away at Boy Scout Camp. This year he’s not going on a normal camping trip. On June 14th, he will board a plane to Denver, Colorado where he will spend a few days getting acclimated to the altitude while site-seeing in that area. On June 17th, he’ll arrive at Philmont Scout Ranch (near Cimarron, New Mexico) where he and 8 other boys along with 2 of their brave leaders, will embark on a 12 day backpacking hike, covering 81 miles, and reach an elevation of nearly 12,500 feet. This will truly be an adventure of a life time for Drew and we’re so excited for him! He will not be able to receive mail during this trip. If you would like to send money for him to use during the trip, he will need to receive it before June 13th when we head up to Atlanta so he can catch his flight early the next day. He will have several opportunities to purchase keepsakes, snacks, etc during these 16 days away from home.

If you would like to contribute, please let me know and I will supply you with our address.

For those who have contributed either directly to the trip or towards his spending money, we thank you so much for helping out!

Most importantly, Drew and his contingent could really use your prayers starting now during trip preparations, as well as while they are gone. Please pray for:
-safe travels
-everyone to stay healthy
-good weather
-no one to get lost
-these 11 men/boys to have patience and understanding with each other
-them to not get eaten by bears 🙂
-other prayers not thought of or mentioned

If you would like to ‘follow’ along with their preparations, as well as their trip, you can visit this blog that Mr. B, Drew’s scout master, has created. They will be updating along the trail as they are able.