Each Arch/diocese is encouraged to conduct a search and nominate one or two Boy Scouts or Venture Crew members for participation in the Trek.
Because the program can only accommodate a limited number of youth, only two participants per diocese will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Selection of participants is made by the individual Arch/Diocese and should be made on the basis of demonstrated maturity, physical ability, leadership potential, an interest the life of the Church and an openness to the discernment of vocation. The earning of Scouting's Religious Emblems and involvement in church, school and scouting activities should be given consideration.
Candidates should be emotionally mature adolescents who are committed to assist their Catholic Committee when they return home. They must also have the physical health and stamina to backpack on the mountain trails of Philmont. NO exceptions can be made to these expectations and requirements. A female crew is planned pending sufficient female registration. The Saint George Trek is a one-time only experience for youth. Previous youth participants are not eligible.
The nominee must meet the following qualifications
+ Registered youth participant in an active BSA Unit (if applicant will be 18 during the trek, must be registered as a youth participant in a Venture Crew or Sea Scout Ship
+ Has not participated in a previous St. George Trek
+ Will have reached the age of 15 and completed Freshman year by July 1, 2017
+ Is below the age of 19 and will not have graduated high school before May 1, 2017
+ Meets physical, mental and emotional requirements stated below
This approval form must accompany the nominee's application for Youth Participants. That form can be found here...http://goo.gl/forms/RzNY178FjA.
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