Introduction to The Tribe
The Tribe of Mic-O-Say serves as a leadership enhancement program of the Heart of America Council designed to help the Heart of America Council fulfill its mission of preparing the young people of Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Mic-O-Say accomplishes its purposes by affording members ongoing opportunities for introspection on Scouting values as well as practical application of those ideals. The program is focused on boys who have shown leadership abilities through specific achievement and growth, and provides them with a distinctive lifelong direction. The program is energized by memorable customs and traditions. Adult leaders are brought into the Tribe so that they may interpret and encourage the use and application of those principles in the lives of boys.
Tribesmen who have embraced the principles of Mic-O-Say will find their lives enriched by a vision raised to higher sights, see their performance increased beyond previous limitations, and will develop lifelong friendships. They will stand tall within their communities as examples of unselfish service and of willing leadership.
Attention Tribesman! After 2 years of diligent planning, the Heart of America Council has a new opportunity just for you! How would you like to be an integral part in building new trails that help determine future opportunities for you and for Philmont? This is a chance to be a part of new undertaking while also enjoying 2 weeks in Scouting’s paradise. Come join the Mic O Say Trail Crew at Philmont! From July 26th to August 9th, 2020 you will participant in a 14 day adventure that will challenge you physically, mentally and spiritually.
The first week the Mic O Say Trail Crew will leave its legacy at Philmont through trail construction and maintenance. The week of construction is full of long, strenuous days that will require a great deal of physical effort. Participants must be in good physical shape before joining this crew. You will put in great diligence to constructing a trail that is meant to last over 75 years. Scouts will learn to strengthen their leadership skills, advanced backpacking skills as well as low impact camping skills. At the end of all your hard work building your own trek, you will be rewarded with the ability to say, “ I helped build that”.
The second week is a 7 day backpacking trek through Philmont’s beautiful backcountry, designed by participants such as yourself. You will get to enjoy the unique history of ancient Native Americans who explored the Southwest long before the first colonist arrived on the Atlantic coast. This is an opportunity for an unforgettable and rewarding adventure in the rugged, rocky trails of Philmont Scout Ranch. Are you going to take it?
To register for the Mic O Say Trail Crew you must:
•Be registered with the BSA
•16 years of age but not yet 21 years of age by the date of return
•In good physical condition
•Submit application to the Council
•Provide a letter detailing your Scouting experience and your reason for wanting to be a part of this new program
•MUST provide your own transportation
•Complete BSA Health & Medical Record
Cost to attend Philmont with the Mic O Say trail crew is only $325! Spaces are limited to only 10 Tribesman, get your application in fast!
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Email your application to David.Riker@scouting.org or mail to:
Heart of America Council
Attn: David Riker
10210 Holmes Rd
Kansas City, MO 64131
David Riker (816)569-4958 | David.Riker@scouting.org