But, still, this opens up a new field of ministry and lots of fun for everybody. I'm excited and full of dread all at the same time.
Collecting money for Philmont is a white-knuckle affair; I think we're going to have to float a loan from personal money to crew to keep our reservation. I don't think there'll be any hassle with getting people to actually go -- but sorting out who's really going and who's got money on the table will keep me awake at night for a while.
By the end of the year, I think we'll have an active crew with trained officers and functioning committee, and the youth will be taking charge of their program. Prayers would be appreciated.