Over 3,040 people have committed to “Reach out and Philmont someone!” on Saturday December 3rd, 2011. Advertised on Facebook as an Event, over 4,200 individuals have been invited. The Facebook event page states that it “is a social experiment to see how many Philmonters are lurking around in our every day lives.” The event organizer is crowning the first Saturday in December to be “Find a Philmonter Day!”.
The idea is that everyone who has been to Philmont, worked at Philmont, gone on a trek, gone on Rayado, worked on Trail Crew, wears their Philmont staff shirt, trek shirt, hat, or other prominent Philmont gear on December 3rd, 2011. Then as you spend time out at about, going about your daily life business, see who you might connect with. The goal of the event is to see how many other invisible Philmonters there are in your area/life that you always pass that you would never know have a Philmont connection.
The Facebook event, says an important part of the experiement is to come back to the Facebook event and post who you saw, what you talked abou, and tell a story.
Some members of the group are asking members to not just be seen, but to be heard as well. The Philmont Staff Association (PSA) has the Philmont Hymn ringtone available for purchase at http://www.philstaff.com/
Will you Reach Out and Philmont someone on December 3rd, 2011?