f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Philmont or Bust

Posted Friday, July 27, 2012, at 12:00 AM

July 29, 1961 Southeast Missourian

These local explorers and older scouts left early today for Camp Philmont in New Mexico where they will spend 12 days under rough camping experiences on the open trail. The three day trip will include overnight stops in Wichita, Kan., and LaJunta, Colo., where planned activities have been set up. From left to right, front: John D. Finch, Troop 3 of Columbia; Richard Lueders, Reid Carron, Bill Hopkins, Richard Haas, and John Hagans; back row: Ralph E. Frye, John Mueller, Joe Beatty, Robin Erlbacher, Leslie Thomas, L.J. Carron, Paul Berkbigler of Cape, head of the trip; and Steve Seabaugh. Hagans and Carron are from Jackson, and Hopkins is from Marble Hill.


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  • There's a goodly number of folks I recognize in the photo. I don't think I ever heard of anyone who didn't treasure his visit to Philmont.

    -- Posted by Ken1 on Fri, Jul 27, 2012, at 10:22 AM