Envy isn't a term that appears in my vocabulary very often but today is a day when it comes pretty close. The Scouts in the troop I started leave for Philmont today. Hearing that makes me reflect on my visits- once as a Scout and three times as a leader. Those treks were some of my most memorable experiences. The excitement of learning as a Scout. The enjoyment of watching young Scouts mature and take responsibility for themselves as an adult. You can have your Alaskan cruises and houses at the beach. There is nothing like being on the trail at Philmont. I miss not going along but I wish them the best. I know they are in for great memories.