The troop has purchased three SPOT Gen 3 GPS Messengers. These devices when activated will send out position information every 10 minutes via geostationary satellites. This information is recorded on a web server to be viewed via a website. Each crew will have their own Messenger, each tracked on a separate web page. The page will be blank until the crew starts their trek. These devices serve two functions: requesting help in an emergency, and sharing the crew’s progress through the trek.
Just follow this link to see my location updates:
Crew 1: https://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=1VcaMrDkV5htlldBsxjTL59qHCkrd0kZk
Crew 2: https://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=1Jz4FmB2SKIJDtIAnoYqefj8pWfWq6l6R
Crew 3: https://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=1Rjo28DmAhZI29jOaBr7jY5nXSPyc3gvV
All Crews on one map: https://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=1XcV86Uul8vbIFeGuTdSmjrZlo6pLT9L7
The password is: patrol
If the link doesn’t work, try copying and pasting it to your browser’s address bar.
To add yourself or others to the email distribution lists you can go to:
Philmont Expedition number: 804-S-01
Philmont Expedition number: 804-S-02
Philmont Expedition number: 804-S-03
Status messages sent from the messengers will go to these email distribution lists.
Each day while the batteries last I am asking each crew to track their hiking. When the first set of batteries run out the crew will conserve the second set of batteries for occasional checkins and for distress calls. Also there are no guarantees that these devices will be able to communicate with the satellites. There are so many things that can fail, including the scouts that are operating the devices. Do not be concerned if you don’t see any updates from your crews.