[Troop222All] Following the Crews that are trekking in Philmont

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:  

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.  

P.S. To learn more about the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger, visit

David Fichou

Scoutmaster – Troop 222 – www.t222.org 

Unit Commissioner – Pack 565  – www.pack565.org

Redwood District – Pacific Skyline Council – www.pacsky.org
Wood Badge Scribe W3-55-13-2 – www.sccc-scouting.org/woodbadge/
H: (650) 322-9011  —  C: (650) 722-0306

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