Originally Posted By KCScout

The fortunate thing that I was thinking about was that I could talk to someone that actually had experience backpacking Philmont or other high adventure trips. Yeah I can always find my gear elsewhere and usually just go there if my son needs a new advancement patch or something similar.

I probably should have given you a link.
BPL Philmont
BPL Backpacking light with scouts

Check out these two forums. They are filled with people who do it all the time...with scouts.
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