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Philmont 2016 - June 14-27, 2016

What: Philmont 12-day Backpacking Trek
Where: Philmont Scout Ranch - Cimarron, NM
When: June 14-27, 2016
Who: See below (limited to 18 Scouts and 6 Adults, requires Scoutmaster approval)
How: Click here to sign up  Note: Signups are now closed.
Cost: TBD [$1625/person (estimated, $100 deposit due at sign-up)]


Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America’s premier High Adventure base with more than 200 square miles of rugged New Mexico wilderness. Philmont is the pinnacle of Scouting adventure. 

Philmont has 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps. Scouts will backpack through a series of camps over 12 days and experience a wide variety of programs during their scout-selected trek. Programs such as archaeology, 3D archery, astronomy, black powder rifles, blacksmithing, burro packing, burro racing, fishing, fly fishing, gold mining & panning, homesteading, horse riding, mountain biking, rock climbing, shooting/reloading .30-06 rifles, shooting/reloading 12 gauge shotguns, western lore, wilderness first aid, and more. Ask any scout about Philmont and they either want to go or they will tell you amazing stories of their trek and how it was the best experience of their Scouting career. 30,000 people were on the waiting list last year...

Important Information


A big part of success for a high adventure expedition like this will be each Crew Members commitment to making the trip a memorable one for all. Scouts will do this by participating in all of the preparation, training, team building, and activities leading up to the trip. Our crew will start training in the fall. A TOTAL COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED OF EACH CREW MEMBER.

  • Age limit (prior to participation)
    • Scouts must be at least 14 years of age OR
    • Scouts must be at least 13 years of age AND completed 8th grade
    • See Philmont Crew Requirements, requirements cannot be relaxed.
  • Scouts must be First Class or higher by June 1, 2014 (Troop 33 requirement)
  • Must be in top physical condition 
    • Must meet Philmont health/medical requirements
    • Must be able to carry a 30-40lb backpack 5-14 miles a day for 12 days at 6,500'-12,441' over rugged terrain for a total of 50-75 miles
    • Must participate in a physical training program 
  • Must participate in 4 mandatory shakedown outings (1 day hike and 3 backpacking trips) 
  • Must attend all monthly planning meetings 
  • Must meet with Scoutmaster and be approved
NOTE: First-come, first-serve pending Scoutmaster approval.
NOTE: Preference will be given to uniformed adults, the activity coordinator, committee members, then other adults.

More Information

You will find more information about Philmont on their website:

Or talk with one of our Scouts who went to Philmont in 2012 or 2014!

Roster of Interested Persons (Actual Crews Determined Later)

Judy Bergwerk,
Oct 7, 2016, 10:27 AM
Brent Browning,
Dec 10, 2015, 10:54 PM