Philmont Scout Ranch provides an unforgettable adventure along its hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails. Program features combine the best of the Old West—horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, chuck wagon dinners, and interpretive history with exciting challenges for today — rock climbing, burro racing, mountain biking, and rifle shooting — in an unbeatable recipe for fast-moving outdoor fun.
Registration for the 2018 trek opened March 1, 2017.
Philmont: The Ultimate Adventure
Philmont Scout Ranch provides a once in a lifetime adventure along its hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails, valleys, rivers and its breathtaking protected natural beauty. Highlights of the program combine the best of the Old West- horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, chuck wagon dinners, and interpretive history- with exciting challenges for today- rock climbing, burro racing, mountain biking, and rifle shooting- in a unique and action packed journey that will create memories and friendships that last lifetime. The adventure also includes action packed activities such as a trip to Pikes Peak on the Cog Railway, Garden of the Gods, an and unforgettable visit of the Koshare Indian Kiva.
Registration opened on March 1, 2017 with a capacity 80 participants. We currently have 50 scouts and 20 advisors registered. Contingent spots are first come, first serve basis, based on submitting the deposit online through Tentaroo. Starting June 1st we will switch to paper based registration and check payments at Monmouth Council. Once we receive a full contingent the remaining participants will be placed on a wait list. Registration payments for Scouts or Adults will be available on Tentaroo. Once complete download the registration form and submit the signed copy to Monmouth Council. The deposit of $400 will be applied to the Philmont 2018 payment. The payment schedule is listed on the scout and advisor registration form. Each crew will have a maximum of 12 participants with a minimum of 2 advisors. The trip will take place from June 28, 2018 – July 12, 2018.
2018 Philmont participants must be 14 years of age OR completed 8th Grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to participation. Scout leaders 18 through 20 years old are eligible to participate as youth or adult leaders. Boy Scouts must achieve the First Class rank prior to departure. Venture Crew members will complete the Discovery Award. Age, physical ability, maturity, attitude, and your Scoutmaster’s or Crew Advisor’s recommendation will all be used to determine who goes to Philmont. Since camping and hiking at Philmont is a rugged experience, all participants must pass a physical exam given by their family physician. The requirement for a physical also applies to contingent and crew activities starting in September. The projected cost for the 15 day Philmont trip is $2,200 per scout and $2,000 per advisor. Each crew will be encouraged to hold fund raising activities to lower the cost of the trip. The cost for the 15 day trip includes transportation, meals, lodging, sightseeing, the Philmont Scout Ranch fee and all the adventure Philmont has to offer. There are a number of scholarships available; more info on this will be available in October 2017.
Note to Adult Advisors: Adults who submit the online registration and need to complete the Philmont 2018 Leader Application. Adult placement is based on leadership and physical qualifications and not guarenteed. Advisors who wish to participate or would like to volunteer to help should join the next meeting at 7:30PM on August 1, 2017 at Council HQ.
Yours in Scouting,
Be that Scout at Philmont! Photo Courtesy of Troop 434.