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.

2019 Trek

Registration for the 2019 trek opened June 11, 2018.

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 Royal Gorge, Garden of the Gods, an and unforgettable visit of the Koshare Indian Kiva.

Due to the fires at UTE Park in northern New Mexico the June 2018 Monmouth Council Contingent Trip to Philmont has been rescheduled for 2019 so registration is now open. We have space for a total of 84 participants and welcome back many of the participants that already registed for 2018. Contingent spots are first come, first serve basis, based on submitting the registration application and deposit at Monmouth Council Headquarters. Once we receive a full contingent the remaining participants will be placed on a wait list. The deposit is now $650 that will be applied to the Philmont 2019 payments. The payment schedule has been modified for new participants and listed on the scout or advisor registration form. Each crew will have a maximum of 12 participants with a minimum of 2 advisors. The trip will take place from July 5, 2019 – July 19, 2019.

2019 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 $2,350 per scout or 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.

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 September 4, 2018 at Council HQ.

Yours in Scouting,
Drew Kimberlin


Be that Scout at Philmont! Photo Courtesy of Troop 434.