Philmont Parents Rally

Purpose of the Meeting

  • To acquaint parents and youth with Philmont and the risk advisory.
  • To share with them the calendar of events leading up to departure for Philmont.
  • To inform them of procedures regarding payment of fees, BSA Annual Health & Medical forms, equipment needs, travel itinerary to and from Philmont, age requirement, etc.
  • To introduce expedition leadership


Philmont maps posted on wall with photos of previous trips. Table with snapshots, souvenirs, mementos from Philmont, etc. Display personal equipment needed and have a backpacking demonstration.


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • What Is Philmont?
  • A talk by a youth or Advisor who has been to Philmont before, possibly including photos from previous treks. Keep this fast-paced and limited to 30 minutes.
  • Read and distribute copies of risk advisory to parents.


About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.