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Press Release

August 14, 2013
Philmont Scout Ranch
Cimarron, New Mexico

We are sad to report that Tuesday evening, August 13, 2013, an adult leader suffered an apparent fatal heart attack at Philmont Scout Ranch.

The health and safety of our participants is our top priority. Emergency medical assistance was given until emergency medical personnel from Philmont Scout Ranch and Emergency Medical personnel from Cimarron, New Mexico, arrived. Despite everyone’s best efforts they were unable to resuscitate the leader.

This is an extremely sad day for our Scouting family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those involved in this situation. No further information is available pending notification of family.


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.