2012-07-23 - Ponil
"One, two, three, four, five, and six. Six, the perfect number."
This week, Philcast brings you the oldest camp at Philmont: Ponil, the original cite for the PhilTurn Rockymountain Scoutcamp! Watch as our host Aaron Loncki discovers what programs Ponil has to offer and the latest addition for 2012: Cowboy Action Shooting!
2012-07-16 - Valle Vidal
The weather looks...weathery...
Philmont is fortunate to have 214 square miles of beautiful mountainous terrain for Scouts to hike on. The Valle Vidal, Philmont's unknown gem, comes from the Carson National Forest. Watch as PhilCast shows what the Valle Vidal has to offer trekkers! Mountain Biking, Astronomy, Folk Weather Forecasting and more!
2012-07-09 - Philmont Ranch Department
Did you know Philmont is a working ranch? Philmont takes care of 300 horses and 80 burros! Philmont's Ranch Hands participants get to work directly with Philmont's horse department staff to take care of all these animals for 8 days then enjoy an 8-day Cavalcade trek. Find out what it takes to be on the ranch staff here at Philmont and also how Philmont operates as a ranch.
2012-07-02 - Philmont Training Center Family Programs
Want to experience Philmont and bring your family? Philmont Training Center (or PTC) provides opportunities for adult Scout Leaders to learn something new to bring back to the troop. Meanwhile, conference family members enjoy a wealth of activities hosted by PTC staff.
2012-06-25 - Contingent Crews
Mix 'n' Match
Sometimes troops cannot meet the required number of participants for a crew trek in Philmont’s backcountry. This is where Contingent Crews come in. Contingent Crews consist of members from multiple troops that are guided by leaders who are designated by the contingent crew’s Council. Contingent Crews offer Scouts a chance to embrace a different group dynamic than the one they are familiar with and make new friends to share the Philmont wilderness with!
2012-06-18 - Logistics
This is Logistics. Over.
Logistics operates as the eyes and ears of Philmont. Here, staff give a thorough overview of treks with crews as well as coordinate transport for crews and staff into the backcountry and airports. To top things off Logistics is responsible for radio communications between over 400 Philmont radios. Logistics is a vital resource that keeps Philmont running smoothly and safely all summer long.
2012-06-11 - Welcome Back!
Long Time No See!
Welcome back to the second season of PhilCast! Every Monday this summer, we'll release a new episode, each featuring different aspects of Philmont. This week's PhilCast will share a taste of the exciting things this season has to offer. From revamped programs at Philmont Training Center to a record-breaking attendance of more than 27,000 participants across the Ranch, this 74th season at Philmont is sure to be one to remember!