2019 Training Center Registration is Open!

Come experience the magic of the Philmont Training Center. With more than 50 conferences, family programs and the Philmont Family Adventure, there is something for everyone!

About Philmont

Born in 1938 as Philturn Rockymountain Scoutcamp, today’s Philmont Scout Ranch is a bustling center for high adventure and training. Youth and adults take advantage of the Ranch’s camping, training and work programs. Most activity takes place during the summer, but Philmont also offers Autumn Adventure and Winter Adventure programs.

Philmont Announces New General Manager

Philmont Disaster Relief

In the summer of 2018, 27,000 acres of Philmont were damaged in the Ute Park Fire. Over 57 miles of backcountry trails, 21 trail camps and 5 staffed camp areas were impacted. Philmont’s landscape is our most challenging asset to replace, and work to restore and protect it is our greatest investment.

2019 Expedition Openings

Occasionally, there are vacant slots for upcoming summer treks (because crews drop out, etc.). These slots provide an opportunity for crews to register less than 18 months before their trek, understanding that they must operate on an accelerated schedule to fully prepare for their trek.

Autumn Adventure

Hiking in the Philmont backcountry during the autumn season, crews will enjoy warm, sunny days, and cool, crisp nights.

Winter Adventure

Cold-weather camping is the ultimate test of your ability to camp and travel in the backcountry and learn to live in harmony with the environment.


The STEM Trek is an exciting program for Scouts and Venturers who have an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Working at Philmont

Philmont hires more than 1,100 summer staff to support backcountry programs, food service, retail operations, the Philmont Training Center, maintenance, conservation, ranching, medical services and administrative positions.

Photo Archive

Where’s your crew photo? Find it Online! 1966 – Present Crew, PTC and Staff