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Year: 2019

Philmont Announces Fire Recovery Donation Match

Support Fire Recovery Efforts with a Matching Gift Philmont Scout Ranch is excited to announce a $1 million donation to the Ute Park Fire Recovery Fund by the PY Foundation of New Mexico. The donation comes via a $100,000 gift each year for the next five years and a $100,000 matching gift to donations raised […]

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Sign Up for 2020 Individual Treks

Want to come to Philmont but don’t have a crew? Have you been to Philmont before, but can’t get enough of Philmont’s backcountry? Do you have a child who is in either of those situations? Whatever the case may be, there’s one easy solution: individual treks. A ROCS crew hikes through a field with Baldy […]

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New in 2020: 9-Day Treks

Philmont Scout Ranch is excited to announce 9-day treks as an additional program option available to those who want to participate in a Philmont trek. 9-day treks are an excellent option for those who want to spend more than a week in Philmont’s backcountry, but may not be able to make it out for a […]

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Lumber Jills make it to Pueblano

Video by Zoe Hambley Editor’s Note: As part of Philmont’s busiest season ever, a record number of participants and seasonal staff are visiting the ranch and reaching new milestones. Three staff camps have female Program Counselors for the first time ever this year: Metcalf Station, Crater Lake and Pueblano. As part of our series Women […]

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2019 was Philmont’s largest summer ever!

Philmont Scout Ranch is excited to announce that the 2019 summer camping season is the largest in its 81 year history, with 24,029 Scouts hiking through the Sangre De Christo mountains this summer. This peak season comes after Philmont was forced to cancel the 2018 season due to fires. The previous record was set in […]

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Philmont by the numbers

With one of Philmont’s busiest seasons in the books, the numbers show just how massive Summer 2019 was.

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Garcia Cow honors Seton legacy

Scouts who trek across the rolling hills leading to Garcia Cow are in for a program they may not be expecting– simple relaxation.

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Valle partnership brings benefit to land

Thousands of Scouts trek through the Valle Vidal each year, which is made possible by Philmont’s relationship with the Carson National Forest.

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A long way from home

They started preparing 6,000 miles away hiking the peaks of Japan. Now they’ve finally arrived in Philmont’s Backcountry.

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Peak performance

A Philmont staffer combines the power of music with the beauty of the Backcountry.

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