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Month: July 2019

Peak performance

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

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Philmont’s family tradition

Members of the Dunn family have been coming to Philmont for 61 years.

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Challenge at Chase Cow

One of Philmont’s newest camps has become a haven for rock climbing Scouts.

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Keeping the faith at Philmont

One crew’s journey exploring faith and adventure in the Backcountry.

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Meet Laura Phillips

They said she had to be stronger to survive in the Backcountry. She proved them wrong.

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Astronauts Train at Philmont Before Landing on the Moon

Apollo astronauts pose for a group photo at Philmont Scout Ranch during a geology field trip in June of 1964. Pictured from left to right: From left to right, they are: Pete Conrad, Buzz Aldrin, Dick Gordon, Ted Freeman, Charlie Bassett, Walt Cunningham, Neil Armstrong, Donn Eisele, Rusty Schweikhart (behind Eisele), Jim Lovell, Mike Collins […]

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The 10 essentials for hiking at Philmont

Everything you need to know before you gear up and hit the trail.

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The little toaster that could

Philmont is, without a doubt, a challenge. Enter the toaster.

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Crater Boys welcome girls

“The way we see it, we’re just as much Crater Boys as the Crater Boys of the past have been,” Program Counselor Cassandra Carl said. “Doesn’t matter if we’re girls, we’re still the Crater Men. It’s really dang cool.”

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Cimarron celebrates July Fourth

The Maverick Club Rodeo was held in Cimarron, New Mexico, Thursday just as it had been for 97 years.  The rodeo is the longest standing open rodeo in the west and it’s held in a town with fewer than 1,000 people. Cimarron locals and some Philmont staff have been attending the Fourth of July Rodeo […]

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