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Year: 2020

The Adventure Continues with Troop 68

Photo by Associate Director of Program, Keith Nelson Due to Covid-19 and the restrictions imposed by the State of NM, Philmont unfortunately had to cancel all summer programs.  The State of NM put parameters in place for camps to provide program to those from their local geographic area.  Unfortunately, the vast majority of Philmont crews […]

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Ute Park Fire Recovery Continues

You can make a difference! – Click here to have your donation matched! In 2019, Philmont Scout Ranch was excited to announce a $1 million donation to the Ute Park Fire Recovery Fund from the PY Foundation of New Mexico. The donation comes via a $100,000 gift each year for five years and a separate […]

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2020 Council Camps

The following camps are still accepting units and provisional Scouts for Summer 2020 program! Follow the direct links to their respective web page for more information and to register. Rocky Mountain High Adventure Base Rocky Mountain Council, BSA Near Poncha Springs, CO 719-561-1220 Learn More Missouri River High Adventure Base Sioux Council, BSA Sioux Falls, […]

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COVID-19: Philmont’s Response

Philmont Scout Ranch Update: November 12th Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the BSA is notifying all registrants scheduled to attend one of the national High-Adventure bases of a one-time COVID-19 surcharge fee of $50 per participant. This fee will offset the additional costs associated with operating High-Adventure Bases in accordance with CDC, state and […]

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HOmE on the Range

Quarantine got you stuck in endless Zoom meetings? Catch yourself dreaming about HOmE? Why not invite one of our furry or feathered friends to your next Zoom gathering? We bring you, HOmE on the Range!! For a limited time, we are offering a visit from one of our furry or feathered friends here at Philmont to join your Zoom or Google Meetings. Special guests include burros, cattle, chickens, and horses!  How Do I Sign Up? Click HERE to check availability. […]

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Missing Philmont? Check Out These Resources!

We know many people are wishing they could be anywhere other than their home right now and we’ve had a lot of requests to come social distance here at Philmont. While that is not possible right now, we did want to share some ways to help bring Philmont to your home. Downloadable Philmont Photos Philmont’s […]

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Visit the Philmont Training Center in 2020

Registration for the Philmont Training Center and BSA Family Adventure Camp is now open! Book your 2020 Philmont Adventure as soon as possible so you can spend part of your summer at the BSA’s premier national training center. There are more than 50 different week-long conferences available over more than 10 weeks during the summer. […]

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Winter Moisture Leads to 450 Slash Piles Burned

Members of the Philmont Conservation Team have taken advantage of significant winter snow events to burn more than 450 slash piles since January 1st! Crews have been building these piles for the past couple of years from branches and slash created by forest management projects designed to restore historic forest structure and increase fire resiliency. Crews […]

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Amtrak BOGO Sale Could Save Your Crew Money

Each summer thousands of Scouts travel by Amtrak to Philmont via the Raton, NM station. The train has been viewed as a safe and educational experience for Scouts. From February 13th to February 17th, Amtrak is running a buy one get one free promotion for any ticket used between March 9th and August 30th! This […]

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Top 5 Reasons You Should Work in the Philmont Dining Hall

Each summer Philmont hires more than 1,100 staff members to help us deliver the Philmont experience to more than 22,000 Scouts. We receive a lot of applications for positions in the Ranger Department, Conservation and Backcountry, but we still need help in many base camp positions, including the dining halls. While these positions may not […]

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