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Category: Backcountry

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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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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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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