They started preparing 6,000 miles away hiking the peaks of Japan. Now they’ve finally arrived in Philmont’s Backcountry.
A Philmont staffer combines the power of music with the beauty of the Backcountry.
Philmont’s family tradition
Members of the Dunn family have been coming to Philmont for 61 years.
Challenge at Chase Cow
One of Philmont’s newest camps has become a haven for rock climbing Scouts.
Keeping the faith at Philmont
One crew’s journey exploring faith and adventure in the Backcountry.
Meet Laura Phillips
They said she had to be stronger to survive in the Backcountry. She proved them wrong.
The 10 essentials for hiking at Philmont
Everything you need to know before you gear up and hit the trail.
The little toaster that could
Philmont is, without a doubt, a challenge. Enter the toaster.
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.”
Santa Claus returns
This summer, Santa Claus Backcountry camp is outfitted with 14 campsites, a refurbished staff cabin, a reloading cabin and a shooting range