August 21, 2021 – For many, a trek at Philmont is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. An opportunity that already requires patience and discipline to attain. But between a wildfire in 2018 and a global pandemic in 2020, Philmont has had its fair share in recent years of challenging circumstances, and that challenge has extended to the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Facing the unexpected
When crew 620-RM1 came to Philmont, they were strangers. In just 24 hours they would embark on the journey of a lifetime together— a 20-day Rayado trek.
Crew 608-AA comes HOmE
Photographed by Chris Langlois. It was only a few days before their 2018 trek when crew 608-AA received the call: Philmont was closed for the summer. “I wasn’t sure how excited I was [for the trek] last year until we got the call that said, ‘We’re canceling,’” Chad Brockermeyer, one of the crew’s adult leaders, […]
Welcome Scouts BSA: Information for New Units and Members!
We are excited to welcome families to Scouts BSA! While young women may be new to the youth age program of the Boy Scouts of America, they are not new to Philmont programming. Philmont has welcomed young women for decades through our staff, Venturing crews, Exploring posts, Sea Scouts, and family programming at the Philmont […]
2019 Itineraries and Guidebook to Adventure Released
Dear 2019 Reservation Contacts and Lead Advisors: We are excited to release the 2019 Itinerary Book and Guidebook to Adventure early so you can use them as you prepare for your adventure this summer. Please download them at the links below. We cannot wait for your arrival this summer. Please review the documents and notes […]