Use the following list as a guide in deciding what to bring. If you are working in Base Camp, you can plan for hot weather during the day (80s to 90s) with cool nights (40s to 70s). It can be much cooler in the higher elevations of the backcountry. Metal wardrobe lockers are provided for staff in base camp and can be locked with a standard gym padlock (you must provide the padlock).
*Pets are NOT allowed at Philmont.
If necessary, Rangers can be furnished with a backpack and trail tent for the duration of employment at no charge (unless damaged).
First year staff will be issued a $90 uniform voucher during check-in to assist with the cost of uniform parts at the Tooth of Time Traders. Returning staff will receive a $60 voucher and volunteers will receive a $40 voucher. For staff who are employed the entire season, we recommend 3 polos, 1-2 bottoms, and a belt (staff cap provided). Bring extra spending money if you intend to purchase more than recommended.
*Items & quantities are recommendations; bring what you think you will need within reason.
|Option 1 – Philmont Staff Uniform||Qty||Comments|
|Current color Philmont Staff polo||3||Clean & in good condition|
|Philmont driftwood shorts/pants/convertibles||1-2||Some positions require non-synthetic pants|
|Athletic/hiking socks, BSA or Venturing socks||3+||Any earth-tone hiking sock is appropriate|
|Philmont, Scouting, or plain belt||1|
|Option 2 – BSA or Venturing Field Uniform||Qty||Comments|
|BSA Tan or Venturing Green uniform shirt||1||Insignia should reflect Adult BSA membership|
|BSA or Venturing or Philmont shorts/pants/convertibles||1|
|BSA or Venturing socks||1|
|Appropriate colored epaulet loops||1||Should match primary BSA registration & insignia|
|Scouting or Philmont belt||1|