Living the Philmont Brand

This training is required for all staff at Philmont Scout Ranch. This training is intended to unite staff towards a common purpose, while also reviewing important policies & procedures to ensure everyone has a positive experience. 

Total Time: 141 Minutes

Please review all of the sections below and complete the test. This is an “open book” test which can be taken as many times as possible to meet the required score. 

Please watch the video below for opening remarks from Roger Hoyt, Philmont Scout Ranch’s General Manager. 

Please watch the video below to learn about the history and mission of Philmont and the Boy Scouts of America from Steve Nelson, Philmont’s Director of Camping.

The Philmont Seasonal Staff Handbook

Use the link below to review the Philmont Staff Handbook. The test will include questions about key concepts to ensure all staff are familiar with this important document.

Seasonal Staff Handbook (12-11-20 update)

Site-Specific Policy Review

Please watch the videos below to learn how the BSA’s Youth Protection and Harassment Prevention policies are applied here at Philmont Scout Ranch. We’ll also cover the reporting process as well as some environmental hazard information. 


Understanding and Preventing Youth on Youth Abuse

In the video below Nick Hutchinson covers the difficult topic of youth on youth abuse at camp and how it can be prevented.

Watch the videos below to be prepared and learn more about the basic skills required to explore the Philmont Backcountry.

Total Time: 41 Minutes

Philmont Backcountry Preparation Playlist

Please complete the test below to complete the online portion of Philmont All Staff training. The resources above may be used while completing this test, but completion of this test is an individual effort. Once you complete the test you will be emailed a certificate of completion which includes your score. You will need to retake the test until you recieve a score of 350 out of 400. This certificate should then be uploaded into WorkBright prior to your arrival on the ranch.

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