Philmont Parents Rally

Purpose of the Meeting

  • To acquaint parents and youth with Philmont and the risk advisory.
  • To share with them the calendar of events leading up to departure for Philmont.
  • To inform them of procedures regarding payment of fees, BSA Annual Health & Medical forms, equipment needs, travel itinerary to and from Philmont, age requirement, etc.
  • To introduce expedition leadership


Philmont maps posted on wall with photos of previous trips. Table with snapshots, souvenirs, mementos from Philmont, etc. Display personal equipment needed and have a backpacking demonstration. 


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • What Is Philmont?
  • A talk by a youth or Advisor who has been to Philmont before, possibly including photos from previous treks. Keep this fast-paced and limited to 30 minutes.
  • Read and distribute copies of risk advisory to parents.