Trail Crew Trek

  • 14 days and nights
  • Fee: $325 in 2019

  • Register: by individual
  • Season: Summer
  • Age: 16 by date attending and not yet 21
  • Crew Size: Provisional Crew will be organized by Philmont
  • Leadership: 2 adult leaders provieded by Philmont
  • Registration: Anytime


Spend 14 days living and working in Philmont’s high country with the Conservation
Department. Master the art and science of trail construction, and learn the ins and outs of conservation project management on this co-ed adventure. Return home with the skills and knowledge to confidently take on the challenges
in your local parks and communities.


Trail Crew Trek (TCT) is a co-ed fourteen-day educational program focused on conservation and leadership development.
TCT involves seven days of building trail and a seven-day educational trek throughout Philmont. The program includes
hands-on experience with a variety of conservation projects, and visits from guest speakers involved in conservation
and resource management. TCT provides a strong foundation for participants to become involved in service through

Session Dates

Session #1: June 14 – 28

Session #2: July 26 – August 9


To be able to participate in the Trail Crew Trek program, participants must meet the
following requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years old the day your program begins, but not 21 by its conclusion
  • Be physically fit, able to lift and handle materials up to 50 lbs. (Philmont height
    and weight guidelines will be strictly enforced.)
  • Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America (Boy Scout, Varsity Scout or
  • Complete a BSA
    Annual Health and Medical Record

How Do I Apply?

Each participant must complete a TCT application (approved by a parent or guardian, a unit leader, and the Scout executive). Apply early for best consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until all spaces are filled. Mail your completed application

Philmont Scout Ranch Attn: Trail Crew Trek 19
Deer Run Road Cimarron, NM 87714

Program Fee/Scholarships

The fee for Trail Crew Trek is . A $50 deposit is required with this application
(balance due at the time of acceptance into the program; those applicants not accepted or canceled before May 1 will have their deposit returned). Additional expenses, including travel to and from Philmont, as well as miscellaneous purchases, are the responsibility of the participant. Scholarships are available on a limited basis.

Shuttle Information

2019 Shuttle Information Coming Soon.

Additional Information

Feel free to contact us with any questions.