A Word About Conduct




A view of Philmont’s rugged backcountry.

Each group should develop a procedure regarding unacceptable behavior and/or conduct. The best method to accomplish
this is to outline expectations before the trip, as well as consequences if a participant chooses to act in a way
contrary to established guidelines. Parents/guardians must be informed of the guidelines.

In addition to the crew’s code of conduct, all crews are expected to conform to Philmont’s policies
and prohibitions
 and do their part to preserve the wilderness.

Remember, advisers are responsible for their participants at all times. Philmont cannot provide supervision should a
participant be removed from the trail for discipline reasons; they must be sent home at their own expense.
An adult adviser will be required to come off the trail to provide supervision and assist with transportation
arrangements in the event a participant is sent home.

Philmont and the Boy Scouts of America expect all participants to conduct themselves in a Scout-like manner. Let the Scout Oath and Law guide the actions of your group in all situations.