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Philmont Service Corps – Spring

April 13 - April 21

Philmont Service Corps

Put Your Skills to in the Backcountry!

Join us for the second annual Philmont Service Corps Project in 2024.

The Philmont Staff Association and Philmont Scout Ranch are pleased to offer this opportunity again in the spring and fall of 2024. If you are looking for a lower impact project to work on this is the volunteer activity for you. Work in and around Ponil in the spring and Beubien in the fall, enjoy home cooked meals prepped in our backcountry kitchens, and have relaxing evenings in the backcountry after a hard day’s work.

Trip Itinerary

  • Saturday: Arrive at Philmont during the day. First meal will be dinner in the PTC Dining Hall. In the evening, the Maintenance Department will begin the program with introductions and specific plans, gear & packing advice, and general Q&A.
  • Sunday: Breakfast at PTC and then depart for Ponil. Get set up and have lunch. Following lunch, you will receive Philmont tools and start on individual or group work and have fun.
  • Monday-Wednesday: Maintenance work depending on skill set (and more fun).
  • Thursday: Final wrap-up of maintenance work, clean up campsite/worksite, and then hike or ride to another campsite. The final campsite will depend on the number of participants, availability of transportation vehicles, weather, etc. Volunteers will spend the night at this new location, relaxing and enjoying traditional Philmont camping.
  • Friday: In the morning, possible side-hikes based on the location. By midday or early afternoon, Volunteers will be transported back to Base Camp. Friday evening’s dinner will be a celebration of the week and recognition for what you have given back to Philmont. Participants will be awarded the inaugural Philmont Service Corp patch.
  • Saturday: Depart Philmont after breakfast.

Please note: these schedules could change dramatically based on Philmont’s needs and weather conditions. We’ll keep everyone informed as the year progresses.

2024 work will focus on the maintenance in and around Ponil and Beaubien. This will include any of the following projects depending on your specific skill set; painting/staining cabins, replacing light fixtures-transition to LED, maintenance around camp/on cabin roofs, climbing gym upkeep, and climbing wall upkeep. Your work will be instrumental in making this happen.

Participant Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years old by the date the program begins or 16 years old by the date the program begins if the child is a PSA member. 
  • Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America, and have completed all required trainings
  • Be in good physical condition, able to hike 3 or more miles with a 20-pound backpack and able to lift and handle materials up to 50 pounds. (Philmont height and weight guidelines will be strictly enforced.)
  • Complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record.

Session Date

April 13-20

Fee: $160

Register for Philmont Service Corps – 2024

Register: By individual

Season: Spring

Age: 16 or older (all youth must be accompanied by a paying parent/guardian)

Crew Size: Maximum 20

Leadership: Leadership provided by Philmont

Registration Deadline: April 1, 2024

Philmont Service Corps Toolbox  
Traditional Trek Details 2024 Crew Packet
2025 Registration Information 2024 Guidebook to Adventure
Fees and Scholarships 2024 Guidebook to Adventure for Advisors    
2025 Financial Aid Application Shakedown Guide
Trek Requirements Facilities
Health and Medical Record Patches and Awards
Planning Calendar Equipment List
2024 Itinerary Guidebook Dining in The Backcountry
Philmont Prep Seminars New Mexico Fishing License
Traveling to Philmont Promote Your Philmont Trek
2024 Custom Crew Shirts Council & Unit Planning Guide
Crew Photos  


Discover Philmont Scout Ranch  
About Philmont Contact Us
Visit Us (Open Year-Round) Covid-19 Updates
Frequently Asked Questions Philmont Training Center
Tooth of Time Traders (PSR Store) BSA Family Adventure Camp
Philmont Museums Basecamp Webcam
Seasonal Staff Opportunities Philmont Photo Archive
Philmont Staff Association Philmont Stories (Blog)
Conservation Department Resources
Philmont Wildfire Recovery Ambassador Resources
Wildfire Recovery & Mitigation Fund  


April 13
April 21
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Philmont Basecamp
56 Camping Headquarters Road
Cimarron, NM 87714 United States
(575) 376-2281