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Philmont Leadership Challenge (PLC)

August 18 - August 24

Philmont Leadership Challenge

Adults learn to internalize and practice their leadership skills in this action-packed backcountry conference. The conference hones the skills taught in Wood Badge in an outdoor experiential learning environment. PLC underscores the values of Scouting and teamwork and promotes the concepts of servant leadership. Open to all programs. Participants will not have an opportunity to be with family during the week. Information flyer here.

Who May Participate?

PLC is open to participants who must:

  • Have successfully completed Wood Badge (you may still be working on your tickets).
  • Complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record – parts A, B, and C and meet height, weight, and blood prerssure requirements upon arrival and be approved for participation by the on-site Philmont medical staff.
  • Must be able to hike 3 miles carrying a 35 pound backpack at 7,000 foot elevation.
  • Please Note: Staff and Participants who do not meet these requirements upon arrival will be prohibited from participating in the course.

Session Date

August 18 – 24, 2024


A payment of at least $250 is due when you complete the online application, with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. However, be aware that only registrations paid in full are considered complete registrations. The cancellation fee of $250 is nonrefundable, please refer to our cancellation policy for more details. 

Program Fee: $575

Register for PLC – 2024

Register: By individual

Season: Fall

Age: 18+

Registration: Anytime


PLC 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  


August 18
August 24
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Philmont Training Center
Deer Run Road
Cimarron, NM 87714 United States
(575) 376-2281
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