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Philmont Staff Association (PSA) Volunteer Vacation

September 14 - September 21

Philmont Staff Association (PSA) Volunteer Vacation

Organized with the sponsorship of the Philmont Staff Association, Volunteer Vacation engages adult Scouters in volunteer work in a similar fashion to the youth trail crews of the summer season. Volunteers will spend one week working and living in the Philmont backcountry constructing trail. Volunteers work with staff from the Philmont Conservation Department to develop trail construction skills and use them to leave a lasting impact for the thousands of participants who will use the trail in the future. At the end of the work week, volunteers have the opportunity to hike in the Philmont backcountry for a day before returning to Base Camp.


Who May Participate?

  • 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 adult 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

September 14-21, 2024

Program Fee – $160

Register for PSA Volunteer Vacation – 2024

Register: By individual

Season: Fall

Age: 16 or older

Crew Size: Maximum 24

Leadership: Leadership provided by Philmont

Registration Deadline: August 14, 2024


Volunteer Vacation 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  


September 14
September 21
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Philmont Basecamp
56 Camping Headquarters Road
Cimarron, NM 87714 United States
(575) 376-2281