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Trail Crew Trek

June 12 - August 7

Trail Crew Trek

Trail Crew Trek (TCT) is a 14-day co-ed program focused on conservation project facilitation and personal leadership development. Participants will work with Philmont Staff to complete trail and camp projects while taking part in the classic backcountry experiences that Philmont is known for. Throughout the duration of the program, participants will gain experience and learn the soft skills needed to plan and facilitate a project outside of Philmont. The TCT program teaches these skills not only through the physical work, but also through lessons and events with Conservation professionals from Philmont and the surrounding area. TCT provides a strong foundation for any Scout interested in conducting any type of project at the local level.

Spend 14 days living and working in Philmont’s high country as part of the Philmont Conservation Department. TCT is designed to teach participants how to plan and facilitate conservation projects in their local communities. TCT Crews are given a unique itinerary that combines work projects, program, and lessons from Natural Resource Professionals. Crew members are expected to work hard and question the how and why of the world around them in order to learn as much as possible during their time at the Ranch.

Who May Participate?

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

  • Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.
  • Be at least 16 years old by the date the program begins and not yet 21 by the time it ends.
  • Be in excellent physical condition, able to hike 10 or more miles with a 50-pound backpack and able to lift and handle materials up to 75 pounds.
  • To comply with the BSA Youth Protection requirements, each session must have a minimum of two participants from the same gender attend. Individual youth participants may register without a buddy of the same gender, however, if no other youth participants of the same gender register, your session date may need to change or be canceled to comply with BSA Youth Protection requirements.
  • Complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record. Philmont height and weight requirements will be strictly enforced.

Additional ROCS Info

Session Dates

Session #1: June 12 – 26
Session #2: July 3 – 17
Session #3: July 24 – August 7

*All Trail Crew Trek sessions are Co-ed.

Program Fee/Scholarships

The fee for Trail Crew Trek is $500 for 2024. A $150 deposit is required with this application with the remaining balance due at the time of acceptance into the program. 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.

Register for Trail Crew Trek- 2024

Register: By individual

Season: Summer

Age: 16 years old by the start date and not yet 21 by the end date

Crew Size: Provisional Crew will be organized by Philmont

Leadership: 2 adult leaders provided by Philmont

Registration: Anytime


ROCS 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  


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June 12
August 7
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Philmont Basecamp
56 Camping Headquarters Road
Cimarron, NM 87714 United States
(575) 376-2281


Philmont Conservation Department