Alcoholic Beverages

As a facility of the Boy Scouts of America, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted on the property.

Cancellation Policy & Deposit Information

Please review the Cancellation Policy page before coming to Philmont. 


New Mexico has a mandatory seatbelt law, and speed limits are strictly enforced. 


Philmont does not allow the use of drones for any purpose.


Possession of unprescribed drugs, or abuse of prescribed drugs, are expressly prohibited in the Philmont program. Individuals or groups found in violation of this policy will be sent home immediately.


Philmont does not permit firearms in possession while on the premises. 


Philmont does not permit you to have fireworks in your possession while on the premises.

Harassment and Hazing

Philmont and the Boy Scouts of America prohibit language or behavior that belittles or puts down members of the opposite sex, unwelcome advances, racial slurs, chastisement for religious or other beliefs, or any other actions or comments that are derogatory of people. Any form of hazing, initiations, ridicule, or inappropriate teasing are prohibited.


Other than certified service dogs, pets are not allowed at Philmont. A Service Animal Agreement will need to be signed prior to your arrival with your service dog. Animals native to this part of the country are plentiful in the area, and we want this natural environment for all guests to enjoy. The Raton Animal Hospital will board pets at a standard daily rate. You must place your pet before your arrival. 

Smoking and Tobacco

Smoking and the use of tobacco products by anyone under age 18 is illegal in the state of New Mexico, and Philmont strongly discourages the use of tobacco products by anyone. All buildings, tents, and ranch vehicles at Philmont are smoke-free. There are designated smoking areas for those who smoke.