Philmont Leadership Challenge

  • August 18 – 24, 2024   FULL (Waitlist avaibale)

  • Fee: $575

  • 6 Days and Nights
  • Register: By individual
  • Season: Fall
  • Age: 18+
  • Information Flyer: Click Here

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. 

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.


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. 

What Should I Bring?

Check out the 2024 PLC Guidebook to learn more about what to expect, arrival information, and what to bring.