THE PHILMONT EXPERIENCE
Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America’s premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.
For more information visit philmontscoutranch.org
Organized into crews of 7-12 people, including at least two adult leaders, participants hike Philmont’s mountains for ten full days, spending nights at various backcountry camps. Crews can participate in a variety of programs presented by Philmont backcountry staff at these camps. Programs include horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, rock climbing, 30.06 rifle shooting, archaeology, mountain biking and interpretive programs such as homesteading and “Mountain Man Rendezvous”.
Daniel Webster Council has reserved two crews for a total of 20 youth and 4 adult spots available. These crews will travel together to and from Philmont but may venture on different treks based on ability and interest.
YOUTH PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
All participants are required to be in top physical condition, must be at least 14 years of age by January 1st, 2019 (or 13 and have completed the eighth grade by July 2019), and must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America
2019 COUNCIL CONTINGENT DATES
July 12 – 26, 2019
(Includes travel and trek)
2019 TRAVEL INFORMATION
Both crews will be flying into Denver where they will visit and stay the Denver Area Adventure Point. On the morning of July 14, they will drive south to Philmont and begin their trek.
$2,300 (Includes: Philmont fee, airfare, travel and touring)
Fundraising opportunities will be available.
Complete the application either online or offline and submit with your $300 Deposit by January 1, 2019.