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Philmont

 

Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's oldest national high-adventure base. It covers 137,000 acres - about 214 square miles - of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) range of the Rocky Mountains in northern New Mexico.

Thirty-four staffed camps and 55 trail camps are operated by the ranch. Philmont has high mountains dominating rough terrain with elevations ranging from 6,500 to 12,441 feet.

Philmont Scout Ranch provides an unforgettable adventure in sky-high backpacking country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails. Program features combine the best of the Old West - horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, chuck wagon dinners, and interpretive history - with exciting challenges for today, such as rock climbing, burro racing, mountain biking, and .30-06 rifle shooting. It's an unbeatable recipe for fast-moving fun and the outdoors.

Philmont means camping with your own unit as well as meeting and sharing experiences with other crews from all over America and from other countries. This is an opportunity for fellowship and understanding unequalled anywhere in America.

Participants must be at least 14 by September 1st of the year attending Philmont.

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 2016 COL Contingent and Beyond

 

Planning Resources - Training Resources

 Official Philmont Site

 

Upcoming Dates to Remember:

 2016 Cradle of Liberty Council Contingent

icon 2016 COL Philmont Training Guide icon 2016 Contingent Schedule icon COL Advisor Agreement
icon 2016 Contingent Application 627 icon 2016 Contingent Application 701

   2017 and Beyond

We are also taking information from crews interested in attending Philmont in 2017 & 2018.  A unit representative should fill out the Reservation Intent form below.  They will then get preferred status when reservations are due. 

2017 Crew Reservation Form

2017 COL Flier

COL Advisor Agreement

                                        2018 and 2019 Reservation Intent Form


Planning Resources

The Cradle of Liberty Council High Adventure Committee has put together a number of planning resources for use by individuals and crews. If you need additional information, please contact the Committee (email here) or the council office.

Planning a Successful High Adventure Trek PDF with details on the 'how' and 'why' of high adventure
2015 Training Guide  Philmont publication to assist units and councils in planning their Philmont trek
Trek Selection Assistance Philmont website section devoted to trek selection
BSA Medical Form Same medical form is now used for all High Adventure and unit activities (note section D)

Training Resources

Over the years, the council has worked to fine tune its annual Philmont training program. We begin training each year in September or October and culminate with a weekend training at Camp Hart in May for all participants. Council contingent crews are required to participate; those traveling on their own are welcome to join us for any and all of the training offered. Although some is focused on the Council Contingent, most information is pertinent to all interested in a Philmont Expedition.


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