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"These properties are donated and dedicated to the Boy Scouts of America for the purpose of perpetuating faith—self reliance—integrity—freedom. Principles used to build this great country by the American pioneer so that these future citizens may, through thoughtful adult guidance, and by the inspiration of nature visualize and form a code of living to diligently maintain these high ideals and our proper destiny."
~Waite Phillips at the dedication of Philmont

 Welcome to the Philmont Forum!

This website is dedicated to Philmont Scout Ranch and other high adventure opportunities in the Scouting programs.  The site includes a message board (forum), a private messaging system, and user profiles and features.  If you are already a regisitered member, login and update your profile.  If you are not already a registered member, register and join the community.

All registered members have full access to post messages and reply to messages on the message board, to write Philmont articles and blogs, to upload and download photos from the photo gallery, and to upload and download documents and files from the "download" section. So look around, login or register, then join the community of users.

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Philmont Advisor's Guide 2013

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"The Philmont Advisor's Guide" is an unofficial publication developed and supported with input from experienced advisors and Philmont Rangers for over 20 years.  Originally begun by NCAC scouters Coop Wright and Wally Feurtado, it is updated continually throughout each year, in response to changes in Philmont best practices, policies and protocols. There is also a once-annual "overhaul" at the completion of the prior camping season, which is available each September.

This 90+ page guide has proven invaluable to legions of scouters for more than twenty years, yet remains fresh, timely, and insightful.  The guide is a compilation of input from a network of advisors and staffers, which is what makes it unique. That network also includes experienced female advisors, rangers and ranger trainers, which adds an important perspective for the growing Venturing population at Philmont - and gives women the option of contacting peers "off-line" through contact info in the guide for questions. 

This guide is written to include best practices for all who trek at Philmont. We will continue to reference campers’ use of both old and new, traditional and ultra-lite products and philosophies, with the belief that has been the foundation of the Philmont Advisor’s Guide: There is no one “right way” to do Philmont.

For more information, use the website link: www.philmontadvisorsguide.com/pag.html.  For more information please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
Last Updated on Sunday, 28 April 2013 06:09
 

Tooth Ridge to Gravel Pit

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I've been down from Tooth Ridge to the Stockade. Labeling it as a "trail" is a stretch.  I wonder about the trail condition from Tooth Ridge to the Gravel Pit.
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 February 2013 13:01
 

2014 Philmont Trek Information

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icon 2014 Philmont Unit Registration Pkt

From October 29 thru December 2, reservation requests will be made for 2014 using the internet. Log on to http://philmontreservations.wslive.com/2014 during your BSA Region’s assigned week or during the open week to make your reservation request.
▶ Week One: Central Region ~ Oct 29 – Nov 4
▶ Week Two: Northeast Region ~ Nov 5 - 11
▶ Week Three: Western Region ~ Nov 12 - 18
▶ Week Four: Southern Region ~ Nov 19 - 25
▶ Week Five: Open Week (Any Region) ~ Nov 26 – Dec 2
Week One will begin at 12:00 am Central Daylight Saving Time
AND
Week Two, Week Three, and Week Four will begin at 12:00 am Central Standard Time.

EXPEDITIONS:
Length: 12 days & nights
Arrival Dates: Each day June 8 through August 9
Cost: $800 per person
Payment Schedule:
$100/person deposit due Feb 28, 2013
$350/person advance Oct. 1, 2013
$350/person balance March 1, 2014

Length: 7 days & nights
*New Available Arrival Dates: JUNE 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
– JULY 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 - AUGUST 3, 4, 9
Existing Available Arrival Dates: August 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Cost: $469 per person
Payment Schedule:
$100/person deposit due Feb 28, 2013
$184.50/person advance due Oct 1, 2013
$184.50/person balance due March 1, 2014

*NEW SEVEN DAY TREK DATES – 2014
In 2014 we will be offering new 7-Day Expedition arrival dates which will begin on Saturdays & Sundays throughout the summer in addition to the existing short trek arrival dates of August 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. The new arrival dates are as follows: JUNE 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 – JULY 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 - AUGUST 3, 4, 9. This will support leaders who have only one week of vacation or can only take vacation in on week segments. Itineraries will be established to focus on underused parts of the Ranch: South-Central, North, Valle Vidal-North.
Day 1 – Arrive/Base Camp/Opening Program
Day 2 – Day 6 - Hike
Day 7 - Hike/Base Camp/Closing Program
Day 8 - Depart

 

Mixed Crew recommendation

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Hello everyone!  I am taking a mixed gender crew to Philmont in 2012.  I'm just wondering if anyone on this forum has done this, and how they were able to have the females in the crew have some privacy while changing.  Did you bring an extra blanket to change behind, or what?  If you have experience in this area, I'd appreciate it!  Thanks!
Last Updated on Friday, 21 October 2011 05:35
 

IMPORTANT: 2013 Philmont Unit Registration Packet And Info Flyer Attached

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To:          INTERESTED ADVISORS IN A 2013 PHILMONT UNIT RESERVATION

Fr:           MARK ANDERSON, Director of Program

Re:         2013 PHILMONT UNIT REGISTRATION REQUEST PROCESS

Attached find the instructions for placing a registration request online for your unit to be considered for a 2013 Unit Reservation.  As you will read, this process begins on October 31 and ends on December 4, 2011, with each BSA Region having a week assigned for Units to place their request and on open week should a unit miss their assigned week.  If you need to know your BSA Region, please email.  Keep in mind that this is not on a first come, first served basis – all entries will be considered equally when the random draw begins after December 4th.   This information can also be found at www.PhilmontScoutRanch.org.     Thank you for your interest in Philmont Scout Ranch.

icon 2013 Philmont Unit Registration Pkt
icon 2013 Philmont - Other Program Info

Fran Romero
Camping Registration
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
www.philmontscoutranch.org
575-376-2281 x 1139
575-376-2636 (fax)

To: INTERESTED ADVISORS IN A 2013 PHILMONT UNIT RESERVATION

Fr: MARK ANDERSON, Director of Program

Re: 2013 PHILMONT UNIT REGISTRATION REQUEST PROCESS

Attached find the instructions for placing a registration request online for your unit to be considered for a 2013 Unit Reservation. As you will read, this process begins on October 31 and ends on December 4, 2011, with each BSA Region having a week assigned for Units to place their request and on open week should a unit miss their assigned week. If you need to know your BSA Region, please email. Keep in mind that this is not on a first come, first served basis – all entries will be considered equally when the random draw begins after December 4th. This information can also be found at www.PhilmontScoutRanch.org. Thank you for your interest in Philmont Scout Ranch.

Fran Romero

Camping Registration

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

www.philmontscoutranch.org

575-376-2281 x 1139

575-376-2636 (fax)

 


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