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Philmont 2019

posted Sep 19, 2018, 3:52 AM by Webmaster Troop 13   [ updated Sep 23, 2018, 5:04 AM ]
Wondering if you want to go to Philmont?  Philmont Scout Ranch has lots of information on their website from how to pack for their trip.  http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/

12-Day Treks

As the traditional backpacking trek at Philmont, 12-day treks give crews the opportunity to hike for 10 days in the backcountry, with an arrival/departure day in Base Camp on each end of the journey. Crews will be welcomed and accompanied by a Philmont Ranger for their first 3 days, and will participate in program activities throughout their trek. 12-day crews cover 50-120 miles over the course of their trek, and also complete the 3 hours of conservation work necessary to earn the Philmont Arrowhead Patch and 10 hours of service are needed to earn the 50-Miler. 

Physical Conditioning The importance of being in top physical condition cannot be overemphasized! Backpacking 5 to 14 miles daily, for 12 days with a 35-50 pound pack, at elevations ranging from 6,500 to almost 12,500 feet, requires great physical strength and endurance. Your physical training program should start in December; at least six months of training is strongly recommended.

As an added bonus - it is possible for Scouts to receive credit towards a few merit badges with a little extra preparation. The Camping, Cooking, Hiking, and Backpacking merit badges all have requirements that can be completed through these shakedown hikes while preparing for a Philmont trek. The requirements that can be earned from the Camping merit badge are: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9b; from Cooking: 5, 6, and 7; from Hiking: 2, 3, 4, and count towards the hikes for 5, 6, and 7; and from Backpacking: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. 

Participants on most Philmont treks are eligible to earn the 50-Miler Award. Ten hours of conservation service are required to earn the award. Each participant will complete three hours of conservation service during their trek. Crews are encouraged to conduct an activity that allows time for seven hours of conservation service prior to their trek. Spending time together in service is another opportunity to grow together as a team. By completing the additional service prior to the trek, each member of the crew will be eligible to receive the 50-Miler Award upon their return home.  

Plus - It also counts toward the National Outdoor Achievement Award for Hiking - You need 100 miles of hiking, but every hike counts, Even the shakedowns and other hikes with the Troop.

The Wilderness First Aid Class is needed for at least 2 people going on the trip (ages 14 + can take the course), however, each participant can take the course.  Course expires every 2 years so please check your expiration date if you have taken the course (code # N02).

Mayflower Council is offering the Wilderness First Aid course you need for Philmont and other High Adventure for $90. They have multiple dates and it is offered at Nobscot Scout Reservation as well as Camp Squanto.

New England Base Camp is offering an advanced course Solo Wilderness Survival on Sept 29th - 30th as well as March 30 -31st.  The cost is $225 per person.  This course is also good for Philmont, but the course is much more in-depth.

Please see the attached documents below.  There is a packing list and medical forms as well as other information.  More may be added if appropriate.

YouTube Video

How to pack your backpack for Philmont


Having proper Layering for Philmont




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