Philmont Scout Ranch

 2017 Philmont Expedition 727

Philmont 2011

Crew 6194 received a crew slot for an expedition to the famous Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico for 2017. Our trip will run from July 25 to August 8, 2017. We will fly to Denver, CO or  Albuquerque, NM to spend a few days sighteseeing and getting acclimated to the altitude. We may visit Old Town Santa Fe, Bandelier National Monument, Tent Rock National Monument and go whitewater rafting the Rio Grande River. From there we will head to Philmont for  a 12-day backpacking trip through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

The Philmont Scout Ranch is 214 square miles of rugged New Mexico wilderness outside of the historic town of Cimarron in northeastern New Mexico. This BSA National High Adventure Base offers backcountry programs like rock climbing, fly fishing, black powder rifles, wilderness medicine, mountain man living, and gold panning. Crew 6194 members may climb mountain peaks as high as 12,441 feet above sea level, shoot black powder rifles and learn how to rock climb. Our crew will practice  Leave No Trace camping principles during the trek.Venturers will carry their food, personal and crew equipment in packs weighing an average of about 40 to 45 pounds. Next spring the crew will select a trek itinerary that includes programs, staffed camps, and backcountry destinations of their choice. 

Copies of all briefing materials and expedition newsletters are available in the "Philmont" folder on the Forms & Documents page and by using the links below.

Philmont Scout Rach, BSA
BSA's official Philmont website.

Watchu Mountain Adventure
Patriot's Path Council's Philmont contingent training and information website.

Watchu Mountain Training Videos
A very complete collection of informational training videos from the Watchu Mountain Adventure staff.

Tooth of Time Traders
The Philmont trading post's on-line catalog and ordering system.

The best comprehensive database of trek information and itinerary selection.

Seldon's Philmont Pages
One of the most comprehensive list of Philmont related websites.