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. More than 1 million Scouts, Venturers, and leaders have experienced the adventure of Philmont since the first camping season in 1939. Throughout its existence, conscientious attention to low-impact camping techniques has helped maintain the Ranch’s wilderness.
The area surrounding the Ranch is rich with history, from the Native Americans who made this arid land their home, to the land barons of the 19th century. The town of Cimarron boasts a number of historical buildings, including the St. James Hotel: the site of at least 26 killings during Cimarron’s wilder days.
Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America’s largest national High Adventure Base. Its 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps provide an unforgettable adventure in the high country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails.
If you want to visit Philmont, why not go with a group of scouts from the Alamo Area Council? You train together and get to know each other ahead of time so that you are all prepared to work together as a team when you embark on your adventure. Or you can create a team of boys and adults from your own troop.
With the Council Contingent you get a 12 day Trek, transportation by bus and an Alamo Area Council Contingent Polo Shirt.
CHANGE! DUE TO THE REQUEST FOR CREWS WITHOUT BUS TRANSPORTATION WE HAVE CHANGED OUR CONTINGENT FOR 2019. THE COST IS NOW $1200 PER PARTICIPANT. THIS WILL GET YOU A GUARANTEED TREK DATE, WE WILL SUPPORT YOU ADMINISTRATIVELY WITH MAKING YOUR PAYMENTS, ACCESS TO THE ONLINE PORTAL, AND APPLICATIONS AND AWARDING OF CAMPERSHIPS/SCHOLARSHIPS, OUR HIGH ADVENTURE COMMITTEE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE TRAINING AND INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH IN OCTOBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH AND MAY TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE READY AND PREPARED TO GO. YOU WILL PROVIDE YOUR OWN TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM PHILMONT.
Let us take you to Philmont!