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Summer 2025

Backpacking in New Mexico

Sept. 7, 2023
Information Session Materials Presented

Please reach out to Mr. Pilgrim or SM Roeder if you have any questions, happy to talk about Philmont any time

We are planning to return to BSA's High Adventure Base at Philmont Scout Ranch in July 2025. Philmont covers 140,177 acres of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains in northeastern New Mexico. We were last there in  the summer of 2022, and its time to start planning for our next trip.

Learn more about Philmont, see the video below and visit the Philmont website:

Why Pre-Register Now:

  • Philmont, availability to scout units is based on a lottery system, which is done in the fall 2023 for the 2025 trips. Thus we are looking to get an estimate on the level of interest from scouts and adults interested in going

  • This will also give you the opportunity to save for the trip, plus scouts will be able to build their Scoutbucks accounts through The Pumpkin Patch and Greenery Sales in Fall 2023 and Fall 2024

  • We do not know the exact dates yet, as being selected to go is based on a lottery system. Philmont is always in high demand and this is how BSA manages it. We will know the exact dates in the winter of 2024


  • We are collecting $300 from everyone interested in attending as the initial deposit for the trip

  • You will be refunded 100% in the event troop is not selected

  • The order of pre-registration is what we will use to determine who goes (Youth and Adult). We'll do our best to accommodate everyone but understand there are limits.

Review the information below to learn more, there is a commitment, so be sure you are committed to everything below

  • Cost: Estimated to be $2900

    • Exact amount will be determined as we get closer to 2025. This amount has been determined based on previous trips to Philmont. This amount could increase or decrease slightly.

    • This fee is based on the following:

      • Philmont Trek Fee​

      • Airfare & Ground Transportation 

      • Required Training

      • Trip Gear & Insignia

      • Pre-Hike Excursions during Acclimation Period

  • Trip Length: This will be an estimated 14 - 17 day trip. We plan to do the 12 Day Trek at Philmont. The remainder time is transportation and the Acclimation Period                                                                

  • Age Requirement: Since we are targeting July 2025 for our trip, then by July 1, 2025 you must be 14 Years old or 13 and have completed 8th grade

  • Adult Leadership: We require 3 - 4 adults for every 5 - 9 youth

    • Exact crew sizes will be determined when we know attendance and Philmont trek availability​

    • Minimum adults per crew is 2, maximum is 4. We try to send 3 per crew for emergency purposes

    • Adults selected will be based on involvement with troop  and order of sign up

    • Adults will be required to undergo the same training/preparation activities as the youth to get ready for the trip…this is a rigorous high adventure backpacking activity and physical fitness and backpacking skills are necessary to participate

    • Adults will be required to attend Wilderness First Aid Training in advance of the trip. This will be paid for and organized by the Troop


Your Expected Commitment

  • September 14, 2023 7:00 PM

    • Q&A Session / Interest Meeting

  • September 2024

    • Philmont Information Meeting

  • October 2024

    • Philmont Information Meeting

  • January 2025

    • Crew Meetings

    • Practice Hike

  • February 2025

    • Crew Meetings

    • Practice Hike

  • March 2025

    • Crew Meetings

    • Practice Hike

  • April 2025

    • Crew Meetings

    • Practice Hike

  • May 2025

    • Crew Meetings

    • Practice Hike

  • June 2025

    • Crew Meetings

    • Practice Hike

If you have questions about Philmont, please connect with Mr. Pilgrim from BT58  or Scoutmaster Roeder from GT58

NOTE: Clicking the "Register Now" button will send you to the Boy Troop website, that is expected and where you will be registering and sending your payment

Registration & Deposit Must Be Received By: October 2, 2023

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