Philmont - High Adventure ExpeditionTraining Event

Philmont Scout Ranch, set in the mountains and mesas of northern New Mexico is 137,493 acres in size with elevations from 6, 000’ to 12,441’. Deer, elk, mountain lion, bear, bobcat, buffalo and antelope can be seen within its’ forested mountains and grassy plains from the 330 miles of horse and hiking trails. Philmont is a working cattle ranch where over 250 head of Hereford cattle graze in its’ pastures. One hundred burros and 300 saddle horses are maintained for summer packing and riding. Some say “Philmont is to Scouting as Everest is to mountaineering.”

The twelve-day backpacking expedition (plus two travel days) will consist of mountain climbing, technical rock climbing, archaeological excavation techniques and blacksmithing, as the Scouts travel from backcountry camp to camp. Scouts will have an opportunity to ride western saddle horses and pan for gold.

Boys must be in top physical condition, have completed the eighth grade and must be at least 13 years of age by July 15, 2012. They must be prepared to hike 70-100 miles on trails climbing to high elevations.



Philmont Scout Ranch, set in mountains and mesas od northern New Mexico. 137,493 acres in size and from 6,000' to 12,441' in elevation.

Registration is Required

All applicants will be interviewed and their Scoutmaster consulted as to their maturity and stamina for the rigorous trip. Final decisions will be made by
Mr. Rich Harms and three other ASMs.

The fee for each participant will be $740. Reservation fee of $100 due by May 1, 2011. $320/per person is due october 1, 2011 and balance fee of $320/per person will be due March 12, 2012.

More information as to how to register will be posted later...

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