Philmont is short for the Philmont Scout Ranch, a bustling BSA center for high adventure and
training. Troop 71 scouts and scouters travel to Philmont for a serious backpacking experience.
The group usually takes a train from Ohio (Cleveland, Toledo, Cincinnati) to Raton, NM. From there,
the group is bussed to the Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, NM. The group then embarks on their
multi-day backpacking trek. The high-adventurers return to Beavercreek about fourteen days after
their departure from Ohio.
DATE AND TIME
Two opportunities are available in 2016:
Troop 71 contingent: 8-24 June 2016
Venture Crew 71 contingent: 6-22 June 2016
Participants typically depart Dayton, OH two days before the event start date and are back in town
two days after the end date.
Philmont Scout Ranch, near Cimarron, NM
about $1500 per participant (about $800 for Philmont and $700 transportation and other expenses)
There will be continuing opportunities for the boys to earn money in their
scout accounts and there are some scholarships available.
PLEASE DO NOT LET THE COST PREVENT YOUR SON FROM ATTENDING!
WHO MAY GO:
-- Must be 14 years old OR have graduated 8th grade and be 13 years old. Should be 1st class scout or higher.
-- Must be able to carry a 35-50 pound pack and hike 5-12 miles per day.
There will be practice hikes conducted before the actual trip to familiarize participants with the Philmont experience.