Adventure Awaits!

July 12, 2020

Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America’s largest National High Adventure Base. It covers 140,177 acres of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains in northeastern New Mexico. In addition to providing an unforgettable adventure in backpacking across miles of rugged, rocky trails, Philmont Scout Ranch offers programs that feature the best of the Old West — horseback riding, burrow packing, gold panning, chuckwagon dinners, and interpretive history — with exciting challenges for today such as rock climbing, mountain biking, and sport shooting. It’s an unbeatable recipe for fast-paced fun in the outdoors.










Travel Details

Departure Leg

  • 4:15 AM Arrive at VPS
  • 6:00 AM VPS - CLT
  • 8:36 AM Layover
  • 9:20 AM CLT - DEN
  • 10:48 AM Arrival
  • 11:30 AM Transport from Airport
  • AFTERNOON Activities
  • 6:00 PM Dinner ( at Great Wolf Lodge )
  • 7:00 PM Free Time
  • 10:00 PM Lights Out

Return Leg

  • 5:45 AM Breakfast at Philmont
  • 6:30 AM Depart for Denver
  • 11:30 AM Arrive at DEN
  • 1:00 PM Lunch ( YOUR TREAT )
  • 2:40 PM DEN - CLT
  • 5:28 PM Layover
  • 6:45 PM CLT - VPS
  • 8:47 PM Arrival
  • 9:15 PM Pickup at Baggage Claim

Training Schedule

Meetings (First Thursday of Month): Weekends:
  • 3 Oct 19 – Kickoff
  • 7 Nov 19 – Training, Gear, Crew Selection
  • 5 Dec 19 – Training, Swag, and Itinerary Selection
  • 6 Feb 20 – If Needed
  • 5 Mar 20 – If Needed
  • 2 Apr 20 – Merit Badge Review
  • 7 May 20 – If Needed
  • 4 June 20 – If Needed
  • 2 July 20 – Final Paperwork, Last Minute Prep
  • 18-20 Oct 19 – Troop Backpacking Campout
  • 13-15 Dec 19 – Multi-crew Backpacking Outing (TBD)
  • 28-29 Feb 20 – Multi-crew Backpacking Outing (TBD)
  • 3-5 Apr 20 – Individual Crews Backpacking Outing (TBD)
  • 15-17 May 20 – Individual Crews Backpacking Outing (TBD)

Training Requirements

Scout Training Requirements

  • First Class Rank
  • First Aid MB
  • Open Backpacking MB
Adult Training - At Least 2 Per Crew
  • Youth Protection
  • CPR
  • Wilderness First Aid
Documents
  • Wilderness First Aid (two adults per crew) by 6/1/2020
  • BSA Required Adult Certifications (two per crew) by 6/1/2020
  • Parent Release Form by 7/1/2020
  • BSA ABC Philmont Health Forms by 7/1/2020
  • Fishing Licenses - purchased at Philmont