Philmont 2016

We will be providing updates on this page so please check back here frequently.

We will have a breakout meeting on Monday January 19th to talk about gear. We will cover what is and is not needed and how to get the necessities at a good price. The sooner you can plan purchases the easier it is to be ready for the trip. We need all scouts and parents that are going to Philmont to attend the meeting. 

We have been awarded a 12 day Philmont Expedition. Our expedition dates are July 7, 2016 through July 18, 2016. We will be taking a crew of 4 adults and 8 Scouts. Due to overwhelming interest we are attempting to register at least one more crew. We anticipate that this will not be an issue so we are planning as if all scouts and parents that are interested will have the opportunity. 

The 2016 Expedition fee is $870.00 per participant. A non-refundable, non-transferable reservation fee of $100.00 per participant is DUE 1/30/2015. A subsequent payment of $385.00 per person will be due 10/01/2015 and the balance of $385.00 per person is due 3/01/2016. (ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE)

2016 Philmont youth participants must be 14 years of age on date of arrival OR have completed the eighth grade and be at least 13 prior to participation. Also, each crew (7-12 participants) must have a majority of youth and is limited to a maximum of four (4) adults over 21 years of age.

Philmont strictly enforces height/weight requirements to improve the health and safety of participants. Basically, a participant’s weight must be proportioned to their height. Click here to view the Philmont Height Weight Chart. You will receive the helpful planning tool, “2016 Council & Unit Planning Guide”, in February 2015.

Philmont now requires that two (2) members of each crew be certified in Wilderness First Aid. This will solve a current problem when the certified member has to leave the trail for any reason. 

Resources to plan for Philmont
Philmont's has a website has a lot of great information it is located here 
The Philmont website has a lot of information to plan for the trip and we will focus a topic periodically.

Hiking at Philmont is often difficult. Weighty packs, steep trails, and high altitudes challenge even the best backpackers. These tips and techniques are provided to make the journey easier.

This is the gear list from the last crew.

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