2024 Philmont Contingent
Join the Bay-Lakes Council contingent for a high adventure backpacking trek in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Cimarron, New Mexico. Travel by Amtrak train to New Mexico, then spend eleven days and ten nights on the trail at “Scouting’s Paradise”. This is not a glorified summer camp. Philmont Scout Ranch provides the opportunity for Crews to select backpacking trips of 50 to over 100 miles in length. There are 250,000 acres of mountain terrain available for you to explore. Your Crew may participate in multiple activities including climbing high mountain peaks (up to 12,441 feet); gold panning; mountain biking; rock climbing; horseback riding; black powder, pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting; homesteading; burro packing; and much more. You will have the chance to see and experience how people lived in the old West. Most participants consider a trip to Philmont among the highlights of their Scouting careers.
The price is an estimate. Final price will be set once transportation costs are confirmed.
There will be a Contingent Orientation held in December of 2023.