2019 Philmont Scout Contingent Trek

Hike The Trail TAdventure


June 22 - July 7, 2019


$1775 Fee Includes:

•  Ranch Fee

•  Transportation To / From Philmont

•  Two Contingent T-shirts

•  Three Shake Down Weekends

Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America’s largest national High Adventure Base. It covers approximately 140,000 acres - about 218 square miles - of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) range of the Rocky Mountains in northern New Mexico.

More than 1 million Scouts, Venturers, and leaders have experienced the adventure of Philmont since the first camping season in 1939. Throughout its existence, conscientious attention to low-impact camping techniques has helped maintain the Ranch’s wilderness.

Philmont Scout Ranch www.philmontscoutranch.org

We have reserved one council contingent crew of 9 Scouts and 3 adult Leaders. Participation is on a first come-first served basis.


A youth must be 14 years of age or 13 and completed 8th grade by date of participation to register for the 2019 Philmont Contingent.

Currently, we are limiting participation in the council contingent to a maximum of 4 members, youth and adults from any one unit. If more than 4 register, the additional Scouts/Leaders will be placed on the waitlist in the order their registration is received.  If slots are available after April 1, 2018, this limitation will be waived.

Units with 7 or more youth and leaders wanting to participate in a trek should plan on attending Philmont as a unit rather than as part of the council contingent.

If we do not have at least two adult leaders over 21 and 5 Scouts registered by April 15, 2018, the 2019 Philmont trek will be cancelled and the deposit returned.

Each participant (male and female) in a backcountry Philmont trek must not exceed the maximum acceptable limit in the weight-for-height chart below. The right column shows the maximum acceptable weight for a person's height in order to participate in a Philmont trek. Those who fall within the limits are more likely to have an enjoyable trek and avoid incurring health risks. Every Philmont trek involves hiking with a 35 to 50-pound backpack at elevations of 6,500 to 12,500 feet. Philmont recommends that participants carry a pack weighing no more than 25% to 30% of their body weight. 

Height (inches) Max. Weight     Height (inches) Max. Weight
60 166   70 226


172   71 233
62 178   72 239
63 183
73 246
64 189   74 252
65 195   75 260
66 201   76 267
67 207   77 274
68 214   78 281
69 220   79 and over 295


This table is based on the revised Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Payment Schedule:

Payment Date:

Amount Due




  Initial Deposit $200

  April 15, 2018


  Total Payment To Date:  $725

  September 15, 2018


  Total Payment To Date:  $1250

  February 15, 2019


  Total Payment To Date:  $1775




February 15, 2019 is the last day to make final payments.

File Name Description
2019 Philmont TRI FOLD Pamphlet Download
Council Refund Policy Download
Philmont Posters Download
Position Name Telephone
High Adventure Chair Jim Ellis (574) 339-9447 Email
Program / Field Administrative Assistant Sarah Carpenter (574) 289-0337 x309 Email