Knox Trail Council Contingent

PHILMONT High Adventure Expedition
Cimarron, New Mexico

August 2-16, 2014 


Get prepared for a backpacking adventure that will be the highlight of your Scouting career.  We’ll be hiking at least 50 miles along rugged, rocky trails in the mountains of New Mexico.   Along the way, we will participate in programs that combine the best of the old West—horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, chuck wagon dinners, and interpretive history—with exciting challenges for today—rock climbing, burro racing, mountain biking, and rifle shooting—in an unbeatable recipe for fast-moving, outdoor fun.  It is truly a wonderful experience and something that won't ever be forgotten. 

We anticipate the all-inclusive fee to be about $2500.  This includes crew equipment, supplies, training treks, transportation to and from New Mexico, Philmont fees, and custom T-shirts.  Partial scholarships may be available.

Requirements:  All participants must be registered members of BSA (Boy Scout, Venture, or adult).  Youth must be at least 14 years of age by August 1, 2014 (born before August 1, 2000).  Adult advisors must be at least 21 years of age.  Please review the Philmont Risk Advisory.

All participants must be physically fit as evidenced by the Philmont Health and Medical Record.

Attendance is expected at all training events (one weekend/month starting in April 2014). Schedule to be announced.

Scouts, Venturers and adults can apply through the Knox Trail Council Service Center, 490 Union Avenue, Framingham or download the Philmont 2014 Trek Application.

Information nights: Thursday, March 14, 2013 and Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at White Lodge, Nobscot 7:00 PM

Initial deadline for applications is September 29, 2013.  A deposit of $200 is due with application, refundable only if not offered a spot in the contingent. 

Questions?  Contact Rick Riopelle at the Council Service Center, or Pete Lane, High Adventure Committee or (774) 249-9649.

Philmont Scout Ranch is the premier High Adventure facility of BSA.  It covers over 200 square miles of the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains in northern New Mexico.  Elevations range from 6,500 at Base Camp to 12,441 feet at the summit of Baldy Mountain.  Since Philmont's first camping season in 1938, over than 1,000,000 Scouts, Venturers, and their leaders have participated in the rugged challenge of its backpacking program.


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