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Title: Philmont: The Great Adventure Trip Date: June 7-20, 2011

Philmont The Great Adventure Trip Date June
7-20, 2011
  • Troop 266

Basic Overview
  • Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of
    Americas oldest and most fabled national
    high-adventure base. Its 34 staffed camps and 55
    trail camps provide an unforgettable adventure in
    the high country along hundreds of miles of
    rugged, rocky trails.

Philmont History
  • Born in 1938 as Philturn Rockymountain Scoutcamp,
    today's Philmont Scout Ranch is a bustling center
    for high adventure and training. Youth and adults
    take advantage of the ranch's camping, training,
    and work programs. Most activity takes place
    during the summer, but Philmont also offers its
    Fall Adventure and Kanik winter program.
  • More than 820,000 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 have helped maintain the
    ranch's wilderness flavor.
  • The area surrounding the ranch is rich with
    history, from the Native Americans who made this
    arid land their home to the land barons of the
    19th century. The town of Cimarron boasts a
    number of historical buildings, including the St.
    James Hotelsite of at least 26 killings during
    Cimarron's wilder days.

There And Back Again
  • Dates
  • Arrival at Philmont June 7, 2011
  • Orientation June 8, 201
  • Trek Begins June 9, 2011 Trek Ends June 19,
  • Return to Houston June 20, 2011
  • Monetary Commitments
  • Philmont Cost 725
  • Plane Costs 200 per person
  • Bus Trip Total 1,400 plus 10 tip, divided over
    the number of travelers
  • T-shirts 60-80 per person

  • Scouts and adults must be registered with BSA.
  • Scouts must be 14 years old and at least First
    Class rank.
  • Adults must have completed Youth Protection
    within the last 2 years coinciding with the trek
  • Each crew must have 1 adult and 1 scout certified
    in CPR and wilderness first aid.
  • Scouts and adults physical exams and health
    records are Philmont specific (special forms will
    be provided).
  • Adults will need to take two weeks off from work.

Height Weight Requirement
Height  Recommended Weight (lbs)  Maximum Weight Allowed
5' 1" 97-138 172
5' 2" 101-143 178
5' 3" 104-148 183
5' 4" 107-152 189
5' 5" 111-157 195
5' 6" 118-167 201
5' 7" 121-172 207
5' 8" 125-178 214
5' 9" 129-185 220
5' 10" 132-188 226
5' 11" 136-194 233
6' 0" 140-199 239
6' 1" 144-205 246
6' 2" 148-210 252
6' 3" 152-216 260
6' 4" 156-222 267
6' 5" 160-228 274
6' 6" 164-234 281
6' 7" 170-240 295
  • Philmont Weight Limits for Backpacking and Hiking
  • Each participant in a Philmont trek must not
    exceed the maximum acceptable limit in the weight
    for height card shown below. The right and 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 35-50 lb backpack between
    6,500 and 12,500 ft. elevations. Philmont
    recommends that participants carry a pack
    weighing no more than 25-30 of their body
  • The maximum weight for any participant in a
    Cavalcade Trek and for horse rides is 200 lbs.
  • If you dont make the height and weight
    requirements, Philmont staff will send you home

Getting Ready
  • Philmont Prep Activities for Scouts Scouters
  • At Scout Meetings
  • 10 15 minute training topic reviews
  • Weekly from October to December
  • Killer Miller Boot Camp
  • Every Saturday morning at Memorial Park Tennis
    Courts (730 900)
  • Most important element of physical preparation
    for your trek
  • Crew Specific Meetings
  • Crew led

Trek Choice
  • High-Adventure
  • Philmont's signature program is the
    High-Adventure Expedition.
  • Explore the high country in the Sangre de Cristo
    Mountains of northern New Mexico.
  • Experience the thrill of climbing mountains over
    two miles high.
  • Participate in a wide array of activities that
    teach Scouting skillsarchaeology, backpacking,
    camping, climbing, fishing, forestry,
    horsemanship, Indian lore, and much more.
  • Develop leadership, group dynamics, wilderness
    problem-solving, and outdoor skills.
  • Crews hike Philmont's mountains, spending nights
    at various backcountry camps. At staffed camps,
    crews can participate in a variety of programs
    presented by Philmont backcountry staff. Among
    these programs are horseback riding, burro
    packing, gold panning, rock climbing, .30-06
    rifle shooting, archaeology, mountain biking, and
    interpretive programs such as homesteading and
    mountain man rendezvous.

  • Each expedition follows one of 35 itineraries,
    which are carefully planned and developed to
    avoid overcrowding and to enhance each crew's
    wilderness experience. Itineraries vary in their
    difficulty and in the program features each
  • Philmont has a pristine wilderness, largely
    because of the planned itinerary process, the
    wilderness ethic, and the conservation efforts of
    over 820,000 past participants.
  • No change/modification in the itineraries is
    possible except for medical emergencies.

Getting You Gear
  • At the troop meetings well talk about what gear
    you WILL and WILL NOT need to take.
  • I will provide a detailed list of gear and how it
    must be packed and stored.
  • We will have a mandatory gear shakedown in March.

During the check-in process on Day 1 at Philmont
a crew is issued food for the first several days
on the trail.  Once in the backcountry, each
itinerary has scheduled food pickups at
commissaries.  Each meal package (serving two
persons) weighs about a pound (breakfasts and
dinners) to a pound and a half  (lunches).  
  • Tents must be carried and used at Philmont.
  • Sudden downpours and gusty winds require shelter.
  • Every crew member must pitch, strike and fold a
    backpacking tent.
  • If you bring your own tent it must be a two-man
    tent. One-man tents are allowed if theres an
    odd numbered crew.
  • We will be using the troops backpacking tents if

Philmont is Awesome
  • Philmont will be one of the most challenging but
    fun trips you ever go on.

Activities on the Trail
Wonderful Philmont!
Dont Miss the Adventure
Conquering the challenge of a Philmont trek is a
once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Philmont on the Web
Philmont 2011
  • You have questions,
  • I have answers.