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High Adventure

Philmont 2013

Hitch ’em up and hike ’em out!

Trekking . . .in the Rockies. . . across the back country . . . in high mountain meadows bustling with wildflowers . . . by sparkling silver streams wandering through cool green glens . . . on red stone ridges cutting cobalt blue skies!

Philmont . . .Scouting’s paradise . . . 215 square miles of rugged wilderness in New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains.

Each year, tens of thousands of Scouts from all over the nation discover the experience is an opportunity of a lifetime. Many will say years later . . . Philmont changed my life!

Hiking siloetteThere is much to Philmont. But when most people hear the name, one thing comes to mind: backpacking. The backpacking treks are a part of Philmont’s High Adventure Programs, and Philmont offers a wide variety of them. Each program brings with it a different set of challenges and requirements.

No two days are alike; no two treks are ever the same; yet the memories of those who have gone are always the same . . .
“I want to go back!”


Philmont Important Information for Participants

Look for paperwork in Fall 2012

“These properties are donated and dedicated to the Boy Scouts of America for the purpose of perpetuating faith — self reliance — integrity — freedom. Principles used to build this great country by the American pioneer so that these future citizens may through thoughtful adult guidance and by the inspiration of nature visualize and form a code of living to diligently maintain these high ideals and our proper destiny.”

Waite Phillips, on donating the Philmont land to the BSA, December 31, 1941
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