Philmont 2014

Philmont 2014 Council Contingent

Our Reservation at Philmont has been confirmed!

We have been granted a contingent of 48 participants or 4 crews for Philmont in 2014.

Our arrival date at Philmont will be June 15, 2014 and we will depart Philmont on June 27, 2014. Travel dates and itinerary will be set soon.

The Westmoreland-Fayette Council will be sending a Council Contingent to Philmont in 2014. Because of the tremendous demand for Philmont expeditions local troops will not be able to get a reservation. Individuals or Troops may register as a part of the 48 spaces in the Council Contingent we have reserved for 2014. We have requested a date in the middle of June, 2014 that has not been confirmed to date.

Philmont is 137,493 acres of challenging Scout adventure set in among the mountains and mesas of Northeastern New Mexico. Philmont’s mountain terrain ranges in elevation from 6,660 feet at headquarters to 12, 441 at the top of Mt. Baldy. Wildlife is abundant on Philmont’s forested mountains and grassy plains.

Explore the Philmont high-country on a 12-day backpacking expedition. Experience the thrill of climbing mountains over two miles high. Learn technical rock climbing, archaeological excavation techniques, and black-smithing. Relive the by-gone days of the Old West as you ride a Western saddle horse, learn the ways of the mountain man, pack burros and pan for gold in a clear mountain stream. Discover the wonder of Scouting’s paradise as over 650,000 Scouts and leaders have since 1939.

A Scout must be 14 years of age by January 1, 2014 or completed 8th grade prior to participation. A crew is 7 -12 people including a minimum of 2 leaders.

The Cost for each participant has not been set for the 2014 Contingent. In 2012 the cost was$2,000. If an individual or a troop is interested in attending, please fill out the form printed below with a $100 deposit to hold your place.

For more information contact Jack Waite at the Council Service Center, 724-837-1630 or jwaite@bsamail.org

PHILMONT RESERVATION PROCEDURES 2014

A. Individuals or Troops that wish to attend Philmont as part of the Council contingent in the year 2014 need to do the following:

1. Notify Jack Waite at the Council Service Center as soon as possible.

2. Confirm the size of the group with a $100 per person non-refundable deposit as soon as possible.

Crews will be formed with 12 persons including a minimum of 2 (preferably 3) adults.

Click HERE for a 2014 Reservation Form