Philmont 2015

Philmont 2015 Council Contingent

Our Reservation at Philmont has been confirmed!

We requested a contingent of 36 participants or 3 crews for Philmont in 2015.

Our arrival date at Philmont will be mid-June 2015 and we will depart Philmont in late June 2015.

The Westmoreland-Fayette Council will be sending a Council Contingent to Philmont in 2015. Because of the tremendous demand for Philmont expeditions local troops will not be able to get a reservation. Troops may register as one of the three crews in the Troop Contingent we have reserved for 2015.  We have requested a date in the middle of June, 2015 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, 2015 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 at Philmont has been set at $855.00.   Each troop will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements that will be an additional cost.  In 2014 the total cost is $2,100.  If a troop is interested in attending, please fill out the registration form that can be downloaded below.  Please include $100 deposit to hold your place.

For more information contact Jack Waite at the Council Service Center, 724-837-1630 or


A. Individuals or Troops that wish to attend Philmont as part of the Council contingent in the year 2015 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 2015 Reservation Form