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Troop 116 Camping & High Adventure
Philmont Scout Ranch


Philmont Scout Ranch - Cimarron, New Mexico

Philmont Scout Ranch is the BSA's premier High Adventure base. Owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America, Philmont challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 200 square miles of rugged New Mexico mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rockies, with elevations ranging from 6,600 to 12,441 feet. Nearly 100 staffed and trail camps are connected by more than 350 miles of challenging trails. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.

Born in 1938 as Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp, with a gift from Oklahoma oilman Waite Phillips, 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 fall and winter programs.

Over 1 million 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 American Indians 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 Hotel, site of at least 26 killings during Cimarron's wilder days.


2016 Reference Material for Expedition 622-D

Final Trip Information (06/05/16) Acrobat PDF

Scout-Parent Meeting Announcement
Mon., June 6, 7:15 p.m., St. John's Tilson Hall
Acrobat PDF

Liability Release Forms for Breckenridge Activity, Vail Activity, Vail Bike Rental, & River Runners Whitewater Rafting Acrobat PDF
Four forms, complete and sign each one.

Philmont Expedition Itinerary 31 Acrobat PDF

Troop Crew T-shirt for 2016

Scout-Parent Information Packet, initially distributed 10/19/15, Updated 10/19/15
  Information Packet Cover Sheet (10/08/15)
 (1) Information Questionnaire - turn in by Nov. 9 (10/04/15)
 (2) Commitment Form - turn in by Nov. 9 (10/08/15)
 (3) Philmont Risk Advisory - Required reading for participants and their parent(s) or guardian(s)
Physical Preparation, Special Food Needs, other miscellaneous info
(from Philmont 2015 Planning Guide)
 (4) Expedition Behavior
 (5.a.) Troop Instructions for 2016 Philmont Health and Medical Record (10/08/15)
 (5. b.) BSA 2016 Philmont Health and Medicdal Reocrd (6-page form) - Turn in by Apr. 18
Must include a photocopy of both sides of health insurance ID card
 (6.) Activity Permit, to be notarized (for youth only) - turn in by Apr. 18
(Sample only, use original form on heavy gold colored paper)
 (7 a.) Personal Equipment Checklist from Philmont 2015 Guidebook to Adventure (with Troop Expedition Leader Notes) (10/08/15)
 (7 b.) Other Philmont Personal Equipment Advice & Recommendations (including NOLS Boot Fitting Instructions, and Notes & Acknowledgments) (10/04/15)
 (8.) South Mountains State Park info & confirmation sheet - turn in confirmation slip by Mar. 25
required training/shakedown trip
(10/08/15)
 (9.) Philmont Expedition Itinerary Summaries - 2015 (J. Love version)
 (10.) Philmont Trail Rules
 (11.) Philmont Council Shoulder Patch Preorder Form
Each participant will be given one Philmont 2016 CSP (included in the trip budget), and T-116 members must put it on their Scout uniform by Apr. 18.
Additional patches may be purchased and paid for individually through the Council Scout Shop while supplies last.
 (12.) Payment Schedule for Fees - see para B of Cover Sheet
 (13.) Crew T-Shirt Info - see para C of Cover Sheet
 (14.) List of Backpacking Trips - see para D of Cover Sheet
 (15.) List in Date Sequence of Scheduled Events and Items Due - see para E of Cover Sheet

Initial 2016 Trip Information Sheet & Sign-Up Instructions (04/04/15) Acrobat PDF
Sign Up Scouts online using the steps below:
1. Put Scout name on the Online Sign Up List
2. Make $250 deposit payment online
Sign-up not complete until the Scout deposit is paid
< < < Currently Inactive > > >
3. Turn in sign-up slip with your brief statement indicating
why you want to go and what your expectations are

View Online Sign Up List

Philmont 2010 Slideshow (with photos from Mecklenburg County Council,
Troop 116, & Venturing Crew 116 Expeditions in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, & 2009)
Flash Player
3 min.

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General Reference Material

2016 Council & Unit Planning Guide (previous version will download until 2016 version is published) Acrobat PDF

2016 Itinerary Guide will be available later in March 2016. In the meantime, refer to the previous version. Acrobat PDF

2016 Guidebook to Adventure will be available later in March 2016. In the meantime, refer to the previous version. Acrobat PDF

BSA Philmont Annual Health and Medical Record form (with Philmont High Adventure Risk Advisory)

Personal Equipment Checklist from Philmont 2015 Guidebook to Adventure (with Troop Expedition Leader Notes)
Advice & Recommendations (including NOLS Boot Fitting Instructions, and Notes & Acknowledgments)
(10/08/15)
Acrobat PDF

Role of a Philmont Adult Advisor - Advice from Other Sources Acrobat PDF

Philmont Council Shoulder Patches
 2016 A Philmont 2016 CSP is available for uniform wear for 2016 MCC participants in any Philmont program, and for patch collecting and trading. Its design features a pair of hiking boots with the Bar P Crazy S cattle brand on the heel. Boot tracks are across the background. It acknowwledges and promotes the number one program activity at Philmont - Hiking. It includes Philmont's trademark bull, with the cattle brand ghosted on its hindquarter. A border of bronze metallic thread plus red & silver metallic thread highlight some of the design features of this patch. Click here to download the Preorder Instructions and Form. Turn it in or mail with your payment to the Council Service Center by Feb. 19, 2016, according to the instructions on the form.
Click here to download Preorder Instructions and Form
 2015 As of Nov. 1, 2015, a good supply of the Philmont 2015 CSP was available for purchase for a reduced price of $3.00 each at the Mecklenburg County Council Scout Shop at 1410 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. It is for uniform wear for 2015 participants in any Philmont program, and for patch collecting and trading. Its design features a trail sign at Baldy Town. This design was inspired by the 2003 photo at the left of the trail sign located between the Baldy Town shower house and Trading Post. To honor Mecklenburg County Council's 100th year, the patch includes the 100th anniversary logo that incorporates a Hornets Nest from the council totem. And it includes the Philmont trademark bull with the cattle brand ghosted on its hindquarter. Dark Red metallic thread for the border enhances the brilliance and special nature of this patch.
 2014 As of Nov. 1, 2015, a very limited supply of the Philmont 2014 CSP was available for purchase for a significatly reduced price of $1.00 each at the Mecklenburg County Council Scout Shop at 1410 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. It is for uniform wear for 2014 MCC participants in any Philmont program, and for patch collecting and trading. Its design features a nightime view of the 9.003-ft. Tooth of Time, Philmont's most famous landmark. It includes Philmont's trademark bull, with the cattle brand ghosted on its hindquarter. Silver metallic thread highlights some of the design features of the patch.
 2013 A Philmont 2013 75th anniversary CSP was available for uniform wear for 2013 MCC participants in any Philmont program, and for patch collecting and trading. Its design features the 9.003-ft. Tooth of Time, Philmont's most famous landmark, with the trees in their fall color in the foreground. This design was inspired by the photo at the left. To honor Philmont's 75th year, the patch includes a 75th anniversary diamond. And it includes the Philmont trademark bull with the cattle brand ghosted on its hindquarter. Red, gold, & white metallic thread for the lettering, border, diamond and other design features enhance the brilliance and special nature of this patch.
 2012 A Philmont 2012 CSP was available for uniform wear for 2012 MCC participants in any Philmont program, and for patch collecting and trading. Its design features Philmont's new Gateway at the Camping Headquarters Welcome Center. This new Gateway was recently installed, put to the left of the entrance drive to replace the one knocked down in late 2009 by a bus. The Tooth of Time, Philmont's most famous landmark, and winter scene of Tooth Ridge are in the background. The Philmont trademark bull, with the cattle brand ghosted on its hindquarter, is on the right. The radiant violet on the ridge, along with bronze metallic thread for the fleur-de-lis and border, enhance the colors in this patch.
 2011 A Philmont 2011 CSP was available for uniform wear for 2011 participants in any Philmont program, and for patch collecting and trading. Its design features the 9.003-ft. Tooth of Time, Philmont's most famous landmark, in the center of the New Mexico Zia Sun symbol, and uses the radiant colors of the New Mexico state flag. The Philmont trademark bull is on the right. Mecklenburg County Council's Totem, consisting of a hornets nest, flintlock rifle, and Native American spear, is on the left. Red metallic thread for the New Mexico sun logo and green metallic thread for the lettering & border enhance the overall brilliance of the colors in this patch.
 2010 A Philmont 2010 CSP was available for uniform wear for 2010 participants in any Philmont program, and for patch collecting and trading. Its design recognizes BSA's 100th anniversary, with the border, fleur-de-lis, and lettering with gold-colored metallic thread and the 1910-2010 logo that matches all other MCC Centennial patches. The Philmont trademark bull includes the cattle brand ghosted on the hindquarter. The background is Baldy Mountain, Philmont's highest peak at 12,441 ft.
 2009 A Philmont 2009 CSP was available for uniform wear for 2009 participants in any Philmont program, and for patch collecting and trading. Its design has the state flags of North Carolina and New Mexico on the left and the Philmont trademark bull, which includes the cattle brand ghosted on the hindquarter, on the right. The background is the 9,003-ft. Tooth of Time, Philmont's most famous landmark.
 2008 A Philmont 2008 CSP was available for uniform wear for 2008 participants in any Philmont program, and for patch collecting and trading. Its design recognizes Philmont's 70th anniversary, with the border, arrowhead, and "70" using platinum-colored metallic thread. The Philmont trademark bull includes the cattle brand ghosted on the hindquarter. The background is Baldy Mountain under an orange sunset sky.
 2007 A Philmont 2007 CSP was available for uniform wear for 2007 participants in any Philmont program, and patch collecting and trading. Its design shows an unusual sunrise view of the 9,003-ft. Tooth of Time from the southeast, Philmont most famous landmark.

Philmont Trail Food Menus
  2013 Trail Food Menu Acrobat PDF
  2011 Trail Food Menu Acrobat PDF
  2009 Trail Food Menu Acrobat PDF
  2007 Trail Food Menu Acrobat PDF
  2006 Trail Food Menu Acrobat PDF

Dining Fly Setup Acrobat PDF

Crew T-Shirts
  2013 Crew T-shirt
  2011 Crew T-shirt
  2009 Crew T-shirt
  2006 Crew T-shirt
  2003 Crew T-shirt
  2002 Crew T-shirt

Trail Rules for Philmont Acrobat PDF

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Pictures & Journals
Troop 116 2016 - Photos & Videos
Troop 116 2013 - Photos & Video
Troop 116 2011 - Photos & Video / Trip Journal by Troop Historian Dan McFalls
Philmont 2010 Slideshow (with photos from Mecklenburg County Council,
Troop 116, & Venturing Crew 116 Expeditions in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009)
Flash Player
3 min.
Troop 116 2009 Expedition - Pictures
Philmont 2008 Slideshow (with photos from Mecklenburg County Council,
Troop 116, & Venturing Crew 116 Expeditions in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008)
Flash Player
5 min.
Council Contingent 2005 Expedition - Pictures
Troop 116 2003 Expedition - Pictures
Council Contingent 2002 Expedition - Pictures
Troop 116 2000 Expedition - Pictures
Council Contingent 1998 Expedition - Log & Journal with Pictures
Council Contingent 1998 Expedition Shakedown Training Trip to South Mountains State Park, April 1998 - Pictures
Troop 116 1996 Expedition - Pictures
Troop 116 1994 Expedition - Pictures
Troop 116 1992 Expedition - Pictures

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Key Links
Official BSA Philmont Site
Philmont Trading Post - Tooth of Time Traders
Philmont Document Archives
Patriots' Path Council (NJ) Philmont Training Info & Tools
Chester County Council (PA) Philmont Info & Interactive Planning Tools
Selden's Philmont References
Philmont Staff Association Site
U.S. Scouting Service Project
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Other Years Reference Material
Current or Most Recent Year Page
2013 Philmont Page
2011, 2009, 2006 Philmont Page
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