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Troop 116 Camping & High Adventure
Philmont Scout Ranch


Philmont Scout Ranch - Cimarron, New Mexico

Philmont Scout Ranch, run by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America since 1938, is the ultimate High Adventure Scouting experience with 50 to 100-mile, 12-day backpacking treks in the high country of this 220 square mile ranch. Philmont is the world’s largest youth camp, with 35 staffed backcountry camps and 770 campsites. Over 22,000 Scouts and Leaders trek on Philmont’s 350 miles of developed hiking trails each summer. Scouts hike the ranch as members of High Adventure Expeditions with crews of 12 maximum, to include 2 or 3 adult advisors.

Over 1-million Scouts from around the world have found that Philmont has something for everyone. Hiking, rock climbing, panning for gold, fur trapping, black-powder rifle shooting, horses, and burros are but a few of the programs that combine to present a truly unique and unparalleled experience. Within Philmont's 140,171 acres, where elevations range from 6,500 to 12,441 feet, horizons are unlimited. For 12 action-packed days, crews hike over some of the grandest mountain scenery in the West. The Ranch is in rugged land set among towering mountains, alpine meadows, and awesome vistas of the Sangre de Christo range of the southern Rocky Mountains in northeastern New Mexico.

Demand for Philmont Expeditions is tremendous, and Troop 116 is very fortunate to have this opportunity. Scout participants must be at least: (1) Star rank by March, 2019, and (2) 14 years old before June 18, 2019, OR have completed the 8th grade and be 13 years old before June 19, 2019.


2019 Reference Material for Expedition 619-126

Initial 2019 Trip Information Sheet & Sign-Up Instructions (02/26/18) Acrobat PDF
Sign Up Scouts online using the steps below:
1. Put Scout name on the Online Sign Up List

2. Make $150 deposit payment online
Sign-up not complete until the Scout deposit is paid
3. Turn in sign-up slip with your brief statement indicating
why you want to go and what your expectations are
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.

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General Reference Material

2019 Council & Unit Planning Guide (older version will download until 2019 version is published) Acrobat PDF

2019 Itinerary Guide will be available by March 2019. In the meantime, refer to the older version. Acrobat PDF

2019 Guidebook to Adventure will be available by March 2019. In the meantime, refer to older 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   Click here for printer friendly MCC Philmont CSP History document.
 2018 The Philmont 2018 CSP features a simulation of the U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey Reference Benchmark at the summit of the Tooth of Time, Philmont's most famous landmark. (See 2016 photo at left of actual Benchmark.) It includes Philmont's trademark bull, with the cattle brand ghosted on its hindquarter, and an outline of the Philmont Arrowhead, using platinum colored metallic thread, that recognizes the 80th anniversary of the Ranch. This CSP starts a Mecklenburg County Council PSR Benchmark Series® that will feature other important Survey Benchmarks of special significance at Philmont.
 2017 The Philmont 2017 CSP features a pair of hiking boots with the Bar P Crazy S cattle brand on the heel. It acknowledges and promotes the number one program activity at Philmont - Hiking. It includes a Philmont kicking burro with the horse brand ghosted on its hindquarter. Red and silver metallic thread highlight some of the design features of this patch, including the border and identifying lettering.
 2016 The Philmont 2016 CSP 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.
 2015 The Philmont 2015 CSP 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 The Philmont 2014 CSP 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 The Philmont 2013 75th anniversary CSP 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 The Philmont 2012 CSP 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 The Philmont 2011 CSP 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 The Philmont 2010 CSP 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 The Philmont 2009 CSP 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 The Philmont 2008 CSP 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 The Philmont 2007 CSP 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
2016 Philmont Page
2013 Philmont Page
2011, 2009, 2006 Philmont Page
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