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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.


2013 Reference Material for Expedition 622-T

Final Trip Information (06/03/13) Acrobat PDF

Scout-Parent Meeting Announcement
Mon., June 3, 7:15 p.m., St. John's Tilson Hall
Acrobat PDF

Vail & Breckenridge Liability Release Forms Acrobat PDF

Philmont Trail Itinerary 23 Acrobat PDF

Philmont Trail Food Menu for 2013 Acrobat PDF

Troop Crew T-shirt for 2013

Philmont 2013 Itinerary Guide (released 03/15/13) Acrobat PDF

Scout-Parent Information Packet, initially distributed 10/29/12, Updated 11/28/12
  Informational Material Cover Sheet (10/27/12)
 (1) Information Questionnaire - turn in by Nov. 12 (10/27/12)
 (2) Commitment Form - turn in by Nov. 12 (10/16/12)
 (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 2013 Planning Guide)
 (4) Expedition Behavior
 (5) BSA 2013 Health and Medical Record form, Troop Instructions
 (5 a.) Parts A, B, C - turn in by Apr. 22, sooner if possible, unless extension requested & granted
 (5 b.) Part D - must be seen by doctor when he signs Part C
 (6.) Activity Permit, to be notarized (for youth only) - turn in by Apr. 22
(Sample only, use original form on heavy gold colored paper)
 (7.) River Runners rafting release form - turn in by Apr 22
 (8 a.) Personal Equipment Checklist from Philmont 2013 Guidebook to Adventure (with Expedition Leader Notes) (04/25/13)
 (8 b.) Philmont Personal Equipment - Advice & Recommendations (including NOLS Boot Fitting Instructions, and Notes & Acknowledgments) (10/27/12)
 (9.) South Mountains State Park info & confirmation sheet - turn in confirmation slip by Mar. 25
required training/shakedown trip
(10/16/12)
 (10.) Philmont Expedition Itinerary Summaries - 2012 (J. Love version)
 (11.) Philmont Trail Rules
 (12.) Philmont Council Shoulder Patch Preorder Form
Each T-116 participant will be given one Philmont 2013 CSP (included in the trip budget), and it must be put on the Scout uniform by Apr. 22.
Additional patches may be purchased and paid for individually while supplies last, through the Council Scout Shop.
 (13.) Payment Schedule for Fees - see para B of Cover Sheet
 (14.) Crew T-Shirt Info - see para C of Cover Sheet
 (15.) List of Backpacking Trips - see para D of Cover Sheet
 (16.) List in Date Sequence of Scheduled Events and Items Due - see para E of Cover Sheet

Philmont 2013 Council Shoulder Patch
Each T-116 participant will be given one of these special Philmont 2013 CSPs (included in the trip budget), and it must be put on the Scout uniform by Apr. 25. Additional patches may be purchased and paid for individually while supplies last through the Council Scout Shop. This Philmont CSP is for uniform wear for 2013 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.

Initial 2013 Trip Information Sheet & Sign-Up Instructions (08/27/12) Acrobat PDF

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

Philmont 2013 Council & Unit Planning Guide
Acrobat PDF

Personal Equipment Checklist from Philmont 2012 Guidebook to Adventure (with noted minor modifications)
Advice & Recommendations (including NOLS Boot Fitting Instructions, and Notes & Acknowledgments)
(10/27/12)
Acrobat PDF

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

Philmont Risk Advisory - Required reading for participants and their parent(s) or guardian(s)
Physical Preparation, Special Food Needs, and miscellaneous info
(from Philmont 2013 Planning Guide)
Acrobat PDF

Philmont High Adventure Expectations (from 2013 Planning Guide) Acrobat PDF

BSA 2013 Health and Medical Record form, Parts A, B, C
BSA 2013 Health and Medical Record form, Part D

Philmont Document Archives Home Page
Itinerary Guides, Guidebooks to Adventure, and more

Courtesy of Patriots' Path Council, NJ, High Adventure Committee.
Thanks go to Tom Wills and Alan Thomson (Patriots' Path Council, NJ),
Julian Love (Troop 116, Charlotte, NC), "Dr. Bob" Klein (Troop 111, Arlington, VA),
Earl Owens (Troop 764, Dunwoody, GA), Jim Thompson (Troop 6, West Chester, PA),
and a few others who helped start this project with significant intital contributions, and to
the many others who have since contributed much to this historically valuable collection.
Philmont
Treks
2012
Itinerary
Guide
Philmont
2012
Guidebook
to
Adventure

Philmont Expedition Itinerary Summaries & Cross References

Itinerary Summaries - 2013 (J. Love version) Acrobat PDF

Itinerary Summaries - 2012 (J. Love version) Acrobat PDF

Itinerary Summaries - 12 & 11 Comparison (J. Love version) Acrobat PDF

Itinerary Summaries - 2011 (J. Love version) Acrobat PDF

Itinerary Summaries - 11 & 10 Comparison (J. Love version) Acrobat PDF

Itinerary Summaries - 09 & 08 Comparison (J. Love version) Acrobat PDF

Itinerary Summaries - 07 & 06 Comparison (J. Love version) Acrobat PDF

Itinerary Cross Reference (newer) for 5 Years, 2006 to 2002

Itinerary Cross Reference (older) for 7 Years, 2005 to 1999

Trek Summary for 2011 (A. Thomson version)
Courtesy of Alan Thomson, Patriots' Path Council, NJ
Acrobat PDF  XLS

Philmont Council Shoulder Patches
 2013 A Philmont 2013 75th anniversary CSP is available to purchase while supplies last at the Council Scout Shop. It is for uniform wear for 2013 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, ans 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

Greenwood Canyon to Copper Park Trail Map (new trail opened July 2006)
From photo taken 7/29/06 of laminated topo map posted on porch wall of Baldy Town Museum,
Acrobat PDF

Official Philmont Fire Bulletin of June 6, 2002 Acrobat PDF

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Pictures & Journals
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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