2011 Philmont Trek

Post date: Jan 18, 2010 12:14:09 AM

2011 Philmont Trek - Philmont is a high adventure camp operated by the Boy Scouts of America near Cimarron, NM. It is the largest and best-known Boy Scout camp in the world. Scouts from all states, Europe and Japan backpack its rugged and beautiful terrain. It is the "crown jewel" of Boy Scout High Adventure. Philmont is comprised of 215 square miles of mountain wilderness with 32 staffed and 50 unstaffed camps. The programs offered at these camps are world-renowned.

We have not been successful in our lottery to secure a spot at Philmont since 2006. However, the Denver Area Council will provide a Philmont opportunity to 48 participants in four provisional treks from June 25, 2011 to July 7, 2011. These treks are filled up much in the same way as Jamboree units, with individuals from throughout the Council. There is a very high demand for these provisional treks, and it is first-come, first-served. A waiting list is maintained for turnover during the next 18 months. At least 3 members of each trek will need to be adults (18 years old). That leaves up 36 youth participants. Participation will be first-come, first-served, although expedition leadership reserves the right to ensure suitable participants.

Registered Scouts (male and female) must be at least age 14 by January 1, 2011, or have completed the eighth grade. The total cost is $850, payable in four installments. A non-refundable $100 deposit must accompany your registration in order to reserve a spot. You can find more information, including the application and Code of Conduct on the Council Contingent Philmont webpage: http://www.denverboyscouts.org/philmont