2019 Trek to Philmont Ranch - sign up now!

Pine Tree Council will be sending a contingent of three crews (36 participants; 30 youth/6 adults) to Philmont Scout Ranch in 2019! Philmont is BSA’s premier National High Adventure Base located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains (Southernmost range of the Rockies) located near the town of Cimarron, New Mexico. It covers 140,177 acres - about 219 square miles - of rugged mountain wilderness and is one of the largest youth camps in the world in land area.

These are 12-day backpacking treks loaded with Scout programing such as rock climbing, rifle shooting, blacksmithing, mining, horseback riding, burro racing, gold-panning, mountain bike riding and so much more! There are 35 staffed backcountry camps and 55 trail camps with hundreds of miles of hiking trails that wind around and over mountains that range in elevation from 6,500 to 12,441 feet. Scouts and Venturers who participate in the Philmont treks will experience challenges that will test them both physically and mentally. They will also build character, self-confidence and friendships that will last a lifetime. Many of those that have been on a trek at Philmont will tell you that it is the absolute highlight of their scouting career!

Treks lead by the Pine Tree Council will include both the backpacking expedition at Philmont and additional high adventure activities such as whitewater rafting and site seeing in Albuquerque. Travel, food, fees and ALL activities are included in the price for the treks.

Questions? Contact Rick Raynes at 207-337-7880 or email at rick.raynes@yahoo.com 

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