2018 Philmont

Philmont 2018 Council Contingent

Our Reservation at Philmont has been confirmed!

We have been granted a contingent of 36 participants or 3 crews for Philmont in 2018.

Our departure date from Greensburg will be on June 15, 2018 and we will depart Philmont and arrive back in Greensburg on June 30, 2018. 

Philmont is 137,493 acres of challenging Scout adventure set in among the mountains and mesas of Northeastern New Mexico. Philmont’s mountain terrain ranges in elevation from 6,660 feet at headquarters to 12, 441 at the top of Mt. Baldy. Wildlife is abundant on Philmont’s forested mountains and grassy plains.

Explore the Philmont high-country on a 12-day backpacking expedition. Experience the thrill of climbing mountains over two miles high. Learn technical rock climbing, archaeological excavation techniques, and black-smithing. Relive the by-gone days of the Old West as you ride a Western saddle horse, learn the ways of the mountain man, pack burros and pan for gold in a clear mountain stream. Discover the wonder of Scouting’s paradise as over 650,000 Scouts and leaders have since 1939.

A Scout must be 14 by January 1 or completed 8th grade prior to participation. A crew is 7 -12 people including 2 leaders. All participants, both youth and adults must meet the Height and Weight requirements.

The Westmoreland-Fayette Council will be sending a Council contingent to Philmont in 2018. Because of the tremendous demand for Philmont expeditions local troops will not be able to get reservation. Individuals or Troops may register as a part of the 36 spaces in the Council Contingent we have for 2018.  Contact Martin Barbie at the Council Service Center, 724-837-1630 or martin.barbie@scouting.org

The Cost for each participant will be $2,300. If an individual or a troop is interested in attending and would like more information please fill out and return the form HERE to Martin Barbie at martin.barbie@scouting.org or call him at 724-837-1630.

If you would like to register to join the 2018 Philmont expedition, download an application HERE and return with a $100 deposit to hold your place.  Mail to:  Westmoreland Fayette Council, 2 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601 

PHILMONT RESERVATION PROCEDURES 2018

A. Individuals or Troops that wish to attend Philmont as part of the Council contingent in the year 2018 need to do the following:

1. Notify Martin Barbie at the Council Service Center as soon as possible.

2. Confirm the size of the group with a $100 per person non-refundable deposit and a completed application to attend as soon as possible.

Crews will be formed with 12 persons including a minimum of 2 (preferably 3) adults.