Philmont Trek Planning for 2023 Starts Now

Philmont is a National High Adventure base, owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America. Philmont is large - comprised 140,711 acres or about 220 square miles of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) range of the Rockies in northeastern New Mexico.  Philmont has high mountains which dominate rough terrain with an elevation ranging from 6,500 to 12,441 feet.  A Philmont Trek (7, 9 or 12-days) is often the highlight of a Scout’s outdoor adventures.

Planning ahead for a such high adventure trip in 2023 starts now. ScoutsBSA Troops and Venturing Crews need to put a bid in to the Philmont lottery this fall for the 2023 season. This gives them plenty of time for planning, fund raising and training to get ready.

The maximum crew size is 12 and the minimum is 8 including at least two adults. Co-ed crews need to have co-ed adult leadership. For Scouts who cannot participate with a Crew, Philmont has Individual Opportunities available as well.

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Travis Sutton

Director of Camping and Properties
Philmont Trek Planning for 2023 Starts Now