Philmont Scout Ranch

Nevada Area Council Contingency

July 17-29, 2020


Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America’s premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.

The Nevada Area Council has reserved a 12 Day Hiking trip at the prestigious Philmont Scout Ranch for the summer of 2020.

The Backpacking Trek date is July 17- July 29, 2020. Space is limited, especially given the fire that devastated the Philmont property last summer canceling thousands of participants and hundreds of crews.  This has caused a high demand for 2019 and 2020. 

Interested adults, willing to provide leadership for this pinnacle experience are requested to contact Paul Penttila, at and provide him with your contact information.  A minimum of 8 youth and (2) two adults are required, but the contingent is reserved for 2 crews and 20 people. This is a physically demanding experience, but is so worth it.  Lack of interest will cause the council reservation to be released March 1, 2019. Total fee to be determined by participants. Minimum trek cost would be $1500 not including transportation to Philmont.

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