Philmont Scout Ranch
September 22 - September 29
Spend a week as a part of Philmont’s Conservation Department, and assist with a new trail construction project on Cimarroncito Peak (10,475 feet). This project is full-bench trail construction with hand tools, including opportunities for rock wall construction and rigging. Volunteers will learn about multi-use trail construction in a remote, backcountry setting. Huge views of New Mexico’s Sangre de Cristo mountains and its northeastern highlands abound. The trip begins with 4×4 transportation close to our camp at 10,000 feet. Expert staff from Philmont will introduce the project and tools, and everyone will get to work. Volunteers will spend the last two days hiking out through Philmont’s central country. There will be just enough time for a summit attempt on the iconic Tooth of Time before a celebratory cookout on Friday evening. This is a rare opportunity to experience Philmont’s autumn grandeur. All are welcome on this adventure in Scouting Paradise.
Please Note: All volunteers will be required to complete parts A and B of the Annual Health and Medical Record, This allows for appropriate care to be delivered by Philmont’s resident emergency responders in the event of an accident or other medical emergency. All volunteers must also complete BSA Youth Protection training through the website, https://my.scouting.org/. Volunteers should create a user a account, complete the training, and show their printed certificate upon arrival. Training is free and should take no more than a half hour to complete.
This trip will be hosted and crew led by Boy Scouts of America.