Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico, provides an unforgettable high adventure along its hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails. Program features combine the best of the Old West - horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, chuck-wagon dinners, and interpretive history - with exciting challenges for today like rock climbing, burro racing, mountain biking, and rifle shooting in an unbeatable recipe for fast-moving outdoor fun.Laurel Highlands Council has immediate openings for 18 youth and 6 adults who are invited to join the Council’s 2015 Philmont Contingent that is scheduled for July 11th to July 26th 2015.

Before we hit the Philmont trails, we will be traveling by coach bus to see local attractions and acclimate to the mile high altitude before arriving to begin the Philmont adventure.  After a great experience on the Philmont trails, the contingent will depart by bus from Philmont to fly home the same day.  The estimated $1,750 ($300 deposit due by September 29th 2014) cost includes shakedown weekend training, ground and airfare, contingent t-shirts and trail hat and Philmot fees.

We invite you to recruit Scouts from your Troop or Crew to experience the Boy Scouts of America’s highly acclaimed mountain-top national high adventure experience that is sure to be a lasting memory for all who participate.

For further information about Philmont visit  for more info on the LHC contingent contact our contingent leader:  Paul Wain 412-477-1060 or He can discuss ways to include your Scouts or Venturing members in the Laurel Highlands Council contingent and help them with their high adventure dreams. 


You can be a part of this once in a lifetime adventure.



Info needed to be fully registered:

$300.00 Deposit (via Double Knot link above)

Philmont Contingent Application (Click Here)

Personal Resource Questionnaire (Click Here)

Philmont Info Night

On October 14th at 7PM at Flag Plaza (Teleconference with Ebensburg) the High Adventure Committee will be holding a info night designed to educate both parents and Scouts, this presentation has all the details about Philmont; what is included in the two-week high adventure, the requirements and training needed and how to sign up.

Philmont Shakedown

To be announced.

2015 Philmont Payment Schedule

Deposit with App (Sept)           $300.00            

October 27, 2014                    $300.00          

November 24, 2014                 $300.00          

January 26, 2015                    $250.00          

February 23, 2015                   $200.00          

March 30,2015                        $200.00             

April, 27,2015                         $200.00


Health/Medical Requirements

Each Philmont trek participant must not exceed the maximum acceptable limit in the weight-for-height chart.


Medical Conditions


Philmont Scout Ranch requires that this information be shared with the parent(s) or guardian(s) and examining physician of every participant.


Philmont Health Form


Download, review and complete both forms, Instructions & Parts A, B, C listed below in preparation for your Philmont experience.




Parts A, B, C


Immunization Exemption Request





Philmont Scout Ranch strives to minimize risks to participants and advisers by emphasizing proper safety precautions. Most Philmont program participants do not experience injuries because they are prepared.


Policies And Prohibitions


Philmont maintains strict policies on topics such as firearms, tobacco and alcohol.


A Word About Conduct


Each group should develop a procedure regarding unacceptable behavior and/or conduct.