Philmont Council Contingent

Take a hike and join us at the Boy Scouts of America's largest National High Adventure Base. The mountains of New Mexico will offer you unforgettable adventures in backpacking, horseback riding, gold panning, burrow packing and chuckwagon dinners. Memories and friends will be made and challenges will be overcome while rock climbing, mountain biking and sport shooting in the rugged outdoors of the rocky trails all while enjoying the amazing views from peaks over 10,000 feet tall.

The Heart of America Council will be sending two crews to Philmont July 6- July 20, 2020 (including travel). Each crew will be comprised of 3 adults and 9 youth from across the 19 counties that make up the Heart of America Council.

There will be a Philmont 2020 draw held at the Heart of America Council on Thursday May 9th, 2019 at 6:30pm. Everyone interested will have their name placed into a container and names will be randomly drawn in order to fill the crews. Each name drawn will need to pay their $300 non-refundable deposit that evening in order to secure your spot on the crew. Total fee $1500 per person.


• Round Trip Transportation
• Fee at Philmont Scout Ranch
• High Adventure T-Shirt
• Two Shake-down trainings prior to arrival at Philmont (MANDATORY)

• Personal Gear
• Spending Money

Download the 2020 Contingent Application here.

Other Information

Campership Application - Needs to be turned into the Council Office by December 19, 2019 for treks taking place Summer 2020.  Any applications turned in after this date are not guaranteed assistance.

If your unit has open slots they are looking to fill OR if you as in individual are looking for a unit to go to Philmont with, please contact Emily Maiuro in the Camping Department.