NNJC Philmont Contingents
July 12th- 26th 2013
July 6th - 20th 2014
2014 Crews are Full! Request your spots for 2015!
Individual Scouts Can Participate in a Provisional Crew!
Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's oldest national high-adventure base. It covers 137,000 acres - about 214 square miles - of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) range of the Rocky Mountains in northern New Mexico. Its 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps provide an unforgettable adventure in the high country along hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails. Philmont has high mountains dominating rough terrain with elevations ranging from 6,500 to 12,441 feet.
Since Philmont's first camping season in 1939, more than 820,000 Scouts, Venturers, and their leaders have participated in the rugged challenge of its backpacking program.
Discover Scouting’s Paradise
Philmont's signature program is the High-Adventure Expedition. Each expedition provides opportunities for participants to:
•Experience the thrill of climbing mountains over two miles high.
•Participate in a wide array of activities that teach Scouting skills—archaeology, backpacking, camping, climbing, fishing, forestry, horsemanship, Indian lore, and much more.
•Develop leadership, group dynamics, wilderness problem-solving, and outdoor skills.
Who May Attend?
Scouts and Venturers can participate on their own through a provisional crew or as a larger unit. Scouts must be at least 14 years old by January 1 of the year they will be attending or have completed the 8th grade and be at least 13 years old prior to participation. Each crew must have at least seven and no more than 12 members, which must include at least two (but no more than four) adult advisers, one of whom must be 21 years of age or older, and the remainder of whom must be at least 18 years of age. Crews may be drawn from a single unit, or may be composed of members of different units within the council.
For More Information:
Philmont NNJ Coordinator
REFUND & PAYMENT POLICY
All participants who fall one full payment behind are subject to being dropped from participation and may forfeit all fees paid. All fees paid for the Philmont trips are non-refundable unless an acceptable replacement participant can be found.
PHILMONT PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS
1 - Each participant must be a registered Boy Scout, Varsity Scout, Venturer, or Adult Leader.
2 - Participants must be Fourteen (14) years old by January 1 of the year they attend, or have completed the eighth grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to participation. AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR PHILMONT CANNOT BE RELAXED. PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST OR EXPECT EXCEPTIONS! All youth participants are required to present proof of age before participating in our programs. (Appropriate ID includes one of the following: 1. School photo ID and copy of birth certificate. 2. Passport 3. Valid state issued ID.) Those individuals who do not meet the minimum age requirements will be sent home. No exceptions. Prevent a tragedy by adhering to the age policy and by bringing proper proof of age.
3 - The ability to swim 100 yards (official BSA swim test), and stay afloat for one (1) minute. Those participants unable to complete the swim test will be required to wear a Personal Floatation Device (PFD) during all water activities.
4 - Must be in good health evidenced by a PHILMONT Class III medical form filled out and signed by your doctor within the past 12 months. Inquire early about medical requirements for participation.
5 - No participant may weigh in excess of 300 pounds. Please refer to height/weight chart on PHILMONT Class III Medical for recommended weight limits. Participants not meeting this requirement will be sent home at their own expense.
6 - All participants must know and use the scout Oath and Law as their guide to appropriate behavior at Philmont.
INFO FOR INTERESTED ADULT ADVISORS
Adults interested in participating as advisors with the contingent must meet ALL of the above requirements. There must be at least two adult advisors per crew (max. of 4). For troops and teams, one of the adults must be over the age of twentyone(21), the other must be at least over the age of eighteen (18). For venture crews, both advisors must be at least 21years old, and if the crew is co-ed, you must have co-ed advisors.
Adults must submit the participant application and final advisor selection will be made by the council. Deposit will be refunded for adults who are not selected to be advisors. Adult advisors will also be required to complete Youth Protection Training.
PHILMONT PAYMENT SCHEDULE
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| 2014 (projected) |
| Deposit at Registration: || $125 || $125 |
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| Due by Sep 15: || $725 || $725 |
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| Due by Nov 15: || $725 || $725 |
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| Due by Jan 15 || $725 || $725 |
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| Total Fee || $2300 || $2,300 |
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