I am very happy to announce that we have won a Philmont lottery slot for one 12-person crew for a 12 day trek commencing on July 2, 2016. (It will be here sooner than you think…) Please review the below email. This is the pinnacle of the scouting experience and the vast majority of scouts do not have this opportunity. For example, we have two adult leaders who are Eagle Scouts who first went to Philmont this past August on our trek.
For eligibility, scouts have to be 14 years old or 13 years old and completed the 8th grade. I believe this will include the Evan/Ted/Nick/Chase class and above. We also have some Philmont vets who would like to go back. Philmont limits a crew to 4 adults but scouts who are 18-21 are not included in that adult number-so if you are graduating high school or are an alumni in college-please consider this opportunity.
The cost for the trip is stated below. It does not include airfare. Some financial aid is offered through Philmont and the Troop could also do some additional fundraising. For those that can commit, the initial deposit is due before 1/31/15.