Philmont is 137,493 acres of challenging Scout adventure spread among the mountains and mesas of northeastern New Mexico. It was the gift of Waite Phillips, who "donated and dedicated Philmont to the Boy Scouts of America for the purpose of perpetuating faith, self-reliance, integrity, freedom, principles used to build this great country by the American Pioneer."
Philmont's mountainous terrain ranges in elevations from 6,600 feet at headquarters to 12,441 feet at the top of Baldy Mountain. Summer daytime temperatures often reach into the 90s, but nights cool to the 50s. Wildlife is abundant on Philmont's forested mountains and grassy plains. Deer, elk, mountain lion, bear, bobcat, buffalo and antelope are frequently spotted by observant campers on the ranch.
Philmont is a working cattle ranch with over 250 head of Hereford cows ranging its pastures. For summer packing and riding, 100 burros and 250 saddle horses are also maintained.
In 2004, York-Adams Area Council will once again be sending a contingent to Philmont from June 19th to July 4. The projected cost to attend the council's 2004 Philmont experience is approximately $1,200, depending on airfare and ground transportation costs.
Adult leadership for the contingent will be selected by the council Philmont Committee. All adults or leaders interested in applying for contingent leadership positions for 2004 should cost Todd Weidner at the Council Service Center at 843-0901 or (800) 569-5197.
All youth interested attending should submit a $200 deposit to confirm their spot in the contingent. Payments are non-refundable after expended on behalf of participant. Fees may change due to airfare or lack of participation. Additional personal expense will occur depending upon the quality of your camping gear.
Parents' meetings for the 2004 Philmont contingent will be held on October 28, 2003 and January 27, 2004 at the Council Service Center in York.
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