Announcing Summer 2015 High Adventure Opportunity
Philmont Scout Ranch High Adventure
We have received word that we were successful in the lottery for 5 crews at Philmont Scout Reservation for the Summer of 2015 from July 10th through July 22rd.
Philmont Scout Ranch offers a unique experience. Located in Cimarron, New Mexico, the ranch is owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America. The backpacking treks last 12 days and offer activities that include horseback riding, rock climbing, rappelling, black powder & trap shooting, fly fishing and much more…
The approximate cost is about $1000 (includes transportation(Amtrak train & Philmont bus), & trek).
The trek will start on July 10th and end on July 22rd. Based on the current Amtrak schedule, you would take the 10:45pm train to Raton, NM the evening of July 9th (Wednesday) and arrive around 11am the morning of July 10th.
The return trip has you leaving Raton on July 22rd at 4:50pm and getting back to Kansas City around 7:30am July 23th (Wednesday).
Philmont crews are comprised of 7 to 12 people. They are required to have at least 2 adults and no more than 4 adults. We have been given 5 crews. This will allow for 20 Adults and 40 Scouts to attend.
Interested In Attending?
If you are interested in attending, please send Krista Cox an e-mail. Scouts must be at least 14 years old, or completed the 8th grade and 13 years old prior to arriving at Philmont. (currently in the 7th grade)
To secure your reservation, you are required to pay a $100 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit on or before Monday, February 10, 2014. THIS IS A FIRM DATE !!! If your plans change before the trip, you can try to fill your spot with another person.
Payment Schedule: (all fees non-refundable)
$377.50– due September 15h, 2014
$377.50 – due February 17th, 2015
Based on fares today…
Tickets cannot be booked until July 2014. Full payment will be required in July 2014.
Approx. $120 per person
Please contact Krista Cox with any and all questions. Please notify her if you make a deposit so she can add you to the itinerary. Deposits may be made through the troop paypal account or by check at meetings. If you make your payment through paypayl please include a note that the payment is for Philmont 2015.
Adults – let me know if you are interested in being the lead adult advisor for your crew.
High Adventure Chair