Philmont National Scout Ranch is the largest youth camp in the world and is located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the Rocky Mountains of northeastern New Mexico. The ranch encompasses 137,500 acres, or about 214 square miles. Philmont offers 34 staffed camps and 55 trail camps for your backpacking pleasure.
Want to know more? To arrange a visit at Roundtables, Venturing Crew and Troop meetings contact Karen Heiss, Philmont Ambassador for the Longhouse Council, (315) 323-0185 or visit www.philmontscoutranch.org.
The 2015 Philmont contingent is forming and needs to know, now, if you are interested. Please tell your Scouts of the opportunity. You never know who may want to take the challenge.