Spread the Word About Philmont Family Adventure

This summer, choose the ultimate family vacation. Choose Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico and skip the crowds, long lines, and expensive ticket prices.

Philmont Family Adventure, new for 2018, gives families the chance to experience Philmont however they want. Hike or ride horses, craft or climb rocks, explore or simply enjoy an ice cream cone at the cantina. You and your family will choose your own adventures.

The best part is, you’ll spend the whole week together, as a family. And you’ll do so at Philmont, the BSA’s enchanting high-adventure base in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Philmont Family Adventure is open to all registered BSA members and their families.

The program will use an open-enrollment format where families can choose activities that appeal to them. Some of the choices include:

  • Inspiration Point Hike: Take a guided hike as a family to a spectacular view on the side of Urraca Mesa.
  • Hunting Lodge Hike: Hike as a family from Cimarroncito Turnaround to Hunting Lodge and Window Rock.
  • Rock Climbing: A daylong session begins with a mild hike from Cimarroncito Turnaround to Cimarroncito Backcountry Staff Camp. Once there, you’ll receive a safety briefing and climbing demonstration followed by a chance to climb several different routes on natural rock.
  • Philmont Living History Day
  • Craft Center: Including the chance to work with ceramics, wearable art (clothing and accessories), leathercraft, stamp art, Southwestern crafts, and home decor.
  • Shooting Sports: Learn the fundamentals of archery, slingshots, tomahawks, air guns, .22 rifles and/or shotguns.
  • COPE: This Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience includes initiative games, trust events, and high and low ropes courses for the whole family. There are elements to challenge individuals of all ages and skill levels.

To learn more, read the full story in Scouting magazine’s “Bryan on Scouting” blog, and visit the Philmont Family Adventure page.