Founded in 1950, the Philmont Training Center (PTC) is the only national volunteer training center for the Boy Scouts of America. More than 6,000 Scouters and family members attend PTC each year. Each conference features the latest tools and techniques, audiovisuals, discussions, idea sharing, and activities led by a faculty of experienced Scouters. Invitation to these conferences is upon recommendation of the local council or a national committee.
- Cub Scout age boys and girls participate in nature hikes, picnics, pony rides, lawn games, songs and skits, day hikes, sports, museum tours, and handicrafts.
- Webelos age boys and girls add activities such as archery, pony rides, air rifle shooting. 10-year-olds can also take part in the parent-child overnighter.
- Boy Scout age boys and girls who qualify can add an overnight hike to their schedule.
- Silverados are spouses or other adults who are not attend a conference. Silverado can choose from museum visits, tours, nature walks, trips to nearby towns, COPE, fishing, and day-hiking.
What if you have a son or daughter who wants to hike at Philmont but cannot attend with a traditional Philmont Crew? The Mountain Trek option is for qualified young men and women who are 14 years old, but not yet 21. Mountain Trek crews take part in a week-long backpacking experience where they will cover 20 to 30 miles in the backcountry.
Here are some key Philmont Training Center links:
- Online course catalog - schedule and descriptions of weeklong summer conferences.
- conferences.aspx Attending Conferences -
everything you'll need to know to attend a conference.
- center facilities.aspx Training Center Facilities - accommodations, facilities, and policies.
- programs.aspx Family Programs - programs for all members of the family.
- Typical Week's Schedule
- Family Programs
- For more information
Here is the link to traditional Philmont treks that typically last 10-12 days.