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Jul 6-17, 2019
2019 Philmont Contingent

Announcing the 2019 Council Contingent to Philmont and Scholarship Opportunity!

What is Philmont?

Philmont is 137,493 acres of challenging Scout adventure set in among the mountains and mesas of northeastern New Mexico. Explore the Philmont high-country on a 12- day and over 50 mile backpacking expedition. Experience the thrill of climbing mountains over two miles high. Learn technical rock climbing, archaeological excavation techniques, and blacksmithing. Relive the by-gone days of the Old West as you ride a western saddle horse, learn the ways of the mountain man, pack burros, and pan for gold in a clear mountain stream. Discover the wonder of Scouting’s Paradise as over 1,000,000 Scouts, Explorers, and leaders have since 1939. Philmont Scout Ranch is located in the beautiful and rugged Sangre de Christo mountain range of northeastern New Mexico near Cimarron.

For more information about Philmont and trek opportunities, go to philmontscoutranch.orgExternal Link.

When are we going?

We currently have 1 crew reservation for July 6 to July 17, 2019. Each crew may consist of up to 10 youth and at least 2 adult advisors. The crew can be Co-ed if all participants are registered members of the Boy Scouts of America and Co-ed advisors are available.

Who can attend?

•Participants must be a registered member of BSA and be at least 14 years of age by January 1, 2019, or have completed the 8th Grade AND be at least 13 years of age prior to the date of the trek.

•Been active in your Troop, Crew or Post. •Have the recommendation of your Scoutmaster, Crew Advisor or Post Advisor.

•Commit yourself to participate in pre-treks training weekends and pre-trek meetings 

How much will this cost?

The total cost will be approximately $1,400 which will include the Philmont trek fee, travel from Topeka, Kansas to the Philmont Scout Ranch and back, administrative expenses, training costs and promotion contingency fees. Participants must put down a minimum $200 deposit to reserve their spot. A payment schedule can be found on the brochure in the resource tab for the event.

Whats the deal about Scholarships?

All Scouts in a Council Contingent are eligible for the Waite Phillips Scholarship, based on need. Up to 2 Scouts per crew may be awarded the Waite Phillips Scholarship.

In addition, we have a new opportunity to support Scouts who desire to attend Philmont. The Jayhawk Area Council was selected for the Bovay Philmont Scholarship Fund. Each participating Scout may receive up to $700 from the Bovay Philmont Scholarship. In order to qualify for the scholarship, the participating Scout must have a deposit of $700 by August 1st, 2018. The deposit is nonrefundable, but if a Scout cannot attend, they may transfer their slot to another Scout.

For More information contact : Alex Mosakowski—alex.mosakowski@scouting.org or 816-877-4326

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