Philmont 2018

Join the Bay-Lakes Council contingent for a high adventure backpacking trek in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Cimarron, New Mexico. Travel by Amtrak train to New Mexico, then spend eleven days and ten nights on the trail at “Scouting’s Paradise”.

This is not a glorified summer camp. Philmont Scout Ranch provides the opportunity for crews to select backpacking trips of 50 to over 100 miles in length. There are 250,000 acres of mountain terrain available for you to explore. Your Crew may participate in multiple activities including climbing high mountain peaks (up to 12,441 feet); gold panning; mountain biking; rock climbing; horseback riding; black powder, pistol, rifle, and shotgun shooting; homesteading; burro packing; and much more. You will have the chance to see and experience how people lived in the old West.  

Most participants consider a trip to Philmont among the highlights of their Scouting careers.

There are three Crews of 12 people each. Participants may sign up as individuals, or groups of two or more. All spots are filled on a first come, first served basis. 

Dates:  July 14–28, 2018 (includes travel time)
Cost*:  $1,475 (approx.)
*Note:  Final cost will be set once transportation costs are final.

If you pay by debit or credit card, a service charge of 7% will be applied to the transaction amount.

If you or others in your Unit are interested but not ready to sign up, please let Mike or Jerry know by September 15 to prevent unused spaces from being given up.

For more information contact Jerry Dold, Bay-Lakes Council Contingent Chair, (920) 751-0056 or

To secure your spot, download the registration form here. Send the completed form and $250 deposit to the Center for Scouting in Appleton. Space is limited. Register today!


2555 Northern Rd.
P.O. Box 267
Appleton, WI 54914

phone: (920) 734-5705

Hours of Operation:
8:00 am - 4:30 p.m. (M-F)
Closed Sat. & Sun.


2555 Northern Rd.
Appleton, WI 54914
phone: (920) 831-9504

Hours of Operation:
9:00 am - 6:00 p.m. (M-F)
10:00 am - 1:00 p.m. (Sat.)
Closed Sun.


1230 Main St.
Green Bay, WI 54302

phone: (920) 438-3999

Hours of Operation:
9:30 am - 6:00 p.m. (M-F) 
Closed Wed (Starting in Nov 2018).
10:00 am - 1:00 p.m. (Sat.)
Closed Sun