Backpacking in New Mexico


Summer 2022


We are planning to return to BSA's High Adventure Base at Philmont Scout Ranch in July 2022. Philmont covers 140,177 acres of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo range of the Rocky Mountains in northeastern New Mexico. We were last there in  the summer of 2019, and its time to start planning for our next trip.

Learn more about Philmont, see the video below and visit the Philmont website:

Why Pre-Register Now:

  • Philmont, availability to scout units is based on a lottery system, which is done in the fall 2020 for the 2022 trips. Thus we are looking to get an estimate on the level of interest from scouts and adults interested in going

  • This will also give you the opportunity to save for the trip, plus scouts will be able to build their Scoutbucks accounts through Greenery Sales in Fall 2020 and Fall 2021

  • We do not know the exact dates yet, as being selected to go is based on a lottery system. Philmont is always in high demand and this is how BSA manages it. We will know the exact dates during Fall 2021. We'll "Do Our Best" for July 2022


  • We are collecting $100 from everyone interested in attending as the initial deposit for the trip

  • You will be refunded 100% in the event troop is not selected

  • The order of pre-registration is what we will use to determine who goes (Youth and Adult). We'll do our best to accommodate everyone but understand there are limits. 

Review the information below to learn more, there is a commitment, so be sure you are committed to everything below

Trip Overview

  • Cost: Estimated to be $2100

    • Exact amount will be determined as we get closer to 2022. This amount has been determined based on previous trips to Philmont. This amount could increase or decrease slightly.

    • This fee is based on the following:

      • Philmont Trek Fee​

      • Airfare & Ground Transportation 

      • Required Training

      • Trip Gear & Insignia

      • Pre-Hike Excursions during Acclimation Period

  • Trip Length: This will be an estimated 14 - 17 day trip. We plan to do the 12 Day Trek at Philmont. The remainder time is transportation and the Acclimation Period                                                                

  • Age Requirement: Since we are targeting July 2022 for our trip, then by June 30, 2022 you must be 14 Years old or 13 and have completed 8th grade

  • Adult Leadership: We require 3 - 4 adults for every 5 - 9 youth

    • Exact crew sizes will be determined when we know attendance and Philmont trek availability​

    • Minimum adults per crew is 2, maximum is 4. We try to send 3 per crew for emergency purposes

    • Adults selected will be based on involvement with troop  and order of sign up

    • Adults will be required to undergo the same training/preparation activities as the youth to get ready for the trip…this is a rigorous high adventure backpacking activity and physical fitness and backpacking skills are necessary to participate

    • Adults will be required to attend Wilderness First Aid Training in advance of the trip. This will be paid for and organized by the Troop


Your Expected Commitment

  • September 30, 2020 7:00 PM

  • September 2021

    • Philmont Information Meeting

  • October 2021 

    • Philmont Information Meeting

  • January 2022

    • Crew Meetings

    • Practice Hike

  • February 2022

    • Crew Meetings

    • Practice Hike

  • March 2022

    • Crew Meetings

    • Practice Hike

  • April 2022

    • Crew Meetings

    • Practice Hike

  • May 2022

    • Crew Meetings

    • Practice Hike

  • June 2022

    • Crew Meetings

    • Practice Hike

Pre-Registration is Complete

If you have questions or would like to join the team going to Philmont, you must contact Mr. Pilgrim or Mr. Densmore

If you have already Pre-Registered, be sure you have completed the steps below

Mail Your Check for $100 to:

Troop 58

P.O. Box 58

Davidson, North Carolina


Deposit Must Be Received By: October 30, 2020

If you prefer to be invoiced via PayPal, then it will be $100 plus PayPal Fees

Email to the troop to be invoiced: