Explore the rugged high country of northern New Mexico on a backpacking trek, as a member of a conservation work crew, or by enrolling in an advanced outdoor leadership program. Covering more than 200 square miles of mountains, forests, prairies, and streams, Philmont Scout Ranch invites Scouts to hoist their packs and set off on rugged trails.
At backcountry camps, you can try rock climbing, shoot a black-powder rifle, ride horses, and learn about archaeology, wildlife, and the history of early residents of the area. Horseback cavalcades, training courses, and service programs have something for everyone in the legendary landscape.
Learn more about Philmont Scout Ranch online at philmontscoutranch.org.
— The Boy Scout Handbook