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2018 Connecticut Rivers Council Philmont Trip


For 2018 We have been allocated 3 crews of 12

Our trip for 2018 will leave from Bradley Airport on Saturday June 23 and returning Saturday July 7

The cost of the Philmont trip is all inclusive, including Philmont Registration Fee, Airline Tickets, two days or touring, all meals and lodging.  The total fee is $2400 per person.  

Here’s the scoop and criteria:

  • Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.  Scouts and Scouters will need to meet certain physical and age requirements to participate.  Scouts and Scouters that do not meet those criteria should not register.  Follow this link for detailed information: http://www.philmontscoutranch.orgExternal Link
  • Age Requirements for Participation – Philmont participants for 2016 must be 14 years of age OR completed the eighth (8th) grade and be a least 13 years of age.  No exceptions!
  • A unit may reserve up to two crews (24 spaces) as desired with a $100 per person, non-refundable deposit.
  • Adult unit leadership will be required (maximum 4 per crew of 12) and become part of the planning group for the trip.
  • Each crew must have at least two adult trained in Wilderness First Aid.


Philmonts signature program is the High-Adventure Expedition. Each 12-day expedition provides opportunities for participants to:

 Explore the high country in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of northeastern New Mexico.

  • Experience the thrill of climbing mountains over two miles high.
  • Participate in a wide array of activities that teach Scouting skills—archaeology, backpacking, camping, climbing, fishing, forestry, horsemanship, Indian lore and much more.
  • Develop leadership, group dynamics, and wilderness problem-solving, and outdoor skills. Crews hike Philmont's mountains, spending nights at various backcountry camps. At staffed camps, crews can participate in a variety of programs presented by Philmont backcountry staff. Among these programs are horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, rock climbing, .30-06 rifle shooting, archaeology, spar pole climbing, mountain biking and interpretive programs such as homesteading and mountain man rendezvous.


If you decide to apply to attend Philmont, you must be physically fit, have proper clothing and equipment and be willing to follow instructions and work as a team with your crew and take responsibility for your own health and safety. Philmont is not risk free and you should be prepared to listen to safety instructions carefully, follow directions and take appropriate steps to safeguard yourself and others. The High Adventure Committee selects adult participants based upon adult to youth participation ratio, Scouting Background and BSA Policy. All participants must be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America.

 For more information:

Jim Waters, Director of Support Services


 To Register