Philmont Scout Ranch – High Adventure & Training

Born in 1938 as Philturn Rockymountain Scoutcamp, today’s Philmont Scout Ranch is a bustling center for high adventure and training. Youth and adults take advantage of the Ranch’s camping, training and work programs. Most activity takes place during the summer, but Philmont also offers Autumn Adventure and Winter Adventure programs.

More than 1 million Scouts, Venturers, and leaders have experienced the adventure of Philmont since the first camping season in 1939. Throughout its existence, conscientious attention to low-impact camping techniques has helped maintain the Ranch’s wilderness.

The area surrounding the Ranch is rich with history, from the Native Americans who made this arid land their home to the land barons of the 19th century. The town of Cimarron boasts a number of historical buildings, including the St. James Hotel: the site of at least 26 killings during Cimarron’s wilder days.

The Philmont Training Center (PTC) is the national volunteer training center for the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1950, the PTC has provided a unique environment for training volunteers, creating leaders, and hosting family friendly experiences and adventures. Each year, more than 6,000 Scouters and their families attend the PTC.

Every conference at the PTC features tools, techniques, audiovisuals, discussions, idea sharing, and activities led by a faculty of experienced Scouters. All registered Scouters are invited to attend training center courses; council approval is not required.

Attending Conferences
A schedule and details for attending a conference at the PTC – from check-in to check-out!

Family programs
The Philmont Training Center offers family programs for boys, girls, and spouses while their Scout leader is in a summer conference.

NAYLE (National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience)
The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience is the ultimate training experience for young leaders. It is conducted for older youths who have the potential for being on the staff of the council junior leader training or youth leader training conference. The NAYLE program takes place at Rayado Ridge, a backcountry camp dedicated to leadership development.

Training Center Facilities
Details about the accommodations and facilities available to you at the PTC.

Help Promote The Training Center!
Please help spread the word about Philmont and the Training Center! Our promotional pamphlets, posters, and power points are perfect for Roundtables, Universities of Scouting, Troop Meetings, or any other Scouting opportunities. You’ll also find information on becoming a Philmont Ambassador and earning the Master’s Track Square Knot award.