Hudson Valley Council
2016 Philmont Contingent
Discover the wonder of "Scouting's Paradise" and
the thrills and excitements of Colorado
Philmont Scout Ranch provides an unforgettable adventure along its hundreds of miles of rugged, rocky trails. Program features combine the best of the Old West—horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, chuckwagon dinners, and interpretive history—with exciting challenges for today—rock climbing, burro racing, mountain biking, and rifle shooting—in an unbeatable recipe for fast-moving outdoor fun.
Some of the Blue Sky Adventures Tour consists of a visit to the United States Air Force Academy, Climbing Pike’s Peak, and white water rafting down the “Royal Gorge” section of the Arkansas River. It doesn’t get any better than this before the amazing Philmont Trek.
2016 Council Contingent
WHERE: Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America’s largest adventure base covering 137,500 acres nestled in the mountains surrounding Cimarron, New Mexico.
WHEN: 2016 - Hudson Valley Scouts will have the opportunity to embark on the adventure of a lifetime!
WHAT: An adventure at Philmont will be one of the most incredible experiences of your lifetime. During a Rocky Mountain Philmont Adventure Scouts will have the chance to choose the itinerary for their adventure. They will hike 50 miles within the mountains sharing in breathtaking views and accomplishments. Scouts may choose from 35 itineraries similar to the sample itinerary provided on the back of this flyer. Program features combine the best of the Old West—horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, chuckwagon dinners, and interpretive history—with exciting challenges for today—rock climbing, burro racing, and rifle shooting—in an unbeatable recipe for fast-moving outdoor fun.
WHO: To attend Boy Scouts must be 14 years old OR have completed the 8th grade and be at least 13 years old. All participants must meet the Boy Scout Height and Weight requirements. Your Scouts will be attending with leaders from the Hudson Valley Council.
COST: The cost for the adventure will include food, training, Philmont programing, and travel expenses. Our council contingent will cost each Scout approximately $2300. Scouts and their parents will have the opportunity to give input as to which adventure the Scout would like to participate in. There are a limited amount of spots open to attend, after our limit is met Scouts will be put on a wait list. To hold your spot, a non-refundable $200 that will go towards the overall cost.
We are currently accepting reservations for interested troops or Venturing Crews that are interested in attending Philmont July 6-18, 2016 with a 2-3 day excursion beforehand leaving on July 3rd or 4th. Participants should expect to leave early morning on July 5, 2016. We have 2 crews of 12 participants for a total of 24 spaces for our Contingent. Please let Chris Clark know if you are interested ASAP. Cost will be estimated at $2,300 per person. This includes the Philmont Fee, Blue Sky Adventure Tours Fee, Airfare, All Meals, Busing to and from Airport, and all Liability. The first deposit of $200.00 will be due April 1, 2015 OR when signing up which is non-refundable but is transferrable.
April 15, 2015 = $200
September 1, 2015 = $600
October 1, 2015 = $600
February 1, 2016 = $600
April 1, 2015 = Balance (Final Amount TBD)
Any Scout, Scouter, Troop, or Crew interested, please email Chris Clark ASAP at Chris.Clark@scouting.org