Philmont Scout Ranch and Wood Badge
The ranch is the home of the Boy Scouts of America's premier high-adventure base which challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 200 square miles of rugged New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country. More than 700,000 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 have helped maintain the ranch's wilderness flavor.
The Philmont Training Center (PTC) has served as the national training center for the Boy Scouts of America since 1950. The PTC provides a unique environment for the training of volunteer and professional leaders. Each year, more than 6,000 Scouters and family members attend PTC. It is the PTC which hosts Wood Badge 110.
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 nearby town of Cimarron boasts a number of historical buildings, including the historic St. James Hotel.
You may read more about Philmont, including a description of he facilities at the training center, by clicking here, and you will be taken to the Philmont section of the National BSA Web Site.
A recommended (but not mandatory) route between the Philmont Training Center and Circle Ten Offices on Harry Hines. Click on the "View Larger Map" for more detail.
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|To see an aerial view of the PTC, click on the photo below.
|To see a diagram of PTC, click on the diagram below.