2023 Philmont Scout Ranch
Online Contingent Crew Application
Submit by January 21, 2022
Patriots’ Path Council has reserved 16 Philmont crews for the summer of 2023 with two options:
Each crew must consist of 12 Scouts and Scouters, with a minimum of 3 adults, 9 youths and a maximum of 4 adults and 8 youths. A unit may submit more than one application, but priority will be given to every unit’s first application before any unit’s second application is considered.
Patriots’ Path Council units, and out-of-council units that actively participate in the Watchu program, interested in participating as a group should complete and submit this Crew Application no later than January 21, 2022. The Watchu crew selection process will take place on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 7 p.m. The application will be considered on time and eligible for the crew selection process if all of the following criteria are met:
On January 25, 2022, at the Watchu crew selection process:
Patriots’ Path Council reserves the right to remove individuals or crews from the contingents for failure to make payments per the specified schedule.
There will be a supplemental fee charged to each member of a crew that has less than 12 members. The fee will equal $60 times the number of crew members under the required 12. (Example: Each crew member’s fee would be $120 higher for a crew with only 10 members). All program fees may be paid by check, electronic check, or credit card, but a 3% fee will be added on to all credit card payments to cover the out-of-pocket cost to the council.
If the number of crews is fewer than 16 on May 1, 2022, Patriots’ Path Council reserves the right to cancel one or more contingents, and/or to reassign crews from canceled contingents to open slots in the remaining contingents. Deposits will be returned to any crew whose contingent is canceled by the council, and that crew will be given priority choice in the 2024 contingents.
Any questions regarding 2023 Patriots’ Path Council Philmont contingents and the process that will be used to fill them should be directed to Andrew Joiner at 973-765-9322, ext. 252, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*NOTE: To participate in Crew Selection Process AND to reserve a slot, crews must include at least 8 members, with a distribution of youth and adults as shown below. Crews that are smaller than 12 must recruit additional members, and be willing to accept individuals assigned by Patriots’ Path Council to the crew, as needed, to fill it.
CREW SIZE YOUTH** ADULTS (age 21 and over)
8 6 2
9 7 or 6 2 or 3
10 7 3
11 8 3
12 9 or 8 3 or 4
**at time of participation, 14-years old OR 13 and completed 8th grade
2023 Contingents and Travel Dates:
CONTINGENT TRAVEL DATES
629 Tuesday, June 27, 2023, to Tuesday, July 11, 2023
630*** Thursday, June 29, 2023, to Wednesday, July 12, 2023
713 Tuesday, July 11, 2023, to Tuesday, July 25, 2023
714 Wednesday, July 12, 2023, to Wednesday, July 26, 2023
***Denotes 14-Day Adventure
Expected 15-Day and 14-Day Adventure activities (may be substitutions of similar items):
15 Day 14 Day
12-day Philmont Trek X X
Round Trip Airfare to CO X X
Bus transportation in CO, 3 meals, 1 night X
Bus transportation in CO, 6 meals, 2 nights X
Round Trip Bus CO to Philmont and 1 meal X X
Hike in Garden of the Gods or Red Rocks X X
Visit summit of Pike’s Peak X
Whitewater rafting on AR River X
Hotel lodging / activity center in CO Springs X
Out-of-council units may be certified as active participants in the Watchu Program only by the Patriots’ Path Council High Adventure Committee, and this is reserved for units that have adult leaders who serve as Watchu staff and actively support the program.