About Philmont Scout Ranch: Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America’s premier High Adventure base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.
What is an Advisor? Long story short: advisors are adults that attend the Philmont trek with youth and provide guidance and support to the youth on the trek. All Advisors must be physically capable of hiking and camping for the entire length of the trek. Each Advisor is expected to reflect high moral standards established by custom, traditional values, religious teaching and following the Youth Protection guidelines. Philmont recommends that groups identify alternate adult leadership (Reserve Advisors) who are available to step in at the last minute in the event an adult Advisor is unable to attend.
One adult Advisor in each crew is designated the “Lead Advisor”. This person is the principal Advisor responsible for coordinating a successful Philmont experience for each member of the crew. All adults support the Lead Advisor in accomplishing the duties of an Advisor. An Advisors’ main role is to coach, mentor, and support the youth Crew Leader. By doing this, the youth leaders will gain leadership experience throughout the trek and will be able to help all members of the crew develop into a strong team.
Advisors should ensure the safety and well-being of each crew member through:
What is a committee member? Adults that are not participating in the Philmont trek but are assisting in trek in planning, organizing, supporting, and fundraising.