Ranger Jake (Jacob Phelps) has a great NEW website for planing your Trek to Philmont.The site is www.PlanPhilmont.com go ahead and take a look.
It started out as an idea to help Scouts because he says he has had so many campers in his years as a Philmont Ranger who were not prepared and/or brought the wrong gear.
From the website:
Congratulations on being awarded an expedition to Philmont!
A successful expedition means putting a lot of time and effort into planning. As a Boy Scout or Scoutmaster, you already know this. You’ve already camped, hiked, backpacked, kayaked, and canoed. You’ve had to plan for food, gear, footwear, and oh yeah, how you’re going to get there. Well, get ready, because your Philmont trek will be the biggest outing you’ve ever organized.
That’s why at PlanPhilmont.com we provide you with all the information you need to help you plan every aspect of your Philmont Trek. We are all former Philmont staff members and understand that every crew and every trek has is unique with it’s own unique challenges. We’ve been to Philmont on Trek before and we know the only way for you to make the best of your trek is to make sure you have any all the information you may ever need! With our combined experience we’ve got several years of experience camping underneath the Tooth of Time.
There is a lot preparation that goes into getting the ball rolling on your Philmont Trek. We’ve done our best to simplify and organize these as best we can. Before you start filling up your crew with scouts, you need to find out Who Can Go.