High Adventure

Fill out this short Interest Survery to begin planning your 2018 adventure!

Click here to register for the 2017 Philmont Expedition!

                           137,000 acres – 214 square miles of rugged Sangre de Christo 

                  Mountain Back country near Cimarron, New Mexico

       Participants MUST BE 14 years old OR have completed 8th Grade and be at least 13 by July 2nd, 2016.  Forty-eight spaces are available to individuals, troops, crews or teams, including Co-ed crews.  Partial units & solo Scouts are encouraged to sign up; one application must be completed for each participant.  Adult positions are also available.  


Note: Registration closes April 30th, 2016.  All applications are subject to PTAC High Adventure Committee approval.

Leave Chicago,  July 1st
Depart Philmont/return to Chicago,  July 15th
Approximately $1,800** per person
(price subject to change)

*Includes Philmont Fee, transportation, meals, lodging, 10 mile hikes, Cooking/Contingent Weekend Shakedowns, Training/Planning, Trail T-shirts, Philmont Belt & Buckle, Philmont Crew photo and more.

Payment Schedule:

Forfeiture Policy:


$375 with Request for Application

1. Cancel before April 1st,  2016: forfeit $375


$450 on April 30th, 2016

2. Cancel before May 1st, 2016: forfeit $825


$450 on October 1, 2016

3. Cancel before November 1st, 2016: forfeit $1,275


$300 on February 15, 2017

4. Cancel before February 15, 2017: forfeit $1,575


$225 on May 1st, 2017 (estimated)

5. Cancel after May 1st, 2017: forfeit $1,800

If you cancel, you are obliged to find a qualified replacement.  Fees already paid are transferable.  All replacements must be approved by the Council High Adventure committee and by the PTAC Contingent leadership.  No replacements will be allowed 30 days before departure; full payment is forfeited.        
NOTE:  ALL CANCELLATIONS must be submitted in writing to the Program Office at PTAC!




For more info/questions: cathlynn.peters@scouting.org / 312-421-8800 ext 300