High Adventure

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

Click here to register for the 2017 Philmont Expedition!

Pathway to Adventure Council Contingent to

Philmont High Adventure Base


Leave Chicago on Amtrak July 1, 2017
Depart Philmont and fly to Chicago, July 15, 2017


One More Chance to be part of the 2017 PTAC contingent to Philmont Scout Ranch and High Adventure Base in New Mexico. The PTAC 2017 Contingent will consist of two crews.  One crew of twelve is complete and the second crew has room to add at least five people and possibly nine.


  • If you are a scout who will be 14 years old or completed 8th grade and 13 by July 2, 2017, and is ready for mountain backpacking and camping, this is the change for you.
  • If your Troop, Crew or Team is looking for a high adventure program for 2017, the PTAC Philmont Contingent would be ideal. The PTAC Philmont Contingent training volunteers take you through the trip planning processes, including  budget, medical forms, equipment selection, and back country skills training. For more information or to schedule a unit presentation, contact Tony Skiroock at anthonyskiroock@gmail.com


Training and trek planning being in September, so don’t delay any longer to be part of the PTAC 2017 Philmont Contingent.
To learn more and register for the PTAC 2017 Philmont Contingent Click Here  


What is Philmont? 137,000 acres – 214 square miles of rugged Sangre de Christo Mountain Back country near Cimarron, New Mexico. It is “Scouting Paradise” for back packing, camping and unforgettable Scouting adventures.  It is one of the National Boy Scout of America operated High Adventure Bases with an associated training center.


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