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Troop 421 High Adventure Trips

Philmont 2019


Philmont Scout Ranch, first opened in 1938, is the BSA’s premier high adventure backpacking program and training center, located in Cimarron, New Mexico.  Backpacking treks into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the southernmost subrange of the Rocky Mountains, in northern New mexico, range from 7 to 12 days, and can include horseback cavalcade and trail crew treks.

Troop 421 is hopeful it can secure a Summer 2019 Philmont Trek.  Our June, 2018 Trek was cancelled due to two huge wildfires that burned nearly 40,000 acres on Philmont property.  We currently have a crew of 10 (6 youth and 4 adults) that was scheduled to go in 2018, but we can add two more youth if you are interested.  Scouts must be 14 years old or 13 and have graduated from the 8th grade to participate.  The cost will be either $940 or $970 / person, plus gear, depending on if Philmont will honor last year’s pricing for 2019.  We are on the waiting list to get a trek for June or July.  If interested in going, please contact Chris Osburn at


northern-tierNorthern Tier is the Boy Scouts of America’s gateway to adventure in the Great Northwoods. Each summer, Scouts from Northern Tier’s three wilderness canoe bases explore millions of acres of pristine lakes, meandering rivers, dense forests and wetlands in Northern Minnesota, Northwest Ontario, Canada and Northeast Manitoba, Canada.  Northern Tier crews paddle in almost 6 million acres of exclusively canoe-access wilderness from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) of Minnesota to the Atikaki Provincial Park of Manitoba. Trips range in length from 6-14 days and usually include between 50-150 miles of wilderness travel.

Troop 421 has two treks reserved and scheduled for July, 2019.  Scouts must be 14 years old or 13 and have graduated from 8th grade to be able to participate.  If interested in going on one of these high adventure canoeing treks, please contact Paul Barton at

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