Planning Your Visit

Registered attendees receive a confirmation email as opposed to the confirmation packet that used to be mailed. The email will contain a link to the PTC Family Guidebook, and other helpful materials. The information in this Guidebook as well as the information on the website, should help you prepare for your week at Philmont.

PTC Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most common questions new PTC participants have.


The equipment list indicates the items you should bring, and our policies page suggests items you should not bring to Philmont.

Airport Shuttle Information

Click here to learn about the shuttles available to help you complete the last leg of your travel itinerary to Philmont.


Conference attendees may check in from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. on Sunday. Families with Mountain Trek participants must arrive before 3 P.M. This gives you time to settle in and spend some family time at Philmont. NAYLE participants should arrive by 8 A.M. and no later than 10 A.M. The Philmont staff will greet you at the welcome wagon and help you through the process.

Due to the conference preparation schedule, we cannot accommodate early arrivals.

For more information about the weekly schedule of conferences and activities, see "Attending Conferences".


Please plan to depart by 9 A.M. on Saturday. Again, since most conference weeks have capacity attendance, it is not possible to stay additional nights. Individuals with late bus or train departures on Saturday can be accommodated temporarily.


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.