A large coin-operated laundry with washers and dryers is near your tent city and open 24 hours a day. Soap is available at the Craft Lodge and the Tooth of Time Traders. Change is available in the PTC Registration Office.


AT&T and Verizon cell towers are located near PTC. Public telephones are in each tent city office and on the program office porch. Incoming messages to the Training Center Office (575-376-2281) are delivered to your tent city staff as soon as possible. Only emergency messages are delivered after 10 P.M. Sorry, but fax service is not available.


Wi-fi is offered in most areas throughout Philmont Training Center.


Your mailing address is:

Your Name
Your Conference and Week
Philmont Training Center
17 Deer Run Road
Cimarron, NM 87714

Proper addressing is important. Outgoing mail is picked up at about 10 A.M. from the mailbox outside the Training Center registration office on Monday through Saturday. Incoming mail is delivered to a mailbox in your tent city office. Postcards are for sale in the trading post and the Villa gallery, and stamps are for sale at the PTC Registration Office. Parcels should be shipped via U.S. mail, Federal Express, or UPS. Other services do not deliver to Philmont. Do not rely on "next day" service; allow at least one week.

Health and Safety

Philmont provides a full medical staff at Philmont's licensed infirmary in the north section of the Camping Headquarters area. The infirmary has doctors, nurses, and medics on duty around the clock for emergencies. Should you or your family need assistance, you can go directly to the infirmary or contact the Training Center office.

Keep in mind that PTC is at 6,600 feet elevation. People coming from lower altitudes may experience some discomfort at first. Humidity is low, so visitors should drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. People who are overweight, out of shape, or who have health concerns should consult a physician before coming to Philmont. While the conferences and family programs are not strenuous, some walking and physical activity is necessary.


If you wish to share materials with other participants, please bring enough copies for distribution. Philmont's copying service is very limited.

Tooth of Time Traders

Forgotten personal items, gifts, and Philmont souvenirs are available at the Tooth of Time Traders at Camping Headquarters. It is easy to spend a lot of money there, as many Scouters who have been here before can attest. There is also an ATM on the Tooth of Time Trader's premises for your convience.

The Bulletin Board

Watch the bulletin board! It is a great place to find out what is going on at PTC. Family group schedules, sign-up sheets, and basic information about Philmont activities are available. It is also a great place for far-flung families and friends to meet before heading off to eat, hike, or tour.

Checking the bulliten board regularly helps you and your family in the know about upcoming program activites and needs, as well as signups for other tours and events on offer during your stay.

The bulletin board is immediately behind the PTC office on the Greensward.

Lost and Found

There are several locations for lost and found items. The first place to check is your tent city office, then the Training Center Program and Services Office.

Religious Services

Chaplains from the Catholic, Latter-day Saints, Jewish, and Protestant faiths conduct nightly services at the Camping Headquarters area and are available to care for the spiritual needs of individuals and families upon request. A non-denominational service will be held at PTC on Sunday evening in the PTC chapel.


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.