***Update: Interest meeting on September 6th, 7:00pm-8:00pm | First Presbyterian Church, 511 N Thompson St, Whiteville, NC 28472.  Details will be discussed***

Initial deposit of $520 due by October 1st, 2017.

sunrise-on-the-tooth-1024x681What is Philmont?

Many Scouts know or have heard about this legendary ranch in the Sangre de Cristo Range of the Rocky Mountains near Cimarron, New Mexico.  Philmont is over 215 square miles of rugged mountain wilderness with elevations ranging from 6,500 to 12,441 feet.  Over 800,000 Boy Scouts have hiked the trails at Philmont.

Besides hiking along hundreds of miles of trails…

Boy Scouts have the opportunity while at Philmont to participate in many programs such as; horseback riding, branding, panning for gold, rock climbing, rappelling, burro racing, black powder rifle shooting, or visiting a real gold mine.

 Dates of Trek: June 20th, 2018 to July 2nd 2018.

The Cape Fear Council has secured reservations for next summer at Philmont.

In July our Contingent will be flying to either Denver, Colorado or Albuquerque, New Mexico, and then traveling by bus to Philmont.  On the way to Philmont, our Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in other activities and visit notable sites in the southwest as we “acclimate” to the altitude.  We will spend twelve days at the Philmont Scout Ranch hiking in the rugged backcountry.

We have limited spaces available,

The application process is extremely important in the selection of our Troop.  Age requirement for Expeditions: 2018 Philmont participants must be 14 years of age (by date of arrival) OR completed 8th Grade and be at least 13 years of age by date of participation.

If you have any questions or concerns about the 2018 Philmont Contingent, please feel free to contact Matthew Bull at the Scout Office 395-1100 ext.23, or email him at

Philmont 2018 Interest Form

  • Must be 14 by June 1, 2018
    September 6, 2017 | 7pm-8pm | First Presbyterian Church, Whiteville, NC