The Council desires to make the Philmont experience available to units and Scouts that would not normally have the opportunity. With the difficulty in obtaining unit-based crew slots, we feel that the use of the Council Contingent is beneficial to all. The Council provides this as a service to units to help them enjoy the Philmont experience.
Philmont permits Council's to apply for a block of slots for a "contingent" trek to Philmont. When the contingent is approved and the number of slots are known, the Capitol Area Council solicits crews from Council units (Troops, Teams, & Venturing Crews) to fill the contingent. When the number of crew slots are known, they are allocated to Capitol Area Council units that sign up for the contingent two years in advance of the trek.
The transportation, reservation, and check-in processes for the Contingent are arranged and handled by the volunteer Contingent Advisors working with the Council staff. In general, for everything else, crews will function exactly as they would if they had reserved the trek directly. Each crew is independent from the other contingent crews on the trail at Philmont.
Contingent Shoulder Strips & Pocket Patches
There are two points of contact for the Council Contingents to Philmont, the volunteer Contingent Advisor and the Scout Office contact. They may be contacted through the following:
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Last updated: Friday, April 01, 2016 10:14 AM