This is the home page for the Capitol Area Council's Contingent treks to Philmont Scout Ranch. 

The Council has sponsored extremely successful Philmont contingents from 2000 to 2014.  Currently, the Council is organizing contingent treks for the summers of 2015 and 2016. 

Philmont & Trek Information: General Information

The "General Information" button navigates you to pages of information that are applicable to any Philmont trek, contingent or otherwise.

Upcoming Contingents: 2015 Contingent
2016 Contingent
The Contingent buttons navigate you to pages with details specific to upcoming or previous Council Contingent treks.
Previous Contingents: 2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001

Our Objective:

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.

Contingent Trek:

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.

Year

Participants

Crews

Cost

Arrival Dates

2000

36

3

?

1

2001

144

12

$625

1

2002

144

12

$640

1

2003

144

12

$650

1

2004

156

13

$710

1

2005

192

16

$725

2

2006

192

16

$745

2

2007

192

16

$780

2

2008

192

16

$815

1

2009

192

16

$880

1

2010

192

16

$976

1

2011

192

16

$1,000

1

2012

192

16

$1,030

1

2013

192

16

$1,080

1

2014

192

16

$1,150

1

2015

192

16

 

1

2016

192

16

 

1
TOTAL: 2,928 244

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

Council Shoulder Strips and Pocket Patches are available for purchase.  Click the button at the right for pricing and information.  Patches

Contact Information:

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:

 

Mailing address

Capitol Area Council, BSA
12500 North IH-35
Austin, TX 78753

 

Electronic mail      

Contingent Advisor: 
Scout Office Contact: 

Frank Davol
Rick Denison     (512) 617-8627

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Note that this website is not an "official" BSA or Philmont website and the Contingent Advisors is solely responsible for the information presented and opinions expressed herein. 

Last updated:  Wednesday, October 08, 2014 11:21 AM