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 2016. 

Currently, the Council is organizing contingent treks for the summers of 2017 and 2018.

 

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.

What is a 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. 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.

 

Upcoming Contingent Treks

Contingent Costs

The following table shows the relative cost per crew member over the last 17 years.

 

Year

Participants

Crews

Cost/Crew Member

2018 96 8 $1,330
2017

96

8

$1,285

2016

192

16

$1,250

2015

192

16

$1,220

2014

192

16

$1,150

2013

192

16

$1,080

2012

192

16

$1,030

2011

192

16

$1,000

2010

192

16

$976

2009

192

16

$880

2008

192

16

$815

2007

192

16

$780

2006

192

16

$745

2005

192

16

$725

2004

156

13

$710

2003

144

12

$650

2002

144

12

$640

2001

144

12

$625

2000

36

3

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TOTAL: 3120 260

 

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.

 


Contact Information:

There are three points of contact for the Council Contingents to Philmont, the Contingent Advisor, the CAC High Adventure Chair and the Council 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:

CAC High Adventure Chair:

Scout Office Contact: 

Mark McDermott   (512) 750-0743

Frank Davol           (512) 627-2199

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 are solely responsible for the information presented and opinions expressed herein. 


Last updated:  Monday, May 29, 2017 10:58 AM