The next payment of $400 will be due August 25, 2014 for each person who has signed up to go to Philmont in 2015.  Please make your check payable to Troop 343 and turn it in to either ASM David King or Troop Treasurer Mr. Mike Wegler. Also, we have spaces available so if you area Scout or Adult who wants to go and have not already signed up, then please contact ASM David King. Opportunity is knocking. Please don't let this opportunity to participate in the ultimate scouting experience pass you by.

Troop 343 now has confirmed dates for our 3 crews for Philmont 2015. Our treks will start at Philmont mid-morning on Saturday June 27, 2015 and we will depart Philmont on the morning of Thursday July 9, 2015 for the trip home. We will need to add travel days before and after which will depend on the travel logistics to be determined later. Each crew will have at least seven and up to 12 crew members. Each crew must include at least two and at most four adults. Philmont participants must be at least 14 years of age by date of arrival at Philmont [summer 2015] OR completed 8th Grade and be at least 13 years of age by date of participation.

Travel plans are not yet set. Total cost is estimated to be between $1200 to $1800 per person depending on choice of travel arrangements and pre-activities.  Philmont deposits are generally not refundable unless a substitute participant signs up. An initial deposit of $100 is due at signup and the first payment of $400 is due August 25, 2014. A schedule of due dates for future installment payments will be announced later.

ASM David King is the Expedition Advisor for our Philmont crews. If you are an eligible Scout or Adult and are interested in going to Philmont in 2015 but have not yet paid a deposit, then please contact ASM David King at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or cell: 256.714.5294.

Philmont Scout Ranch is the Boy Scouts of America's largest national high-adventure base. It covers 137,000 acres - about 214 square miles - of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) range of the Rocky Mountains in northern New Mexico and provides an unforgettable adventure in sky-high backpacking. Philmont has high mountains dominating rough terrain with elevations ranging from 6,500 to 12,441 feet. Thirty-four staffed camps and 55 trail camps are operated by the ranch. Program features combine the best of the Old West - horseback riding, burro packing, gold panning, chuckwagon dinners, and interpretive history - with exciting challenges for today, such as rock climbing, burro racing, mountain biking, and .30-06 rifle shooting. It's an unbeatable recipe for fast-moving fun and the outdoors.

Please contact ASM David King if you have any questions.