In view of the great demand for high adventuring at Philmont Ranch in the recent years the following guidelines have been adopted by the Great Lakes Council High Adventure Committee and are endorsed by the Camping Committee.
We will continue to take reservations on a first come, first serve basis. A unit will be restricted to 1 crew of 12 Scouts (youth) and Advisors (adults).
Each crew must have a minimum of 3 adult advisors. This allows for backup in case an advisor unexpectedly drops out, doesn't make the medical re-check or gets hurt.
No unit will be given crews in two (2) consecutive years.
The High Adventure Committee will notify the lead advisor in July before the year of the trip of the required payment.
A $100 deposit per crewmember must be made by September 1st of the year prior to the trip. If a crew fails to meet the deadline the crew slot can be given to the next unit on the waiting list. The deposit is refundable provided the crew slot is accepted by another unit on the waiting list.
Units will be required to pay the Philmont fee for 12 crewmembers even if they are not filled.
The High Adventure Committee has flexibility to place Scouts and Scouters wanting to go to Philmont into crews that are not filled to capacity.