Allergies and Dietary Restrictions

Food Allergies and Dietary Restrictions

Scouts pick up trail meals in Base Camp

You can view the most recent ingredient list for breakfast, lunch and dinner trail meals, as well as Chuckwagon Dinner, which is part of many treks. Trail meals are by necessity a high-carbohydrate, high-calorie diet rich in wheat, milk products, and sugars.

You can learn more about food substitutions and dietary concerns from our Commissary's Special Food Needs Document.

Packaging Substitute Items

On your arrival day, labeled substitute trail food items should be brought to Logistics staff. These items will be sent ahead for your crew to pick up along with your normal trail food at commissary camps along your trek.

Place substitute items in a
plastic bag labeled with:
Participant’s Expedition #
Participant's Name
The meal number**
John Smith
Lunch 1

**Meal schedules and labels are determined by the calendar date, rather than a crew's day on their trek (for example, every crew eats B1, L1 and D1 on the 1st, 11th, and 21st of each month; every crew eats B2, L2 and D2 on the 2nd, 12th, and 22nd, etc.).


About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.