Philmont Advisor Skills School (PASS)

The Philmont Advisor Skills School (PASS) and Philmont Advisor Workshop (PAW) programs are designed to better prepare adult advisors to confidently lead their crew in preparing for a Philmont trek. There are three different types of advisor training programs to choose from:

  • PSR - PASS (a full weekend of training at Philmont)
  • Field - PASS (an eight-hour weekend session in a city near you)
  • PAW (a two-hour weeknight session in a city near you)

PSR-PASS Course Location = Yellow      Field-PASS Course Locations = Orange      PAW Course Locations = Red
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Testimonials

Craig F. "Attended a Philmont Advisor Skills School (PASS) class yesterday, at Shabbona Lake State Park, in Illinois. Eric Martinez, Chief Ranger, was an awesome instructor and his two Ranger helpers were also very helpful. I highly recommend this course for anyone who is planning to attend Philmont Scout Ranch, or even thinking about it. The class was hands-on and extremely informative." – Field-PASS Chicago attendee

Tony W. "If you are going to be an advisor for a Philmont trek, I strongly recommend this course. It will give you everything you need to be able to properly set up and plan for a Philmont expedition." – PSR-PASS attendee

David A. - “I thought the workshop was a fantastic event. It brought Philmont veterans as well as new registrants and curious individuals together. Having an extremely well versed presenter that could answer every question so well was impressive. All the major topics and most of the small details that can make a trek so much better were covered. After two Philmont treks, all I could say after the workshop was – WOW. Eric was so enthusiastic and so passionate – He conveyed the passion that the veterans have and love about Philmont. Philmont does change lives – I’ve seen it. Having this personal touch on a local level was excellent!” – PAW Louisville attendee.

“The lead advisor had been to Philmont once before, as had several crew members. He described it as a “great refresher” – this seemed to be true. When I taught, it felt like I was confirming or clarifying certain procedures, rather than introducing them. They came prepared gear-wise and seemed generally to be a very well-prepared crew.” – Ranger’s comments about crew who had advisor attend Field-PASS Kansas City.

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Philmont Advisor Skills School (PSR - PASS)

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Register By Individual Fee
Location Philmont Length 4 days, 3 nights
Age Minimum 18
Crew Size Maximum 20 first-time adult advisors
Leadership Experienced Philmont Staff
Registration Anytime

Field - Philmont Advisor Skills School (Field - PASS)

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Register By Individual Fee
Location A City Near You Length 8 hours
Age Minimum 18
Crew Size N/A
Instructor Experienced Philmont Staff
Registration Anytime

Philmont Advisor Workshop (PAW)

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Register By Individual Fee
Location A City Near You Length 2 hours
Age Minimum 18
Crew Size N/A
Instructor Experienced Philmont Staff
Registration Anytime

 

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.