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Field - PASS

Register By Individual Fee $40
Location A City Near You Length 8 hours
Age Minimum 18
Crew Size N/A
Instructor Experienced Philmont Staff
Registration Anytime

Field - PASS

Philmont will be sending experienced members of the Ranger and Backcountry Departments to run pre-trek instructional courses around the country. These one day, 8-hour courses will take place on Saturdays or Sundays and will primarily be held at scout offices in regions with a high concentration of crews. Field-PASS is designed and targeted towards adult advisors on 2018 treks.

Field-PASS participants will enjoy an instructional introduction to Philmont and achieve a thorough understanding of the following:

  • Philmont-issued gear
  • Crew leadership positions
  • Physical conditioning
  • Travel to and from Philmont
  • Conducting a shakedown hike
  • Establishing a crew Philmont committee
  • Smellables and bear bag hanging
  • Dining fly and tent setup
  • Gas stove operation and care
  • Philmont’s backcountry cooking method
  • Dish washing and sump use
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WHAT TO EXPECT

Field-PASS typically take place from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Experienced members from the Ranger and Backcountry Departments will lead you in the backcountry and logistical fundamentals of Philmont over the course of the day. Participants will enjoy a trail lunch and sample a trail dinner in between training sessions. At the conclusion of the course, advisors will receive PASS materials to share with crew members.

WHO CAN ATTEND?

Field-PASS is designed and targeted towards adult advisors on 2018 treks. However, all adult advisors – whether registered for an upcoming trek, or just generally interested in learning more about Philmont – are invited to attend a Field-PASS course.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The cost to attend is and covers a Philmont-style trail meal lunch, dinner, and PASS materials including the PASS Patch.

HOW DO I REGISTER?

  • To register, click the orange "Register" buttons or any individual course date and location on this page.
  • These links will direct you to the Tooth of Time Traders website to pay for your course. Double check you have selected the correct course date and location before you check out.
  • After you pay, a message stating the transaction has been authorized will appear, and you will receive an email with that information.
  • A second email will be sent stating that your item has been shipped. Please disregard this email as all PASS materials will be distributed at your course.
  • Your PASS Instructors will contact you via email approximately one month before the course date to provide you with more information.

EVENT DATES AND LOCATIONS

Field-PASS locations are listed by general region and actual locations will be within 60 miles of the listed city.

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Revised on 4/10/2017

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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.