How Does the Lottery System Work?

Crews interested in a 12-day or 7-day trek slot should register for the Philmont Lottery, which occurs in November a year and a half before the summer for which the lottery is drawn.

There are typically 40 slots each day for 12-day crews until mid-August. For most of the summer, there are 4 slots for 7-day crews arriving each Saturday and Sunday. However, there are 30 available slots for 7-day crews arriving August 10th - August 14th.


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.