Philmont Advisor Workshop (PAW)

The Philmont Advisor Workshop (PAW) is an exciting program developed to help adult advisors in confidently leading their crew in Philmont trek preparations. PAW participants will enjoy an instructional introduction to Philmont and achieve a thorough understanding of the following:

  • Physical conditioning
  • Philmont-issued gear
  • Conducting a shakedown hike
  • Crew leadership positions
  • Preparing youth leaders prior to your trek
  • Travel to and from Philmont
  • Establishing a crew Philmont committee

PAW programs provide key knowledge to crew advisors to encourage constructive and smooth preparations for your Philmont trek.


PAW courses will be two hour evening workshops (typically 7:00pm-9:00pm) and will cover skills such as what kind of gear to take on your trek, tips and tricks for getting into the proper physical condition for a Philmont trek, and a rundown of the different leadership positions within your crew and how you can better prepare the youth for their leadership role.


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.


The cost is and covers PAW materials including the PAW Patch.


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


  • Tuesday, October 18 – Philadelphia, PA
    • Roger S. Firestone Scouting Resource Center
      1485 Valley Forge Road
      Wayne, PA 19087
  • Wednesday, October 19 – Cleveland, OH
    • Greater Cleveland Council Office
      2241 Woodland Ave.
      Cleveland, OH 44115
  • Thursday, October 20 – Indianapolis, IN
    • Golden-Burke Scout Center
      7125 Fall Creek Road N.
      Indianapolis, IN 46256
  • Thursday, October 20 – Baltimore, MD
    • Schapiro Scout Service Center
      701 Wyman Park Drive
      Baltimore, MD 21211
  • Wednesday, October 26 – Tulsa, OK
    • Graves Scout Reservation - Jack Graves Outdoor Education Center
      101 East St
      Broken Arrow, OK 74014
  • Wednesday, October 26 – Richmond, VA
    • Camp T. Brady Saunders
      1723 Maidens Rd.
      Maidens, VA 23102
  • Thursday, October 27 – Wichita, KS
    • Quivira Council Office
      3247 N Oliver Ave
      Wichita, KS 67220


  • Tuesday, November 1 – Austin, TX
    • Frank Fickett Scout Training and Service Center
      12500 North IH 35
      Austin, TX 78753
  • Tuesday, November 1 – Charlotte, NC
    • Mecklenburg Council Office
      1410 E 7th St.
      Charlotte, NC 28204
  • Thursday, November 3 – San Antonio, TX
    • Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School - Cafeteria
      16075 N Evans Rd.
      Selma, TX 78154
  • Thursday, November 3 – Jacksonville, FL
    • St. Johns River Base – Ashley Lodge
      2513 Doctors Lake Dr.
      Orange Park, FL 32073
  • Tuesday, November 8 – Baton Rouge, LA
    • Istrouma Area Council Office
      9644 Brookline Ave.
      Baton Rouge, LA 70809
  • Wednesday, November 9 – New Orleans, LA
    • Southeast Louisiana Council Office - 2nd Floor Conference Room
      4200 South I 10 Service Rd. W
      Metairie, LA 70001
  • Thursday, November 10 – Birmingham, AL
    • Trinity United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall
      1400 Oxmoor Road
      Homewood, Alabama 35209

Revised on 11/7/2016


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.