staff center fire place

What will the Ranger legacy be?

For fifty years, the Ranger Department has made an impact on participants, and Philmont as a whole. As we celebrate this historic milestone, we have been given a challenge to leave a tangible commemoration of that impact.

The Philmont Staff Association, in conjunction with Ranch Management, is in the process of finalizing the plans for the new Staff Center, to be built adjacent to Tent City. As part of the planning for the 50th Anniversary Ranger Reunion, our committee decided that we wanted to leave a physical legacy at the Ranch. We chose to fund the centerpiece of the Staff Center: the grand fireplace.

To do so, we’ve accepted the challenge to raise $50,000 for the 50th anniversary.

The fireplace is being built using stone hauled off Baldy Mountain by the 2007 Rangers. Our legacy is to fund this enduring memorial to past and future Philmont Rangers and staff.

Please join me in making this legacy possible.

Mike Waggoner
Chief Ranger 2002-2005
50th Anniversary Ranger Reunion Chairman