Here come the Wranglers…

Philmont, Scouting’s Paradise, has a rich and spirited history. Long before trekking poles and high-tech rain pants, there was a massive ranch operated by Waite Phillips. Today’s Philmont participants are able to experience a slice of the cowboy lifestyle, thanks to western-lore camps at Ponil, Clarks Fork, and Beaubien. There, Scouts ride horses, use a branding iron, and eat a chuckwagon dinner.

But, there is one group that “lives” the life and spirit of the cowboy during the summers at Philmont. They are the Wranglers and Horsemen (and women) of the Philmont summer staff. This summer, Philmont Wranglers, past and present, are invited to come to Cimarron for a 4th of July Reunion.

Joey Wise, a Wrangler from the early eighties, is organizing a Reunion that features an event near and dear to the hearts of all Philmont Cattle Department persons… the 4th of July Rodeo. Joey was been hard at work, connecting with Wranglers of yore, to get a turn-out that Mr. Phillips himself would be proud of. There will be folks from all over the country in attendance. They will collectively answer the question: “What happens to a Philmont Staffer/Wrangler when they go back into the societal world of business and family?”

Make your plans now to attend this special gathering. Below is a schedule of events for the weekend. Joey has rooms on-hold at the local motels. For more information, contact Joey via email at: [email protected]

2009 Philmont Wrangler Reunion Schedule – July 3rd thru 5th

July 3rd

  • 3:00pm to 6:00pm: Check-in @ the Canyon (formerly Kit Carson) Inn
  • 7:00pm to 8:30pm: Punchy Wrangler Contest
  • 9:00pm: Maverick Rodeo Dance

July 4th

  • 7:00am: Breakfast @ Heck’s Hungry Traveler
  • 9:00am: Maverick Rodeo Parade
  • 10:00am: Maverick Rodeo Events
  • 7:00pm: Fireworks @ Eagle Nest Lake

July 5th

  • 7:00am: Breakfast @ Heck’s Hungry Traveler
  • 8:30am: Cowboy Church Service
  • 10:30am: Tour Villa Philmonte, Seton Museum, Kit Carson Museum

The Philmont Wrangler Reunion Land’s End e-store is open!

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We recommend wranglers attending the reunion get a button down shirt of their choosing in DESERT KHAKI with red stitching, plus any other items they would like. (How about a denim shirt with gold stitching or a yellow shirt with green stitching? Or use your imagination!)

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