psa summer trek

let's hit the trail

Join us July 25th-August 1st for our Annual PSA Summer Trek!

This event is the perfect weeklong getaway if you are looking to return to Philmont Scout Ranch and get into the beautiful backcountry this summer. This trek is open to all PSA members, we encourage you to invite along any trek eligible family members to share this experience with and soak in the splendors of Philmont.


Rejuvenate your scouting soul

Trek Details

Cost: $770 per person | Dates: July 25- August 1 | Slots: 60 available

Trek Basics

Dates: July 25th-August 1st, 2021

Cost: $720+$50 Covid Surcharge

*All events subject to a $50 Covid surcharge fee, but it will only apply to a single event per summer so if you register for multiple events you will only pay once.

Slots: 60 approximately 5 crews

Registration Deadline: June 25th, 2021

Eligibility & Fitness

The trek eligibility requirements are as follows:

Be physically and mentally fit

Be a member of the PSA or a trek-eligible family member

Be a member of the BSA (BSA membership # required*)

Have a current completed Philmont Medical Form

Be 14 years old OR completed 8th grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to participation

Please note:

The BSA Membership requirement. You should provide your membership number when you register. If you’re not a member of the BSA, you will have only 30 days to obtain membership and provide the PSA with your number. Your trek registration will be automatically removed if you cannot provide BSA membership within 30 days.

Itinerary Planning

As always, your crew will be free to design its own itinerary, subject to Philmont’s itinerary planning guidelines. By registering early, you can form your own crew or join the crew you want and be a part of the itinerary planning fun. A crew will consist of up to 12 persons and open spaces in crews will be available to any registrant until the crew is filled. If you have a group with which you want to trek, get them to sign up early so there will be space for all of you in the same crew.

Packing List

Are you wondering what to pack on your trip out to Philmont? We have a great resource click here for more information.

Trek Schedule

Trek Dates: July 25th to August 1st, 2021.

Sunday July 25: 8am report to the Welcome Center and meet Rangers

Monday July 26: Hit the trail

Saturday July 31: Come off the trail

Sunday August 1: Depart Philmont

Last Chance

Are you REALLY ready to trek? Read our full article on being trek ready and what to expect before signing up.

Click Here! 

Registration Checklist

*Fill out PSA Summer Trek Form below

*Send your check to Philmont Scout Ranch with memo “PSA Summer Trek”

*Wait for confirmation email 

Please Note: The PSA reserves the right to deny or revoke registration where appropriate.

PSA Summer Trek Form

When signing up for a PSA Summer Trek you are required to fill out the form below.

Payment & Refunds

Register here on the PSA website, but…

Payment is made directly to Philmont , not the PSA

Make check payable to: “Philmont Scout Ranch”

In the memo, please write: “725-PSA 2021”

Mail check: 17 Deer Run Road Cimarron, NM 87714

Philmont’s refund policy: ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. THEY CANNOT BE APPLIED TO FUTURE PSA TREKS OR EVENTS. Emergency situations will be handled by Philmont on an individual basis.

2021 Summer Trek Registration Closed!

We will be announcing dates and information for PSA Summer Trek 2022 soon! Stay tuned!