Philmont is an awesome place! Groups of 14-21 year-old Boy Scouts or members of Venturing Crews or Explorer Posts can go there and spend two weeks backpacking in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Cimarron, NM. They roam from camp to camp, participating in different programs like Western Lore, Burro Racing, Fly Fishing, and so forth. I was fortunate enough to get to go there, where they brainwashed me into coming back. But hey, they're giving me money to spend my summer out in nature, lugging a tent, sleeping bag, and other equipment around for 8 miles a day or so, and getting hit on by barely adolescent kids. It should be a blast!

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