Philmont Scout Ranch - Volunteer and Paid Seasonal Staff Application

Situated in the heart of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range of northern New Mexico, Philmont Scout Ranch is the pinnacle of high adventure program and experiences. Philmont is owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America and annually provides experiential education opportunities, backcountry hiking/camping programs, and training center conferences for over 25,000 Scouters and their families.

Requirements for working at Philmont Scout Ranch

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age or older (21+ for some positions)
  2. Must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship
  3. Must Submit a complete application – using this online portal (if desired, you may attach a cover letter and resume)
  4. Provide contact information for three references (not required for returning staff)
  5. Must authorize the BSA to submit and pass a criminal background check
  6. Must be or become a member of the Boy Scouts of America upon hiring
  7. Submit a current BSA Annual Health & Medical Record (Most positions require meeting height/weight requirements)

Hiring Process

  1. Submit employment application including contact information for three references
  2. Completed applications (only those with references) will be reviewed by Philmont Hiring Managers
  3. Telephone interviews will be conducted
  4. A verbal/preliminary employment offer may be made and background check authorization form will be sent via email
  5. Background check authorization is submitted by application (no prior background check results can be substituted)
  6. Pending positive background check results, employment paperwork will be sent to candidate and on-boarding process will begin

Benefits of Employment

  1. Staff salaries beginning at $1,325 per month and up depending on tenure, qualifications, and position responsibility
  2. Tent or roofed housing (depending on position/qualifications) provided
  3. Three meals a day in the dining hall, backcountry, or on the trail
  4. Variety of training opportunities depending on position with opportunities for continuing training
  5. Access to the Philmont backcountry (if BMI requirements are met) on time off
  6. Access to Philmont Infirmary and BSA High Adventure Base Accident & Sickness Insurance Plan