OA Trail Crew

The Order of the Arrow Trail Crew program is one of the best ways to experience Scouting's premier high adventure base, Philmont Scout Ranch. For two weeks, participants see and experience all that Philmont has to offer and much more.

For the first week, participants have the chance to make a significant difference to Philmont by participating in trail building in the backcountry. Work will include clearing terrain for trail and constructing switchbacks, retention bars, and several other erosion controls. The impact of this service will be felt by scouts for decades.

The second week of the program is spent experiencing Philmont in its finest. Unlike regular treks, Trail Crews make their own itinerary, instead of selecting from pre-planned routes. You can do and see just about anything, from the Tooth of Time to Baldy Mountain, your crew decides! 

To attend the Order of the Arrow Trail Crew program, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Every participant must be at least 16 years of age by the day your program starts, but not yet 21 by its conclusion.
  2. Participants must also be registered members of the Boy Scouts of America and an Order of the Arrow Lodge
  3. Every participant must also complete a BSA Class 3 Medical evaluation and meet the Philmont Scout Ranch height and weight guidelines. Participants should be able to handle material up to 50 pounds.

For More information and to download the partipation application Visit The OA Trail Crew Website.