Philmont Scout Ranch

About Philmont Scout Ranch

Each summer, more than 20,000 Scouts travel from all corners of the US and abroad to participate in the rich backcountry and training opportunities available at Philmont Scout Ranch. 35 staffed backcountry camps scattered throughout the 140,171-acre facility provide assorted outdoor adventure programs. Since 1939, Philmont programs have attracted more than 1 million participants.

Philmont hires more than 1,300 summer staff and 80+ year-round staff in departments focused in outdoor adventure skills/education, conservation, medical services, food service, retail, museums, ranching/farming, equestrian/livestock programs, media, and many other support roles.

Position requirements vary from little to no work experience, to having degrees/certifications, and significant prior work experience. Philmont has life-changing opportunities for any potential staff member and seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds throughout the United States. All positions provide opportunities for leadership and growth and paid internship opportunities are available for those still working through their educational career.


Villa Gardener

May 2022 - August 2022 Cimarron, NM
“The overall experience, including learning how to operate gardening tools, clean facilities properly, work with new natives and ornamental plants, meet new people from all across the nation, learn how to drive a manual, the off time activity opportunities such as hiking in the backcountry, wall climbing, visiting new and old Cimarron, etc.”


May 2021 - August 2021 Cimarron, NM
“Great community, very rewarding experience ”
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