The Philmont Documentary Collection
This three-hour collection is for anyone who has been to Philmont, plans to go, or just wants to understand what all the excitement is about. The collection was produced over a three year span as a labor of love by longtime Philmont staffer, participant, and filmmaker Larry McLaughlin.This is the most comprehensive and emotional presentation of Philmont Scout Ranch ever made. A full length documentary follow a crew on an entire 11 day trek through all of it’s peaks and valleys. The film explores the history and development of Philmont through rare interviews with Waite Phillips son and most of the Philmont Program Directors from the past 50 years. Perfect for preparing crews to go to Philmont, recruiting new participants, informing parents or recapturing your memories of Philmont Scout Ranch! This is the ultimate keepsake for anyone who loves Philmont.
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Philmont (93 min)
This film features the history, emotional impact and beauty of Philmont Scout Ranch. The first 30 minutes tells the story of the Scout Ranch’s origins and development from Waite Phillips to today through archival photos, footage and rare interviews. The second part of the film underscores the significance and allure of Philmont today as it follows a crew’s experience through the peaks and valleys of a trek.
Philmont Slideshow (11 min)
A selection of Philmont’s best photographs spanning more than 70 years.
Special Programs (8 min)
Information & interviews on Philmont’s special programs including Rayado, Cavalcade,
ROCS, Autumn Adventure and Kanik.
The Animated Story of Philmont (5 min)
An animated short comedy depicting the colorful history of the area in the centuries before the Boy Scouts.
The Phillips’ Extended Interviews (21 min)
Chope Philips speaks about his father, Waite Phillips, and his memories of growing up on the ranch before it was given to the BSA. Virginia Phillips shares stories of her father and mother in law.
The Sights & Sounds of Philmont (13 min)
Beautiful scenery and natural sounds from around the ranch for when you need to get your Phil-fix from your living room.
Philmont in Two -
A two minute presentation for award ceremonies and other events when you have a short amount of time to give your audience a glimpse of Philmont.