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Rocky Mountain Scout Camp

Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp is the original name for Philmont Scout Ranch, the largest High Adventure Base owned and operated by the Boy Scouts of America.  Nested in the Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range near Cimarron New Mexico, it its the best-known Boy Scout Camp in the world. Today Scouts from all 50 states, Europe, South Africa, Japan and many other countries backpack its rugged and beautiful terrain every year.

Today's 137,493 acre ranch started with a 35,857 acre donation to the Boy Scouts by Mr. Waite Phillips in 1938.   The area was named "Philturn Rocky Mountain Scout Camp", after Phillips' surname and the BSA slogan, "Do a Good Turn Daily".  This was the beginning of the present day Philmont Scout Ranch.

From a 1941 scrapbook

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