All of the song lyrics on this site are: “As-sung” on the CD’s.
CD’s are sold by Philmont, at the
Tooth of Time Traders and the Philmont Staff Association.
===> How to BUY the CD's and get around the PSA website. <===
So... Why doesn't Philmont PRINT it's OWN SONGBOOKS ?!?
To much trouble with COPYRIGHT LAWS!
I was told by the TOTT Manager that it would cost $40 per songbook  just for the copyrights!
(Especially from non-original Philmont songs - therefore they would have to leave those out)
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PHILMONT
PhilSongs Songbook
These pages are dedicated to the
Philmont Staff members who have Written,
Sung, Played and Recorded these songs
for our continued enjoyment of the Philmont experience,
...and to the generosity of Waite Phillips
who made it all possible.
HOmE - As PhilPholks would write: - "Heaven On Earth"

IWGBTP! - I Wanna Go Back To Philmont!
Celebrating Philmont in Song and Legend, Greater Yosemite Council
- Celebrating Philmont in Song and Legend -
Greater Yosemite Council - for the 728 O
1&2, 2006 Trek
Philmont Arrowhead
Philmont Arrowhead
Since its beginning, music has always been a part of Philmont Scout Ranch experience,
from the “Philmont Hymn” written in 1947, by John B. Westfall ...to the bawdy ballads.
There have been songs sung around campfires and on the trail by the Philmont Staff,
and in the rows of the regular Staff and in the Ranger Tent Cities,
and at nearby Coffee houses and Beer halls, when they get a well deserved day-off.


There have always been many musically talented Staff members who perform nightly at campfires.
PhilStaffers have written original songs about the Philmont experience, others have adapted songs to fit.
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Often standard music has become popular as a “Philmont Song”.
Musical styles run from: Ballads, Cowboy Western, Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Traditional, Blues and Rock.
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Philmont Horse Brand
Philmont Cattle Brand
Philmont Horse Brand
Yes, there is such an animal!

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All down-loadable and 'PRINTER READY' PhilSongs song lyrics
are found on the
'Lyrics Download' page.
Other Scouting related songs are on the Scouting Fun page.
The Tobasco Donkeys
You can order the CD on their 'General Store' page at
www.tobascodonkeys.com
$16 with free shipping!
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"The hardest thing about going home from Philmont, is leaving HOmE"
                                                                                                                                         -- David Lagesse
"No one ever really leaves Philmont. Your soul becomes one with the trail,
and deep in your heart a piece of Philmont remains forever." -- Earl Owens
Ranger Jake (Jacob Phelps) has a great website for planing your trek to Philmont.
The site is www.PlanPhilmont.com go ahead and take a look. It started out as an idea to help Scouts because he says he has
had so many campers in his years as a Philmont Ranger who were not prepared and/or brought the wrong gear.

Troop 50 Thunderbirds has some FREE live recordings from some of the backcountry
camps at Philmont including Beaubien, Crater Lake, Cypher's Mine, & Pueblano
http://troop50thunderbirds.com/Philsongsmp3.html
(If you can't get them to play, try right-clicking on the PLAY button, and select "play/pause" if this still doesn't work hit PLAY again.

Lots of good Philmont information on the T-50 Thunderbirds site:
http://troop50thunderbirds.com/Philmont.html
You will also find there: (Viewing Page Links)
Listen to: The Philmont Hymn from the
'
Live From the Tooth - Philsongs II' CD
The songs listed in the above book contain ALL the lyrics from the first three CD’s produced for the
Philmont Scout Ranch.
They are: (Viewing Page Links)
* Philsongs - Remembered Days *
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The Tobasco Donkeys - Sawin' on the Strings *
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The above partial quote was taken from the CD cover liner notes originally written by Laura Foster Voss, and then edited by me for this page.
See: 'Liner Notes' near bottom of
Philsongs - Remembered Days page, for original quote.
The Songbooks are written in MS Word 2003, using Windows XP.
"With Graphics" and "Without Graphics".
All of the songbooks also come in a PDF version.

I think you will find the songbooks a "slight improvement"
from the older Philmont Songbooks.
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Download Page
Philmont's Official web site is at:
Tooth of Time Traders:
(Philmont's Trading Post)
www.toothoftimetraders.com/philmont/

Only Philmont Management is authorized to speak on
behalf of Philmont.

THIS website, and Philmont Staff members maintaining
their own Philmont-related sites are expected to clearly
expressed on their websites are:
Neither authorized
nor approved by Philmont Scout Ranch and/or the
Boy Scouts of America.
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PhilSongs Index
Photos 06 page 1
The Rifters (with Rod Taylor)
Photos 09 page 1
Photos 89
Rod T Ridin' Down Canyon
PhilSongs Remembered Days
How to buy CDs
Poems Stories
Tennessee Boys
Philmont Ranger
PhilSongs Live from Tooth
Lyrics Download Page
Rod Taylor – Collection
Setons Lobo
PhilSongs Online
Tobasco D Yarn Sessions
Scouting Fun
HOmE Page
Tobasco D Sawin' Strings
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What is Philmont?
Philmont Scout Ranch is the pinnacle of Boy Scouting’s High Adventure Program experiences. It is situated in the
heart of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range of north eastern New Mexico, near the town of Cimarron.
Philmont’s terrain is mostly mountainous, with an elevation ranging from 6,500 at Base Camp to 12,441 feet on
Mount Baldy. Philmont has more than 23,000 participants in the backcountry hiking/camping programs each summer.
A little background:
Oil millionaire Waite Phillips donated 35,857 acres that was a part of his UU Bar Ranch (UU) in 1939; it became known as “Philturn
Rocky Mountain Scout Camp” which existed for three summers, 1939-1941. The headquarters of operations was at Ponil, then
known as Five-Points Base Camp.
Mr. Phillips second donation in 1941 included an additional 91,000 more acres of land and the “Philtower” office building in Tulsa,
Oklahoma to support the work of the Ranch. The “Villa Philmonte” was part of this second donation and had been the summer home
for Waite Phillips and his family from its construction in 1926 until it was donated to the Boy Scouts in 1941.
The villa is built in a Mediterranean style like that of their much larger home “Villa Philbrook” in Tulsa. The Villa Philmonte was used
early-on as a part of the Philmont Training Center and tours have been given daily in the summer for decades. Most summers over
15,000 visitors take advantage of this tour. The Villa underwent a $1.45 million restoration in the years 2000-2005. The goal was to
restore the villa to the way it was, back in 1941, when the villa was donated. The only thing not original on the interior is the rugs which
have been replicated to match the originals. To the rear of the villa is the Waite Phillips Photo Gallery which shows many pictures and
memorabilia of the Phillips family as well as photos of the recent restoration work. Be sure to schedule a Villa Tour whenever you visit
Philmont — it is as beautiful as ever!
On the grounds of the Villa Philmonte at the Training Center, there are Adult Leader Training conferences for Scouters and their
families each summer. Daily ‘Age, Gender, and Ability Appropriate’ activities are planned for spouses and children of all the Training
Center participants. Total annual attendance at the Training Center is in the 5,000-6,000 range. During the fall, winter and spring, the
Training Center is used for short-term conferences for both Scout and non-scout groups, as well as Council, Regional, and Area
meetings.

You could call Philmont a “Summer Camp” a BIG summer camp; but is unlike any other ‘summer camp’ anywhere else. It’s the
largest Youth Camp in the world! It is over 214 square miles of rugged mountain wilderness in the Sangre de Cristo range of the
Rockies. It is entirely owned by the BSA, with more than 23,000 participants over an 11 week summer period. Of these there were
6000 were Adult Volunteer Leaders. It is the BSA’s epicenter for High Adventure backpacking and backcountry activities for youth
over 14 years of age and their adult Advisors. Trek Crews normally consist of seven to twelve participants. There are thirty-four
Staffed Camps and more than fifty unstaffed Trail Camps that are operated at the ranch. Last year, there were over 1.5 million
itinerary hiking miles performed by the Camper Crews, and over 66 thousand hours of conservation work performed on the ranch.
We also have access to 85 thousand acres of our neighbor’s own property. The “Philmont Ranch” is well respected among the other
ranches and the town-folk in Cimarron and the neighboring communities.
The High Adventure activities available at the Staffed Camps range from: Western Lore and Horseback Riding, Black-powder Rifle,
12 Gauge Shotgun and 30.06 Rifle Shooting & Reloading, 3-D Archery, Rock Climbing and Rappelling, Challenge Events, Pole
Climbing, Trail Building, Mountain Biking, and other activities.
Interpretive camps include – Homesteading, Mountain Man Rendezvous, Post Civil War Settlers, Rocky Mountain Fur Company,
Continental Tie & Lumber Company and Gold Mining & Panning.
You can learn about Wilderness First Aid, Astronomy, Folk Weather Forecasting, Land Navigation & GPS, Leave No Trace, Search
and Rescue, Jicarilla Apache Life, Blacksmithing, and Archeology.
Other fun and interesting things you can do - Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Burro Packing and Burro Racing, Challenge Events,
Fishing and learning Fly Tying, Historical Lodge Tours, you can Ride a Western Saddle Horse and you can attend Campfires put on
by the Staff – campfires, as you’ve never seen before in Scouting!
You can climb mountains! Baldy Mountain 12,441 ft., Mt. Phillips 11,711 ft., Trail Peak 10,242 ft. and the Tooth of Time 9,003 ft.
Want to see wild animals? There are an estimated 1,500-2,000 deer; over 400 elk; 60 antelope; 100-150 bears and wild turkeys on
Philmont as well as numerous other animal species. Many times you can see deer wandering about in Base Camp, you can sometimes
get as close as 10 feet from a doe and fairly close to her fawn, but the bucks are more skittish.
Like wild flowers? There are 320 species of wild flowers to see around the ranch.
After doing many of these backcountry experiences, you can quaff root beer at the Cantinas, eat a Mexican Homestead Dinner, have
a Chuck Wagon Breakfast & Dinner, or have a Dutch oven dessert.
Philmont is a working cattle ranch, with over 300 head of White Face Hereford cattle, 240 horses and 70 burros. There is a heard
about 200 head of buffalo that is sometimes visible from the main road. So, what do you need to run a real Western Cattle Ranch?
REAL Cowboys and Cowgirls too, are hired for Summer Staff! Then there is Rod Taylor a real Cowboy who is in-charge of the
Cattle Department and a fantastic Cowboy-Western singer, who is on the Permanent Staff.
Philmont requires hiring more than 1200 Summer Staff. There is an adult training/conference center, several Museums and the Ernest
Thompson Seton Memorial Library ...And a large Prize Winning retail operation called The Tooth of Time Traders; it is a Nationally
recognized model for conservation and recreation ...And cattle, horse and burro ranching operations ...And farming operations ...And
a medical infirmary that is also a teaching hospital with a pharmacy and a negative-pressure infectious disease room ...And a food
service operation serving 750,000 trail meals, 360,000 dining hall meals, 27,500 Chuck Wagon meals, and 45,000 Backcountry Staff
meals. …And the support operations for all the above, including a motor-pool. Philmont has Autumn and Winter programs too! For
the winter Kanik Experience, each person will walk, ski, or snowshoe along snow-covered trails pulling loaded toboggans or sleds for
up to 3 miles, or more on a cross-country ski trek. Oh, and during the summer, Philmont is the 37th largest “city” in the state of New
Mexico!

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This document nicely formatted on
"Scoutmaster Minutes, Stories"
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That’s just some of the reasons why we call Philmont “HOmE!” (Heaven On Earth!)
But to even begin to really understand “What is Philmont?” you must first, DO Philmont!
There is no other way!
“For those who understand, no explanation is necessary; for those who don’t, none is possible.”
Once you have done Philmont, you too will say, “IWGBTP!” -- I Wana Go Back To Philmont!