The Watchu Web Site

All information relating to the Watchu Experience is posted on the Internet at Bookmark this important site and refer to it often for information about preparing for a Philmont trek, copies of all Patriots’ Path forms and documents, the answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), and an on-line version of this guide. The Watchu Experience Web site includes the following pages:

Quick Links: Fast access to the most frequently visited items on the Watchu Web site.

Quick Start: General information about Watchu and Philmont for those new to the Watchu Experience.

The Watchu Experience: Who is Chief Watchu? What is the Watchu Experience? What is the Watchu Mountain Adventure?

Calendar: The schedule of Watchu and Philmont events, including the Advisor Briefings, the Watchu Mountain Adventure, and travel dates.

Administration: Applications, forms, and payment schedules.

Crew Development: Get your crew up and running like a Swiss watch. What is a Crew Leader? Chaplain Aide? Crew Correspondent? Guia? How should a crew be organized?

Trek Preparation: Well-tested suggestions to get the most out of your Philmont trek and the unique experience it provides.

FAQs: Do you have a question about the Watchu Experience or Philmont? Chief Watchu thinks you will find your answer here.

Training Videos: A series of videos to assist you in learning about equipment and Philmont camping techniques.

Photos: Super pictures of the Watchu Mountain Adventure, the Colorado Tour, Philmont, and Autumn Adventure.

Favorite Links: Lots of places to visit for extra information.

Site Map: Site contents listed both alphabetically and by topic, and all forms.

Help: Do you need to check with the Watchu Administrator? Do you need financial help? Do you need to call Philmont? Or would you simply like to pass on your thoughts about the Web site?

Search: Having trouble finding information on a particular topic? You can search for it by keyword(s).


The Villa Philmonte, at Philmont, was Waite Phillips’ summer home.
It is located across the road from Camping Headquarters. Have
your Ranger help schedule a tour and earn the Villa patch while you are in Base Camp.