Believe it or not, they actually pay people to work at Philmont. And it gets better: They're hiring.
Now's the time for anyone 18 or older to submit an application for next summer. Technically, they accept applications any time of the year, but officials say that applying by Oct. 1 will give applicants the best chance to snag a key position.
That gives you or anyone you know who's interested in working at Philmont about three weeks to get in an application.
The majority of Philmont's 1,000-plus staff members work from late May to mid-August each year. That's the heavy season at Philmont, when crews of Scouts hit the trails for high-adventure fun. To be eligible to apply, you need to be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America (or agree to register before you start working).
Jobs include on-trail rangers, trading post staff, gardeners, training center staff, conservation workers, and many more.
Find the application, a complete list of requirements, detailed job descriptions, and pretty much everything you'll need at the official "Working at Philmont" page on the Philmont site.