We recently had the opportunity to spend two consecutive weekends with long-standing partner, Philmont Scout Ranch in scenic Cimarron, New Mexico. Every summer, Philmont Scout Ranch sees more than 23,000 Scouts from around the country, where they take part in backcountry adventures. Throughout its existence, conscientious attention to low-impact camping techniques has helped maintain the Ranch’s wilderness.
Wilderness Guia (Guide) Program
JanSport is proud to support the Wilderness Guia (Guide) Program at Philmont Scout Ranch. The program teaches Scouts the seven principles of Leave No Trace (LNT). When a Scout can not only show they know and understand the seven principles of LNT, but practice each one in their adventures, they are awarded the opportunity to purchase the Wilderness Guia Patch. Profits from this program are used to expand the sustainable initiatives of the Ranch. Since the creation of this program, more than $150,000 has been put back into the ranch in the form of a trash compactor, cardboard baler, energy efficient lighting, among other essential items in their commitment to Leave [...] Read More >