The Watchu Passport

The Watchu Passport is a summary of all Patriots’ Path and Philmont requirements. Every item of the Passport must be completed and certified no later than the June Advisor Briefing. At each Advisor Briefing your crew's Lead Advisor will have an opportunity to check your status with the Contingent Administrator. The items of the passport are:

  1. Each crew must have a completed Crew Roster.
  2. The fees for each member of your crew must be paid in full.
  3. All members of your crew must be registered members of the BSA.
  4. All members of your crew must wear a complete official BSA uniform.
  5. Each member of your crew must agree to abide by the Watchu Wilderness Pledge.
  6. Each member of your crew must have completed Youth Protection training (current card for adults, youth watch the provided video).
  7. At least one crew member certified in both Wilderness First Aid and CPR must be with the crew at all times while in the backcountry.
  8. At least one crew member certified in Weather Hazard Training must be with the crew at all times while in the backcountry.
  9. At least one crew member certified in Trek Safely must be with the crew at all times while in the backcountry.
  10. Only crew members who are swimmers (have passed the BSA Swim Test) will be allowed to participate in whitewater rafting.
  11. Each crew must have at least one adult certified in both BSA Safe Swim Defense and Safety Afloat
  12. Each crew must have a completed Airline Ticketing Information form.
  13. Each member of your crew who will be participating in whitewater rafting must have a completed Rafting Permission / Release Form, including guardian(s) signature(s) for youth.
  14. Each member of your crew must have completed a Colorado Tour Release Form for the tour operator, Blue Sky Adventures, including guardian(s) signature(s) for youth.
  15. Each member of your crew aged 18 or older must have a government-issued picture ID for airline travel. It is recommended that each member aged 17 or younger have a picture ID.
  16. Each member of your crew must have a completed multi-page Philmont Annual Health and Medical Record, including physician signature for all and a guardian signature for youth.