Youth protection - tenting at Philmont in Camping & High Adventure Posted March 4 Philmont recommends two-person tents instead of singles to reduce footprint and I read elsewhere on this forum that tenting with your son is discouraged at Philmont. I need help on how best to plan for this "requirement" so we aren't forced into a last minute change of plans when we arrive at Philmont. We have 11 people going: Three male adults, one female adult (all adults have a son going on trip, no adults are related), one male "youth" who will be 18 (parent not going), and six male youth under 18. Here are my questions: 1. 18-year olds can attend Philmont as a youth or adult. As we already had four adults going (the max allowed), we registered him as a youth for Philmont. He is also registered as a youth in the troop since he just turned 18 this year. Can he share a tent with a 16 or 17 year old or will he need to tent alone since he is technically adult-aged? 2. If we are faced with the situation of odd numbers of youth and adults, would Philmont allow one-person tents for a scout and an adult or would they force a scout to sleep with his parent to keep as many people in two-person tents as possible? 3. If scout actually wants to sleep with parent, would they allow that? OPTION 1: One-person tents: female adult, male adult, 18-year old "youth" = 3 total Two-person tents: two male adults, three pairs of scouts = 4 total OPTION 2: One-person tents: one adult = 1 total Two-person tents: two male adults, one female or male adult with son, one 18-year old with a 16 or 17-year old, two pairs of scouts = 4 total There are other possible options I can think of depending on what the answers are to my questions above, but I'll leave it at this for now.