Philmont Training Center


Scouting Alumni and Friends

Enjoy family, fun and new friends in the mountains of New Mexico while advancing your council through successful alumni activities. Scouting has no peer in the field of character development when compared to other youth activities, and it is unique in its ability to produce an enduring impact on its members. In fact, not only does Scouting make an indelible mark in the lives of its youth participants, but it also impacts those who may have a more indirect relationship, such as adult volunteers, family members, and other recipients of Scouting’s good work—Scouting’s friends. Scouting Alumni and Friends' (SA&F) committees and affiliate alumni groups are a great way for individuals to connect with organizations that are important to them. As such, SA&F committees play a significant role in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).  Conference participants, which include those that have an SA&F committee and those that would like to launch one in their council, will learn how the SA&F committee can be used to enhance your Council.


Week 7: July 22-28


About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.