Philmont Training Center Conferences

Updates to the Schedule

The list of Conferences and Events will continue to grow! Keep your eyes on this site for changes and NEW courses throughout the year!! For more information, please review the individual course descriptions.

2-9-24 Added: Zia Experience 6/23-29. Click Here to Register. Event Flyer

2-1-24 Added: Registration is live for Chart. Lead. Explore. Planning for the Future of Older Youth Programs July 14-20

1-29-24 Added: Registration link for Certified Angling May 1-8 and Landscape Photography October 6-12 conferences is live. Click Here to register. This link is specific to these two conferences.

1-16-24 Added: Delivering Training to Unit Leaders – Half Week, 7/21-24 and 7/24-27

1-16-24 Added: Philmont Fly Fishing, June 23-29

1-3-24 Added: Chart. Lead. Explore. Planning for the Future of Older Youth Programs, July 14-20

11-27-23 Corrected: See new dates for National Camp Schools in March and September 

Registration Instructions

Philmont Training Center (PTC) is using a new registration system for 2024 that will make registering, updating, and paying fees easier.

You do not have to be a registered BSA Member to attend PTC Programs and Conferences.

Once you get to the payment page of the registration:

  • If you do not pay in full, your emailed confirmation will be delayed up to 48 hours. You will need to close out of your registration, do not continue to click the Continue button again as it will continue to charge your card or ACH payment.
  • If you pay in full you will receive your confirmation email within a half hour.

In the Confirmation Email there will be a link to book your lodging through Campspot.  Your reservation is not final until both registration and lodging is complete. Do not select meals in CampSpot unless you are reserving an early arrival accomodation and meals. Conference fees cover meals beginning Sunday Dinner through Saturday Breakfast.

A deposit of $200 is required for all Adult (18+) attending a PTC event and $250 for NAYLE/PLC Participants and Faculty. Housing reservations are paid in full at the time of registration. If necessary, please review the refund/cancellation policy before registering.

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Conferences & Events in 2024

Bring the Family!

A hallmark of the Philmont Training Center has been the Silverado Program for spouses. We are excited to bring this program back bigger and better.

Spouses will enjoy fellowship with others in a program schedule designed to experience the amenities of the ranch. Schedules will be flexible to allow spouses to enjoy the daily activities, spend time with their children, choose to go off ranch, or just relax in this beautiful setting.

Psst. Here is a little known secret. Conference attendees tend to be pretty jealous of the Silverado program!!

Join us this summer for an exciting adventure all your own.

While the conference attendee is in training, age-appropriate activities will be offered daily for conference family members to participate in. 

Family members will be dropped off at 8:30am and 1:30pm, and pick up by their parents at 11:30am and 4:30pm, allowing parents to attend a training. and/or the Spouse program. Conference schedules mirror these times.

During Training Conference times, Philmont staff will provide leadership and exciting program for all conference youth members.

  • For youth that only have a parent/guardian in a conference: Philmont will provide staff leadership to supervise participants in specific Conference youth programs. 
  • For youth that have a parent/guardian not in a conference: Parents will have the option to choose family adventure camp activities to do along with their child or children can do the conference youth programs while the parent participates in a the Silverado adult program.
  • Small Fry, will still be available to Infants 1 month – 5-years-old with advanced notice. Philmont staff will then provide age-appropriate activities, games, crafts, pony rides, and supervised play during adventure activity times. Parents must drop off and pick up their child from the Small Fry Center. If riding ponies, all children are required to wear long pants and closed-toed shoes.  Parents of Small Fry need to bring all essential items (bottles, sweaters, diapers, etc.) with their child. Labels should be placed on these items with their name and your housing assignment.

If a child becomes ill, they will be returned to their parents. Please note disruptive behavior is not tolerated. Children who are disruptive will be removed from the program and if poor behavior continues, parents will be asked to remove their child from the premises.

For all Philmont Training Center activities, minors (under 18 years old) must be accompanied by at least one adult family member 18 years or older, unless in a Philmont provided Conference Youth Program GroupChildren may not attend conference sessions with a parent. 

Looking for an opportunity to bring your family to Philmont without attending a conference? Look no further! Family Adventure Camp is a family-friendly adventure that allows you to choose your own schedule from a variety of options, including hikes, COPE, horseback riding, shooting, fishing and more! BSA Family Adventure Camp is open to all registered BSA members and their families, so don’t miss a chance to have your family experience the magic of Philmont. Scouting’s BEST family vacation! LEARN MORE

May 1 - 8

This course is designed to give Scouters tools and ideas to get Scouts fishing. We will ignite your desire for introducing Scouts to the wonderful world of fishing. Boy’s Life survey found that Scouts chose fishing as the fourth most preferred outdoor activity, yet only 35% go fishing within Scouting. You can become a Fishing Advocate for your unit, district and council and utilize fishing as a tool for Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation. Share your passion for fishing.

Course Highlights

  • Become recognized as a BSA Certified Angling Instructor, an Official Train the Trainer Certification CS-61. Receive a CAI patch and Certificate.
  • Learn basic fishing and fly-fishing skills – fly casting, fly tying, where to find fish, knots and how to teach them, and much more. Learn to teach scouts at every level for recruiting, retention, and advancement.
  • As a CAI you will have an opportunity to get fishing and fly-fishing equipment at greatly reduced rates for teaching scouts.  
  • You will have three days of classroom study and two days in the backcountry fly-fishing.

Fishing is a Favorite Outdoor Activity for Scouts

Fishing with scouts is an outdoor activity providing scouts with fun, skills development, family participation and strongly supports sound conservation awareness.  Fishing receives very little support by most councils yet has great opportunity with minimal investment. Most camps offer marginal fishing programs and poor instruction.  As a CAI you can make fishing a priority within your scouting world.

Who should attend?

The CAI course is for scouters (volunteer & professional) who wish to learn how fishing enhances your Council, District and Unit programs, supports current and potential Merit Badge Councilors.  Perfect for Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, and Venturing leaders, District and Council program staff plus camp fishing instructors.

The courses provide Rods, fly-tying tools, and materials. (Feel free to bring your own gear and waders.)

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May 1 – 8, $285 plus Housing. This is a participant only course.

This train the trainer style conference, facilitated by the BSA National Fishing Team, is designed to develop existing Angling Certified Instructors into a confident CAI Course Directors that will build fun and exciting fishing programs for your council. Plan to join us as together we strive to deliver the promise to youth by offering quality fishing programs.

Course Highlights

  • The Certified Angling Instructors (CAI) Director’s conference is designed to increase the number of qualified BSA Certified Angling Instructors (CAI) throughout the US.
  • You will be provided with a CAI Course manual that provides step-by-step instructions to hold CAI courses for your council and area.
  • The course highlights best practices on content delivery, in both the classroom and field.
  • Receive instruction, review key methods, and utilize resources available to you.
  • Exchange ideas with the Fishing Team Trainers.
  • You will have three days of classroom study and two days in the backcountry fly-fishing with the new CAIs helping them to become more successful fly anglers.
  • Successful completion of this conference entitles the participant to be a CAI Course Director and after running a course or actively staffing a CAI course to then earn the gold CAI patch.

Who should attend?

Course participants must already be Certified Angling Instructors and registered members of the Boy Scouts of America.  Ideally, participants will have served on the staff of at least one CAI course to date.

The courses provide Rods, fly-tying tools, and materials. (Feel free to bring your own gear and waders.)

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May 1 – 8, $285 plus Housing. This is a participant only course.

June 9 - 15

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The Commissioner Week conference provides opportunities to meet and interact with the  National Commissioner and members of the National Commissioner Service Team while networking with commissioners throughout the country. The week includes a special fellowship reception.

BSA Family Adventure Camp is a unique chance to experience the Philmont Scout Ranch like never before! Open to all registered members of the BSA and their families, you will have a chance to participate in all of the incredible activities offered at Philmont and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime.

The BSA Family Adventure Camp is designed to meet the needs of families and build bonds through exciting and interactive programs. The program will operate in an open enrollment format where you and your family will have the chance to choose activities that appeal to you.

Full & Half Week Options Available

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Join a growing network of commissioners across the country who are on the ground floor understanding, using, and guiding BSA technology. Get hands-on experience applying technology to identify unit, district, and council issues. Conference participants apply the full suite of current and emerging “tools” so they can anticipate Scouters’ needs and articulate practical solutions. Previous participants were integral to developing the Unit Dashboard to provide leaders with a simple, integrated snapshot of unit status. This course updates every year to provide a year over year unique experience.

This conference is appropriate for any commissioner and others interested in expanding Scouting’s impact. 

  • Learn the best use and value of the suite of technology tools.
  • Gain valuable experience from others who use these tools.
  • BSA’s IT experts who develop the suite of tools will be onsite to support you.
  • Get plenty of hands-on and real-life examples of how to best manage the technology data.

June 9 – 15, $415 plus housing

This conference will enable participants to approach their role as council commissioners with purpose and vision. Using scenarios, studies, and conversations, participants will be challenged to think in different ways and develop plans to build an effective BSA culture to deliver commissioner priorities. Participants will learn to strategically use volunteer resources and available tools in their roles as council Key 3, members of the council executive board, and leaders of the council commissioner corps to deliver the promise of Scouting.

This conference is appropriate for commissioners currently or soon to serve as council/assistant council commissioners.

  • Have a new appreciation for their role as strategic leaders of commissioners.
  • Know the tools and resources available to them to deliver on their goals.
  • Understand different ways to deliver excellent, effective unit service and who should own the tasks.
  • Build a personal plan to achieve the following:
    • Desired commissioner culture.
    • Delivery of commissioner priorities.
    • Effective relationships in all of their roles: up, across, & down.

June 9-15, $415 plus housing

This conference will provide a working understanding of the district and assistant district commissioner roles, responsibilities, available tools and resources. You will walk away with strategies on how to develop and lead your team and how to help units thrive and grow while leveraging the vision for “unit service” in your council.

While the course focuses on district and administrative commissioners, any commissioner would benefit from joining this course.

  • Build a strong foundation to empower the district commissioner team.
  • Understand commissioner culture and the importance of developing relationships.
  • Develop team through training, coaching, mentoring, leading change & recognition.
  • Measure success by identifying tools for administrative use and assessing unit strength.
  • Leverage unit service to grow and mentor units.

June 9-15, $415 plus housing

Discover ways to increase your impact in Scouting. Learn from subject matter experts and people who have developed new strategies and expanded on the tried and true. We will explore how commissioners both grow and support great Scouting. We will discuss ideas about how commissioners can do things differently to increase their impact and how commissioners can improve the Scouting movement. Participants will understand how to be more effective in growing our present and future generations of youth and adults. 

 

This conference is appropriate for any commissioner and others interested in expanding Scouting’s impact. 

  • Learn how commissioners can increase their impact and improve the Scouting movement.
  • Discover what “everyone’s on the membership team” really means for commissioners.
  • Learn new strategies for unit growth.
  • Learn how to use Council Membership Tools and its information for more effective unit service.

June 9 – 15, $415 plus housing

All commissioners are invited to enter the exciting world of roundtable building. Accept the challenge, and gather attendance, planning, marketing, unit service strategies and all the resources you need to reach the next level.  Play your way through a week unraveling the mysteries of a successful roundtable. You will find surprises along the way and leave with a bundle of tools to build a great roundtable from a conference that confirms the concept that “roundtable is unit service.” 

 

This course is for roundtable commissioners, district and assistant district commissioners, and council and assistant council commissioners.

  • Unit service strategies.
  • Roundtable planning resources.
  • Attendance and marketing action plans.
  • Delivering a roundtable unit leaders want to attend.
  • Linking needs through roundtable.
  • Supporting unit leaders through roundtable.
  • Technology for roundtable.

June 9 – 15, $415 plus housing

By Invitation Only

Learn how to manage, strengthen, and engage local councils in commissioner service. This confrence is open to all current CST commissioners and CST commissioners elect.

Commissioners are serving a dynamic array of older youth programs – Exploring, Sea Scouts, and Venturing. These programs provide a wide variety of opportunities, challenges and adventures for all youth 14 to 21 years of age. The conference will explore the similarities and differences commissioners encounter when serving older versus younger youth programs. We will cover in depth the specifics of each of the three older youth programs along with strategies for serving young adults.

This conference is appropriate for commissioners serving Exploring, Sea Scout, Venturing Units, and others interested in expanding Scouting’s impact. 

June 9 – 15, $415 plus housing

Districts and councils can never have enough commissioners to effectively serve every unit. Learn the newest tips, techniques, and best practices to develop and execute a plan to seek, invite, engage & deploy commissioners. Participants will also expand their network of Scouting resources. 

This conference is appropriate for any commissioner and others interested in expanding Scouting’s impact. 

  • Learn new strategies to identify and invite volunteers to join unit service teams.
  • Explore concepts to engage and deploy commissioners. 
  • Network with like-minded individuals to share best practices for identifying new team members.
  • Create detailed plans to effectively implement local solutions.
  • Grow your commissioner team to expand opportunities, lighten the workload, and better serve our youth.

June 9 – 15, $415 plus housing

This conference guides participants to think strategically when collaborating with their units. It will develop foundational thinking and strategies that a commissioner can employ while working with any type of unit. There will be subject matter experts speaking to the group, role play, and group discussions on how to collaborate with units to help set, meet, and exceed their goals. This course will also tackle how to mentor a unit through difficult situations.

This conference is appropriate for any commissioner and others interested in expanding Scouting’s impact. 

  1. Learn how to be one step ahead of the unit you serve!
  2. Advance your knowledge of unit key metrics and act on what you know!
  3. Be on the cutting edge and interact with our National Service Team members.
  4. Learn tactics to navigate difficult unit situations with ease!

June 9 – 15, $415 plus housing

June 16 - 22

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The Membership Growth Week conference provides opportunities to meet and interact with members of the National Membership Team while networking with Scouters throughout the country focused on increasing membership. The week includes a variety of classes and events designed to equip, engage and empower individuals to give more youth the opportunity to join and experience the world of Scouting.

The week also includes specific conferences dedicated to International Scouting and increasing diversity, equity and inclusion within the Scouting movement in the Opening Doors conference.

Scouters registeristing for the membership specific conference please details under the Moving the Membership Needle conference tab.

BSA Family Adventure Camp is a unique chance to experience the Philmont Scout Ranch like never before! Open to all registered members of the BSA and their families, you will have a chance to participate in all of the incredible activities offered at Philmont and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime.

The BSA Family Adventure Camp is designed to meet the needs of families and build bonds through exciting and interactive programs. The program will operate in an open enrollment format where you and your family will have the chance to choose activities that appeal to you. Families will meet for two program sessions daily: Morning and Afternoon. A parent must accompany their family on all participated program.

Full and Half Week Options Available

This conference is for anyone interested in working on or attending International Scouting events, whether that is associated with taking Youth on an overseas trip, attending organized WOSM events, or participating in activities with National Scouting Organizations across the globe. You will interact with experienced Scouters and learn about the structure of the World Organization of Scouting Movements, how BSA interacts with other NSOs, and understanding and interacting with other cultures outside the United States. Learning about other cultures and meeting Scouts from around the world enhances the Scouting experience for our youth and there are many ways to experience this interaction. This conference will help prepare you and your Council to participate more actively in International Adventures through the BSA.

June 16 – 22, $415 plus housing

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Members of the National Membership Committee with selected special guests will conduct a series of workshops designed to create an understanding of the membership organization structure, successful methods and recruitment cycles with the intention of creating fully trained volunteer teams that understand how to collaborate effectively with the professional staff to significantly grow scouting in your council.

Who should attend? This week is dedicated to equipping, engaging and empowering Council Membership VPs and their committee members, Commissioners, and District and Unit level volunteers involved in recruitment, and council professionals. 

This week will be filled with fun and exciting opprotunities to network with membership experts, fellowship with Scouters from around the nation, and be part of the solution to helping Scouting grow membership again.

Sample Course Offerings

June 16-22, $395 plus Housing

NAYLE is the ultimate hands-on leadership experience for youth leaders in Scouting. It takes place at Rayado Ridge Leadership camp, located in Philmont’s backcountry. You’ll spend the week putting your leadership skills to the test in various backcountry challenges along with a team of other youth leaders. To participate you must have completed NYLT and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews; complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record- parts A, B and C; be 14 years of age (or 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 18 (for Scouts) or 21 (for Venture Scouts); and hold a unit leadership position.

June 16 – 22, $575

Women have long been volunteer leaders of BSA—and now more women than ever are serving in leadership roles at every level. As women continue to serve Scouting’s mission, it is important that we create a more welcome culture for women and other underrepresented populations. If you are a woman looking for mentors and allies who can help you open doors, this course is for you. If you are interested in helping women open doors, this course is for you. And if you are a professional helping to promote diversity in your council, this course is for you. Led by a highly experienced and largely female staff, this course will challenge you to establish your own goals as well as a plan for growing diversity in your local council and across the Scouting movement. We will provide lots of time for small group discussions and problem-solving exercises—so that we can all learn from each other!

June 16 – 22, $395 plus housing

June 23 - 29

BSA Family Adventure Camp is a unique chance to experience the Philmont Scout Ranch like never before! Open to all registered members of the BSA and their families, you will have a chance to participate in all of the incredible activities offered at Philmont and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime.

The BSA Family Adventure Camp is designed to meet the needs of families and build bonds through exciting and interactive programs. The program will operate in an open enrollment format where you and your family will have the chance to choose activities that appeal to you. Families will meet for two program sessions daily: Morning and Afternoon. A parent must accompany their family on all participated program.

Full and Half Week Options Available

This national training spends a week learning best practices in outdoor and camping programs for special needs. The week will help volunteers and professionals learn how to mainstream special needs scouts into everyday outdoor/camping programs. Adults will also learn about the latest adaptive programs including shooting sports, horsemanship, Project COPE and hiking while working with the Scouts attending the Zia Experience.  The conference will also include:  dietary and medication safety, program and facilities management, adaptive equipment, advancement, and program development for serving special needs Scouts.

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June 23 – June 29, $395 plus housing

Steering the “Ships” Toward Council Standards and Beyond.

Heading out of some troubled waters in order to maneuver into a successful future, your Council and District Key-Threes will discuss and strategize the essential Council “Ships,” namely the aspects of Leadership, Stewardship, Relationships, Membership and Program-ship. Participants will develop navigational plans to move forward in achieving the new Council Performance Standards. Each day will bear toward a different “ship” and allow time for presentations, questions, discussion, and strategizing among conference leaders, other participants, and within specific Key-Threes. Council and District leaders will steer through the questions dealing with the standards, the impacts of current mitigations, the post-pandemic culture, unit service, establishing trust, and practical programming.

June 23 – 29, $395 plus housing

Scholarships available for District and Councils that bring a full Key 3.

NAYLE is the ultimate hands-on leadership experience for youth leaders in Scouting. It takes place at Rayado Ridge Leadership camp, located in Philmont’s backcountry. You’ll spend the week putting your leadership skills to the test in various backcountry challenges along with a team of other youth leaders. To participate you must have completed NYLT and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews; complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record- parts A, B and C; be 14 years of age (or 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 18 (for Scouts) or 21 (for Venture Scouts); and hold a unit leadership position.

June 23 – 29, $575

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This course, which is designed for all Volunteer and Career Scouters with Units, Districts, Councils, Territories, and National, will present the fundamentals of relationships, how these relationships interact to change lives, and explore the many components of connections which impact Scouting in positive ways leading to growth.

In this course, participants will study:

  • What it means to change lives.
  • The value of relationships in changing lives and growing Scouting.
  • The psychological aspects of relationships among people.
  • The psychological needs of youth and adults.
  • The progression from being known, then liked, then trusted.
  • The trust imperative.
  • Volunteer emotional fulfillment.
  • Dealing with conflict.
  • The two most important relationships in all of Scouting.
  • The aspects of Scouting leadership where relationships should be developed.
  • Developing effective volunteer and professional relationships.
  • International relationships.
  • Alumni relationships.
  • Community relationships.

By the end of the course, participants will work on an individual “Bucket List” specific to their positions with the overall goal to grow Scouting within Units, Districts, and Councils.

June 23 – 29, $395 plus Housing

This seminar is designed for the newest members of the Philmont Ambassadors and established Ambassadors wishing to build upon their existing foundation. An introduction to the history of Philmont and the surrounding area will prepare you for visits to Philmont museums, a backcountry tour and a behind-the-scenes tour of Camping Headquarters. We will explore techniques to market Philmont in your council and discuss how to engage Scouters in your Council to help get you access to key leaders and executives and to develop opportunities and events for Philmont marketing. 

**Must be a currently approved Philmont Ambassador to attend.** 

June 23 – 29, $225 plus housing

Eager to return to this magical place we call HOmE, the Philmont Scout Ranch? Interested in a deeper understudying of the interworking of the Philmont Scout Ranch? Have a desire to further hone your marketing skills?  If so, the Ambassador II conference is calling you HOmE! The Ambassador I conference is a prerequisite to the Ambassador II conference. We have an exciting week planned just for you that covers topics on the Philmont Training Center and Camping Headquarters. Our time will be split between the classroom and touring parts of the Philmont Scout Ranch. Classroom time will be focused on best practices for promoting Philmont utilizing the various channels of communication that will help us effectively deliver the message of what Philmont has to offer. We will have access to Philmont leadership to update us on the latest developments at the ranch and for us to ask questions of them. Come join us for an exciting week!

**Must be a currently approved Philmont Ambassador who has completed the the Ambassador I Seminar to attend.**

June 23 – 29, $235 plus housing

You have spent time in the classroom at the Philmont Training Center learning about the Conferences, Family Adventure Program, individual and crew treks and the second season programs. You have learned advanced presentation and display techniques and used your knowledge and experience to put together a small group presentation. But there must be more, right?  There is! Welcome to the Philmont Ambassador Experience.

During our week together, we will learn how to plan for and execute a council retreat or a conference (scouting affiliated or non-scouting affiliated) at the PTC, immerse yourself in a highlight reel of what a backcountry crew experiences both in basecamp AND overnight in the backcountry, give back to Philmont by volunteering at the PTC or at basecamp, and participate in the Family Adventure program firsthand.  We will also learn how to use our backcountry crew experiences to better help crews prepare for future Philmont treks.

To attend the Philmont Ambassador Experience, you must be a currently approved Philmont Ambassador who has completed the Ambassador I Seminar, and have parts A, B, and C of the Health and Medical Record completed. Because we will be spending a night in the backcountry, participants attending without a spouse/other adult are unable to bring youth to participate in the Conference Youth Program.

**Must be a currently approved Philmont Ambassador who has completed the Ambassador I Seminar to attend. 

**Parts A, B, and C of the Health and Medical Record are required for each participant** 

**Due to the backcountry overnight, participants attending without a spouse/other adult are unable to bring youth to participate in the Conference Youth Program** 

June 23 – June 29, $330 plus housing

Scouting’s Fly-Fishing trip of a lifetime! This is your only way to fish Philmont’s majestic scenic rivers and lakes.

Both novices and experienced fly fishers are welcome.  No experience necessary.  Scouters will learn the basics of fly fishing.  Instruction includes casting, knots, fly tying, fly selection, reading the water, and gear choice.  Experienced fly fishers will sharpen their skills.  

Rods, Fly-Tying tools and materials will be provided.  Students are encouraged to bring waders if they have them.  If you have a favorite rod, bring it.

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June 23 – 29, $440 plus housing

To parents and caregivers of Scouts with special needs…don’t overlook this opportunity! The Zia Experience is a customized, highly supported, personalized experience for your Scout, you, and your family! 

Our team of Philmont staff and highly trained volunteers will work with a wide-range of functioning and abilities, from low-functioning to high-functioning.  The range includes Scouts who have physical, intellectual, emotional, and/or hidden disabilities.  Scouts who are verbal and nonverbal, as well as toilet-trained and untrained will be welcomed.  Our team will finalize program registration long before the experience begins, so that parents/caregivers and Scouts can meet in-person, via video conference, or phone call with our leadership team one or more times before arrival.  The goal of these pre-experience conversations will be to understand the type of experience your Scout wants to have, as well as his or her abilities, special needs, special health care challenges, medications, allergies, diet restrictions, housing and personal care needs, transportation and mobility issues, advancement goals, and other associated risk management issues.  The goal is to design experiences for Scouts ranging from a backcountry trek, to modified backcountry day adventures, to a basic residential camp experience in base camp. 

To make sure we are able to give you and your family the best experience possible, families will apply to participate and we will reach out to you to discuss what your specific needs will be and help create a positive Philmont experience with you. 

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June 23 – June 29, $425 plus housing

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June 30 - July 6

BSA Family Adventure Camp is a unique chance to experience the Philmont Scout Ranch like never before! Open to all registered members of the BSA and their families, you will have a chance to participate in all of the incredible activities offered at Philmont and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime.

The BSA Family Adventure Camp is designed to meet the needs of families and build bonds through exciting and interactive programs. The program will operate in an open enrollment format where you and your family will have the chance to choose activities that appeal to you. Families will meet for two program sessions daily: Morning and Afternoon. A parent must accompany their family on all participated program.

Full and Half Week Options Available

NAYLE is the ultimate hands-on leadership experience for youth leaders in Scouting. It takes place at Rayado Ridge Leadership camp, located in Philmont’s backcountry. You’ll spend the week putting your leadership skills to the test in various backcountry challenges along with a team of other youth leaders. To participate you must have completed NYLT and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews; complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record- parts A, B and C; be 14 years of age (or 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 18 (for Scouts) or 21 (for Venture Scouts); and hold a unit leadership position.

June 30 – July 6, $575

July 7 - 13

BRAND NEW WEEK offered by the BSA National Religious Relationships Committee. This conference is designed so you are constantly networking with subject matter experts on faith topics, general BSA program topics, and geographic based Scouting resources. In fact, you’re going to switch classrooms throughout the week based on what topic you want to hear about most!

We want BSA leaders (unit level and up), Scouting professionals, faith volunteers and professionals (youth group, clergy, seminary students, etc.), and family members to all join us. The only requirement for attending is you must register in the BSA if you are over 18 to go through our background check and complete Youth Protection Training.

Check out the Religious Relationships Conference tab for full details and a sample schedule.

Offered by the Association of Baptists for Scouting, this conference introduces participants to Baptist Scouting Ministry as an effective fulfillment of the Great Commission and as a tool for Christian education through the religious emblems program. Class participants will become better equipped to start effective Baptist Scouting Ministries and to strengthen existing ones. In addition, they will experience proven methods of reaching individuals and entire families for Christ, deepening their spiritual lives, and contributing to church growth. In addition, class members will learn more about the importance of effectively representing unique Baptist thought and conviction in the larger Scouting community and about the ministries of the Association of Baptists for Scouting. This conference is recommended for Baptist Scouters and others serving in units chartered by Baptist Churches, as well as Baptist ministers.

 

The highlight for many who attend this course are the practical applications for implementing Duty to God into their local Scouting context. This includes:

  • Best practices for a Chaplain & Chaplain Aide program
  • Opportunities for prayer
  • Offering worship services at outings
  • Leveraging the annual Scout Sunday
  • Maximizing the Religious Awards Program to share the Gospel
  • And much more!

July 7 – 13, $395 Plus Housing

NAYLE is the ultimate hands-on leadership experience for youth leaders in Scouting. It takes place at Rayado Ridge Leadership camp, located in Philmont’s backcountry. You’ll spend the week putting your leadership skills to the test in various backcountry challenges along with a team of other youth leaders. To participate you must have completed NYLT and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews; complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record- parts A, B and C; be 14 years of age (or 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 18 (for Scouts) or 21 (for Venture Scouts); and hold a unit leadership position.

July 7 – 13, $575

Every major activity associated with the opening of the American West happened at Philmont, and every group of people involved in those activities lived or camped on the ranch.  This week-long program will immerse you in that rich history with daily field trips to the very places on and around the ranch where that history actually happened!  Join experts on the local area, Philmont itself, and the Waite Phillips story as they travel to those locations with you to share their knowledge of this historic land and the characters who inhabited it.

Visit the sites where traders and settlers traveled on the Santa Fe Trail at Rayado, fortune seekers sought riches during the gold rush at Baldy Town, dinosaurs and the Anasazi hunted in the North Ponil Canyon, and Waite Phillips and his family created the pinnacle of Scouting.  Hear their stories from historians and subject-matter experts who will bring that history to life for you as you stand in the very footprints of those who lived it.

Lead Instructors: Mark Anderson, 14 year manager of the Philmont Scout Ranch; Mark Stinnett, Philmont historian, author, and board member of the Philmont Staff Association.

July 7 – 13, $450 plus housing

Price includes daily trips to the back county.

ALL FAITHS WELCOME

Guests attending the Religious Relationship week will select Religious Relationships Conference when registering for the event.  

Please review the the Program Catalog to give yourself an idea of the classes you can select once you’ve registered for the confenrce. A link will be provided in the confirmation email for you to select the individual classes and programs you would like to participante in. 

Overview of the Week:

  • Monday- Position Breakout Classes: Choose two positions you want to learn more about. (Example: learn about the resources available for BSA Unit Leaders in the morning and Religious Emblems Coordinators in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday- Faith Specific Classes: You have the opportunity to learn in-depth resources that are specific to an individual faith group in three (3) sessions during the week. There is a whole list to choose from. Some faiths will be repeating the some session three times, others may have a different topic in each of their sessions, and some faiths may only have one session offered.
  • Wednesday & Friday Morning- Free Choice Classes OR Service Projects OR Field Trips: The choice is yours during these two half days. We have a wide variety of University of Scouting classes from which to choose. OR you can participate in a half day field trip or service project.
  • Wednesday Afternoon- Family Time: You’ve got the afternoon off to explore PTC, Philmont’s Camping Headquarters, or the surrounding areas of beautiful Noerthern New Mexico.
  • Thursday Morning- All Faith Sessions: We’ll all be together for this half day answering the always important question…”I have a Scout in my unit that is ___ faith. What do I need to know to help them with Duty to God?”
  • Friday Afternoon- Speed Networking: The topics are your choice throughout the week. We’ll hold up signs with a topic name and you choose which one to go to in our 20 minute lightning networking sessions. PLUS Graduation, goal setting, and celebrating an awesome week.

All conference participants will receive a Religious Relationships Week patch, neckerchief, and t-shirt (excluding spouse and child registrations).

All participant registrations include a Religious Relationships Week patch, neckerchief, and t-shirt (excluding spouse and child registrations).

If you want more than one, one for your spouse or best friend that couldn’t come, or some extra cool swag like polo shirts and hats: Check out our Pre-Order Store on the dutytogodbsa.org website.

July 7-13, $445 plus housing

July 14 - 20

BSA Family Adventure Camp is a unique chance to experience the Philmont Scout Ranch like never before! Open to all registered members of the BSA and their families, you will have a chance to participate in all of the incredible activities offered at Philmont and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime.

The BSA Family Adventure Camp is designed to meet the needs of families and build bonds through exciting and interactive programs. The program will operate in an open enrollment format where you and your family will have the chance to choose activities that appeal to you. Families will meet for two program sessions daily: Morning and Afternoon. A parent must accompany their family on all participated program.

Full and Half Week Options Available

Join Scouting’s Older Youth at Philmont as we grow ourselves and our units while having fun at Philmont Scout Ranch. All Older Scouts (14 years old and up) and Advisors/Skippers/Mates are invited to explore the magic of Philmont as we work to chart the course of Older Youth Programs together for Sea Scouts, Venturing, and Exploring! During this week, get ready to grow your leadership skills, strengthen your program, and participate in fun activities through a hands-on adventure, all led by your National Youth Leaders!

July 14-20

Youth Participant (ages 14-20) $490 includes tent housing. Participant only. Family members are responsible for selecting housing using the CampSpot system as listed in the confirmation email.

Adult 21+ Advisor $515 includes tent housing.

All guests will be paired in housing based on Youth Protection Guidelines for appropiate ages and genders.

Steering the “Ships” Toward Council Standards and Beyond.

Heading out of some troubled waters in order to maneuver into a successful future, your Council and District Key-Threes will discuss and strategize the essential Council “Ships,” namely the aspects of Leadership, Stewardship, Relationships, Membership and Program-ship. Participants will develop navigational plans to move forward in achieving the new Council Performance Standards. Each day will bear toward a different “ship” and allow time for presentations, questions, discussion, and strategizing among conference leaders, other participants, and within specific Key-Threes. Council and District leaders will steer through the questions dealing with the standards, the impacts of current mitigations, the post-pandemic culture, unit service, establishing trust, and practical programming.

July 14 – 20, $395 plus housing

Scholarships are available for District and Council that bring a full Key 3.

Take your Pack’s Outdoor Program to the next level! Learn and refine your outdoor skills to make every outdoor event more fun and worthwhile! Great group games, wonderful, tasty recipes, tried -and-true hiking techniques and awesome best practices learned from years of introducing Cubs and their families to our Great Outdoors! Register now – don’t miss the fun! Bring a friend!

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July 14-20, $395 plus Housing

Finding your way in the outdoors can be a true learning experience. New skills and renewed interest will be brought to you with hands on experiences with orienteering and geocaching. Learn tips and tricks to teach youth about the skills needed to survive in the outdoors. Over half of the week will be spent outside. This exciting course is both for the expert or the novice, everyone will learn something new! Program tips will be shared for you to take home to support all levels of the program from the youngest to the oldest Scouts.

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July 14 – 20, $395 plus housing

NAYLE is the ultimate hands-on leadership experience for youth leaders in Scouting. It takes place at Rayado Ridge Leadership camp, located in Philmont’s backcountry. You’ll spend the week putting your leadership skills to the test in various backcountry challenges along with a team of other youth leaders. To participate you must have completed NYLT and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews; complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record- parts A, B and C; be 14 years of age (or 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 18 (for Scouts) or 21 (for Venture Scouts); and hold a unit leadership position.

July 14 – 20, $575

Baden-Powell said, “Pioneering is practical and character building: the two essential ingredients of any program material for Scouts.” Learn what it takes to develop or improve an effective and successful pioneering program in your unit, district, or council. Conference participants will review the most straightforward approaches to presenting pioneering skills, and participate in fun-filled pioneering activities that invariably contribute to making Scout meetings fun with positive outcomes. Additionally, an array of useful camp gadgets and impressive pioneering projects will be built that can be enjoyed and appreciated by Scouts back home. 

Included in this conference is a comprehensive presentation of ideas for engaging Scout skill challenges at district and council camporees.

The conference is presented by the author of the latest edition of the pioneering merit badge pamphlet, along with staff from the pioneering area at the national jamboree.

July 14 – 20, $395 plus housing

This course is an opportunity for participants to strengthen their faith and to see more clearly the connection and interaction between the Catholic faith and the programs of the Boy Scouts of America.  Designed for any adult interested in using Scouting to help support Catholic youth ministry in a Catholic chartered unit or other unit, this conference is especially appropriate for Scout chaplains, clergy, diocesan or parish youth ministers, and council, diocesan, regional and national Catholic committee leadership and members. 

The goals of the conference are to help participants understand how Scouting is Catholic youth ministry, gain knowledge about Catholic Scouting resources, and use the information in the course to promote Catholic Scouting in their home dioceses and councils.  All this happens in a context of learning, fellowship and fun!

The conference includes four daily components:

  1. Deeping one’s faith in Christ through scripture, reflection, and sharing as set forth in the NCCS National Catholic Leadership Development training program;
  2. Understanding youth ministry through the USCCB’s Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry and applying this to a Scouting context;
  3. Reviewing relevant sections of the Catechism of the Catholic Church; and
  4. Discussing how best to deliver the mission and programs of the NCCS.

During the course, participant will meet and interact with the current bishop liaison to the NCCS and Scouts just completing the St. George Trek.  (Find additional information on the National Catholic Committee on Scouting’s website.)

July 14 – 20, $415 plus housing

Welcome to the 4th installment of the Woodcarvers Round up,  first offered in 2016. A big thank you to Chris Gardea for developing  this course.

The course objective is to give you the techniques and ideas to share with your scouts or even as a Merit Badge Councilor.

Whether you are new to carving or well seasoned, this course is for everyone.  Our faculty have a variety of carving backgrounds with years of experience. Woodcarving  Merit bade was the 20th most popular in 2022.

We have 3 expert carver faculty members who will spend a day with each participant working on a special project that they will bring. We will have breakout demonstrations on different  subjects, including  one  that has not been shown before. We will also be visiting the National Scouting Museum for a behind the scenes view of a neckerchief slide collection not on display. 

Come enjoy the beauty of Philmont at the Training  Center and enjoy all the Scouting fellowship.  Bring your family along and they can also enjoy  a lot of the other programs that are offered.

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July 14-20, $395 plus Housing

July 21 - 27

Scouting U Conference week offers opportunities to meet and network with leaders throughout the country who are interested in learning more about training and those who are dedicated to training leaders to bring the best of Scouting to our youth.  Scouting U week offers conferences on Monday – Tuesday and Thursday – Friday.

This week also includes Advanced District Administration Training and District Operations 2 for Council Unit Serving Executives. And it includes the NYLT Leadership Academy for youth members.

Please Note: If registrating for two session during this week, the conference participant wil need to make two separate registrations for the two half week sessions. If the participant is bringing their family members, please include them in the first half week session by selecting the “Full week” family program option.

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If your role in Scouting involves training groups and teams, presiding over meetings, or leading Scouts & Scouters, then this conference is for you. If you’ve been elected, selected, or have volunteered to train others in Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO), Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS), or other district / council training, serve on a Wood Badge or National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) staff or facilitate training at University of Scouting, or College of Commissioner Science, then this conference is definitely for you.

  • You will learn how to use challenging games & team building activities
  • Discover ways to maximize the involvement of all participants
  • Practice debriefing techniques that emphasize individual reflection and enhance group learning
  • Learn at least three debriefing strategies that develop leadership skills.
  • Leave Philmont will a pocket-sized deck of game cards designed to enhance your success with teaching leadership and team-building skills.

All this to help strengthen Scout/Scouter leadership and facilitation skills while having fun as you add tools to your facilitators tool box.  You will take away numerous tips, tricks, and proven facilitation techniques.  

July 21 – 24, $200 Plus Housing

The overall object of the Delivering Training to Unit Leaders Conference is to help trainers learn how to train leaders, not just run training courses.    Join us as we discover how understanding the importance of relationships, our volunteers today, how adults and youth learn, and how having a fun, dynamic training program will help in delivering training to our youth and leaders today.  We will also discuss best practices in training, idea-sharing leading towards getting unit leaders trained and more!

July 21 – 24, $200 Plus Housing

This Wood Badge CDC is an interactive experience providing you the opportunity to engage with Wood Badge leaders from around the country.

  • The purpose of the Wood Badge CDC is to ensure consistency among all councils on the delivery of Wood Badge and support Course Directors as they recruit and train a high performing team to conduct their course.
  • The Wood Badge CDC is required for all course directors and their backup course director within 24 months of the start of their course.

Participants will  have the opportunity to visit the NYLT Leadership Academy and National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) courses occurring simultaneously.

July 21 – 24, $200 Plus Housing

This NYLT CDC is an interactive experience providing you the opportunity to engage with NYLT adult leaders from around the country.

  • The purpose of the NYLT CDC is to ensure consistency among all councils on the delivery of NYLT and support Course Directors as they recruit and train a high performing team to conduct their course.
  • The NYLT CDC is required for all course directors and their backup course director within 24 months of the start of their course.

Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the NYLT Leadership Academy and National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) courses occurring simultaneously.

July 21 – 24, $200 Plus Housing

Success depends on trained leaders. Units, districts, and councils that meet and exceed their goals typically can attribute their success to having trained leaders. The Strategic Training Plan conference is designed for training coordinators who want to integrate and maximize their efforts to achieve program success. Be among the first to experience the 2024 newly updated Strategic Training Plan curriculum! You will leave this conference with a comprehensive plan to increase your trained leadership, including strategies for presenting your plan to council governance to ensure a successful implementation back home.

July 21 – 17, $200 Plus Housing

The Miriam-Webster dictionary defines “next level” as surpassing others and uncommonly good or impressive. How do you take your NYLT course to the next level? This course led by national NYLT key volunteers will provide the participant with a toolbox full of ideas and best practices from courses around the country. Focus areas will include participant recruitment, staff recruitment and retention, communication, marketing, course culture, and making NYLT fun. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit the NYLT Leadership Academy and National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) courses occurring simultaneously.

July 24 – 27, $200 Plus Housing

The overall object of the Delivering Training to Unit Leaders Conference is to help trainers learn how to train leaders, not just run training courses.    Join us as we discover how understanding the importance of relationships, our volunteers today, how adults and youth learn, and how having a fun, dynamic training program will help in delivering training to our youth and leaders today.  We will also discuss best practices in training, idea-sharing leading towards getting unit leaders trained and more!

July 24 – 27, $200 Plus Housing

Fundamentals of Training is designed to help Scouters, regardless of their experience, present effective training by introducing teaching techniques and skills. Upon completion, trainers are coached and mentored by experienced trainers as they become comfortable with and confident in their training skills. As trainers develop their skills, Trainer’s EDGE provides an additional opportunity for trainers to enhance their abilities. It supplements the training development sessions offered during faculty development for advanced leadership courses and increased familiarity with the EDGE model that is used throughout the training. BOTH courses have been updated with the latest training methods and techniques.

July 24 – 27, $200 Plus Housing

Wrap up your week at Philmont by sharing ideas and best practices with trainers from across the US. Trained leaders bring the best scouting has to offer our youth, so let’s get our leaders trained!

Topics and discussions will include:

  • Building a strong training team,
  • Building partnerships to improve training
  • And . . . . . so much more!

Participants will also learn about advanced training including Leadership Challenge for adults and a get a sneak peek at the Leadership Academy and NAYLE, both leadership courses for our youth.

July 24 – 27, $200 Plus Housing

Conference participants will review how Wood Badge has evolved over time to meet the needs of each generation of leaders, with a focus on the structure and operation of the current curriculum and exploring needs for the next wave of Scouters and the youth they serve. Desired audience: WB faculty, WB coordinators, council/district training chairs, Scouts interested in service as WB faculty members.

July 24 – 27, $200 Plus Housing

Advanced District Administration offers Scouting Professionals who have completed DOB and DO2 a deeper experience in building volunteer teams and understanding how they operate. This course is a great continuation of information for those who focus on Field Service in their career. By attending this course, Scouting Professionals will: gain a better understanding of their volunteers; be able to build an ideal volunteer team; become a more effective leader; and learn how they best communicate.

Competencies that will develop from attending this course are:

  • Effective Listening
  • Conflict Management
  • Energizing the Organization
  • Compelling Communication
  • Initiating Action
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Managing Work
  • Earning Trust
  • Influencing Others
  • Collaboration

Completion of pre-course work is required. Contact Scouting U for registration information, at 972-580-2375. ScoutingU2@scouting.org

Participants must also register using the PTC Conference link to select housing and pay for family members.

July 21 – 27

BSA Family Adventure Camp is a unique chance to experience the Philmont Scout Ranch like never before! Open to all registered members of the BSA and their families, you will have a chance to participate in all of the incredible activities offered at Philmont and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime.

The BSA Family Adventure Camp is designed to meet the needs of families and build bonds through exciting and interactive programs. The program will operate in an open enrollment format where you and your family will have the chance to choose activities that appeal to you. Families will meet for two program sessions daily: Morning and Afternoon. A parent must accompany their family on all participated program.

Full and Half Week Options Available

District Operations 2 (DO2) builds off the learning that took place during District Operations Basic to provide Scouting Professionals with the skills and competencies to succeed. The intent of DO2 is to continue their professional development and in-turn learn and apply new competency-based skills. By attending this program, Scouting Professionals will: better engage with their volunteers; improve their prospecting pipeline; better handle the conflicts that arise in their service area; and become a more effective leader. This class gives its participants an opportunity to have needed conversations with a current Scout Executive and the Scouting U faculty about their concerns, opportunities, roadblocks, and successes.

District Operations 2 focuses on four competency areas:

  • Managing Work
  • Fundraising
  • Problem Solving
  • Building Strategic Work Relationships

 Completion of pre-course work is required. Contact Scouting U for registration information, at 972-580-2375. ScoutingU2@scouting.org

Participants must also register using the PTC Conference link to select housing and pay for family members.

July 21 – 27

Scouts and Scouters of all Christian faiths are encouraged to participate in our 2024 Duty To God Pilgrimage program at the Philmont Training Center July 21 – July 26, 2024.   Since we will also have our Scouting Brothers from the Scouts of Japan visiting with us, all participants, both Scout and Scouter, will have the opportunity to earn 2-4 International Scouting Awards, Philmont Duty to God, etc. (see list below).   Registered Scouts 12 years (if 12, one parent needs also to attend) and older, young adults and Scouters are welcome to participate as long as they have attended one summer camp, achieved First Class Rank, are in good standing within their Troop and Church, wish to become closer to their Christian faith, Philmont Physical required, and follow the Philmont Scouting Code of Conduct.   

Program Opportunities:

  • International ICCS Medal
  • 2024 Duty To God Conference patch     
  • International Spirit Award
  • Philmont Duty to God                             
  • Messenger of Peace  
  • St Paul Miki (BSA and Scouts of Japan)

And a few Surprise Activity Patches…

Our Pilgrimage will begin at the Philmont Training Center on July 21 and then travel mid-week to Santa Fe, New Mexico to visit:

San Miguel Mission (oldest church in America) – You can see the 400 year old foundation and they’ll even let you ring the bell.

Loretto Chapel and the “miraculous staircase” – they build a chapel without a staircase, but their money had run out, they prayed for help and a stranger shows up to complete it … and leaves without being paid … but that’s not the end of the story. 

Church at Chimayo – a spiritual oasis with a quaint adobe chapel that pilgrims travel to from around the world to visit.

Bandolier National Monument Cliff Dwellings – discussion of the first American Indian Saint and a great illustration of Indian culture.

Our Pilgrimage program, which was awarded the 2008 National “Award of Excellence,” will be in its 7th iteration and has received a 92% Excellent/Good rating on Exit Surveys completed on the last day for each trip.   Methodist, Episcopal, Lutheran, Non-Denominational and Catholic Scouts have already participated in this pilgrimage.   Southern Region Area 2 has requested our program be limited to the Christian religious medal and activity patches as there were concerns we would be overwhelmed taking on all potential faiths.   

Before departure, we will conduct a series of zoom meetings to maximize every participant Faith Journey experience.  These pre-pilgrimages zoom meetings will help participants complete a few pre-requisites so that everyone can finish what they need to earn the international medal and activity patches. 

Religious Awards of each Scouts Christian faith typically requires Religious Award Counselors from your church.   We will work in concert with your counselor but there will be requirements that Scouts will need to complete at their church.

Fee $429 includes meals and housing (Scout Scholarships are available).   Send a deposit of $50 to begin your program participation.  For more information, contact Pilgrimage Leader John Ryan by texting 817.939.5673 or email thetexaswebguy@yahoo.com.

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NAYLE is the ultimate hands-on leadership experience for youth leaders in Scouting. It takes place at Rayado Ridge Leadership camp, located in Philmont’s backcountry. You’ll spend the week putting your leadership skills to the test in various backcountry challenges along with a team of other youth leaders. To participate you must have completed NYLT and Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews; complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record- parts A, B and C; be 14 years of age (or 13 years of age and completed the 8th grade) and not yet 18 (for Scouts) or 21 (for Venture Scouts); and hold a unit leadership position.

July 21 – 27, $575

The National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Leadership Academy trains youth staff to be top-notch presenters, evaluators, and leaders of their councils’ NYLT courses. This intensive one-week course will improve NYLT course knowledge and problem-solving skills, which will help them run world-class NYLT programs. Course is open to youth ages 14-20.

For more information and to register for the course, Click Here.

July 28 - August 3

BSA Family Adventure Camp is a unique chance to experience the Philmont Scout Ranch like never before! Open to all registered members of the BSA and their families, you will have a chance to participate in all of the incredible activities offered at Philmont and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime.

The BSA Family Adventure Camp is designed to meet the needs of families and build bonds through exciting and interactive programs. The program will operate in an open enrollment format where you and your family will have the chance to choose activities that appeal to you. Families will meet for two program sessions daily: Morning and Afternoon. A parent must accompany their family on all participated program.

Full and Half Week Options Available

August

BSA Family Adventure Camp is a unique chance to experience the Philmont Scout Ranch like never before! Open to all registered members of the BSA and their families, you will have a chance to participate in all of the incredible activities offered at Philmont and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime.

The BSA Family Adventure Camp is designed to meet the needs of families and build bonds through exciting and interactive programs. The program will operate in an open enrollment format where you and your family will have the chance to choose activities that appeal to you. Families will meet for two program sessions daily: Morning and Afternoon. A parent must accompany their family on all participated program.

August 4 – 10 – Full & Half Week Options Available

August 11 – 14 – Half Week

Wood Badge is an adult advanced leadership training reflecting the best of a century of Scouting experience. Wood Badge is the ultimate personal and professional growth training program offered by the Boy Scouts of America.

Training that draws upon the latest in leadership theory and team development used by corporate America, academic circles and successful organizations.

Wood Badge is about enhancing your leadership skills through hands-on experience, to help you take those skills back to your unit or District and put them to work to develop effective leaders and youth where you serve.

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If you’re a leader in Scouting looking for additional opportunities to learn and practice leadership skills, and you’ve completed Wood Badge training, the Philmont Leadership Challenge is perfect for you. Spend a week at Philmont’s Rayado Ridge Leadership camp honing your leadership skills in an outdoor experiential learning environment with other like-minded individuals. To participate, you must have completed Wood Badge successfully (you may still be working on your tickets) and complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record – part A, B and C.

Aug 18 – 24, $575

Wood Badge is an adult advanced leadership training reflecting the best of a century of Scouting experience. Wood Badge is the ultimate personal and professional growth training program offered by the Boy Scouts of America.

Training that draws upon the latest in leadership theory and team development used by corporate America, academic circles and successful organizations.

Wood Badge is about enhancing your leadership skills through hands-on experience, to help you take those skills back to your unit or District and put them to work to develop effective leaders and youth where you serve.

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September

BSA Family Adventure Camp is a unique chance to experience the Philmont Scout Ranch like never before! Open to all registered members of the BSA and their families, you will have a chance to participate in all of the incredible activities offered at Philmont and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime.

The BSA Family Adventure Camp is designed to meet the needs of families and build bonds through exciting and interactive programs. The program will operate in an open enrollment format where you and your family will have the chance to choose activities that appeal to you. Families will meet for two program sessions daily: Morning and Afternoon. A parent must accompany their family on all participated program.

Sept. 13 – 16 – Half Week

Sept. 20 – 23 – Half Week

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Wood Badge is an adult advanced leadership training reflecting the best of a century of Scouting experience. Wood Badge is the ultimate personal and professional growth training program offered by the Boy Scouts of America.

Training that draws upon the latest in leadership theory and team development used by corporate America, academic circles and successful organizations.

Wood Badge is about enhancing your leadership skills through hands-on experience, to help you take those skills back to your unit or District and put them to work to develop effective leaders and youth where you serve.

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October

BSA Family Adventure Camp is a unique chance to experience the Philmont Scout Ranch like never before! Open to all registered members of the BSA and their families, you will have a chance to participate in all of the incredible activities offered at Philmont and make memories with your family that will last a lifetime.

The BSA Family Adventure Camp is designed to meet the needs of families and build bonds through exciting and interactive programs. The program will operate in an open enrollment format where you and your family will have the chance to choose activities that appeal to you. Families will meet for two program sessions daily: Morning and Afternoon. A parent must accompany their family on all

Oct. 11 – 13 Half Week

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This workshop offers a unique, immersive experience to explore and make photos of Philmont Scout Ranch with Moose Peterson, a world class nature and wildlife photographer. Participants will elevate their photography skills through classroom sessions and backcountry photo safaris.

Join us to experience photographing the amazing scenery and wildlife!

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Oct. 6-12, $995 Includes Roofed Housing. This is a participant only course.