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Philmont Training Center Conferences

Conferences & Events in 2021

The list of conferences and events in 2021 will continue to grow! Keep your eyes on this site for changes an NEW courses throughout the year!! When they are available, the links for each conference will be listed under their course description. CLICK THE LINK ABOVE FOR REGISTRATION!!

JUNE 6 - 12

This conference guides participants to learn what a unit commissioner does when working with their units. More importantly, it also develops a lasting understanding of how to work with units to help set, meet and exceed their goals through structured lessons, role play and group discussions. Attendance is open to all commissioners and recommended for unit commissioners, district and assistant district commissioners, and council and assistant council commissioners. 

June 6-12, $550

 

Come and get a taste of what a backcountry trek at Philmont is like. Your adventure will begin as you depart for your first hike into Philmont’s backcountry.  As your week progresses, so will your hikes from easier terrain and length to moderate and more difficult.  The end of the week will mark the end of your skills progression with an overnight experience in Philmont’s backcountry with a Philmont Ranger.

Participants will enjoy a hands-on introduction to Philmont’s backcountry and achieve a thorough understanding of the following:

  • Efficient setting up and breaking down camp
  • Bear bags and smellable procedures
  • Dining fly and tent set up
  • Gas stove care and operation
  • Philmont’s backcountry cooking method
  • Dish washing and sump use
  • Choosing gear that is right for you
  • Philmont Shakedown
  • Philmont base camp operations   

Participants will also enjoy other adventures of their choice before or after their day hikes.  Some of the choices include touring the National Scouting Museum, visiting the shooting range or the craft center  and more. Participants must be 13 years or older (or have completed the 7th grade) and must be accompanied by an adult.  Units are welcome with two deep leadership, and families or parent(s) are welcome with age-eligible children. All participants must meet the height and weight requirements listed in the BSA Medical FormLEARN MORE

$750

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

Adults – $495, Youth – $400, Children – $310

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

This conference provides council commissioners and those who support them with the knowledge, skills and resources needed to confidently fulfill their responsibilities.
An understanding of roles/responsibilities and an ability to build and maintain strong relationships is essential. Key ingredients to success include a clear vision of great unit service for the council and an action plan that enables fulfillment of it. Add in the ability to effectively communicate the vision and its plan, assess progress and adapt when necessary, and you have a formula for success.
June 6-12, $550

This conference ensures a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of district and assistant district commissioners.  It provides the knowledge, skills and resources needed to build and lead an effective district unit service team. It also provides practical experience in assessing unit service strengths and needs and developing a vision for unit service in the district that also supports the council’s vision. It offers insights into clearly communicating a vision and its plan, as well as developing and maintaining the strong relationships essential to effective unit service.

June 6-12, $550

 

The monthly roundtable is a key component of unit service, either in the district or the council. Through well-planned and fully supported roundtables, commissioners of all roles and responsibilities provide effective service to the units in their care. As such, this conference is appropriate for anyone providing unit service in the district or council, including but certainly not limited to the roundtable commissioner.
Participants will begin by laying the foundation, focusing on the importance of good communication between roundtable commissioners and unit commissioners to assess the health of units and fulfill the objectives of unit service. Next, the conference will highlight the importance of linking needs of units by ensuring effective networking with the district operating committees. Lastly, participants will engage in activities focused on advanced planning for monthly roundtables and implementing technology to meet the people where they are. In essence, this conference confirms the concept that “roundtable is unit service.”
June 6 – 12, $550

No district or council ever has enough commissioners. New units form, and some units encounter challenges; both require the attention of an experienced, dedicated commissioner. Current commissioners transition to new opportunities, and increasing personal and professional demands make it increasingly difficult for commissioners to serve multiple units.
June 6 – 12, $550

The addition of girls to our packs and troops isn’t the only thing that is changing in Scouting’s second century. Unit service is different, too. Effective commissioners who remain focused on helping unit leaders better serve more youth through Scouting. But to be effective and have impact today, they must be familiar with new tools, techniques, technology available to them and know how to develop and maintain productive relationships with unit leaders and other Scouting volunteers and professionals.
June 6 – 12, $550

During this 2 ½ day course, we will explore the differences of dried herbs versus fresh, the shelf life of fresh herbs and when to use spices and how. We will be learning how to bring amazing flavors to your table. On the 2nd day, we will explore the use of herbs and spices and will prepare a meal for the PTC Faculty that they will share with us that evening.
June 6 – 9, $325

The BSA’s vision is to prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, engaged citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law. That vision can’t be fulfilled without an adequate number of local units. This conference prepares commissioners, membership team volunteers and commissioned professionals to work together to establish the units needed to serve youth and then empower those units to grow and thrive. It also helps them to work together to enable youth to continue in Scouting when an existing unit ceases to exist or when a charter partner elects not to continue its relationship with the BSA. Participants in this conference will leave prepared to help Scouting grow and better serve more youth.
June 6 – 12, $550

Hands on “train the trainer” program for adult Scouters interested in delivering the Woodcarving merit badge or just sharing the joy of craftsmanship with your Scouts. Learn Woodcarving techniques that will enhance your local Scout woodcarving program. You will learn sharpening of tools, project design and applying finishes. Each day you will enjoy carving with other Scouters from around the country, learning new projects to share with Scouts back home. Beginner to expert welcome, bring your own tools or borrow ours. Enjoy Scoutings fellowship at the beautiful Philmont training center!
June 6 – 12, $550

JUNE 20 - 26

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 

Adults – $495, Youth – $400, Children – $310

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

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 either NYLT or Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews; complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record- parts A, B and C; be between 14 and 21 years of age; and hold a unit leadership position.

$550 – THIS SESSION IS CURRENTLY FULL

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 20 – 26, $370

If you’ve learned the basics, experienced the fun and enjoyed the learning opportunities at the Ambassador I Seminar, it’s time to take it to the next level. Planned activities include spending a full day in the backcountry, eating a trail lunch at a backcountry camp, taking an in-depth look at what Philmont crews experience during their first 24 hours at the Ranch, sharing a meal with crews just off the trail, learning the ins and outs of the PTC Family Programs and Philmont Family Adventure, gaining a greater understanding of the Training Center and Ranch operations and learning new presentation techniques to enhance your effectiveness at promoting Philmont.
**Must be a currently approved Philmont Ambassador who has completed the the Ambassador I Seminar to attend.**
June 20 – 26, $370

If you have a passion for Scouting and love to take photographs, then make plans to join us for the Visual Storytelling Workshop. Learn how to capture and share decisive photo moments in Scouting to help with recruiting and retention. This workshop consistently rates as the most fun conference at PTC!

$550

High Adventure is a core feature of Scouting. Even more important is having that adventure in a safe manner. That’s why Wilderness First Aid is required for leaders involved in these programs. This conference will teach you those skills, including opportunities to practice scenarios in Philmont’s backcountry and, even more importantly, will teach you how to teach. This is an opportunity to become a qualified instructor capable of training others in your area in Wilderness First Aid, a great benefit to the Scouters in your Council. Prior training as an instructor is valuable and recommended, but not a prerequisite. Certification from ESCI. Supplies and Course Materials Included.

$575

JULY 4 - 10

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 

Adults – $495, Youth – $400, Children – $310

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

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 either NYLT or Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews; complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record- parts A, B and C; be between 14 and 21 years of age; and hold a unit leadership position.

$550

JULY 18 - 24

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.

Half Week 

Adults – $495, Youth – $400, Children – $310

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

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.

$550

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 either NYLT or Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews; complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record- parts A, B and C; be between 14 and 21 years of age; and hold a unit leadership position.

$550

At this week-long conference with key youth and adult leaders in the Venturing, Sea Scouting, and Exploring programs, participants from across the country will be able to share ideas and brainstorm new ways of delivering these programs to their units and councils. By the end of the week, you’ll have the necessary information and “tools of the trade” to become ambassadors of our older youth programs. This is a course designed for adult leaders (18+) to learn and implement best practices. This course is not intended for youth participants. 

$550

Now more than ever, many of us find ourselves wanting to go back to Philmont and see the many friends we’ve made there. So let’s look to the future at the first of three special PSA Reunions! Mark your calendars for July 21-25, 2021 and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Conservation department at the PSA Reunion!

$200 per adult, $75 for kids 12-17, and $50 for kids 4-11, 0-3 free.

*For all 4 nights in the canvas tents and meals included (Wed night-Sunday morning stay)

Daily rate: $60 per day (meals and 1 night tent stay)

REGISTER HERE

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.)

$550

JUNE 13 - 19

This is a professional development course offered by BSA’s Scouting U and is open to commissioned, professional Scouters by invitation. Completion of pre-course work is required. Contact Scouting U for registration information, at 972-580-2375.
June 13 – 19

ScoutingU2@scouting.org

Learn from a highly experienced volunteer staff how to start, restart, expand, improve or advance your council’s alumni relations and NESA programs. The results – 94% of Journey to Excellence goals are impacted directly or indirectly by a successful alumni/NESA program. You will receive information to create a full spectrum alumni/NESA program, leave with your questions answered and an annual plan specific to your council. And, of course, fun! Revisit the 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
June 13-19, $550

Come learn how the National Artist for the Boy Scouts of America, Susan Norris, creates her amazing sculptures as featured at the National Scouting Museum and in councils around the country. This is a hands-on workshop experience in which you will be provided with the materials (that you get to take home at the end of the course) to create one sculpture under the direction and teaching of Susan in a small group setting.

June 16 – 19

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 

Adults – $495, Youth – $400, Children – $310

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

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.

Managing Performance is a course designed for Professional Scouters who have the responsibility of leading others. If you have successfully completed DOB a.k.a. Commissioning, and DO2, you are eligible to attend this in person course. Come learn the proper way to create SMART goals, work with staff, and be a great COACH. While you learn, you will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy the historic Philmont Scout Ranch. Come take your professional career to the next level.  Register for this conference at mybsa.org. Please contact Scouting U with questions regarding registration, at 972-580-2375 or by email at ScoutingU2@scouting.org.
June 13 – 19

What can I do with my Scouts to help them understand that they belong to a much larger Scouting movement? Where’s the next World Scout Jamboree? What is a Moot, what is JamCam, and how can my Scouts and I participate? If you would like to know the answer to these questions and more, join us as we help you navigate your next international adventure!
June 13 – 19, $550

Come for a half-week of fly fishing, fly tying, and skills instruction from our excellent staff! We will visit and spend the majority of our time in practical, hands-on instruction and learning at the awesome fishing grounds that Philmont Scout Ranch has to offer. This course fits nicely into a half-week of Family Adventure Camp as well!

June 13 – 16, $300

June 16 – 19, $300

Come and see what the possibilities are in shooting sports, using shooting sports for recruitment, fund raising, retention, budgeting, committee support and grant writing. We are also going to delve into program development in year round format for each level of Scouting. We will also be shooting at the PTC ranges so bring your eye and ear protection with you. Look forward to seeing you there, class size is limited to 16 so register earlier.
June 13 – 19, $575

JUNE 27 - JULY 3

The 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 field sports, Project COPE and fishing for example. The conference will also include risk management, program and facilities management, health and safety and program development for serving special needs scouts. This course will also share how you can use your camp properties for outside special needs groups including schools and special needs agencies.
June 27 – July 3, $550

Come and get a taste of what a backcountry trek at Philmont is like. Your adventure will begin as you depart for your first hike into Philmont’s backcountry. As your week progresses, so will your hikes from easier terrain and length to moderate and more difficult. The end of the week will mark the end of your skills progression with an overnight experience in Philmont’s backcountry with a Philmont Ranger.

Participants will enjoy a hands-on introduction to Philmont’s backcountry and achieve a thorough understanding of the following:

Efficient setting up and breaking down camp
Bear bags and smellable procedures
Dining fly and tent set up
Gas stove care and operation
Philmont’s backcountry cooking method
Dish washing and sump use
Choosing gear that is right for you
Philmont Shakedown
Philmont base camp operations
Participants will also enjoy other adventures of their choice before or after their day hikes. Some of the choices include touring the National Scouting Museum, visiting the shooting range or the craft center and more. Participants must be 13 years or older (or have completed the 7th grade) and must be accompanied by an adult. Units are welcome with two deep leadership, and families or parent(s) are welcome with age-eligible children. All participants must meet the height and weight requirements listed in the BSA Medical Form.

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 

Adults – $495, Youth – $400, Children – $310

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

Diverse teams are the key to high-performing units, districts, councils, areas, regions, and our national council. Scouting is now for the entire family and the role of female youth and adults in the program has changed dramatically in the last decade. 

Scouting needs women leaders now more than ever, but are we providing meaningful opportunities for youth and adult females to offer their perspectives and talents across the organization? Can girls and women in Scouting see a path for themselves to growth and rising leadership? 

Join us at this thought-provoking session to learn how to successfully recruit, train, and support youth and adult female leaders. We’ll look at how females learn and problem solve and the ways Scouting can create a welcoming culture that supports them in developing and utilizing their leadership skills. 

In addition to educational sessions, group discussions and time for networking, participants will take part in hands-on outdoor skill building including an overnight in the Philmont front country. This conference is open to participants of all genders who want to help engage and inspire current and future female leaders. Led by a highly experienced and largely female staff, this conference will challenge you to establish your own goals as well as a plan for growing female membership in your local council and in BSA as a whole.

$550

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 either NYLT or Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews; complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record- parts A, B and C; be between 14 and 21 years of age; and hold a unit leadership position.

$550

The BSA will look different with the implementation of the National Service Territory (NST) organization structure. No matter where your home is, you are invited to participate and contribute to the discussion and hopefully to answer your questions about What’s In It for Me and My Council?  All leaders are welcome, especially Council Key 3s, National Service Territory Key 3+2 and functional leads, Council Executive Board members, and District Key 3s; we hope you will bring your entire team of leaders.

Come hear dynamic speakers and discussion to help you plan your council’s future for success in the new BSA structure – including former National President Rex Tillerson, former National Commissioner Ellie Morrison and incoming Territory Operations Chair Gary Crum! 

The overall theme of the conference is Redesigning our Council after Bankruptcy and Covid.  This very special conference will be the first opportunity to address questions and concerns such as: 

  • Why National Service Territories?  How did all of this come about and why? 
  • Managing Change in the BSA 
  • Detailed description of the five primary standards; how can councils meet the challenges? 
  • Membership recruiting in a Post-COVID / Post-Bankruptcy world 
  • Nine functional NST leads – how do they match up with Council roles? 
  • Mergers and consolidations – Inevitable?  How can they work to meet your Scouts’ needs? 
  • How do we right-size our camp facilities?  Must we downsize my favorite camp? 

You will leave Philmont more focused and ready to meet the new challenges as we move past the BSA bankruptcy, past COVID restrictions, and into a new era of growth and cooperation.

$550

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 even 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. 

The Zia Experience will have an application process to attend. 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. 

APPLICATION – CLICK HERE!!

JULY 11 - 17

adventure will begin as you depart for your first hike into Philmont’s backcountry. As your week progresses, so will your hikes from easier terrain and length to moderate and more difficult. The end of the week will mark the end of your skills progression with an overnight experience in Philmont’s backcountry with a Philmont Ranger.

Participants will enjoy a hands-on introduction to Philmont’s backcountry and achieve a thorough understanding of the following:

Efficient setting up and breaking down camp
Bear bags and smellable procedures
Dining fly and tent set up
Gas stove care and operation
Philmont’s backcountry cooking method
Dish washing and sump use
Choosing gear that is right for you
Philmont Shakedown
Philmont base camp operations
Participants will also enjoy other adventures of their choice before or after their day hikes. Some of the choices include touring the National Scouting Museum, visiting the shooting range or the craft center and more. Participants must be 13 years or older (or have completed the 7th grade) and must be accompanied by an adult. Units are welcome with two deep leadership, and families or parent(s) are welcome with age-eligible children. All participants must meet the height and weight requirements listed in the BSA Medical Form.

$750

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.

$550

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 

Adults – $495, Youth – $400, Children – $310

MORE INFO & REGISTRATION

This is a professional development course offered by BSA’s Scouting U and is open to commissioned, professional Scouters by invitation. Completion of pre-course work is required. Contact Scouting U for registration information, at 972-580-2375.

ScoutingU2@scouting.org

Kodiak is designed to be an adventure that pushes the boundaries of every participant— one that will encourage you to try new things that may be out of your comfort zone. It is an experience—but one that has its underpinnings in the application of the leadership skills they learned in the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops or Crews, NYLT, and/or NAYLE. It is, as is all of Scouting, an adventure with a purpose.

All Kodiak Challenge youth and adult program participants must travel to Philmont/ PTC with appropriate adult supervision and arrive Sunday no earlier than 2pm. While participating in the Kodiak Challenge, two-deep adult supervision will be provided by the conference faculty.

$650

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 either NYLT or Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews; complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record- parts A, B and C; be between 14 and 21 years of age; and hold a unit leadership position.

$550

Come for a half-week of fly fishing, fly tying, and skills instruction from our excellent staff! We will visit and spend the majority of our time in practical, hands-on instruction and learning at the awesome fishing grounds that Philmont Scout Ranch has to offer. This course fits nicely into a half-week of Family Adventure Camp as well!

July 11 – 14, $300

July 14 – 17, $300

For Lutheran congregations, schools and organizations, including clergy, lay leaders and Scouters, who want to learn more about using the Scouting program as a youth, outreach and/or community ministry through a strategy focused on reaching young families to build and sustain membership. Our course will include: Duty to God (National, Council and congregation levels); P.R.A.Y. and Religious Emblems Programs; Unit and Adult Recognitions; Sharing our Faith with Scouts; Organizing Scouting Units; Selecting Quality Leaders; Duty to God in Advancement; and more.

$550

Select courses from a variety of topics to create a conference that best serves you. Topics include, but are not limited to: Scouting as ministry, resources for your Scout group and connecting within the UMC, as well as a variety of sessions on making the most of Scouting, engaging the community and special 100th Anniversary celebration activities.

$550

JULY 25 - 31

Scouts and Scouters of all faiths are encouraged to participate in our Inaugural Duty To God Pilgrimage program beginning July 28-August 2nd, 2021. 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 as well as the Scouting Religious Award of your faith.   Our Pilgrimage actually departs the DFW area July 28, visits the Groom Cross, Loretto Chapel, Church at Chimayo and Bandolier National Monument Cliff Dwellings before arriving at the Philmont Training Center for 2 nights:  July 30-31, 2021.  Scouts 12 years and older are welcome to participate as long as they have attended one summer camp and achieved First Class Rank, good standing within their Troop and Church, wish to become closer to their faith, Philmont Physical required, and follow our Scouting Code of Conduct. All participating Scouters have the ability to earn the Scouting International Religious Knot and several other patches that our Scouts earn during our trip. Commercial Bus has limited seating but $50 deposit with pilgrimage application will hold seat. 

Fee $ 525.   For more information, contact Director John Ryan thetexaswebguy@yahoo.com 

More information regarding registration can be found HERE

Come and get a taste of what a backcountry trek at Philmont is like. Your adventure will begin as you depart for your first hike into Philmont’s backcountry. As your week progresses, so will your hikes from easier terrain and length to moderate and more difficult. The end of the week will mark the end of your skills progression with an overnight experience in Philmont’s backcountry with a Philmont Ranger.

Participants will enjoy a hands-on introduction to Philmont’s backcountry and achieve a thorough understanding of the following:

Efficient setting up and breaking down camp
Bear bags and smellable procedures
Dining fly and tent set up
Gas stove care and operation
Philmont’s backcountry cooking method
Dish washing and sump use
Choosing gear that is right for you
Philmont Shakedown
Philmont base camp operations
Participants will also enjoy other adventures of their choice before or after their day hikes. Some of the choices include touring the National Scouting Museum, visiting the shooting range or the craft center and more. Participants must be 13 years or older (or have completed the 7th grade) and must be accompanied by an adult. Units are welcome with two deep leadership, and families or parent(s) are welcome with age-eligible children. All participants must meet the height and weight requirements listed in the BSA Medical Form.

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 

Adults – $495, Youth – $400, Children – $310

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Learn how to make a map of your Scout Camp useful for camporees, day camps, hiking/biking, trails, and more!! Camp & Council staff will find value in accurately planning upgrades to camp facilities. This course is intended to be a follow up to the Finding Your Way course.

$550

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 either NYLT or Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops/Crews; complete a BSA Annual Health and Medical Record- parts A, B and C; be between 14 and 21 years of age; and hold a unit leadership position.

$550

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.

Adults – $495, Youth – $400, Children – $310

August 8 – 14 – Full & Half Week Options Available

August 15 – 18 – Half Week

August 25 – 28 – Half Week

August 29 – September 1 – Half Week 

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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. 19 – 25 – Full & Half Week Options

Setp 26 – 29 – Half Week – Santa Fe Trail Bi-Centennial Celebration

We will be hosting the following sections of National Camping School:

  • Climbing Director
  • COPE & Climbing Program Manager
  • COPE Director
  • Shooting Sports
  • Camp Director
  • Program Director 
  • Ecology/Conservation

For more information and to register for a course please visit: https://www.scouting.org/outdoor-programs/national-camping-school/ 

This is an intensive certification training course. You will be certified in rifle , shotgun, and pistol. The course will take place from 8am to 10pm each day for the 6 days of the course. Come prepared to work hard and have lots of fun. We will be on the shooting range 4-6 hours each day of the course. The course fee includes instructional materials and firearm usage and ammunition fees. Friearms will be provided.

Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, $575

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.

Sept. 12 – 18, $550

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!

Sept. 19 – 25, $995

Bring the Family!

While the conference attendee is in training, age-appropriate activities will be offered daily for conference family members to participate in with Family Adventure Camp participants.  The schedule will be the same as before, drop off at 8:30am and 1:30pm, and pick up by their parents at 11:30 am and 4:30pm, allowing parents to attend a training.  The conference schedules will meet these timing requirements.

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.

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

·         For youth that only have a parent/guardian in a conference, Philmont will provide staff members to participate in Family Adventure Camp programs with the youth.

·         For youth that have a parent/guardian not in conferences, will be asked to participant in program as a family according to the Family Adventure Camp Guidebook. 

·         For conference adult only family members, will also participant in the Family Adventure Camp activities.

·         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.

*Some Family Adventure Camp Adventure Activities are regarded as an upgraded activity based on program support costs Please refer to the Family Adventure Camp Guidebook for all program descriptions and requirements.  (Tooth of Time Hike – must have BSA Medical Part C and meet the length of stay requirements, conference youth must have a parent/guardian to participate in the Tooth of Time Hike).

Looking for an opportunity to bring your family to Philmont? 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. LEARN MORE

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.