Philmont Training Center
The Philmont Training Center
is one of Scouting's best secrets. Located on the grounds of the extraordinary Philmont Scout Ranch, in Cimarron, New Mexico, the Training Center offers approximately 96 courses to over 5,000 participants each summer. Participants can enroll in these conferences with the approval of their local Council.
The Philmont Training Center, the National Volunteer Training Center of the Boy Scouts of America, provides a unique environment for Scouting Conferences each summer and fall. In addition to hosting these Conferences, the Training Center also provides the opportunity for families to join their Scouters and enjoy a wide range of Family Programs—making the Philmont Training Center experience one of a kind. It can be the family vacation of a lifetime.
Attendance & Registration
Any registered leader of BSA may attend a conference at Philmont Training Center. Scouters are encouraged to bring immediate family members with them. The 2014 Conference schedule is available at the Philmont Training Center web site.
To register, go to www.MyScouting.org and register under the Events Registration Tab. To receive more information, go to the Philmont Training Center web site.
A promotional PowerPoint presentation is available to show at your district or unit meetings, trainings, or events. Contact your district training chair for details.
Over 96 separate week long conferences are scheduled. Conferences will cover almost every aspect of Scouting—from Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing to Council and District Operations.
The Conferences are conducted by divisions and committees of the National Council and are led by a faculty of outstanding volunteer and professional Scouters. Each Conference is designed to discuss specific Scouting issues, share information from all over the BSA, and train using the “best methods” that will enhance the Scouting program for youth and adults.
While Conference time is important, ample opportunity for a Scouter to enjoy the majesty of Philmont with his or her family is part of the schedule of most Conferences.
The Philmont Training Center offers a full, organized program for every member of the family—from infants to spouses. Family members are joined by others in their age group and participate in carefully designed, age-appropriate programs under the leadership of trained and experienced Philmont staff. Click here
for information about the facilities at Philmont.
2014 Course Catalog
Family Program Info
Youth Program Info
PLC: Philmont Leadership Challenge
NAYLE: National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience