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Scouting for the Whole Family... Scouts BSA Girl Troops Launched!!!

The BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining true to our mission.

As of February 1, there are now Scouts BSA Troops open for girls ages 11-17 to join. Contact us to find a nearby Troop or to get assistance starting one for girls in your neighborhood (505) 345-8603.

Click HERE to learn about exciting summer programs available for Scouts BSA girls at Gorham Scout Ranch.

Read more here.

Friends of Scouting - Give ONLINE Today... NEW BUTTON!!!

Donate NowPlease take a moment to support the Great Southwest Council through our annual giving campaign. All donations stay locally to support Scouting in the Great Southwest Council!

New for 2019... the Gondola Patrol! The Gondola Patrol is the Great Southwest Council's recurring gift club. Become a member by contributing $15 per month via your credit or debit card. Click HERE to complete the pledge card. Send to or drop off to the Scout Office to join today.

We need your help!

Council President, Dr. Stephen Christiansen requests our members to let us know if you are aware of potential Scout supporters in the community.  Please click here for more information.

Safe Scouting: BSA Incident Reporting

Timely, clear, concise, and complete incident reports allow for an appropriate response and an opportunity for analysis while promoting continuous improvement of our programs. You can now report incidents, near misses, and youth protection / membership infraction incidents to your local council or enter them yourself.

For information on reporting an incident, including report forms, click HERE


Read the current Trailmarker HERE


Other Announcements:


Summer Camp 2019 @ Gorham Scout Ranch

There is lots be excited about for the 2019 summer camp season at Gorham Scout Ranch. ATV Adventure, NEW Cowboy Action Shooting, High Adventure Treks, merit badges, and so much more.


Check out the LEADERS GUIDE for information about the 2019 season.


Click HERE to make your Troop's reservation today. There are still openings for Scouts in weeks 1, 2, 4 & 5

Summer Camp Staff Needed - Apply Today

Gorham Scout Ranch provides the best summer camp program in the Southwest. The reason the camp's program is so great is because Gorham has an amazing, talented camp staff. We want you to become a member of our team for the 2019 season. Click HERE for the application.

2019 Cub Scout Day Camp

Beneath the Sea

On-time registration deadline is April 23. If you register after April 23, there is an additional $10 fee, and Scouts are not guaranteed program supplies or a T-shirt. It is very important to register on-time by April 23.

Click HERE for more information, dates, locations, and how to register

Cub Scout Camping @ Gorham Scout Ranch


Cub Scout Family Camp - May 25-27

Webelos Week in the Woods - July 16-19

Cub Scout Family Camp - Aug 31-Sept 2

Click HERE for more information and how to register


Upcoming Training Events!!!

IOLS - Intro. to Outdoor Leader Skills:

  • April 26-27 @ Campbell Scout Ranch (Rio Grande Camporee) - Contact Terry Seaton at for more information. 
  • April 26-27 @ Cochiti Lake (Sandia Camporee) - Click HERE for more information

BALOO - Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation:

  • April 27-28 @ Cochiti Lake (Sandia Camporee) - Click HERE for more information???
  • May 3-4 @ Trailhead Park - Contact Terry Seaton at for more information

Wood Badge 2019
September 22-27, 2019
Philmont Scout Ranch

Click HERE for more information and to reserve your spot in this special course today!


Brownsea - June 2-8 @ Gorham Scout Ranch

Click HERE for more information and to register.


NYLT - June 2-8 @ Gorham Scout Ranch

Click HERE for more information and to register

How to Report Service Hours

As your unit completes the recharter process, please take the time to complete the Journey to Excellence scorecard. You can submit this form with your recharter to the Scout Office.

One of the Journey to Excellence measures is to complete service projects and report the service hours. This can be done so online. Click HERE for instructions.


Partnership for Scouting

Click HERE for the final 2018 report. Congratulations and THANK YOU to the 43 Packs, Troops, Crews, and Wards that earned Partnership status for 2018. Be sure to take advantage of the benefits you earned during 2019. If there are any questions about the data listed, please contact Randy Saunders,; or Dale Balmer,"

Check HERE for the 2017 results (FINAL report updated April 2018).

Thank you to our Packs, Troops, Crews, and Wards that qualified in 2017 as Partnership Units.


Please Support Businesses in our Community that Support Scouting!

BSA Gift Plan

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Just Serve

Just Serve connects volunteers with opportunities to care for others and improve our community. is provided as a service by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.






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