Great Southwest Council


NOVA Awards Program

Tour Plan

Internet Advancement

Internet Recharter

Youth Protection

Unit and District Tools

Eagle Scout Association

Eagle Scout Banquet Photos

Gorham Scout Ranch

Gorham Brick Order Form

Training Schedule

Merit Badge Counselor Training
Counselor Application Process

2014 Popcorn Leader's Guide

Wood Badge

See all of our upcoming events in the Calendar below!


Council Calendar

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Albuquerque Metro Program Kick-off

You don't want to miss this awesome event - it's for ALL Leaders throughout the Great Southwest Council and particularly those from Sandia, Rio Grande, and El Valle Manzano Districts!

Join us at the Montano LDS Church on Thursday, March 26th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM 1100 Montano Blvd, Albuquerque, NM

There will be displays and presentations from many different organizations and resources to help your unit be successful all year. Some of the topics will include:

Membership Recruitment Strategies and Materials

Popcorn Sale Signups

Leader and Youth Training opportunities

NYLT, Brownsea and Gorham Summer Camp

Religious Emblems and other trainings

For Additional Details, please contact your District Executive or Patrick Smith at 505-503-2390 or

2015 University of Scouting
Yucca, Conquistador, and Great Southwest Councils
Advanced Training for ALL Adult Scouters!

When:     Friday, 24 April, 2015
                 Saturday, 25 April 2015
Where:    Ruidoso High School
                  125 Warrior Dr
                  Ruidoso, NM 88345
Time:        Friday, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
                  Check in and Cracker Barrel
Saturday, 7:15 to 7:45 am
                  Walk-in Registration
Saturday, 7:45 to 4:30 pm
                  Classes and Graduation
Cost:        $25.00 (online registration)
                  $30.00 (walk-in registration, cash-only at the door)
Food:        Lunch will be served

For more details and to sign up, click here.

Watch your Cub Scouts' imaginations Take Flight as they stretch their minds and muscles exploring different avenues of flight, from birds to kites to planes, at Cub Scout Day Camp!

Click here for more information


What: National Youth Leadership Training is a six-day outdoor experience for youth leaders.  It supports the Scout leader responsibility to train youth leaders. Participants sleep in tents, prepare their own meals by patrols, learn life skills, and live by the Scout Oath and Law. 

When: May 30– June 6, 2015

Where: Gorham Scout Ranch

Cost: $285.00 Participant Fee ($335.00 after May 3, 2015)

Click here for the registration form


Brownsea 22

What: Outdoor Skills Course Adventure

When: June 1-6, 2015

Where: Gorham Scout Ranch

Cost: $285.00 Participant Fee ($335.00 after May 4, 2015)

Click here for the registration form

Wood Badge

What: Scouting's premier training for Adult Participants

When: The Great Southwest Council will be hosting two Wood Badge Courses in 2015

Spring Course: April 17–19, 2015 and May 1–3, 2015

Fall Course: August 31 – September 5, 2015

For more information and registration forms, click here.

Spanish-Speaking Wood Badge Course S2-999-15

What: Scouting's premier training for Adult Participants offered completely in Spanish

When: June 22-27, 2015 in San Antonio

Click on a link below for the course flyer:

Course Flyer - Spanish Version

Course Flyer - English Version

Powderhorn Training 2015

What: High adventure training for youth ages 14 and older and adults

When: August 6-9, 2015

Where: Gorham Scout Ranch and Santa Cruz Lake

Cost: Early Bird (before 4/30/2015): $200

On-time (between 5/1/2015 and 7/15/2015): $220

Late (after 7/15/2015): $270

Click here to download the flyer.

Click here to register.

Own It

Own It Leadership Summit

The Own It Leadership Summit was a great success!  To review the documents presented at this meeting, please click here.

Camp Cards

23rd World Scout Jamboree

28 July 2015 to 08 August 2015!
Learn more about the Program

Gorham Scout Ranch - 2015 - check it out!

Did you know that Gorham Scout Ranch fees are the lowest in our area, and as much as 25% lower than other nearby camps?? Check out this table to see how the fees compare: Gorham Fee Comparison

Are you curious what other Scouts and Leaders though of their experience at Gorham Scout Ranch in 2014? Check out this informative chart: Gorham Appraisal Data


Special Edition Trailmarker - September 2, 2014 - Click this link for a PDF version of the Special Edition of the Trailmarker
August, 2014 Trailmarker - Click this link for a PDF version of the August 2014 edition of the Trailmarker

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