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Is your child looking for something fun to do? Are they bored at home? Join us for adventure, fun, and learning!

Cub Scout Adventure Palooza

Saturday, Oct. 23, 9am to noon

Cathedral of St. John 318 Silver Ave SW Albuquerque, NM 87102

Open to boys and girls who are current Cub Scouts and their friends who may be interested in becoming a Cub Scout (Kinder-3rd grade)

Scouts…bring a friend to join Cub Scouts and get a prize! 



Kinder: Pick My Path & Knock It Down

1st grade: Stories in Shape & Intrigue and Mystery

2nd grade: Germs Alive & Air of the Wolf

3rd grade: Roaring w/Laughter & Super Science



9:00-9:15 Opening Flag Ceremony

9:15-10:00 Session 1 Breakout

10:00-10:45 Service Project & Water Bottle Rockets

10:45-11:30 Session 2 Breakout

11:30-12:00 Games and Closing Flag Ceremony


Pre-registration required to attend. To register for this free event, email Missy at Please include the number of boys and girls who will be attending in your registration email.




Every Cub Scout Deserves a Trained Leader!

The Den Leader specific position training course provides Cub Scout Den Leaders with the basic information needed to conduct successful den meetings. The class covers the duties of the Den Leader and explains the Cub Scout program. Resources are shared so you can run a fun yet purposeful den meeting. 

Cubmaster leader position training provides the basic information needed to conduct successful pack meetings. The class covers the duties of the Cubmaster and explains the basics of the Cub Scouting program. 
BONUS - You can get both trainings at the same time at 9am Saturday, Oct. 30. Class length approximately two hours and fifteen minutes. 


Please email Mary at to expect you, so we can have enough handouts. Thanks!



Be A Scout!

Interested in Joining Scouts? Contact Mary at or 575-209-9004. You can also see nearby units by zip code at We hope to hear from you soon!



Take a Hike at Philmont!

Join the Great Southwest Council at Philmont, the Boy Scouts of America's largest National High Adventure Base. The mountains of New Mexico will offer you unforgettable adventures in backpacking, horseback riding, gold panning, burrow packing and chuck wagon dinners. Memories and friends will be made and challenges will be overcome while rock climbing, mountain biking and sport shooting in the rugged outdoors of the rocky trails, all while enjoying the amazing views from peaks over 10,000 feet tall.

The Great Southwest Council is arranging crews to Philmont for 2022. Crews will be comprised of up to 3 adults and 9 youth from across the Council.

Participants must be registered members of the BSA who will be 14 years of age OR completed 8th grade and be at least 13 years of age prior to the trek. Please do NOT request or expect any exceptions to this rule.

Interested Scouts and Scouters must be prepared to pay their $750 immediately upon selection for a spot on the crew. Total fee is $1,300 per person for 12-day 2022 trek. Depending on adult and youth interest, more than one crew may be organized.


• Round trip transportation

• Fee at Philmont Scout Ranch

• High adventure t-Shirt

• Three shake-down training hikes prior to arrival at Philmont (MANDATORY)


• Personal Gear

• Spending Money


If you're interested, please contact William Watson ( by November 15, 2021.




Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Great Southwest Council! 


BSA Restructuring Information and Updates

The national organization has established a dedicated restructuring website,

This site includes a helpful Resources pagewhere you will find a short video explaining what Chapter 11 means for Scouting, as well as a FAQ. The site’s Milestones page will be your best source for the latest updates throughout this process. 

Support Scouting - Give ONLINE Today...

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! Click HERE to donate online.

Returning for 2020... 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, Mike Maurer requests our members to let us know if you are aware of potential Scout supporters in the community.  Please click here for more information


STEM Scouting!

The Greater Albuquerque Housing Partnership is home to STEM Lab 1.618 - a group of Scouts learning Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math topics. Through fun and engaging experiments and modules, Scouts stretch their knowledge while learning the principles of the Scout Law and Oath. 


Please Welcome our Merit Badge Sponsors!

New to the Great Southwest Council are Merit Badge Sponsorships. These businesses and groups are Scouting supporters that will also provide opportunities for Scouts to earn merit badges related to their occupational field or interest(s). 


Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad - for Railroading Merit Badge



DKD Electric - for Electricity Merit Badge



Facebook - for Digital Technology Merit Badge



McCormack Consultants - for Entrepreneurship Merit Badge



Dr. Steven Komadina - for Horsemanship, Medicine, Public Health and Reading Merit Badges



Albuquerque ER & Hospital - for First Aid Merit Badge



Jiffy Lube - for Automotive Maintenance Merit Badge



TLC - Plumbing Merit Badge



Vaughn A. Johnson Orthodontics - Dentistry Merit Badge



McCormack Consultants - for Citizenship in the Community Merit Badge


If you or your company would like to become a Merit Badge Sponsor, contact your district executive for more information.

Thank you to these Scouting supporters!!!


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.

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:


Partnership for Scouting

Click HERE for the Final 2020 Partnership Report


Please Support Businesses in our Community that Support Scouting!

BSA Gift Plan

Please visit








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