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 The office is open from 9am-5pm Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.



Join Scouts!

See our Recruitment Events tab for the address and contact information for these events,


More events are being added; check back for other opportunities to visit packs and troops!



Cub Scouts (elementary-age boys and girls)



87109, Pack 491, 6:30pm, Wednesday, Aug. 17, Dennis Chavez Elementary School

87109, Pack 990, 1pm, Saturday, Aug. 27, Jewish Community Center

87111, Pack 409, 6:30pm, Thursday, Aug. 18, SY Jackson Elementay

87111, Pack 166, 6:30pm, Monday, Aug. 22, Faith Lutheran Church

87112, Pack 442, 11am, Saturday, Aug. 27, St. Paul's United Methodist Church

87114, Pack 12, 7pm, Thursday, Aug. 18, Paradise Hills Methodist Church

87114, Pack 114, 7pm, Thursday, Aug. 18, Ventana Ranch Community Center

87114, Pack 174, 6pm, Thursday, Sept. 1, Ventana Ranch Park

87116, Pack 85, 10am, Saturday, Aug. 20, Base Housing Park



Pack 324, 6pm, Tuesday, Sept. 6, First United Methodist Church


Cortez, CO

Pack 225, 6:30pm, Friday, Aug. 19, Centennial Park Pickleball Court


East Mountains

Pack 640, 6:30pm, Monday, Aug. 29, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church


Durango, CO

Pack 508, 6:30pm, Tuesday, Aug. 16, Florida Grange Hall

Pack 502, 9am, Saturday, Aug. 27, Durango Fish Hatchery



Pack 321, 7pm, Thursday, Aug. 18, Tyksen Scout Hut




Scouts BSA (middle and high school-age young men and women)



Troop 85, 10am, Saturday, Aug. 20, Base Housing Park

Troop 29, 7pm, Monday, Sept. 19, St. Chad's Episcopal Church



Troop 324, 6pm, Tuesday, Sept. 6, First United Methodist Church


Cortez, CO

Troop 33G/Troop 225B, 6:30pm, Friday, Aug. 19, Centennial Park Pickleball Court


East Mountains

Troop 640B/640G, 6:30pm, Monday, Aug. 22, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church









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!






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



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

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