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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.

We are excited to announce beginning in 2018, our Cub Scouting program will be open to boys and girls. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success.

Read more here.

2018 Friends of Scouting

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!

Other Announcements


Fire Restrictions in Effect at Council Camping Properties

Gorham Scout Ranch - UPDATED Fire Restrictions (as of June 1). Click HERE for more information. Events scheduled for Gorham Scout Ranch, including Brownsea, NYLT, and Summer Camp, will adhere to latest Fire restrictions.

Campbell Scout Ranch - No open fires, campfires, or smoking outdoors. Permitted to use camp stoves using white gas for cooking. Smoking permitted in vehicles only. Click HERE for more information.




Trail's End Popcorn Sale 2018!!!

The 2018 Trail's End Popcorn Sale is just around the corner. The information about this year's sale, including commission, prizes and timeline is available HERE.


Make plans to attend one of the upcoming Kernal/Leader Training events near you:


* July 14 - Los Alamos @ Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 9am to 11am

* July 25 - Albuquerque Metro @ Central United Methodist Church, 7pm to 8:30pm

* July 28 - Aztec Community Center, 10am to 11:30am


Great Southwest Council Strategic Plan

Click HERE to view the Council's Strategic Plan, revised for 2018.




Partnership for Scouting

Click HERE for the initial 2018 report. This report has post-rechartering youth membership data, and camping data from previous years.  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.


Gorham Scout Ranch Summer Camp

All-terrain Vehicle Program for Older Scouts Coming to Gorham this Summer! Click HERE for more information

Registration is Still Open for 2018!
Click here for more info!


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 2018 season. Click HERE for the application.


Wood Badge 2018
September 7-9 & 21-23
at Gorham Scout Ranch

Click HERE for more information and to register

Brownsea - June 3-9 @ Gorham Scout Ranch

Click HERE for more information and to register.


NYLT - June 3-9 @ Gorham Scout Ranch

Click HERE for more information and to register.


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.










Gorham Scout Ranch Video

Tufts Study Video

Brownsea Video