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Gorham Needs YOU!


Don't you just love Gorham? Who wouldn’t want to spend a day, a week, or the rest of the season at the most beautiful spot in New Mexico?


We are in urgent need of volunteers next week and the second week of July. Our camp is very understaffed, as we lost a number of key individuals this week due to unforeseen circumstances. We urgently need some help to continue delivering a quality program. Some areas that especially need help are nature, Scoutcraft, and the kitchen. Ranger Bob could also use some help.


Please contact Camp Director Greg Kelly as soon as possible, 505-455-6807 or!


Scouts at Sporting Events

Join us at these fun sporting events. There will be fireworks and a movie at the Isotopes, and a chance to walk out with the team at the NM United game!
Isotopes, July 30
NM United, August 20
Go to Calendar for registration information.






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



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

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