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


Wild Wild West Day Camp

Sangre de Cristo, June 1-3, Los Alamos Gun Club
Metro, June 13-15, Gutiérrez Hubbell House
San Juan Mountains, June 16-18, Hesperus
Go to Day Camp tab for registration information.



Eagle Banquet

To recognize our 2020 and 2021 Eagles, as well as the Eagles from January through March of this year, we invite you to attend a banquet at 11 am Friday, June 3, in downtown Albuquerque.

The Keynote Speaker for the event will be Silver Buffalo Alison K. Schuler, Esq., who is on the National Executive Committee and Chair of the Mission, Reputation and Strategy Standing Committee for the National Board. 

Parents, Scoutmasters, other leaders and special guests are welcome to attend.  Scouting recognizes the importance of parents and leaders in this accomplishment.  Therefore, we are proud to invite them to attend the banquet.  Reservations are required.  All Eagle Scouts will be seated with sponsors, and guests will be seated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

There is no charge for the Eagles who are being recognized.

Register here:




The Brownsea 22 camp is an outdoor Scouting adventure for individual Scouts based upon the concept of the very first Scout camp conducted by Lord Baden-Powell on Brownsea Island in the year 1907. The methods he tested at this camp became the core of the Scouting program – the Patrol Method of Scouting and learning relevant Scout skills through stories, games, competition, and FUN! Think of it like the ORIGINAL First Year Camper program. At camp, individuals are placed into Patrols of six to eight Scouts from Troops all over the Council who will eat, sleep, learn and compete together for the entire week. All of these Patrols make up the Brownsea linked Troops (male and female) and the Brownsea Troops are conducted as model Troops 24/7 for the duration of camp.

Register here:





2022 Edition of Summer Camp at Gorham Scout Ranch is Going to be Better than Ever!

Join us for the best edition of summer camp yet! Plans are well underway to guarantee that your Scouts' time at Gorham will be the highlight of the year. We are bringing back programs that we couldn’t offer last year (ATVs and COPE), revamping the Trail to First Class, adding new merit badges (Geocaching and Pottery to name only two), and doing a major upgrade to the Trading Post inventory.

Registration for Summer camp is open, we have 156 Scouts and Scouters who have already signed up! You won’t want to miss it!

Follow this link to the 2022 Gorham Scout Ranch website and sign up today!


Follow this link to download the 2022 Gorham Scout Ranch Leaders Guide!

For more information contact Greg Kelly at


We are Recruiting Summer Camp Staff

Gorham Scout Ranch has a history of having a high quality, fun-loving staff and 2022 will be no different. We have a number of open positions, and encourage Scouts, Venturers and adults who are interested to apply soon. To see which positions are available and to apply (must be 15 or older), click here:

/OpenRosters/View_Homepage.aspx?orgkey=2362. For more information, contact Greg Kelly at .


Call for Volunteers

Gorham needs you! We are looking for adults willing to spend a week at camp as “Camp Commissioners.” This is a volunteer position, yet critical to a successful summer camp operation. Your job will be to act as a liaison between the units in camp and camp management, and serve as an additional communication conduit and ombudsman. It’s a rewarding experience, a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones.

For more information, contact Greg Kelly at




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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Gorham Scout Ranch Video

Tufts Study Video

Brownsea Video