Philmont Training Center


The Philmont Training Center (PTC) is the national volunteer training center for the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1950, the PTC has provided a unique environment for training volunteers, creating leaders, and hosting family friendly experiences and adventures. Each year, more than 6,000 Scouters and their families attend the PTC.

Every conference at the PTC features tools, techniques, audiovisuals, discussions, idea sharing, and activities led by a faculty of experienced Scouters. All registered Scouters are invited to attend training center courses; council approval is not required.

Attending Conferences

A schedule and details for attending a conference at the PTC, from check-in to check-out.

Family Programs

The Philmont Training Center offers family programs for boys, girls, and spouses while their Scout leader is in a summer conference.

NAYLE (National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience)

The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience is the ultimate training experience for young leaders. It is conducted for older youths who have the potential for being on the staff of the council junior leader training or youth leader training conference. The NAYLE program takes place at Rayado Ridge, a backcountry camp dedicated to leadership development.

PLC (Philmont Leadership Challenge)

Adults learn to internalize and practice their leadership skills in this action-packed backcountry conference. The conference hones the skills taught in Wood Badge in an outdoor experiential learning environment. PLC underscores the values of Scouting and teamwork and promotes the concepts of servant leadership.

Training Center Facilities

Learn more about the accommodations and facilities available to you at the PTC.

Help Promote The Training Center!

Request free promotional brochures and banners--perfect for Roundtables, Universities of Scouting, Troop Meetings, or any other Scouting opportunities. You’ll also find information on becoming a Philmont Ambassador and earning the Master’s Track Square Knot award.

Contact the Philmont Training Center

Feel free to contact us with any questions.


About Philmont Scout Ranch

Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.