Philmont Training Center


Building A Strong Outdoor Program

Experiencing the outdoors is a huge reason why youth join and stay in Scouting! Learn how to build an outdoor program filled with experiences that will generate an interest in Scouting. The course will have indoor planning and orientation sessions about all aspects of outdoor programming, as well as hands on outdoor opportunities to experience some of the programs you develop. Programs centered around camping, aquatics, shooting sports, fishing, COPE/climbing, outdoor skills, outdoor ethics, and conservation will be covered. There will be support for all ages of the program--Cub Scouts, Scouts, and Venturing Scouts. This conference is recommended for Camping Chairmen, Outdoor Adventure Chairmen, Program Directors, and other District and Council volunteers responsible for outdoor program.


Week 1: June 9-15


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.