I love the place as a learning retreat and they offer so many great subjects. For 2015 the Confernce Center is offering new cutting edge training in 2015—this In addition to yearly favorites such as “Putting More Outing in Scouting,” “NAYLE” and “District Key-3.” New conferences (marked in red) are designed to help volunteers and professionals from across the nation share ideas and best practices and keep pace with the exciting changes and new developments in the BSA. Each course features the latest tools and techniques, audiovisuals, discussions, idea sharing, and activities led by a faculty of experienced Scouters. Any registered Scouter is invited to attend training center courses; council approval is no longer required.
The Philmont Training Center offers a full, organized program for every member of the family—from infants to spouses. Family members are joined by others in their age group and will participate in a carefully designed, age- and ability-specific program under the leadership of trained, experienced staff. Groups are arranged by age:
- Nursery—Infant to two years old
- Small Fry—Children aged 3-5
- Cowgirls—Girls aged 6-7
- Cowpokes—Boys aged 6-7
- Ropers—Girls aged 8-10
- Deputies—Boys aged 8-9
- Sidewinders—Boys aged 10
- Mustangs—Girls aged 11-13
- Trailblazers—Boys aged 11-13
- Broncos—Coed aged 14-20
- Mountain Trek—Coed aged 14-21
- Silverados—Non-conference adults
You can register for the courses and family programs at How to Register.
Author: Darryl Alder | Strategic Initiatives Director, Utah National Parks Council, BSA