Philmont Training Center Offers Learning Opportunities For Summer and Fall
The Philmont Training Center (PTC), the BSA national facility at Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, N.M., offers weeklong training conferences from June through September for council, district, and unit volunteers, professional Scouters, and junior leaders. Also available are age-specific activities for family members, including (except during weeks 1 and 12) a Mountain Trek hiking program for youth 14 to 20 years old.
Except for two Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) Relationships Weeks, families arrive on Sunday and depart the following Saturday. Meals are served in dining halls; housing is in large, two-person wall tents on platforms, equipped with electricity, bedding, and towels, and located near showers and restrooms, medical facilities, and recreation areas.
Conferences feature the latest tools, audiovisuals, and techniques and are led by a faculty of experienced Scouters. (See the 2007 conference schedule.)
Fees include meals, lodging, and conference and family program materials: conference participants, $405; spouses and children over 20, $285; children ages 6 to 20, $230; ages 3 to 5, $145; 2 and under, $50; Mountain Trek, $305; and National Advanced Youth Leader Experience (NAYLE), $305.
Participants must have local council approval. More information is available at www.philmonttrainingcenter.org; your local council service center; by phone, (505) 376-2281; Fax, 505-376-2629; or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The account which appears below describes how one Scouting family enjoyed a week at the PTC last summer.
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