Great Southwest Council


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NOVA Awards Program

Tour Plan

Internet Advancement

Internet Recharter

Youth Protection

Unit and District Tools

Eagle Scout Association

Eagle Scout Banquet Photos

Gorham Scout Ranch

Gorham Brick Order Form

Training Schedule

Merit Badge Counselor Training
Counselor Application Process

2015 Popcorn Leader's Guide

Wood Badge


See all of our upcoming events in the Calendar below!

Council Calendar



Get the Latest and Greatest Information About This Year's Popcorn Sale at:

Silver Beaver Awards Nominations

Nominate a Scouter that you think is deserving of the Silver Beaver Award! All nominations are must be received by the Council Service Center by October 1st, 2015.

Click here for the nomination form. Click here for tips on putting together a strong nomination packet.

Scoutbook provides one-stop unit management for all Scouting units!

Leaders can use this tool to communicate with parents, securely upload event photos, manage advancement in real-time, and many other fantastic tools.

Please visit for more information and to sign up!

Text lists are also available for each district, as well as popcorn sales and Gorham Scout Ranch news and updates. To join an additional list, text the following keyword to 51660:

Anasazi District: Anasazi  Encantado District: Encantado El Valle Manzano District: EVM  Mesa Verde District: MesaVerde
Northern New Mexico District: NNM   Rio Grande District: RioGrande    Sandia District: Sandia  Santa Fe District: Santa Fe
Zuni Mountain District: Zuni Gorham Scout Ranch: Gorham   Popcorn Sales: Popcorn Great Southwest Council: GSWC


Cub Scout Handbooks Back to School Special!

Save nearly 25% on each new handbook with our Fall Blitz Sale! Supplies are limited, so act fast! Click here for the order form.

All Scouter Pow Wow

Cub Leader Pow Wow -

CSI - Cub Scout Investigators...Investigate the Adventures in Scouting
34 different classes to choose from to help Cub Scouts Leaders of all experience levels

Leader Specific Training (basic position training):

Basic training for all of these positions - Merit Badge Counselors, Roundtable commissioners, STEM Nova mentors, Varsity Team Committee members, Venturing Crew committee members, Venturing Advisors/Associate Advisors, Scoutmasters & Assistant Scoutmasters, Chartered organization representatives, Unit Commissioners, Varsity Coaches & Assistant Coaches

Boy Scout Youth Sessions:

Den Chief Training
Merit Badges, including: Indian Lore, Mining in Society, Fingerprinting, Pulp & Paper

CPR/AED/First Aid training (limited to 8 participants)

When: November 7, 2015

Where: Rio Rancho Middle School, 1600 Loma Colorado NE, Rio Rancho 87124

For all of the event details and to sign up, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Pow Wow Chair Ann Margaret Stamber by clicking here.

The University of New Mexico Lobos Present:

2015 Scout Night!

When: Saturday, November 21, 2015- Opening Flag Ceremony @ 3:20 pm; Kickoff @ 3:30 pm

Where: UNM Lobos Football Stadium- Turqoise Seating

Cost: $13 per person

More information and registration form to follow shortly.


Own It Leadership Summit

The Own It Leadership Summit was a great success!  To review the documents presented at this meeting, please click here.

Gorham Scout Ranch - 2015 - check it out!

Did you know that Gorham Scout Ranch fees are the lowest in our area, and as much as 25% lower than other nearby camps?? Check out this table to see how the fees compare: Gorham Fee Comparison

Are you curious what other Scouts and Leaders though of their experience at Gorham Scout Ranch in 2014? Check out this informative chart: Gorham Appraisal Data


Special Edition Trailmarker - September 2, 2014 - Click this link for a PDF version of the Special Edition of the Trailmarker
August, 2014 Trailmarker - Click this link for a PDF version of the August 2014 edition of the Trailmarker

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