Great Southwest Council


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

2014 Popcorn Leader's Guide

Wood Badge

See all of our upcoming events in the Calendar below!


Council Calendar

From 12 pm Friday, February 27th, until approximately 12 pm Saturday, February 28th, the Great Southwest Council website will be down for maintenance. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

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President David L. Beck, Young Men's General President for the LDS Church to keynote Little Philmont Training!

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* To provide training in integrating and utilizing the Scouting programs to strengthen our young men in fulfilling the purposes of the Aaronic Priesthood
* All Great Southwest Council Scouters interested in learning more about Scoutign, ways to improve your Scouting program, have fun, and meet great people
Friday, February 27, 2015: 7-9pm
Church appropriate attire
Saturday, February 28: 8am - 4pm
Registration starts at 7 am
Scouting uniform/Lunch provided
LDS 7-Bar Stake Center 
4500 Seven Bar Loop RD NW
Albuquerque, NM 87114
Dynamic Speakers, over 25 different classes, and information midway
There is no charge for this event but please register so that we can have an accurate count for lunch and class sizes
More information?
Steve Christiansen, or Dale Balmer,

register online by clicking here

2015 University of Scouting
Yucca, Conquistador, and Great Southwest Councils
Advanced Training for ALL Adult Scouters!

When:     Friday, 24 April, 2015
                 Saturday, 25 April 2015
Where:    Ruidoso High School
                  125 Warrior Dr
                  Ruidoso, NM 88345
Time:        Friday, 7:30 to 9:30 pm
                  Check in and Cracker Barrel
Saturday, 7:15 to 7:45 am
                  Walk-in Registration
Saturday, 7:45 to 4:30 pm
                  Classes and Graduation
Cost:        $25.00 (online registration)
                  $30.00 (walk-in registration, cash-only at the door)
Food:        Lunch will be served

For more details and to sign up, click here.


What: National Youth Leadership Training is a six-day outdoor experience for youth leaders.  It supports the Scout leader responsibility to train youth leaders. Participants sleep in tents, prepare their own meals by patrols, learn life skills, and live by the Scout Oath and Law. 

When: May 30– June 6, 2015

Where: Gorham Scout Ranch

Cost: $285.00 Participant Fee ($335.00 after May 3, 2015)

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Brownsea 22

What: Outdoor Skills Course Adventure

When: June 1-6, 2015

Where: Gorham Scout Ranch

Cost: $285.00 Participant Fee ($335.00 after May 4, 2015)

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Own It

Own It Leadership Summit

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

Camp Cards

23rd World Scout Jamboree

28 July 2015 to 08 August 2015!
Learn more about the Program

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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