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Family Scouting: Serving Today's Families

The BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining true to our mission.

We are excited to announce beginning in 2018, our Cub Scouting program will be open to boys and girls. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success.

Read more here.

2018 Friends of Scouting

Donate NowPlease take a moment to support the Great Southwest Council through our annual giving campaign. All donations stay locally to support Scouting in the Great Southwest Council!

Other Announcements


Cub Scout Day Camp 2018

The 2018 Cub Scout Day Camp schedule and registration information is available HERE.

Registration deadline is April 23 for best rate and T-shirt size guarantee.


Rocket into Scouting

Sunday, May 6, 2-5pm

@ Balloon Fiesta Park


All Cub Scouts and their families are welcome to attend.


New Cub Scouts will receive a free rocket that they can assemble and then launch at the event. You can join at your local Pack or at the event on the 6th.


All other Cub Scouts and siblings can purchase a rocket for $5 at the event to assemble and launch.


RSVP to the Great Southwest Council at 

or contact (505) 345-8603


To locate a Cub Scout Pack near you, visit


NYLT - June 3-9 @ Gorham Scout Ranch

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Great Southwest Council Strategic Plan

Click HERE to view the Council's Strategic Plan, revised for 2018.


Partnership for Scouting

Check HERE for the 2017 results (updated February 2018).

Thank you to our Packs, Troops, Crews, and Wards that qualified in 2017 as Partnership Units.

Gorham Scout Ranch
Summer Camp

All-terrain Vehicle Program for Older Scouts Coming to Gorham this Summer! Click HERE for more information

Registration is Now Open for 2018!
Click here for more info!

The Order of the Arrow Lodge 66 provides camperships for Boy Scouts wanting to attend Summer Camp at Gorham in 2018. Click HERE for instructions and click HERE for the campership application. Applications must be submitted by April 3, 2018.


Summer Camp Staff Needed - Apply Today
Gorham Scout Ranch provides the best summer camp program in the Southwest. The reason the camp's program is so great is because Gorham has an amazing, talented camp staff. We want you to become a member of our team for the 2018 season. Click HERE for the application.


Leader Specific Training & Charter Rep Training

Saturday, April 7, 2018 @ All Saints Lutheran Church

Click HERE for more information



*** The Nov. 4 Pow Wow has been postponed until Fall 2018 ***



Wood Badge 2018
September 7-9 & 21-23
at Gorham Scout Ranch

Click HERE for more information and to register

Brownsea - June 3-9 @ Gorham Scout Ranch

Click HERE for more information and to register.

Please Support Businesses in our Community that Support Scouting!

BSA Gift Plan

Please visit

Just Serve

Just Serve connects volunteers with opportunities to care for others and improve our community. is provided as a service by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.










Gorham Scout Ranch Video

Tufts Study Video

Brownsea Video