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Regional and National Training

Philmont Training Center
The Philmont Training Center (PTC) is the only national volunteer training center for the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1950, PTC has provided a unique environment for training volunteer and professional leaders, and a fun family program for every member of the family. Each year, more than 6,000 Scouters and family members attend PTC.

Each conference features the latest tools and techniques, audiovisuals, discussions, idea sharing, and activities led by a faculty of experienced Scouters. All registered Scouters are invited to attend training center courses; council approval is no longer required. See the Philmont Training Center web site for complete information and to register for a Philmont Conference.

Philmont Leadership Challenge
Ever since the resounding success of the National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience, which allows youth to hone their NYLT skills in an action packed adventure that teaches much more than Ranger skills, adults have been clamoring for a version of this course that they can attend. And here it is! The Philmont Leadership Challenge will allow Wood Badge (WB) trained adults to fully integrate the lessons learned “on the Hill” into their daily lives. Like our youth, you will live under the shadow of the Tooth of Time, and learn new skills based on Philmont Ranger Training. And, like the youth, you will discover this: True leadership is about helping others succeed. For complete information, visit the Philmont Leadership Challenge web site.

The Powder Horn course is designed to help the troop, team, or crew by exposing older Scouts, Venturers, and adult leaders to safely conducted outdoor/high-adventure activities of a fun and challenging nature. The course provides an introduction to the resources needed to successfully lead youth through a program of outdoor adventure and is based upon giving participants an exposure to some outdoor/high-adventure activities. The course presenters are expert consultants, from inside and outside of Scouting, in each outdoor high adventure activity. It is not a certification event. It is for any youth or adult interested in experiencing a unit-level, high-adventure program. The purpose of a Powder Horn course includes::

For complete information, please visit the Powderhorn web site.