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Philmont Individual Programs

In addition to regular expeditions for crews of seven to 12 members, Philmont offers several special programs that are available to individuals and smaller groups: Rayado TrekVenturers who have mastered basic outdoor skills should consider applying for the challenging and selective Rayado Trek program. Rayado is unparalleled for developing outdoor leadership, group dynamics, wilderness problem-solving, and advanced outdoor skills. Participants will experience more of Philmont’s backcountry and will have program opportunities not available to expedition campers. R.O.C.S. (Roving Outdoor Conservation School)The Roving Outdoor Conservation School is an exciting program for Venturers who… Read More

Ranger Award

The Ranger Award exemplifies a challenging high-leveloutdoor/high-adventure skills advancement program. Once earned, it willidentify a Ranger as a person who is highly skilled at a variety ofoutdoor sports and interests, trained in outdoor safety, and ready tolead or assist others in activities. Rangers can be a great programasset to Cub Scout packs, Boy Scout troops, and others.

Speaking Venturing

One of the firm rules about Venturing-speak is that the name of the program is VenturingTherefore, a crew is a Venturing Crew, not a Venture or Venturer crew. A youth is called a Venturer.Advisors and other leaders are Venturing Advisors and such, not Venture or Venturer  leaders.Venturing leaders take Venturing training, not Venture or Venturer training. A document on Venturing, BSA is below for you to print & share with your council. You may also wish to review the┬áThe Language of Scouting and BSA Style Manual

Messengers of Peace

Messengers of Peace is a World Scout Committee initiative designed to promote and recognize service projects that contribute to world peace. Launched in September 2011, Messengers of Peace is a global initiative designed to inspire millions of young men and women in more than 220 countries and territories to work toward peace. Using state-of-the-art social media, the initiative lets Scouts from around the world share what they’ve done and inspire fellow Scouts to undertake similar efforts in their own communities. The initiative is inspired by the World Scout Committee, administered by the… Read More


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