LDS Philmont Experiences

by | May 6, 2015


Do you want to go to Philmont this summer to improve Scouting in your LDS unit, yet you aren’t serving in a stake presidency? While the popular “LDS Scouting Leadership Conference” sessions are reserved only for specific stake leadership, there are also three other Philmont sessions with LDS Scouting tips open to any Church Scouting leader.

  1. Visual Storytelling Photography Workshop, Week 1: June 7-13 — Imagine thousands of Scouters armed with still cameras and video recorders, hunting great Scouting stories to share via social media sites. That’s the vision for the Visual Storytelling conference. Attendees will learn the basics of multimedia storytelling, how to publish to the Web, and techniques for passing on what they learn. This conference is intended for those who have at least some experience with still photography and/or video, and have a passion for showing the story of Scouting.
  2. Commissioner Service For Non-Traditional Or Faith Based Units, Week 2: June 14-20 — Are you a commissioner serving Non-Traditional or Faith Based units? This conference is for you! Topics will include what you need to know as a district commissioner, assistant district commissioner or unit commissioner to help these units in your area be successful in the delivery of the mission of Scouting. Non-traditional units are those that involve under-served communities or minorities groups. You will learn the mission of commissioner service, the importance of effective monthly unit visits, unit self-assessments and action planning, providing charter renewal, annual service plans, commissioner priorities, and the Commissioner’s role in assisting these to succeed in their Journey to Excellence.
  3. Leading Varsity Scouting In LDS Teams, Week 6: July 12-18 — This conference will show how Varsity Scouting programs work, especially within the values and organization of the LDS church. It will help LDS leaders, council, and district leaders build successful Varsity Scout programs. Attendees will include Coaches, team committee members, and Unit Commissioners at ward and stake levels. Those of other faiths working at the district and council levels—especially professionals—will also profit from knowing how to establish new Varsity Scout teams within their councils.

Each of the above courses can specifically help improve Scouting in your LDS unit and also offer the same family-friendly Philmont amenities as the popular LDS Priesthood Leadership weeks:  family programs, great dining hall options, the chance to mingle with Scouters from across the country and the inspiring atmosphere of Philmont Scout Ranch. Register here today