Scouting in New Mexico

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Scouting in New Mexico has had a rich and colorful history, from the 1910s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live. The state is home to the Philmont Scout Ranch.

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Early history (1910–1950)

On May 11, 1941, the Boy Scouts of America honored Major Frederick Russell Burnham on his eightieth birthday, at Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico. Burnham had only recently returned from Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge which he had dedicated with the Boy Scouts in Arizona after a long campaign to save the Desert Bighorn Sheep.[1]

Recent history (1950–1990)

Scouting in New Mexico today

There are five Boy Scouts of America local councils in New Mexico.

Conquistador Council

Located in southeast New Mexico, the Conquistador Council office is in Roswell, New Mexico. The Kwahadi Lodge #78 of the Order of the Arrow serves local Arrowmen.

  • Chisum Trail District
  • El Llano Grande District
  • Oil Patch District
  • Rio Hondo District

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