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36 )"!%""#"! 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 not required. While the primary purpose of the Philmont Training Center is to host conferences, the opportunity for families to join their Scouter and enjoy a wide range of family programs is what makes PTC unique. (a) Family Programs - There are planned activities for all members of the family— infant through adult. Family members enjoy a staff-led program of hiking, tours, handicrafts, games, campfires, and outdoor activities. Family program groups meet while conferences are in regular session. (b) Leisure Activities - There will be ample opportunity for a Scouter to enjoy the majesty of Philmont with his or her family or spouse. Evenings are devoted to family activities and free time. Sunday and Wednesday afternoons are free for family activities, hiking, fishing, or sightseeing. %!"%)$(%"$  !%$* 3*"6  7 The National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is the ultimate in training experiences for youth leaders, both young men and women. It is conducted for older Scouts who have the potential for being on the staff of the council junior leader training or youth leader training conference. The camp is held at the Rocky Mountain Scout Camp, approximately two miles from base camp and situated in the beautiful foothills viewing the Tooth of Time. NAYLE participants must meet the following requirements: · Successful completion of Unit Leadership Training (TLT or CLT) and National Youth Leader Training · Be in top physical condition; a Philmont Health and Medical Record Form is required · Be 14 years of age by the first day of your course, but not yet 21 years old · Hold a unit leadership position For more information about conferences or the Philmont Training Center, contact: Philmont Training Center Philmont Scout Ranch 17 Deer Run Road Cimarron, NM 87714 Phone: 575-376-2281 Fax: 575-376-2629 E-mail: "!%!"!* · The mission of Troop 22 and the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare its members to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath, and Scout Law. · To teach young men skills and understanding for the outdoors and the tenants of the Outdoor Code. · The importance of living up to the Scout Slogan, and Scout Motto and to develop an appreciation for service to their community. · To have every Scout learn something of value at every Scout activity. · HAVE FUN! (', %%!%!"  !!%"$"#**! "!  !%"$#!$$ )!%$%8 Leadership - The Purpose of Scouting is to prepare young people for a lifetime of leadership. Our nation will never outgrow the need for thoughtful, responsible leadership. The values and lessons of Scouting will never go out of style. Achievement - The Scouting experience includes learning valuable skills and achieving meaningful goals with measurable objectives. The Boy Scouts of America promotes action—taking initiative to do things that better the individual, strengthen relationships, and support commu nities. Character - The Aims and Methods of Scouting helps shape and build our youth while embracing the many qualities that guide good decision making in life. Scouting’s lessons last a lifetime. Service - The commitment made by Registered Adult Leaders help to build a straight road for our youth to follow into the future. Scouting helps youth of America find—in themselves and in the world around them— more than they thought possible. Outdoors - Learning to appreciate our world and our place in it remains essential to the Scouting experience. Youth today face many distractions. Scouting promotes active involvement in the enduring nature of the Scouting experience.