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Scouting and Guiding 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.

Early history (1910-1950)

Recent history (1950-1990)

Boy Scouting in New Mexico

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

Girl Scouting in New Mexico

There are three Girl Scout council offices in New Mexico.

Scouting Activities by County

This is a list of the 33 counties in New Mexico. Bernalillo / Catron / Chaves / Cibola / Colfax / Curry / De Baca / Dona Ana / Eddy / Grant / Guadalupe / Harding / Hidalgo / Lea / Lincoln / Los Alamos / Luna / McKinley / Mora / Otero / Quay / Rio Arriba / Roosevelt / Sandoval / San Juan / San Miguel / Santa Fe / Sierra / Socorro / Taos / Torrance / Union / Valencia /

Scouting museums in New Mexico

The Scouting Museum of New Mexico, run by Dennis Downing at 400 South First Street in Raton, New Mexico, is open daily from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm from June through August, and by appointment from September through May. Privately owned at a private facility, displays include Wood Badge, Philmont, Order of the Arrow, National Jamboree, International Scouting, Scout books and magazines, videos, reference library, and also rotates loaned exhibits, in the summers only. Admission is free.

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