Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting

A Special Opportunity

The Training Center at Philmont Scout Ranch provides a unique environment for training thousands of Scouting volunteer leaders. The Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting convenes under the direction of the Young Men General Presidency and the General Scouting Committee of the Church. The faculty, selected from Young Men and Primary General Presidencies, board members, and professional Scouters, provide training in the program and administration of Scouting as a supporting activity of the Aaronic Priesthood and Primary.

 Print 2017 Dates
Week 3, June 24-30, 2017 (Full) OR
Week 4, July 1-7, 2017. The conference begins Saturday with arrival between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. and concludes Friday morning following an early breakfast.

Mailings:  An invitation from the Young Men general presidency to attend, as well as information concerning the 2017 Philmont Leadership Conference on Scouting, is sent to all stake presidents in the United States.

Registration:  The stake president is welcome to copy the information and distribute it to his counselors, the stake Young Men president, and the high councilors over Primary and Scouting. Only men holding these Church leadership positions may submit a request to attend Philmont. Please email your request to attend to

PHILMONT PARTICIPATION POLICY: The Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting at Philmont is for STAKE and DISTRICT PRESIDENCY members and their families. Due to the high demand to attend the conference, only stake presidency members will be immediately accepted.  Stake and district Young Men presidents and high councilors with Scouting responsibilities may submit a request, but they will be placed on a waiting list.

When openings occur, waiting list attendees will be contacted by the LDS-BSA Relationships office.

Philmont is a family experience as well. Each priesthood leader is highly encouraged to bring his wife and children still living at home (no grandchildren) to Philmont.

Stake Representation:  A stake may be represented by more than one individual. All six positions listed above may attend at the same time and are encouraged to do so. However, an individual may attend only once every three years, giving others an opportunity to participate.

Family Participation:  An attractive feature of the training conference is that attending Philmont is like going on a family vacation! While the priesthood brethren attend conference sessions, wives and children participate in programs that include tours, crafts, hikes, and relaxing. Full-day activities with program counselors are provided for each age group.

Cost:  The fees include food, lodging in a well-equipped tent city, leadership for all age groups, and nursery care. Additional activity fees may be charged for those participating in handicraft classes and other special tours. Fees for the 2017  Priesthood Leadership Conference on Scouting are as follows (fees are paid with a credit card only through the online registration process):

Conference Participant $540
Non-Conference Adult (20+) $380
Mountain Trek (Ages 14-20) $422
Youth (Ages 14-20) $325
Children (Ages 6-13) $205
Children (Ages 3-5) $100
Children (Ages 0-2) $100

Make your request early!  Email your request to attend to ldsbsa@scouting.orgSince both weeks will fill up quickly, we encourage you to submit your request early. You will then be sent the link to register online with instructions to complete the registration. Your fee is due upon registering in the online system. If at some point you choose to cancel, you will receive a refund minus the $100 cancellation fee. Payments for your family can be made incrementally, but full payment for your family must be complete by May 1, 2017

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For more information contact the LDS-BSA Relationships office at

(801) 530-0004 or e-mail


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