Vision 2020: A New Philmont Opportunity For Latter-day Saint Families

On May 8, 2018, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that it would discontinue its chartered partnership with the Boy Scouts of America in 2020. However, many Church families still wish to continue their Scouting journey. How can these families find the information, resources, and training to be involved in or begin new Scouting units?

Come to Vision 2020, a unique opportunity for Latter-day Saint families to attend Philmont together and learn the skills necessary to continue Scouting! This exciting new Philmont course is a catalyst for increased knowledge and energy among the Scouting community and will set the groundwork for important membership development as Latter-day Saint families transfer to new units in 2020.

This inaugural week at Philmont will provide specific support, training, and information to help Latter-day Saint Scouting families find a new charter organization, start a Scouting unit, organize a committee, recruit youth, train adult and youth leaders, fund raise, develop an annual plan, and learn other skills necessary to continue Scouting with energy, increased knowledge, and optimism in 2020.

Come enjoy the trademark family events of Philmont: spouse activities, children age-groups, youth mountain trek, family hiking, western night, children’s parade, family dancing, campfires, and so much more! A memorable family vacation that will jumpstart a new Scouting legacy in 2020.

Dates: Saturday, June 15th – Saturday, June 22nd, 2019


Bring the whole family for a unique and exciting Philmont experience!

Vision 2020 is an official course offered through the Philmont Training Center. Interested applicants should send an email to for further details.  Please use the subject: Vision 2020. Accepted participants will be notified by December 2018.

(The Vision 2020 conference is sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America and not The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Priesthood leaders should not persuade members to attend.)

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  1. Gary Sanford says:

    I am very interested. Do I just go to the Philmont site to register?


    What is the cost? First come first serve? What are the dates of June 15-22 for?

  3. Chris Pariseau says:

    This is a great opportunity for those who wish to attend Philmont. But, your local council is equipped with professionals and volunteers to help you also with this process (or at least SHOULD be).

  4. Jerry Browner says:

    It sounds like a great idea, is this done through the PTC- Philmont Training Center? Also would doing this count as a visit to Philmont for the master track award?

  5. Ken King says:

    Jerry – since it is a PTC course, yes, it would meet a requirement for the master track award.

  6. Ed Morrow says:

    I am working on a project for Commissioner Science. Could you send me a summary of what you will offer in your training. I am mainly interested in how to transition a Latter-day Saint boy and family into a traditional troop.


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