SND at Philmont 2022

When: July 24-30, 2022

On the last week of July, 2022, Philmont will host three activities to support special needs and disabilities (SND) in Scouting.

  • Zia Experience for SND youth and families
  • Adaptive Special Needs training conference
  • Growing your Special Needs training conference

For more information and registration, visit the Philmont Training Center web site.

Zia Experience

The Zia Experience is a Philmont adventure for Scouts with special needs or disabilities. Our team of Philmont staff and highly trained volunteers will work with a wide range of functioning and abilities to provide an awesome Philmont experience for Scouts and their family members.

Adaptive Special Needs

This national training offers a week of learning best practices in outdoor and camping programs for special needs. The week will help volunteers and professionals learn how to mainstream special needs scouts into everyday outdoor/camping programs. Adults will also learn about the latest adaptive programs including shooting sports, horsemanship, Project COPE and hiking while working with the Scouts attending the Zia Experience. The conference will also include: dietary and medication safety, program and facilities management, adaptive equipment, advancement, and program development for serving special needs Scouts. 

Growing Your Special Needs Program

This course is designed for Scouters, professionals, chartered organization leadership, and school district personnel who want to expand their knowledge in order to positively impact youth with disAbilities within your local Council.   

Empower yourself and your Council Committee to make a difference in the lives of others. Learn to maximize resources and manage expectations, while creatively exploring ways to make modifications and accommodations to Scouting advancement.