Philmont OA Adviser Training Conference

The Philmont Order of the Arrow Advisers' Conference is for any currently registered adult Arrowmen of the OA, including professional Scouters.

Cost: Register before 12/31/2014 - $515, After 1/1/2015 - $530, (Spouses and/or children with a PTC participant for a reduced fee)
Where: Philmont Training Center, Cimarron, New Mexico
When: June 21-27, 2015
Visit Philmont Training Center Web Site for more information: www.philmonttrainingcenter.org
Registration: Registration is open now on www.philmonttrainingcenter.org
To Register and Pay: To register for next year’s conference, please visit www.philmonttrainingcenter.org, click the green button on top entitled “register for Philmont Training Center” and follow the onscreen message. Adults who register by December 31st, 2014 will receive reduced registration rates for their conference and family fees.

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About the Philmont OA Adviser Training Conference

The Philmont Order of the Arrow Adviser Conference is for any currently registered adult Arrowmen of the OA, including professional Scouters. While at the conference, participants can enjoy the many benefits of Philmont Scout Ranch and the Philmont Training Center.

The conference is tailored to address the specific needs of the participants, to share information from successful lodges across the nation, and to discuss possible solutions to some of the common challenges faced by many chapters and lodges. Our goals are to challenge, educate and inspire the participants and staff!

Some of the topics that may be covered at the conference include how to improve membership retention, the effective techniques of lodge and chapter communications, helpful insight regarding the Quality Lodge Recognition program, proven techniques to improve Brotherhood conversion, and other subject matter as requested by the participants. Participant input will have a large impact on what is discussed during the week, as we will strive to exceed the expectations of everyone in attendance!

The conference is led by members of the national Order of the Arrow committee and professional staff from the national Order of the Arrow office. Staff members have previously served as lodge advisers and bring a wealth of knowledge to the training while at the conference. Special guests will train throughout the conference including former and current national officers, members of the national committee and inspirational speakers.

While at the Philmont Training Center, participants and their families will have several opportunities to experience the many extracurricular activities that are available at both the Philmont Scout Ranch and surrounding areas. To learn more about the family programs, visit the Philmont Training Center website here.

Every evening and all day Wednesday, participants and their families will be able to enjoy many activities, some of which may include hiking, fishing, horseback riding, pottery-making demonstrations, museum visits, a Buffalo Barbeque on the Greensward, a Western Night of dance and games, and shopping in Cimarron and nearby towns.

Furthermore, participation in the OA Advisers’ Training Conference will fulfill a requirement under the personal growth category of the Arrowman Service Award for adult Arrowmen 21 or older. 

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