Friday, October 14, 2011

Roundtable/Council PTC Promotional


Greetings from the Philmont Training Center!
October is an exciting month in the Boy Scouts of America, and we hope your fall recruitment is going well.  With so many new leaders joining the BSA this time of year, adult leader training becomes an even more important topic.  As part of your discussions about training we encourage you to talk about Philmont Training Center (PTC), the National Training Center of the BSA.
To assist you in this effort, we have attached a copy of our two-page flyer detailing our 2012 PTC Conference Schedule.  In addition, here is a link to the flyer for you to add to your local council website and social media pages to help promote PTC:  http://scouting.org/filestore/philmont/pdf/2012PTCConferenceFlyer.pdf.   This is a terrific handout for your next district roundtables!  At the end of this email is a script for use at district Roundtables that will help explain PTC programs. 
We know that when volunteers from your council attend a PTC conference they can help strengthen your local Scouting program.  Thank you for your continued efforts to promote the Philmont Training Center.  Please contact me if you have any further questions at Andrea.Watson@Scouting.org.
In Scouting,
Andrea Watson
Associate Director of Program/Philmont Training Center
Script for PTC Roundtable Promotion "Training Highlight"
Since 1950, Philmont Training Center in Cimarron, New Mexico has served as the National Training Center of the Boy Scouts of America.  Each summer, conferences are conducted at "PTC" by the various departments and committees of the BSA national council.  In 2012 there are dozens of exciting conferences to choose from that cover all aspects and programs of Scouting!  You are invited!  Don't miss the chance to come to PTC next summer. Plus individuals who register by December 31, 2011 will qualify for the early bird registration price!
One of the most unique opportunities of a week at PTC is the chance to enjoy the magic of Philmont with your family.  While you learn the "best methods" of Scouting in your conference, your family members will enjoy hikes into the Philmont backcountry, horseback rides, crafts, games, and so much more!  You'll also have plenty of opportunities to explore Philmont and the surrounding area together as a family.  This will surely be a Scouting adventure you will never forget.
To register to attend PTC, log onto your MyScouting account at www.MyScouting.org and then click on the "event registration" tab.  For more details about PTC, visit www.PhilmontTrainingCenter.org

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