2015 Silver Beaver Recipients

Robert Forsyth

David Jones

Richard Morley

David Seagraves

2015 District Award of Merit

Keith Stephens

2015 Distinguished Service Award

Tony Colletti

John Patchett

Richard Thompson, 

Bob Pfaff

Maria Rightley
Paul Grahm

Thomas Mark McCleskey

District Journey to Excellence

Sangre de Cristo finished 2015 as a Silver District
 in Journey to Excellence

Thank you so much to all our volunteers and units who make scouting a positive life experience for the youth in North-East New Mexico

Friends of Scouting

We are currently on track with our pacesetter to meet our district Friends of Scouting Goal of $50,000. To those who have made a donation or pledge, thank you so much for your support. Your investment in scouting will go a long way to help continue our mission to serve the youth in our district.


If you have not already made a contribution to our campaign, you can still do so by clicking on the status bar at the top to make your contribution online.


To learn more about our Friends of Scouting Campaign and what your contribution goes toward, please click on the following link.


What is Friends of Scouting 

Become A District Leader
We Need Your Help

We currently have a lot of vacancies in our district level positions that we need help filling.

 The district is run by a group of volunteers all with the common goal of helping units in the district be successful and help provide youth the best program possible. 

We are currently looking for scouters interested in helping us with district functions such as 

unit service
activities and events
camp promotion

finance and fundraising 
If you are interested in volunteering to help make our new district successful, please get in touch with Steve Gates, Justin Tripp or Rob Wright to get started. Additional information about the district positions can be found here.
Upcoming Events
Klondike - February 12th-14th 

The Klondike is this weekend and we hope everyone is excited for the Gold Rush. Just a reminder: Be sure to bring extra clothing layers and extra sleeping bags and pads if you are camping. It will be cold and we want to make sure everyone stays warm.

All parents and unit leaders should read this update from Eddie Dry regarding things to keep note of before, during and after the event. This document will cover check-in, weather and snow conditions, Sledding, Parking and information for Volunteers. Additionally, be sure to refer to the Klondike Leaders Guide for any last minute questions and schedule of events.

We look forward to seeing you all at Camp Elliot Barker in Angelfire this weekend!

Spring Merit Badge Pow Wow - March 5th

We will be having our Spring Merit Badge Pow Wow Saturday, March 5th at the White Rock LDS Church from 8:15am to 3pm. There will be a morning and afternoon merit badge session with many great merit badges for your boys to earn.

Trail to First Class
Cit. Community/Family Life
Citizenship in the Nation
Environmental Science
Citizenship in the World
Personal Management
Nuclear Science
Disability Awareness
Fingerprinting/Crime Prevention
Coin Collecting

Early bird registration has begun and will be $9 per registrant or $10 at the door. Additional information and registration can be found be found below on the following link:

Order of the Arrow
Comanche Chapter

The new Comanche Chapter has been launched! The Comanche Chapter encompasses Santa Fe and Taos and we are bringing the two together in brotherhood. We will work in cooperation with the Sioux Chapter and will share some of their ceremony outfits and other regalia. We will be working with the Sioux and will put together a ceremony team for the call out at the District Camporee in April. The Spring Fellowship sounds like it is going to be a blast and we are thankful and excited that Zuni is hosting it. The Comanche Chapter will be meeting in the near future and as time passes we will increasingly have more events and happenings to report on in our recently established chapter!

Yours in Brotherhood,

Chapter Chief Aydin Gates
Summer 2016
Summer Camp 2016 - Gorham Scout Ranch

If your unit has not already registered to go to a Summer Camp, it is not too late to register your boys for a fun-filled week at Gorham Scout Ranch. This year, we will be offering 30 merit badges including 7 Eagle Required Merit Badges. We have a program for everyone. Trail to First Class will help scouts earn skills required for Rank Advancement, COPE to build team-building skills and leadership for the older boys, High Adventure for older boys looking for a different summer camp experience. For our adults looking to earn something as well, we will be offering Adult Leader Specific and IOLS.

Gorham Scout Ranch is one of the most affordable scout camps in our region with a cost as low as $285 per scouts taking advantage of our early bird rate. Units that meet their Friends of Scouting Goal before April 15th will receive a 10% rebate of their camp fee's.

If your unit is interested in attending Gorham Scout Ranch for summer camp, please complete a unit reservation form so that we can get you started. You can also find more information by visiting our website.

Provisional Camp at Gorham Scout Ranch

Is your troop scheduled to go to summer camp during the same week that conflicts with your sons ability to attend camp? Is the summer camp your troop is attending simply cost too much for your family? Did you know that even though your sons troop may not be attending Gorham this summer, he can still spend a week here and earn merit badges and take advantage of our exciting programs?  With our Zia Provisional Camping Program, your son will be able to join another troop for the week and still have the summer camp experience that he may have otherwise missed. To register your son for our Zia Provisional Camping Program, please download the registration form and submit it to the Council Service Center.

Cub & Webelos Week at Gorham Scout Ranch

Lets face it, Cub Scouts love camping. If your pack has been thinking about planning an outing this summer, save the week of July 18th - 22nd in your calendar for our Cub Adventure Week and Webelos Week in the Woods at Gorham Scout Ranch. You and your son will have the opportunity to enjoy hikes through the pristine nature of the Ranch, shoot B.B Guns and Bow and Arrows and conquer our rock climbing tower. We will have more information for you next month with the release of our Cub Scout Leaders Guide, but packs may get ahead of the ball and reserve their spot by completing and submitting the reservation form. 

District Cub Scout Day Camps

Save the dates. More information will be announced in the near future.

Los Alamos: 
Wednesday, June 1st -  Friday, June 3rd

Santa Fe: 
Friday, July 8th and Saturday, July 9th

District Calendar
Tuesday Feb 2nd

Tuesday Feb 9th
District Roundtable
 Feb 12th - 14th
Tuesday March 1st
District Committee Meeting
Saturday March 5th
Merit Badge Pow Wow

Tuesday March 8th
District Roundtable
April 29th - 30th
Spring Camporee 
*More Info Coming*
Council Happenings
  Saturday Feb 20th
8:30AM - 1:30PM

Satuday Feb 20th
8:30AM - 1:30PM

Saturday Feb 20th
9AM - Noon

Saturday Feb 20th
6PM - 8:30PM

Friday Feb 26th
11:30AM - 1PM

Saturday Feb 27th
March 4th - 5th
8AM - 5PM

March 11th - 13th
Links and Resources

Meeting Information
Committee Meeting and Roundtables are held in 2 physical locations and
teleconferenced together. Those who cannot attend a meeting in person is able to web conference into the meeting or call into the meeting to be connected


Los Alamos
Trinity on the Hill

3900 Trinity Dr, Los Alamos, NM

Santa Fe
Christ Lutheran Church

1701 Arroyo Chamiso Rd Santa Fe, NM

Web/Call In
Link and Phone Number to connect to meeting remotely can
be found by clicking the Calendar
Steve Gates
District Commissioner


Justin Tripp
District Chair

Rob Wright
District Executive