Scouting in New Mexico

Welcome to the Kirtland AFB Scout Liaison Home Page. The latest information on base Scout units and visiting Scout units can be found here.

To contact the lead scout liaison, go to the "Contact us" link at the bottom of all pages on the Kirtland AFB Public Web site and follow the posted instructions

Note: The Air Force does not provide transportation from Albuquerque International Sunport to Kirtland AFB. Scouting units are responsible for obtaining all transportation to, from and on Kirtland AFB.

Scouting on Kirtland AFB

Boy Scouts of America
· Pack 85
· Troop 85, www.troop85.com
· Great Southwest Council, www.gswcbsa.org
· National Eagle Scout Assoc, www.nesa.org
· Order of the Arrow Lodge, www.lodge66.org

POC for Pack #85 is Shona Byrd shonabyrd@hotmail.com 501-920-7026.

Girl Scouts of America
· Troop 1502
· New Mexico Trails Council, www.nmgirlscouts.org/

Military and civilians assigned to Kirtland AFB. Interested in volunteering? The Scouts need your help! What can you do?

· Scout liaison duties
· Scout sponsor duties
· District and Council Boy Scouts of America duties
· District and Council Girl Scouts of America duties

Visiting Kirtland AFB on your way to:
· Rancho del Chaparral, www.nmgirlscouts.org/forgirls/gotocamp.html
· Philmont, www.scouting.org/highadventure/philmont.aspx;
· Camp Elliot Barker, www.nmgirlscouts.org/forgirls/gotocamp.html; or
or anywhere in or near Albuquerque, or just passing through...

Scout units; send all requests for information or regarding Scouting opportunities and activities to the Kirtland AFB Scout Liaison. See the link in "Contact us" at the bottom of the page for sending requests.

All e-mails should have Scout unit number, city and state and date(s) desired in the e-mail's subject (i.e., BSA VC 123, Hometown, PA, 7 July 2007 or GSA Troop 15, Hometown TN, 18 Aug. 08)

Transportation
Transportation arrangements to and from Kirtland AFB and the airport (and then to Camp Elliott Barker/Philmont/Double H/Rancho del Chaparral) is the Scout unit's responsibility.

The U.S. Air Force, Kirtland AFB units or base personnel assume no liability or responsibility for Scout units desiring to come on base. Scout units are responsible for ensuring their appropriate tour permits and insurance are completed and on hand before arriving at Kirtland AFB.

The City of Albuquerque provides bus transportation (ABQ Ride) to Kirtland AFB. On base service is limited to the following bus routes: #2, 31, 96 and 98.

If arriving from the Sunport, take bus #50 to Gibson Boulevard and transfer on to 16/18. Ask the driver to drop you off at the nearest stop to the Truman Gate. Walk the short distance to the Truman Gate. When purchasing your ticket, ensure you tell the bus driver you will be transferring to bus 16/18. You may print out the routes from the ABQ Ride Web page, www.cabq.gov/transit or call 505-243-RIDE (7433).

As a reminder: Kirtland AFB does not provide transportation services for scouts. 

Middle and high school aged students may have to show school identification to get the student one-way rate. Exact change is necessary to ride the bus. Holiday service: no service is available on New Years, Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial, Independence, Labor, Thanksgiving (or the day after) or Christmas days.

Scouts, are you interested in community service projects?

Contact the scout liaison for information on: community service projects with the base wildlife office, civil engineering and other base organizations.

Climatology and safety briefings (to be added soon)

Other Scouting functions: 
· District and Council Girl Scouts of America duties
· Girl Scouts of America area volunteer coordinator
· District/Council Boy Scouts of America duties