The Philmont Training Center - Training Scouting's Leaders
Philmont's camping program is legendary. It is literally the pinnacle of Scouting's High Adventure programs. However, many of those who hike Philmont's trails don't know that just across the road from Camping Headquarters is one of Scouting's premiere leadership training facilities.
The Philmont Training Center has, according to former Philmont General Manager Bill Spice, "had as much or more impact on Scout councils and districts across America as any other entity." For more than 50 years, scouters and their families have come to PTC to learn the latest and best techniques for teaching Scouting's ideals, values, and skills. But the story of the PTC has gone virtually untold - until now.
The Other Side of the Road is the long overdue story of the Philmont Training Center, told by the man who knows it as well as anyone, Mark Griffin, a long-time professional scouter whose life has been intertwined with the Philmont Training Center since he was a child.