Conquistador Council is a local council chartered by the Boy Scouts of America to administer Scouting programs in Southeastern New Mexico.
From its headquarters in Roswell, the Council serves, 1284, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts in 77 Scouting Units plus trains and coordinates the efforts of 684 volunteers, with an annual budget of nearly $1 million.
Because of the vast area it serves, the Conquistador Council is divided in to four geographical districts: Chisum Trail (Eddy County), El Llano Grande (Curry, Roosevelt and DeBaca counties), Oil Patch (Lea County) and Rio Hondo (Chaves and Lincoln counties). These districts are dedicated to the advancement of Scouting in their local communities.
Conquistador Council is led by volunteers, with administration performed by a staff of professional Scouters. The Council President is the top volunteer; the Scout Executive is the top professional.
Conquistador Council owns and operates three camp properties: Camp Wehinahpay in the Sacramento Mountains of southern New Mexico; Dowling Aquatic Base on the Pecos River in Carlsbad; and Camp Jim Murray, located just west of Hobbs, New Mexico, adjacent to the airport. This facility is used for Cub Scout Day Camp, training and weekend over-nights. A year-round training center with Pavilion, BBQ Grill, picnic tables and a campfire area are available.
The Council also operates a Scout Shop at its headquarters in Roswell.