- Scouting in North Carolina
Scouting in North Carolina has a long history, from the 1910s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live.
- 1 Early history (1910-1950)
- 2 Recent history (1950-1990)
- 3 Boy Scouting in North Carolina today
- 4 Girl Scouting in North Carolina
- 5 Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council
- 6 See also
- 7 External links
Early history (1910-1950)
Until 1948, some southern councils of the Boy Scouts of America were racially segregated. Colored Troops, as they were officially known, were given little support from Districts and Councils. Some Scouting executives and leaders believed that Colored Scouts and Leaders would be less able to live up to the ideals of the Boy Scouts. The National Office began a program of integrating local councils in 1940, a process which lasted until 1974.
Recent history (1950-1990)
Boy Scouting in North Carolina today
There are eleven Boy Scouts of America councils in North Carolina.
Served by the Order of the Arrow through Klahican Lodge 331
- Brunswick District
- Central District
- Lakes District
- Masonboro District
- Northeast Cape Fear District
- Western District
Counties served: Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, and Scotland.
- Anson District
- Concord District
- Kannapolis District
- Montgomery District
- Richmond District
- Rowan District
- Stanley District
- Union District
Counties served: Anson, Cabarrus, Montgomery, Richmond, Rowan, Stanly, and Union.
- Nantahala District
- Cataloochee District
- SoQua District
- Terrora District
- Toe River District
Counties served: Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey.
- Blackbeard District
- Caswell District
- Croatan Trails District
- Neuse Basin District
- Pitt District
- Tar River District
- Tri-County District
- White Oak River District
- Wilson District
Counties served: Beaufort, Bertie, Carteret, Craven, Craven, Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Onslow, Pamlico, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, and Wilson.
- Apache District
- Etowah District
- Hornets Nest District
- Pueblo District
- Waholi District
- Wunita District
Counties served: Mecklenburg.
- Cape Fear District
- Crosswinds District (includes portions of former Dan Beard District)
- Great Northern District
- Hemlock District (includes portions of former Dan Beard District)
- Impeesa District (includes former Falls and Baden Powell Districts)
- Kia Kima District
- Mawat District
- Moore District
- Neuse River District
- Orange District
- Three Rivers District
- Tuocs District
Counties served: Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Lee, Moore, Orange, Vance, Wake, and Warren.
Old Hickory Council
- Blue Ridge District
- Dogwood District
- Hanging Rock District
- Laurel District
- Piedmont District
- Salem District
- Wilkes District
Counties served: Alleghany, Ashe, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin. Alleghany District was merged into Laurel District in late 2010.
Old North State Council
The Old North State Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America that serves the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. The council's name is taken from the state's official song, The Old North State. Old North State Council's Order of the Arrow counterpart is Tsoiotsi Tsogalii Lodge (#70).
Counties served: Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Guilford, Person, Randolph, and Rockingham.
Served by Eswau Huppeday Lodge, 560
- Two Rivers District 
- Heartland District
- Gemstone District
- Polk District
- Thermal District
- Battleground District
- Foothills District
- Lakeland District
- Tablerock District
- Swamp Fox District
Counties served: Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, McDowell, Polk, and Rutherford.
Tidewater Council is the local council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) that serves southeastern Virginia and north-eastern North Carolina. This region is often referred to as South Hampton Roads or the Tidewater or Tidewater Virginia area; hence the name of the council. Its Order of the Arrow counterpart is the Blue Heron Lodge, which was founded in 1946 when a team from Octoraro Lodge in Pennsylvania inducted the first members of Blue Heron Lodge.
Counties served: Camden, Chowan, Dare, Gates, Perquimans, and Pasquotank.
316 E. Walnut Street Goldsboro, North Carolina (919) 734-1714
Visit the Tuscarora Council online http://www.bsanc.org
Serving the youth of Duplin, Johnston, Sampson, and Wayne Counties.
- Coharie District - Sampson & Duplin Counties
- Neusiok District - Johnston County
- Torhunta District - Wayne County
Girl Scouting in North Carolina
There are seven Girl Scout councils in North Carolina; however, five will merge in the near future.
Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast
See Scouting in Virginia.
Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines
Girl Scouts - North Carolina Coastal Pines was formed by the merger of Girl Scout Council of Coastal Carolina and Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council on October 1, 2007. It serves over 32,000 girls and has nearly 10,000 adult volunteers in 41 central and eastern North Carolina counties.
- Camp Graham is 155 acres (0.63 km2) on Kerr Lake
- Camp Hardee is 95 acres (380,000 m2) on the Pamlico River near Washington, NC
- The Homestead Girl Scout Camp is 110 acres (0.45 km2) in Franklin County, NC
- Camp Mary Atkinson is 262 acres (1.06 km2) in Johnston County, NC
- Camp Mu-Sha-Ni is 843 acres (3.41 km2) in Richmond County, NC
- Camp Pretty Pond is near Wilmington, NC
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont
Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont officially began on October 1, 2009. It was created from the merger of four councils in western North Carolina: Girl Scout Council of the Catawba Valley Area, Girl Scouts, Tarheel Triad Council, Girl Scouts of the Pioneer Council, and Girl Scouts of Western North Carolina, Pisgah Council. The council operates service centers in Asheville, Colfax, Gastonia and Hickory.
Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council
The Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. They have been in talks for several years to merge with Peaks to Piedmont.
- Cape Fear Council
- Central North Carolina Council
- East Carolina Council
- Daniel Boone Council
- Mecklenburg Council
- Occoneechee Council
- Old Hickory Council
- Old North State Council
- Piedmont Council
- Tidewater Council
- Tuscarora Council
- East Carolina Council
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