Coastal Carolina Council

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Coastal Carolina Council
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Charleston, South Carolina
Location South Carolina
Country United States
Scout Executive Legare Clement
Website
http://www.coastalcarolinabsa.org/
 Scouting portal

The Coastal Carolina Council is the Boy Scouts of America council that services much of the South Carolina Low Country. It operates 7 districts and two scout camps—Camp Ho Non Wah and Camp Moultrie.

Organization[edit]

  • Black River District
  • Etiwan District
  • Kiawah District
  • Lowcountry District
  • Pineland District
  • Swamp Fox District
  • Twin Rivers District

History[edit]

The Coastal Carolina Council began in the 1920s as the Charleston County Council. In 1931, the Bailey family of Wadmalaw Island allowed the scouts to camp in front of their plantation house. The Bailey family would eventually leave the entire plantation to the CCC, becoming Camp Ho Non Wah. In 1943, the council began its Order of the Arrow lodge—Unali'Yi. In the 1960s, the council re-numbered their troops by district (i.e. Troop 29 became Troop 329 because they were in the third district). In the 1980s, the council office was moved from downtown Charleston to off of Sam Rittenburg Boulevard.

Camps[edit]

Camp Ho Non Wah[edit]

Camp Ho Non Wah is located on Wadmalaw Island at the intersection of the Bohicket River and the Fickling Creek, both tidal bodies of water. Ho Non Wah means the Land of the Rising and Falling Waters. In the 1980s the camp underwent a facelift, as many of its buildings were dated from the 1940s. Today, only the ecology lodge remains from the old camp. The Bailey plantation house has never been destroyed, though, and will be converted to a permanent home for the OA lodge in the near future. The camp is known for having a great aquatics program at summer camp.