Scouting in Idaho

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Scouting in Idaho 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.

Early history (1910-1950)[edit]

Recent history (1950-1990)[edit]

The 1969 National Scout Jamboree was held at Farragut State Park. Half of the 1973 National Scout Jamboree (Jamboree West) was held at the same location. The park hosted the 12th World Scout Jamboree in 1967.

International Girl Scout gatherings named Senior Roundups were held every three years from 1956 until 1965.[1] The last one was held at Farragut Reservation, Idaho, from July 17 to July 26, 1965, with 12,000 girls in attendance.

Boy Scouting in Idaho today[edit]

There are five Boy Scouts of America local councils in Idaho.

Grand Teton Council[edit]

Grand Teton Council is the result of a 1994 merger between Tendoy Area Council, headquartered in Pocatello and Teton Peaks Council, headquartered in Idaho Falls. Tha Grand Teton Council serves over 21,000 Scouts and leaders in eastern Idaho western Wyoming, and southwestern Montana.

There are 17 districts in the Grand Teton Council:

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  • BingPow District
  • Blackfoot District
  • Centennial District
  • Eagle Rock District
  • Jackson District (Wyoming)
  • Lost River District
  • Malad District
  • North Caribou District
  • Portneuf District
  • Salmon District
  • South Caribou District
  • South Fork District
  • Star Valley District (Wyoming)
  • Tendoy District
  • Teton District
  • Wolverine District
  • Yellowstone District

Council Properties[edit]

Grand Teton Council operates five camping properties; three Boy Scout Camps, a whitewater High Adventure Base, and a Cub Scout Day Camp/Webelos Camp.

Island Park Scout Camp[edit]

This camp, located east of the town of Last Chance in Fremont County, Idaho, was established in 1975. The camp grounds are completely owned by the Council. This camp usually operates for four to five weeks during the summer. It includes both a high and a low COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) course. The aquatics program includes the only Sailboat program for the Council camps as it features a large lake. During the first week of August this camp is the home of the new Family Scouting Experience where programs are offered for all family members. Programs include Wood Badge, Powder Horn, Cedar Badge (NYLT), another non-Scouting programs for family members.

Little Lemhi Scout Camp[edit]

This camp was founded in 1959. It is located east of the town of Irwin, Idaho, across the South Fork of the Snake River. The summer camp program normally runs six weeks, in June and July.

Treasure Mountain Scout Camp[edit]

This camp's first season was 1936. It features beautiful views of the Grand Teton, Table Rock, and Big Medicine Falls. The camp is located east of the town of Alta, Wyoming. The traditional summer camp season is normally 5 weeks long in June and July. The highly acclaimed "Cedar Badge" National Youth Leadership Training course is offered during the first two weeks of June at this camp. It is filled with springs as well the 2 biggest ones are blue bear and morning glory. Blue Bear is 10 ft (3.0 m) deep, Morning Glory is 40 ft (12 m) deep.

H.H. Daugherty High Adventure Base[edit]

This base is located near the town of Shoup, Idaho, along the north fork of the Salmon River. It operates three-day sessions that feature whitewater rafting and kayaking. There is a low COPE course, an archery range, frisby golf course, and rock cliffs for climbing and rappelling.

Krupp Scout Hollow[edit]

This former 40-acre (160,000 m2) farm and orchard was acquired in the 1980s for the purpose of Cub Scout activities. It is the home of Cub Scout Day Camp (although traveling Day Camps are also sponsored across the service area). It includes a large frontier fort, an original Union Pacific caboose, bb gun range, and archery range. It is located in the town of LaBelle, Idaho. Wood Badge adult leadership training courses are held here with courses held during the summer and early autumn.

Order of the Arrow[edit]

Shunkah Mahneetu lodge 407 serves arrowmen in the Council. "Shunkah Mahneetu" means "Gray Wolf" in the Lakota Sioux language.

Inland Northwest Council[edit]

Inland Northwest Council serves Scouts in Washington and Idaho.

Idaho Districts:

  • David Thompson District, Sandpoint
  • Lewis-Clark District, Moscow
  • Old Missions, Coeur d'Alene

Ore-Ida Council[edit]

Ore-Ida Council serves Scouts in Idaho and Oregon.

Districts

Scout Camps

Snake River Council[edit]

Snake River Council serves Scouts in Idaho, Nevada, and Utah.

  • Cassia District
  • Falls District
  • Minidoka District
  • Northside District
  • Wood River District

Trapper Trails Council[edit]

Main article: Scouting in Utah

Trapper Trails Council serves Scouts in Utah and Idaho.

Girl Scouting in Idaho[edit]

Map of Girl Scout Councils in Idaho

Girls in Idaho are served by two councils.

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho[edit]

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho was formed on May 1, 2007 by the merger of Girl Scouts Mid - Columbia Council and Girl Scouts Inland Empire Council. See Scouting in Washington for more information.

Headquarters: Spokane, Washington
Website: http://www.gsewni.org

Service Centers in Idaho:

Camps in Idaho:

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage[edit]

Silver Sage serves 6,300 girls in southern Idaho, eastern Oregon, and northern Nevada.

Headquarters: Boise, Idaho
Website: http://www.girlscouts-ssc.org

Service Centers:

Camps are

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larson, Keith (2000). "Girl Scout Senior Roundups". Scouts on Stamps Society International. Retrieved 2006-09-08.