Scouting in Idaho

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Scouting in Idaho
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"Friendship Poles" in Farragut Park
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McCammon Library Opening
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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]

Cub Scouts at the Payette County Fair Kids Rodeo

The Ashton Council was founded in Ashton, Idaho in 1917. It closed in 1918.[1]

The Rupert Council was founded in Rupert, Idaho in 1922. It closed in 1924.

The Boise Council (#105) was founded in 1919, and changed its name in 1927 to the Boise Area Council (#105). In 1951 the council changed its name to the Mountainview Council (#105). In 1968 the council merged with the Ore-Ida Council (#106).

The Western Idaho Council (#106) was founded in 1927, and changed its name in 1929 to the Oregon-Idaho Area Council (#106). In 1933 the council changed its name to the Ore-Ida Council (#106). The Bonner-Boundry Council (#106) merged with the Inland Northwest Council.

The Idaho Falls Council (#107) was founded in 1922, and changed its name in 1925 to the Teton Peaks Council (#107). In 1993, the council merged with the Tendoy Area Council (#109) to become Grand Teton Council (#107).

The Nez Perce County Council (#108) was founded in 1919 and changed its name in 1922 to the Lewiston Council (#108). It changed its name in 1925 to the Lewis-Clark Area Council (#108). In 1928 the council changed its name to the Lewis-Clark Council (#108). The council merged with the Inland Northwest Council (#661) in 1992.

The Pocatello Council (#109) was founded in 1919, and changed its name in 1925 to the Eastern Idaho Council (#109). It changed its name in 1934 to the Tendoy Area Council (#109). In 1993, the council merged with the Teton Peaks Council to become Grand Teton Council (#107).

The Shoshone County Council (#110) was founded in 1918, and changed its name in 1923 to the Shoshone-Kooteni Council (#110). In 1928 the council changed its name to the Idaho Panhandle Council (#110). The council merged with the Inland Northwest Council (#661) in 1992.

The Twin Falls Council (#111) was founded in 1922, and changed its name in 1924 to the Snake River Area Council (#111). It changed its name in 1993 to the Snake River Council (#111).

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.[2] 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 (#107)
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Headquarters Spokane, Washington
Country United States
Website
gsewni.org
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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. The Grand Teton Council serves over 21,000 Scouts and leaders in eastern Idaho western Wyoming, and southwestern Montana.

Organization[edit]

  • 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

Camps[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" Junior Leader Training, which later adopted the BSA National Youth Leadership Training as its curriculum in 2005, is offered during the last 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 is headquarted in Spokane and serves Scouts in Washington and Idaho.

Idaho Districts[edit]

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

Ore-Ida Council[edit]

"Boise Council" redirects here. For the Boise city government, see Boise City Council.
Ore-Ida Council (#106)
Headquarters Boise, Idaho
Country United States
Website
oreida-bsa.org
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Ore-Ida Council serves Scouts in Idaho and Oregon.

Organization[edit]

  • Centennial District[3]
  • Gem State District[4]
  • Oregon Trail[5]
  • Seven Rivers District[6]

Scout Camps[edit]

  • Camp Morrison[7]
  • Culimore High Adventure Camp[8]
  • Salmon River High Adventure Base[9]

Snake River Council[edit]

Snake River Council (#111)
Headquarters Spokane, Washington
Country United States
Website
srcouncil.org
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Snake River Council serves Scouts in Idaho, Nevada, and Utah.

Organization[edit]

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

Camps[edit]

  • Camp Bradley
  • Cam Murtaugh

Order of the Arrow[edit]

  • The Ma-I-Shu lodge (111) of the Order of the Arrow serves the council.

Trapper Trails Council[edit]

Trapper Trails Council serves Scouts in Utah and Idaho.

Girl Scouting in Idaho[edit]

Girl Scouting in Idaho
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Map of Girl Scout Councils in Idaho
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Girls in Idaho are served by two councils.

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho[edit]

Girl Scouts Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho
Headquarters Spokane, Washington
Country United States
Website
gsewni.org
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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.

Service Centers[edit]

Camps[edit]

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage[edit]

Girl Scouts of Silver Sage
Headquarters Boise, Idaho
Country United States
Website
girlscouts-ssc.org
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Silver Sage serves 6,300 girls in southern Idaho, eastern Oregon, and northern Nevada.

Service Centers[edit]

Camps[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]