Scouting in South Carolina

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Scouting in South 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.

Early history (1910-1950)[edit]

In 1914, the BSA gave local councils the power to ban African Americans from Scouting. Until 1974, some southern councils of the Boy Scouts of America were still racially segregated. The Old Hickory council did not integrate until 1974.

Recent history (1950-1990)[edit]

Scouting in South Carolina today[edit]

There are six Boy Scouts of America local councils in South Carolina.

Blue Ridge Council[edit]

  • Foothills District
  • Long Cane District
  • Oconee District
  • Pickens District
  • Reedy Falls District
  • Saluda River District
  • Scoutreach Division
  • Six and Twenty District
  • Southbounder District
  • Camp Old Indian

Coastal Carolina Council[edit]

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

Georgia Carolina Council[edit]

Main article: Scouting in Georgia

Council office located in Augusta, Georgia, includes districts in South Carolina and Georgia.

Indian Waters Council[edit]

Palmetto Council[edit]

  • Pinckney District - Spartanburg County School Districts 1 & 2 and all of Cherokee County.
  • L & C District - All of Lancaster County and All of Chester County.
  • Middle Tyger District - Spartanburg County School Districts 4, 5 & 6.
  • Piedmont District - Spartanburg County School Districts 3 & 7 and all of Union County.
  • York District - All of York County.*[1]
  • Official Website
  • Camp Bob Hardin

Pee Dee Area Council[edit]

Main article: Pee Dee Area Council

The Pee Dee Area Council [1] covers 11 counties in northeastern South Carolina.

Girl Scouting in South Carolina[edit]

Map of Girl Scout Councils in South Carolina

There are four Girl Scout councils in South Carolina. [2]

Girl Scouts of South Carolina - Mountains to Midlands[edit]

This council was formed on May 1, 2007, from the merger of Girl Scout Council of the Congaree Area, Girl Scouts of the Old 96 Council, and Girl Scouts of the Piedmont Area Council, and serves 15,000 girls and adult volunteers in 22 counties [3] Its headquarters are located in Greenville, SC.


Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina[edit]

Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina (GSESC) began operations in January 2007 following the merger of Girl Scout Council of the Pee Dee Area, Inc. and Girl Scouts of Carolina Low Country. The council serves over 15,000 girls and 3,000 adults in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg and Williamsburg counties.. Its service centers are located in Florence, South Carolina and North Charleston, South Carolina. Its headquarters are also in North Charleston, SC.[4]


Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia[edit]

This council serves serves more than 13,000 girls and 5,000 adults in Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina. Its headquarters are in Lizella, Georgia. In South Carolina, it serves the counties of Hampton and Jasper. It does not have any camps in South Carolina. [5]

See also: Scouting in Georgia.

Girl Scouts, Hornet's Nest Council[edit]

The Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was chartered in 1935. It serves 19,000 girls in North Carolina and South Carolina. In South Carolina, it serves the county of York. It does not have any camps in South Carolina. [6]

See also: Scouting in North Carolina.

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