Scouting in Delaware

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Scouting in Delaware
Camp Rodney scene.jpg
Camp Rodney
Map of Girl Scout Council in Delaware
 Scouting portal

Scouting in Delaware 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. In the Boy Scouts of America, the state of Delaware is entirely within the Del-Mar-Va Council.

Early history (1910-1950)[edit]

In 1914, the Wilmington Council (#081) was formed, changing its name to the Wilmington Area Council (#081) in 1931. In 1923, the Eastern Shore Council (#221) was formed, merging into the Wilmington Council (#081) in 1924. In 1936 the Wilmington Area Council changed its name to the Del-Mar-Va Council (#081).[1]

In the early 1920s, there were several camps named Rodney in the Delmarva area. However, the current Rodney Scout Reservation was established in 1921.

Boy Scouts of America[edit]

Main article: Del-Mar-Va Council
Del-Mar-Va Council (#081)
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Wilmington, Delaware
Country United States
 Scouting portal

The Del-Mar-Va Council (#081) serves the Del-Mar-Va Peninsula. The Council covers fourteen counties and is divided into 8 Scouting districts and three areas.[1]

Girl Scouting of the USA[edit]

The first troop in Delaware was established in 1915 at Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Wilmington, Delaware.

In 1962 Wilmington Area Girl Scout Council and Peninsula Girl Scout Council combined to form Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council.

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council[edit]

Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council
Headquarters Newark, Delaware
Country United States
 Scouting portal

The only Girl Scout council in Delaware, it serves not only the entire state of Delaware but also portions of Maryland and Virginia that make up the Delmarva Peninsula.[2]


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