Scouting and Guiding in Mississippi

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Scouting in Mississippi 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)

Until 1948, some southern councils of the Boy Scouts of America were racially segregated. Colored Troops, as they were officially known, were given little support from Districts and Councils. Some Scouting executives and leaders believed that Colored Scouts and Leaders would be less able to live up to the ideals of the Boy Scouts. The National Office began a program of integrating local councils in 1940, which was largely complete in 1948.

Recent history (1950-1990)

Boy Scouting in Mississippi

There are eight Boy Scouts of America local councils in Mississippi.

Girl Scouting in Mississippi

There are four Girl Scout council offices in Mississippi.

Scouting Activities

Traditional Boy Scout Camps

Traditional summer camps feature a week long scouting adventure, educational, camping and merit badge program. They are usually available for youth group and family camping the rest of the year

  1. Camp Binachi (Choctaw Area Council) - a wonderful retreat out among the trees and nature in East Mississippi.

Recreational Camps

Youth Group Camps

High Adventure Bases

State Landmarks and Museums

Historic Adventure Trails

Scouting Activities by County

Forrest / Harrison / Hinds / Lee /