Scouting and Guiding in North Carolina
Scouting in North 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)
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 North Carolina
There are eleven Boy Scouts of America councils in North Carolina.
- Cape Fear Council
- Central North Carolina Council
- Daniel Boone Council
- East Carolina Council
- Mecklenburg County Council
- Occoneechee Council
- Old Hickory Council
- Old North State Council
- Piedmont Council NC
- Tidewater Council
- Tuscarora Council
Girl Scouting in North Carolina
There are seven Girl Scout council offices in North Carolina.
- Girl Scout Council of The Catawba Valley Area, Hickory, NC http://www.cvgirlscouts.org
- Girl Scout Council of Coastal Carolina, Goldsboro, NC http://www.gscoastalnc.org
- Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council, Charlotte, NC http://www.hngirlscouts.org
- Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council, Raleigh, NC http://www.pinesofcarolina.org
- Girl Scouts of The Pioneer Council, Gastonia, NC http://www.girlscoutspc.org
- Girl Scouts, Tarheel Triad Council, Colfax, NC http://www.tarheeltriad.org
- Girl Scouts of Western North Carolina, Pisgah Council, Asheville, NC http://www.girlscoutswnc.org
Scout Activities by County