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Scouting and Guiding in Minnesota

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Scouting in Minnesota 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)

Recent history (1950-1990)

Boy Scouting in Minnesota

There are eight Boy Scouts of America local councils serving Minnesota. In addition, the Northern Tier National High Adventure Bases of the BSA is located in Minnesota.

Girl Scouting in Minnesota Today

There are seven Girl Scout council offices in Minnesota. However due to the realignment of Girl Scout councils, there will eventually be two. In addition a large portion of northwestern Minnesota will be served by the new Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons council (merger complete July 2007) whose council headquarters is Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Proposed southern Minnesota council

Will include the following councils and will serve over 50,000 girls in 48 counties in southern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Merger will be finished sometime in 2008.

  • Girl Scout Council of Cannon Valley, Northfield, Minnesota
  • Girl Scout Council of Greater Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
  • Girl Scouts Peacepipe Council, Redwood Falls, Minnesota
  • Girl Scout Council of River Trails, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Girl Scout Council of Saint Croix Valley, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Proposed northern Minnesota council

Will also include part of western Wisconsin which Northern Pine serves.

Land of Lakes Girl Scout Council
Waite Park, Minnesota

Girl Scouts - Northern Pine Council
Duluth, Minnesota

Camps: Northern Lakes Girl Scout Canoe Base, in Ely, MN. Offers canoe trips for girl scouts (as a troup or individual, and troop leaders as well) ages 12 and up. These are amazing trips run by women, for women. Canoe trips go anywhere between 3 and 10 days. Visit the Land of Lakes Council website for more information.

Scouting museums in Minnesota

Scout Activities by County

Anoka / Dakota / Hennepin / Olmsted / Ramsey / Saint Louis / Stearns / Washington /

See also

External links

Boy Scout Council Websites

Girl Scout Council Websites