Scouting and Guiding in Iowa
Scouting in Iowa 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 Iowa
There are eight Boy Scouts of America local councils in Iowa.
Girl Scouting in Iowa
There are six Girl Scout council offices in Iowa though by the end of 2007 there will be only two after the realignment is finished.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois
As part of a national realignment the Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois formed in April 2007 by combining four former councils. It serves some 20,000 girls.
The website for the new council is http://www.girlscoutseiwi.org/
The former councils are:
Conestoga Council of Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of Little Cloud Council, Inc.
Girl Scouts of Mississippi Valley
Rock Island, Illinois and Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Girl Scouts of Shining Trail Council, Inc.
West Burlington, Iowa
The council has four camps:
The Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
Will be created October 2007 from the merger of
Girl Scouts of Lakota Council
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Nishnabotna Girl Scout Council of Southwest Iowa, Inc.
Council Bluffs, Iowa
Headquarters will probably be Des Moines, Iowa.