Scouting and Guiding in Nebraska
Scouting in Nebraska 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)
The first Eagle Scout in Nebraska was Alva R. Fitch of Norfolk, Nebraska.
The Nebraska Panhandle Area Council was founded in 1929, and in 1935 changed its name to the Scottsbluff Area Council. That council in 1936 changed its name to Wyo-Braska Council, which it remained until it merged into the Longs Peak Council in 1975.
Recent history (1950-1990)
The 1967 National Order of the Arrow Conference was held at the University of Nebraska.
Boy Scouting in Nebraska
There are four Boy Scouts of America local councils in Nebraska. All of Nebraska lies within Central Region, except for Sioux, Scotts Bluff, Banner, Kimball, Cheyenne, Dawes, Box Butte, Morrill, Cheyenne, Sheridan, Garden, Deuel and Grant counties, as part of Western Region.
Girl Scouting in Nebraska
There are five Girl Scout council offices in Nebraska.
- Girl Scouts Goldenrod Council, Inc., Kearney, Nebraska http://www.gsgoldenrod.org
- Girl Scouts - Great Plains Council, Omaha, Nebraska http://www.gpgirlscouts.org
- Guiding Star Girl Scout Council of Nebraska, Ogallala, Nebraska http://www.gs4girls.com
- Girl Scouts - Homestead Council, Lincoln, Nebraska http://www.homesteadgsc.org
- Girl Scouts, Prairie Hills Council of Nebraska, Inc., Columbus, Nebraska http://www.gsprairiehills.com
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