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Scouting in South Carolina

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Scouting in South 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)


In 1914, the BSA gave local councils the power to ban African Americans from Scouting. Until 1974, some southern councils of the Boy Scouts of America were still racially segregated. For example, the Old Hickory Council in North Carolina did not integrate until 1974.

Scouting in South Carolina today


There are six Boy Scouts of America (BSA) local councils in South Carolina.

Blue Ridge Council

  • Headquarters located in Greenville, SC
  • Foothills District
  • Long Cane District
  • Oconee District
  • Pickens District
  • Reedy Falls District
  • Saluda River District
  • Scoutreach Division
  • Six and Twenty District
  • Southbounder District
  • Black River District
  • Etiwan District
  • Palmetto District (merger of Kiawah and Lowcountry District)
  • Pineland District
  • Swamp Fox District
  • Twin Rivers District

Georgia Carolina Council


Council office located in Augusta, Georgia, includes districts in South Carolina and Georgia.

Indian Waters Council


Scouting programs in Bamberg, Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland and Saluda Counties of South Carolina

  • Capital Rivers
  • Chinquapin
  • Edisto
  • Etowah
  • Wateree
  • ScoutReach
  • Muscogee Lodge 221

Palmetto Council


Headquarters located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

  • Daniel Morgan District – Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee Counties.
  • York District – All of York, Chester and Lancaster Counties.*[1]
  • Camps located at the Glendale Outdoor Leadership School in Glendale, SC, and Camp Conley Clarke, located in Cherokee County, SC.
  • Home of the Skyuka Lodge

Pee Dee Area Council


The Pee Dee Area Council [1] covers 11 counties in northeastern South Carolina.

Girl Scouting in South Carolina

Map of Girl Scout Councils in South Carolina
Map of Girl Scout Councils in South Carolina

There are four Girl Scout councils in South Carolina. [2]

Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands


This council was formed on May 1, 2007, from the merger of Girl Scout Council of the Congaree Area, Girl Scouts of the Old 96 Council, and Girl Scouts of the Piedmont Area Council, and serves 15,000 girls and adult volunteers in 22 counties [3] Its headquarters are located in Greenville, SC.


Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina


Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina (GSESC) began operations in January 2007 following the merger of Girl Scout Council of the Pee Dee Area, Inc. and Girl Scouts of Carolina Low Country. The council serves over 15,000 girls and 3,000 adults in Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Beaufort, Berkeley, Calhoun, Charleston, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Colleton, Darlington, Dillon, Dorchester, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg and Williamsburg counties.. Its service centers are located in Florence, South Carolina and North Charleston, South Carolina. Its headquarters are also in North Charleston, SC.[4]


Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia


This council serves more than 13,000 girls and 5,000 adults in Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina. Its headquarters are in Lizella, Georgia. In South Carolina, it serves the counties of Hampton and Jasper. It does not have any camps in South Carolina. [5]

See also: Scouting in Georgia.

Girl Scouts, Hornet's Nest Council


The Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was chartered in 1935. It serves 19,000 girls in North Carolina and South Carolina. In South Carolina, it serves the county of York. It does not have any camps in South Carolina. [6]

See also: Scouting in North Carolina.

See also



  1. ^ "York District".
  2. ^ "Council Finder".
  3. ^ "Our Council".
  4. ^ "Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina".
  5. ^ "Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia".
  6. ^ "Girl Scouts, Hornet's Nest Council".