Black Hills Area Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America and serves over 3,700 youth members in Western South Dakota and Eastern Wyoming, and is headquartered in Rapid City SD. See also Scouting in South Dakota.

History Edit

The Black Hills Area Council was granted a charter by the National Council, Boy Scouts of America in 1930, charged with the responsibility of organizing and supporting successful Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Scout Teams, Venturing Crews, Explorer Posts and Learning for Life Groups within its 30,000-square-mile (78,000 km2) geographical boundaries. It serves over 3,700 youth members in Western South Dakota and Eastern Wyoming and are one of the largest youth serving organizations in our community.

Districts Edit

Each District coordinates scout leader training. activities and other resources for community based scouting programs. This council is divided into 2 Districts:

  1. Bear Butte District serves the Northern Hills Area of South Dakota and Sundance and Moorcroft, Wyoming.
  2. Penjahame District serves the South Dakota Counties of Pennington, Jackson, Haakon and Southern Meade.
  3. Pine Tree District serves the Southern Hills area of South Dakota and Newcastle, Wyoming.

Council Camps Edit

Black Hills Area Council Camps feature many resources for organizing exciting outdoor adventure group activities and are available for rental by scout groups, families and other youth groups. Some camps feature an organized week long campership program during summer months.

  1. In 1976 the Black Hills Area Council established Medicine Mountain Scout Ranch, its year-round camping facility which hosts both unit and family groups.

Council Special Events Edit

  • Council Scout Fair
  • Wood Badge
  • University of Scouting

Order of the Arrow Edit


Order of the Arrow is the National Honor Society of Scouting and recognized those who uphold the scouting ideals of camping, service and citizenship.

Eagles Nest Edit

Noteworthy scouts and service projects of the council:

External Links Edit

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