Scouting in Wyoming


Scouting in Wyoming

Scouting in Wyoming 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 Cheyenne Council was founded in 1920, and in 1925 changed its name to the Southeastern Wyoming Council. The Council merged into Longs Peak Council in 1928.

During World War II, Norman Mineta was detained in the Heart Mountain internment camp near Cody, Wyoming, along with thousands of other Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans. While detained in the camp, Mineta, a Boy Scout, met fellow Scout Alan K. Simpson, future U.S. Senator from Wyoming, who often visited the Scouts in the internment camp with his troop. The two became, and have remained, close friends and political allies. [cite web | last = Matthews | first = Chris | authorlink = | coauthors = | year =2002 | url =http://www.scoutingmagazine.org/issues/0201/d-wwas.html | title = A Pair of Boy Scouts | format = | work =Scouting Magazine | publisher =Boy Scouts of America | accessdate =2006-12-16]

Recent history (1950-1990)

In 1954 the National Order of the Arrow Conference was held at the University of Wyoming.

couting in Wyoming today

There are four Boy Scouts of America local councils in Wyoming.

Black Hills Area Council

Black Hills Area Council serves Scouts in South Dakota and Wyoming.

Central Wyoming Council

Spanning over half of the state of Wyoming, the Central Wyoming Council of the Boy Scouts of America provides service for boys from age 8 to 21.

Camp Buffalo Bill

Only seven miles outside of the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park, Camp Buffalo Bill is ideal for troops wishing to have both a Scout camp experience and tour the nation's first national park.

*Chocadewakoa District
*Cloud Peak District
*Elakawee District
*River Bend District
*Wind River District

Grand Teton Council

Grand Teton Council is the result of a merger between councils in Pocatello and Idaho Falls, and serves Scouts in both Idaho and Wyoming.

Longs Peak Council

The Longs Peak Council (62) of the Boy Scouts of America is headquartered in Greeley, Colorado. Named after the tallest peak in the council territory, Longs Peak Council serves Scouting youth in northeastern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming and western Nebraska.

Girl Scouting in Wyoming

There is one Girl Scout council office in Wyoming.

Girl Scout Council of WyomingCasper, Wyoming [http://www.girlscoutswyoming.com]

ee also

References

External links

* [http://www.wyoscouts.org/ Central Wyoming Council]
* [http://blackhillsareacouncil.com/ Black Hills Area Council]
* [http://www.grandtetoncouncil.org/ Grand Teton Council]
* [http://www.longspeakbsa.org/ Longs Peak Council]
* [http://www.trappertrails.org Trapper Trails Council]


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