Scouting in Nebraska

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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.

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 Longs Peak Council in 1975.

Recent history (1950-1990)

The 1967 National Order of the Arrow Conference was held at the University of Nebraska.

Scouting in Nebraska today

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.

Cornhusker Council

Cornhusker Council (324) serves eastern Nebraska, with headquarters in Lincoln and its main offices in Walton at the Outdoor Education Center (OEC). The council camp is Camp Cornhusker, located in Humboldt, Nebraska, though its mailing address is in DuBois. The Order of the Arrow lodge is the Golden Sun Lodge, #492.

  • Salt Valley District (Lancaster County)
  • Seven Feathers District
  • Prairie Winds District

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. The WyoBraska Council of Scottsbluff merged into the Longs Peak Council in 1973. The council camps are Ben Delatour Scout Ranch near Fort Collins, Colorado and Camp Laramie Peak near Wheatland, Wyoming.

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