Scouting in West Virginia

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Scouting in West Virginia 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.


Boy Scouts of America

There are nine Boy Scouts of America local councils in West Virginia. Most of West Virginia lies within the BSA's Central Region, Mineral, Hardy, Hampshire, are part of the Northeast Region. Pendleton, Morgan, Berkeley and Jefferson counties, are part of the Southern Region.

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. (The Old Hickory council did not integrate until 1974.)

Allohak Council

Allohak Council serves West Virginia and Ohio.[1] The council headquarters is in Parkersburg, West Virginia and is administered through six districts:

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