Scouting Through History

Scouting History Bits & Pieces #3 - Early BSA Councils by Dave Eby


During 1911, 239 local Councils were organized and at the end of the year there were a total of 264 that were in existence according to the 1912 Second Annual Report. It was reported in the 1911 First Annual Report that during 1910 there were 200 local councils organized which would suggest that many of these went by the wayside since 239 new ones were organized in 1911 and only a net gain of 39 was realized. Among those Councils that were started in 1910 included Denver, Hartford, CT., New Haven CT., New Britain, CT., Pensacola, Fl., Chicago, Springfield, MA., Indianapolis, South Bend, IN., Cedar Rapids, IA., Des Moines and Sioux City IA., Independence, KS. and Frankfort, CT.




Written by

David L. Eby

Council Historian

Miakonda Scouting Museum

Erie Shores Council, BSA

Toledo, Ohio



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