The Boy Scouts of America charters local councils to serve specific geographic areas in the US. Currently, there are over 370 local councils serving our communities. The Mecklenburg County Council is part of the Southern Region, which is composed of tw0 Georgia, five South Carolina, and four North Carolina councils.
Our council was chartered in 1915 and is charged with serving the needs of Scouting’s community in Mecklenburg County. Over 349 packs, troops, teams, crews and posts are registered through our council, with a membership of more than 11,900 youth participants!
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America and the Mecklenburg County Council is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
On my honor, I will do my best
To do my duty to God and
my country and to obey the Scout Law;
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake
and morally straight.
The Service Center
The Council’s Service Center is located at the corner of East Independence and Charlottetowne Avenue. Recently renovated, the Service Center is your source for information, literature, videos, advice and guidance about all things Scouting.
Located in the Service Center is the Mecklenburg Scout Shop, your one stop shop for all your Scouting needs. The Scout Shop is an official BSA distributor, fully stocked with uniforms, handbooks camping equipment, recognition items, badges and much more. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:45 am to 6:00 pm (Monday-Thursday), 8:45 am-5:00 pm (Friday) and Saturday 10am-4pm (Scout Shop Only).
The Mecklenburg County Council is led by an Executive Board. The board meets bi-monthly and the officers of the board meet in the month between. Each year the council’s major business is conducted at an Annual Meeting, to which all Chartered Organization Representatives are invited. Here the board adopts a budget and formulates a plan of action for the upcoming year. The council employs a Scout Executive and a staff who serve Mecklenburg County’s Scouting community. The council is divided into five geographical districts, two special initiative divisions, Scoutreach and Learning for Life, as well as an Exploring division. Each district is provided with a professional staff member who works hand in hand with an appointed commissioner, chairman, paraprofessional staff, as well as a host of volunteers who operate the best Scouting programs we can to help the youth in our service area become solid upstanding citizens and leaders.