About Us

The Calcasieu Area Council is comprised of 5 Parishes (Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and Vernon).

Mission

The mission of the Calcasieu Area Council is to help strengthen our community and families through Scouting.  
 
In the past 2 years:
  • Over 65 churches, schools, service clubs partnered with us to deliver Scouting.
  • Ranked #1 in the Nation in percent of membership growth at 12.8% in 2015.
  • Scouts completed more than 40,000 hours of community service in 2016.
  • Almost 1,000 families joined Scouting in 2016.
  • Camp Edgewood had over 14,000 visitors enjoy the beauty of camp and our fantastic camping programs.
  • Launched 12 new Scouting programs as part of our Council’s commitment to ensuring all families in SWLA have access to a Boy Scout group.
To reach more young people with a life changing Scouting program, we need your support. With your support, we can expand current Scouting programs and develop new program s to better serve our community.
 

BSA at a Glance

Overview

The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation’s foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be “Prepared. For Life.®” The Scouting organization is composed of more than 2.3 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and nearly 1 million adult volunteers in local councils throughout the United States and its territories. 

Value

Scouting provides unique, life-changing experiences youth can’t get anywhere else.

Mission

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Vision

The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Oath

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.

Scout Law

A Scout is.....

Trustworthy, Loyal, Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, Kind, Obedient,Cheerful, Thrifty, Brave, Clean, and Reverent