By making an investment in local youth each year, you'll be helping to support a Scout legacy of leadership, values, and character development. Scouts are renowned for may things including great community service projects, doing a good turn daily, and building leadership skills to always be prepared. Your investment today, along with your time and talents, are among the greatest gifts you can give to support our local youth. Thank you for your support!




The Istrouma Area Council, (IAC) serves 13 parishes in Louisiana and Wilkinson County, Mississippi and provides a quality Scouting program to more than 8,200 co-ed youth. More than 3,000 adult volunteers support 285 Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews.

It is the mission of the Istrouma Area Council, Boys Scouts of America, to build character, citizenship and total fitness while preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over the course of their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

"...the final and chief test of the Scout is the doing of a good turn to somebody everyday, quietly and without boasting. This is the proof of the Scout." -The Boy Scout Handbook (1st Ed.) 

Youth today face many challenges. Scouting provides youth with ways to cope with these challenges by encouraging them to help their fellow man.

For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through over a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

The Boy Scouts of America prides itself on encouraging youth to serve others. That's why the Scout slogan is "Do a Good Turn Daily." Scouts are encouraged to always be on the lookout for ways to help others and to do good deeds - or Good Turns.



“One hundred years from now it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much I had in my bank nor what my clothes looked like, but the world may be a little better because I was important in the life of a child.”  -Forest Whitcraft



Whats New

 Wood Badge
April 4 - 6, 2014
April 25 - 27, 2014
CLICK HERE for more info
CLICK HERE to register

National Youth Leadership
Training (NYLT)
June 1- 6, 2014
CLICK HERE for more info
CLICK HERE to register

Summer Camp 2014
Week 1:  June 8 - 14
Week 2:  June 15 - 21
Week 3:  June 22 - 28
CLICK HERE for Boy Scouts
CLICK HERE for Webelos
CLICK HERE for Staff

October 3 - 5, 2014
More info coming soon!