Pee Dee Area Council
The Pee Dee Area Council is chartered by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to deliver the Scouting programs to the families in the eleven northeast counties of South Carolina. "The Pee Dee Area Council was organized in 1928 and incorporated in South Carolina in 1943. It is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization."
The Council operates out of the Henry Johnson Service Center in Florence, SC. It owns and operates Camp Coker located in Chesterfield County. It employs ten full time employees and various seasonal employees during the summer camping season. The full time staff includes a Scout Executive/CEO, four District Executives, Office Manager/Accounting Specialist, Registrar, Trading Post Manager/Secretary, and Camp Ranger.
The Pee Dee Area Council is lead by a volunteer Executive Board that includes a Council President, Council Commissioner, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Program, Vice President of Fund Development, Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Properties, and Council Treasurer.
Pee Dee Area Council, BSA
702 S. Coit St.
Florence, SC 29501
Pee Dee Area Council, BSA
P. O. Box 268
Florence, SC 29503
Toll free (866) 272-7322
Fax (843) 669-4284
Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Horry, Marion, Lee, Marlboro, Sumter, and Williamsburg Counties of South Carolina.
The Pee Dee Area Council is divided into 4 geographic districts. These districts are tasked with delivering the program, reaching more youth and adults served, raising its share of the money necessary to fund the council's operations, and to provide service to the individual units (packs, troops, crews, posts) within their geographic areas.
Atakwa District serves Dillon, Florence, and Williamsburg Counties.
Chicora District serves Horry and Marion Counties.
Great Northern District serves Chesterfield, Darlington, and Marlboro Counties.
Henry Shelor District serves Clarendon, Lee and Sumter Counties.
Each district has a full time professional staff member called a District Executive who supports the Scouting efforts in their territory. Each district also has a committee of volunteers that provides various types of service and support to the individual units. These services include training, advancement support, membership recruiting, program development, fundraising, and public relations.
The Pee Dee Area Council has a store at the service center in Florence called the "Scout Shop" or "Trading Post". The Scout Shop is your local source for all of your Scouting and outdoor related needs. From uniforms, badges, pinewood derby car kits to handbooks. The Scout Shop is also a great place to start your holiday or birthday present shopping. Why not surprise you Cub Scout with a new uniform or backpack for his birthday. We carry a big supply of Scouting T-shirts and handicrafts project kits too. Whatever your needs, check with the Scout Shop first. The Scout Shop can be contacted by calling the council service center at 843-662-6306 or toll free 866-272-7322. The Scout Shop's hours of operation are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetimes in achieving their full potential. The values we strive to instill are based on those found in the Scout Oath and Law.