About the Pee Dee Area Council

Pee Dee Area Council, serving Scouting in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand

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.

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 a staff of full-time employees and various seasonal employees during the summer camping season. The full time staff includes a Scout Executive/CEO, District Executives, Office Manager/Accounting Specialist, Registrar, 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.

Ethics and Governance

The Pee Dee Area Council is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization as determined by the IRS. It is registered with the South Carolina Secretary of State as public charity.

We are a Guidestar.org gold-level charity

PDAC By-Laws (PDF)

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