Serving Southern Arizona

The mission of Catalina 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. Our youth organization offers programs and activities that instill values and teach life skills to an ever increasing number of youth by coordinating community resources to build tomorrow’s leaders today.

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The Southern Arizona Scouting Program serves over 7,000 youth. Your support allows the Boy Scouts of America, Catalina Council to provide training, improve camping facilities and continue the time-tested program for the youth of our community. Please consider donating today!


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Otis Chidester Awards to be Given

Congratulations to Ralph Coltrin, Marvin Stafford, and Charles “Butch” Farabee.

They will each receive the Otis H. Chidester award…

The awards all center around the 1958 story of six Boy Scouts from Tucson who went on a day hike from Madera Canyon to Mount Wrightson in the Santa Rita Mountains……

Three of the boys died tragically….three boys survived.



A letter from the Scout Executive

There is lots of preparation work happening for a great summer at Camp Lawton on Mt. Lemmon.  This past weekend over 90 Scouts and Scouters worked at Camp Lawton to get the camp ready for the summer season.
Special thanks to Dean Berkey for heading the work effort along with Troops 122, 155 and 248 for having a lot of people at the work day!