Scouting Overview

Much research has been conducted nationally to tell us what many already know, that Scouting creates healthy development. Click here to learn more about that research, including statistics on ethnic and generational diversity.

A 2005 study by Harris Interactive found that 83 percent of men who were Scouts in their youth agree that the values they learned in Scouting continue to be very important to them today. Eighty-seven percent of men who remained in Scouting five or more years attribute some of their self-confidence in their work to their Scouting experience. Half of the group say Scouting had a positive effect on their career development and advancement, and 83 percent say there have been real-life situations where having been a Scout helped them be a better leader.

Values of Americans Study

The Chickasaw Council, BSA

As of December 31, 2015, membership at the Chickasaw Council included 7,460 active youth. 

Quick Fact Statistics

Here are some quick fact statistics of the Chickasaw Council at the end of 2015.

  • Serving Crittenden County, Arkansas, Shelby County, Tennessee and Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, Desoto, Grenada, Humphreys, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, and Washington Counties in the Mississippi Delta
  • 7,460 Scouts
  • $527,807 in Popcorn sales
  • 2353 registered volunteers
  • Over 32,000 pounds of food collected in Scouting for Food drive
  • $3,034,901 in support and revenues
  • 584 Cub Scouts attended District Day Camps
  • 347 Boy Scouts and Leaders participated in Winter Camp between Christmas and New Year’s Day at KKSR
  • 1488 Boy Scouts and Venturers participated in a long term summer camp experience
  • 195 Boy Scouts earned their Eagle Scout Badge