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Our Mission

The mission of the Norwela Council, 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 Law.


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About Us

The Norwela Council of the Boy Scouts of America has been working to prepare today’s youths to become tomorrow’s leaders by instilling values that have grown too scarce in today’s society.

The Norwela Council of the BSA was established in 1923. It serves a nine-parish region: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, and Webster.

In 2019:

  • Norwela Council served over 2,700 boys and girls in 123 Cub Scout Packs (age 5-10), Scouts BSA Troops (age 11-17), Venture Crews (age 14-20), and Exploring Posts (age 14-20). 
  • Norwela Council had over 800 adult volunteers
  • Over 200 Boy Scouts attended Summer Camp at Kinsey Scout Reservation during the Summer
  • Over 2,000 Cub Scouts and their families attended Cub Family Weekend Camps
  • Over 300 Scouts BSA members and Scouters attended Winter Camp at Kinsey Scout Reservation in November
  • During the fall, over 1,200 new boys and girls and their families were recruited into the Scouting program
  • 37 youth attained the rank of Eagle Scout (the highest rank in Scouting)
  • Norwela Council provided registration assistance and camperships to over 600 youth
  • Norwela Council purchased food and program supplies for underprivileged youth


The Norwela Council is divided into 4 geographic districts. Each district is served by at least one professional staff member — district executive and/or district director. The district executive or director leads teams of hundreds of adult volunteer leaders in providing a Scouting program to the youth members in the community. The fax number for all districts is (318) 861-3354.

The Neshotah District serves all of Caddo Parish.

The Scoutreach District serves under-privileged youth during school hours who are unable to attend a “traditional” evening meeting.

The Netami District serves DeSoto, Red River, Natchitoches and Sabine Parishes.

The Yatasi District serves Bossier, Webster, Claiborne and Bienville Parishes.

Become a Scout Today!

Scouts BSA has a lot to offer, but don’t let the number of merit badges scare you away. With exposure to a uniquely hands-on learning experience and the opportunity to earn merit badges reflecting each Scout’s budding interests, youth unlock a world of discovery around them and forge a path for the future.


Norwela Service Center

3508 Beverly Place
Shreveport, LA 71104
Direct: 318-868-2774
Fax: 318-861-3354

Norwela Scout Shop

3508 Beverly Place
Shreveport, LA 71104
Direct: 318-868-2774
Fax: 318-861-3354
Scout Shop

The Norwela Council is grateful to the Beaird Family Foundation and the Community Foundation of North Louisiana for their support of Scouting