100th Scouting Anniversary

On March 27, 2024, Nevada Area Council will turn a hundred years old.

Nevada Area Council was chartered on March 27, 1924, by the Boy Scouts of America as the Reno-Western Nevada Council. It covered all of the state of Nevada including Humboldt, Washoe, Storey, Ormsby, Douglas, Lyon, Mineral, Esmeralda, Pershing, Churchill, Lander, Eureka, and Nye Counties in Nevada (excluding Clark and Lincoln counties in southern Nevada), and California’s Alpine county and the Southeast portion of Lassen county. In the Reno area, the first Troop was organized in June 1911.

Not many organizations can say they are 100 years old. It is a testament to the Boy Scouts of America character-building youth program that our Nevada Area Council has survived the various tribulations that this area has endured. The Nevada Area Council has helped thousands of youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.

We will celebrate this monumental feat with several celebrations listed below in 2024. We hope you will join us! If you would like to get involved in the committee planning these events or if you would simply like to share your ideas on how we should celebrate, please contact us at info@nevadabsa.org.

100th Anniversary Celebration Schedule

January 6th            100th Anniversary Kickoff Party 12-4 pm King Pin Club at National Bowling Stadium

March 16th              Annual Recognition and Eagle Banquet

August 20th            100th Anniversary Banquet featuring Admiral Manazir Dinner

October 25th          100th Anniversary Council Family Spaghetti Dinner at Elks Club

October 26th          100th Anniversary Contingent walking in the Nevada Day Parade

November 9th        100th Anniversary Contingent walking in the Veterans Parade (observed on Monday)

December 7th        100th Anniversary Contingent walking in the Sparks Hometown Christmas Parade

Available Merchandise – Discover the available items that are for purchase in commemoration of our 100th Anniversary.

Participation Ribbon Patch – Registered Units can ask the Trading Post for a supply of these patches for Scouts and Adults to earn throughout the year.

Participation Ribbon Patch Order Form

Share Your Scouting Story – Tell us about your fondest, funniest, most facinating Scouting stories with this Survey.

Share Your Scouting Photos – Send us your Photos or Videos that you captured during your Scouting years by sending them to this email address – nvbsa@gmail.com. If the media is too big to share via email use this Dropbox Link.

100th Anniversary Silver Half Dollar Coin for Sale

To commemorate Nevada Area Council’s 100th Anniversary our Council President, Greg Erny arranged for a half dollar coin to be minted by the Carson City Mint. Here is your opportunity to commemorate being part of this 100-year-old organization. The Nevada Area Council offers a Carson City minted half troy ounce .999 fine silver half dollar coin to celebrate this momentous occasion. Get yours before supplies run out! Taking Pre-Order now! https://scoutingevent.com/329-100thAnniversaryCoinPurchase

100th Anniversary Brian Crane Poster for Sale

To commemorate Nevada Area Council’s 100th Anniversary Brian Crane, a local Scouter and a nationally known cartoonist graciously agreed to create a poster celebrating our achievement. Brian Crane is the creator of the popular comic strip, Pickles. He is also a past Troop leader and devoted Scouter. This poster will join one of many posters with a Scouting theme he has created.  Own your own poster as seen here. Available, framed and signed by the artist, or just the poster either signed or unsigned. Taking Pre-Orders now!