Westark Area Council
Welcome to the Westark Area Council
The Westark Area Council serves over 5,000 youth in seventeen counties with Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Exploring programs.
The Council is committed to excellence through offering both time-honored and innovative programs to its Scouts, Leaders, and the communities it serves. We invite you to use this site as a resource for the latest Council and District information, camp programs, news, events, and much more.
Scout Service Centers
The Westark Area Council has two Scout Service Centers to serve our leaders and youth. The Hembree Service Center is located in Fort Smith and the Shewmaker Service Center is in Springdale. Both have Scout Shops for program and gear purchases and meeting rooms available to use.
Scouting’s programs and outdoor adventures give young people the opportunity and freedom to explore a world beyond the boundaries of everyday life. It presents them with chances to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence and develop leadership skills. These experiences not only help Scouts while they are young, but also stay with them throughout their adult lives, growing into exceptional men and women that respect their family, community, religion, country and themselves.
So what are you waiting for?
Parents can join Scouting too! Be a volunteer. Have you ever wondered how to get engaged in Scouting to help local youth?
There are many ways you can make a difference with minimal time. We are always interested in working with people who have the heart for Scouting and are willing to offer their time and talent to help.
How would you like to help?
An investment in Scouting is an investment in America’s future. Your support of Scouting will provide character development, citizenship training, and leadership skills to the youth in your community.
From individual giving and corporate sponsorships to world class special events and support of Scouting in perpetuity through the endowment fund, the Westark Area Council offers a variety of opportunities for individuals, corporations, and organizations to support youth.