About the Council
The Natchez Trace Council serves the 22 counties of Northeast Mississippi. In April 2022 the Pushmataha Area Council (1925) and Yocona Area Council (1926) merged to better serve the youth and families in Northeast Mississippi. The council headquarters office is located in Tupelo, Mississippi and operates four camping properties across the council.
Scouting happens at the local level - the "unit". Units serve different ages of youth.
- Cub Scout packs serve Boys and Girls Grades K-5
- Scouts BSA troops serve Boys and Girls ages 11-17
- Venturing crews serve young adults ages 14-20
- Sea Scout ships serve young adults ages 14-20
- Explorer posts serve young adults ages 14-20 in career focus programs
Our council is supported by four "districts", each with volunteer and professional support
- Apilachi District, serving Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe and Pontotoc counties
- Chicksa District, serving Benton, Calhoun, Lafayette, Marshall and Yalobusha counties
- Jacinto District, serving Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo and Union counties
- Pushmataha District, serving Choctaw, Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Webster and Winston counties