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We have proudly served the Rio Grande Valley since 1912. Our council delivers the promise of Scouting to youth in five local counties: Cameron, Hidalgo, Willacy, Starr, and Zapata. Our activity programs teach young people to “be prepared!” for adventure, education, service, citizenship, and leadership.

The BSA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement
The Boy Scouts of America promotes a culture where each youth, volunteer, and employee feels a sense of belonging and builds communities where every person feels respected and valued.Leading by example and encouraging each other to live by the values expressed by the Scout Oath and Scout Law, we welcome families of all backgrounds to help prepare young people to serve as successful  members and leaders of our nation’s increasingly diverse communities.

Upcoming Activities

We are #ScoutingOn here in the Rio Grande Valley and want all of our scouting families to be apart of the fun!

New! Scouting Executive
Luis Rodriguez

We are pleased to announce the selection of Luis A. Rodriguez as Scout Executive of the Rio Grande Council in Harlingen, TX effective December 1, 2023.
Luis Rodriguez has more than 16 years of non-profit leadership experience, including serving as Executive Director of Rio Grande Valley Linking Economic and Academic Development (RGV LEAD), from 2020 to 2023.  During his time at RGV LEAD, Luis earned his master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.
Luis is an Eagle Scout from Troop 1 in Brownsville, a National Eagle Scout Association life member, and a brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow.
Please join us in congratulating Luis as he joins Rio Grande Council to deliver quality Scouting experiences in families in the Rio Grande Valley.

Wewanoma Lodge 272

The Order of the Arrow is a campers national honor organization within the Boy Scouts of America. The Wewanoma Lodge is one of 300 registered lodges in America.

Commissioner's Corner

A Unit Commissioner is a volunteer Scouter who works directly with Scout units and their leaders to help them provide the highest quality Scouting program possible.  This is achieved through mentoring, guidance, and plain old scouting experience.  If you are interested in taking on a supporting role in the name of scouting please click the button below.

Become a Volunteer

 Help lead a Scout unit, donate your skills to Camp Perry and Laguna Station, pass down your knowledge as a Merit Badge Counselor, or just share your interests and we’ll find an opportunity that works for you.  There is plenty of opportunity for adults in the local scouting community! 


Give the Gift of Scouting

Contributing to the Boy Scouts of America – Rio Grande Council creates opportunities for youth to gain memorable experiences and become instilled with values, principles, and skills that will help them develop into the future leaders of our nation. 

RGC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.