For more than 100 years, Scouting has been synonymous with leadership, citizenship, outdoor adventure, and environmental stewardship. In our effort to educate Scouts about the Atchafalaya Swamp and encourage participation in the area’s amazing environment, preserving what is there and to restoring what has been lost—the Evangeline Area Council has created five program pillars. These pillars and their associated events/activities will support and strengthen the traditional Scouting program that is designed to instill character and leadership in young men and women in an outdoor setting.
The Centennial Pillars create a foundation for Scouts, by encouraging them to focus on activities that establish an interest in outdoor experiences and an appreciation for the culture of Acadiana and South Louisiana. The program has been designed to encourage Scouts and leaders to focus on activities that will make a profound positive impact on the Atchafalaya, either through environmental stewardship activities, recreational planning, or promotion of the area. The five (5) pillars of focus for Swamp Base are Native Vegetation Planting, Trash Removal, Wildlife Habitat Creation, Miles Explored, and the Days/Nights spent within the Swamp.