The Housatonic Council
The Housatonic Council, although organized in 1920, held its first annual meeting Jan. 25, 1923 and voted to organize as a council to have jurisdiction over Scouting in Ansonia, Shelton and Seymour in addition to Derby. The territory was extended to include Oxford at a later date.
The same 1923 meeting voted to adopt the name Housatonic Council, Boy Scouts of America, and to employee a Scout Executive. The first executive board met March 22, 1923. It was nearly 20 years later, in September 1940, that steps were taken to incorporate the council. Finally, on March 3, 1941, the incorporators-James F. Halpin, Frank H. Gates, Earl B. Boies, L. L. DeSaulniers and Edward L. Miller-met with Attorney Francis Baut and the Scout Executive to sign Articles of Association. The papers were approved the following day in Hartford by the Secretary of the State.
The Housatonic Council serves these five communities:
Ansonia Derby Oxford Seymour Shelton
Housatonic Council Service Center
Bradley Pond Professional Center
111 New Haven Avenue (Rte. 34)
Derby, CT 06418
(f) 203 734-0222
Service Center Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Mission of the Housatonic Council, Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people of all ages of the Lower Naugatuck Valley; with the help of people of all ages, to make ethical choices over their lifetime, based on the Scout Oath and Law.
The Housatonic Council is a member of:
Valley United Way
Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce
Derby-Shelton Rotary Club
Valley Council of Health & Human Service Organizations