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Scout councils to merge

POSTED: March 10, 2014 11:00 p.m.

SAVANNAH — The Coastal Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America and the Okefenokee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America have announced that they are combining forces to form a new Coastal Georgia Council.
The Coastal Georgia Council now serves 22 counties — including Liberty and Long counties, according to the council’s website — and more than 9,000 young men and women annually through traditional Scouting, inner-city Scout Reach programs, Learning for Life, and Explorer Post programs.
“... We will now have the ability to efficiently, effectively promote our programs on a much larger scale,” Coastal Empire Council Executive Board President John McKinnon said. For information, go to

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