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Media Advisory

For September 4th, 2019


Istrouma Area Council, Boy Scouts of America Launches Campaign for Avondale Scout Reservation


BATON ROUGE, Louisiana: The Istrouma Area Council, Boys Scouts of America announces the launch of the Building the Future Campaign for construction of new facilities at Avondale Scout Reservation. This campaign is seeking private philanthropic support from individuals, corporations, and organizations. The Council plans updates to the waterfront, a new aquatic facility, climbing tower, aerial adventure course and state of the art shooting facility to improve the experience of Scouts and to provide more public facility access to church groups, 4-H clubs and more.

Roger Cador and Skip Bertman are chairing the campaign to help make these new facilities become a reality. A special reception with a presentation highlighting the planned facilities will be held at Lipsey’s, 7277 Exchequer Dr Baton Rouge, LA 70809, on Sept 10th at 5:30 pm.

The Boy Scouts of America incorporated in 1910 and was chartered by Congress in 1916. Since 1917, the Istrouma Area Council, Boy Scouts of America has delivered high-quality traditional and at-risk youth programs Scouting programs to its 13-Louisiana parish service area consisting of: Ascension, East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington and Wilkinson County, Mississippi. The Istrouma Area Council is the largest Boy Scout Council in Louisiana.

For more information please contact Istrouma Area Council, 9644 Brookline Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70809, (225) 926-2697, info@iacbsa.org





The Istrouma Area Council, (IAC) serves 13 parishes in Louisiana and Wilkinson County, Mississippi. We provide a quality Scouting program to more than 5,000 co-ed youth. Over 3,000 adult volunteers support 285 Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews and Exploring Posts.

It is the mission of the Istrouma Area Council, Boys Scouts of America, to build character, citizenship and total fitness while preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over the course of their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.


Istrouma Area Council

Pennington Scout Service Center

9644 Brookline Avenue

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70809

Phone: 225-926-2697

Fax: 225-926-7552


Istrouma Area Council Service Center: M-F 8:30 AM-5:30 PM

Istrouma Area Council Service Center: Closed on Saturday