A Bladen-Columbus District was mentioned in the Wilmington Morning Star of April 7, 1933. The Bladen County District was formed on March 1, 1939. Bladen and Columbus Counties have also used South Central District, Middle District and Lakes District as names. South Central may also have been used by Columbus County alone. The Waccamaw District is Columbus and Bladen Counties today.
By 1969 there are 4 district names in use, Western, Central, Waccamaw and Coastal.
In October 1947 the Wilmington District became the Coastal District when Pender broke away to form the Pender District. This district merged back into Coastal in early 1957.
On October 13, 1999 the council board approved the splitting of Coastal District into three newly named districts effective January 1, 2000. The three new districts were Masonboro, Northeast Cape Fear and Brunswick.
Today the council operates with 6 districts; Western, Central, Lakes, Masonboro, Northeast Cape Fear and Brunswick.
During the 1950’s and until sometime in 1968 each of the four council districts also had a division with a division committee to oversee African-American Scouting.
|Wilmington||First council district, composed of New Hanover, Pender & Brunswick|
|Fayetteville||Second district, composed of Cumberland & parts of Hoke & Robeson|
|Western||Third district, formed 10/1/36, Scotland & Hoke plus Maxton & Red Springs|
|Bladen-Columbus||Mentioned in Wilmington Morning Star 4/7/1933|
|Bladen County||Formed 3/1/39|
|Central||Bladen & Columbus Counties|
|South Central||Bladen & Columbus Counties|
|Middle||Bladen & Columbus Counties, name used in 1960|
|Pender County||Formed 10/15/47, merged back into Coastal in early 1957|
|Coastal||Same territory as Wilmington District, name change 10/16/47 without Pender|
|Masonboro||Southern part of New Hanover County|
|Northeast Cape Fear||Northern part of New Hanover County plus Pender County|
|Notes: An article in the Wilmington Sunday paper of March 31, 1940 states that the council has 6 districts.|
|(5/4/09) compiled by: R. O. Walton, Jr|