The Central District services the counties of Judith Basin, Fergus, Petroleum and Wheatland. Combined, these counties cover approximately 9,323 square miles in the central part of the state. The counties in the Central District have a total population of approximately 16,321 people with county seats being in Stanford, Lewistown, Winnett and Harlowton respectively. Our goal is to provide a Scouting program with as many youths as possible while retaining the quality program that Montana scouting is known for.

For more information, please contact
District Chairman: Ed Hanson
District Commissioner: Candyce Shirey — ccandygirlmt@aol.com | 406-538-4868
District Executive: Dave Snyder — dave.snyder@scouting.org | 406-366-9055

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