Scouting has a long and deep history in Eastern Iowa. From the beginning of the Boy Scouts of America in 1910, there have been Scouts in Eastern Iowa. The current organizational structure was established in 1952 when Waubeek Area Council and Iowa City Area Council merged to create Hawkeye Area Council. Since then, hundreds of thousands of Scouts have been served in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Washington counties.
For a full history of Hawkeye Area Council and Howard H Cherry Scout Reservation download the Council History.