Scouting in Maine dates back to the creation of the Katahdin Area Council in and has continued prominently to the present day. Boy Scouting started early in Maine, with two local councils in operation by February The first second class council was in operation by , and by three second class councils existed, in Auburn, Bath and Saco. South Portland Council began in , as did Waterville Council, but that council apparently only existed for a year.
The result is a high capacity organization that serves girl and adult members statewide and offers an expanded list of programs and resources. The council encompassed the six northern and eastern counties of the state Aroostook, Washington, Hancock, Waldo, Penobscot, Piscataquis and the eastern portion of Somerset County. Over the years, council headquarters were located in both Bangor and Brewer. There was a small office and shop in Presque Isle that served Aroostook County. The council owned several camp and program properties over its year history.