The Central Region is the administrative body that services sixty-five local BSA councils in the Great Midwest of the United States . The territory spanned by the Central Region includes council headquarter cities in thirteen states, including all of Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and parts of Indiana, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Virginia, and West Virginia. As a whole, these sixty-five councils positively influence the lives of over 550,000 registered youth in traditional BSA programs. Included in that figure are over 20,000 Venturers in over 1,800 crews (including over 380 Sea Scouts in over 70 ships). The region works to support and sustain these sixty-five councils as they build, support and sustain their programs. This web-based resource is aimed to support the objectives of Central Region, BSA. See the Area Pages tab above for a complete listing of councils organized by area within the region.