H.R. 310: HALE Scouts Act

H.R. 310

HALE Scouts Act

September 8, 2009 (111th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact

Floor Situation

H.R. 310 is being considered on the floor under a suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage on Tuesday, September 8, 2009.  This legislation was introduced by Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK) on July 10, 2009.  The bill was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, which took no official action.


Bill Summary

H.R. 310 would require the Secretary of Agriculture to transfer approximately 140 acres in the Ouachita National Forest in Oklahoma, to the Indian Nations Council, Inc., of the Boy Scouts of America. Any survey, appraisal, or administrative costs of the conveyance would be paid by the Indian Nations Council, Inc., of the Boy Scouts under the bill.


The Indian Nations Council, Inc., of the Boy Scouts is located in Tulsa, OK, and operates Boy Scouts programs in 18 counties in the State.  The Ouachita National Forest covers almost 1.8 million acres, stretching across central Oklahoma and Arkansas.  The forest, which was created in 1907, is the oldest and largest National Forest in the Southern Region, according to the U.S. Forest Service.



A CBO cost estimate of H.R. 310 was not yet available as of press time.