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Our Mission Statement

Scouts West is organized to bring together and promote interest in Off-Roading, preserving, restoring and enjoying all of the products of International Harvester Corporation including but not limited to Scouts and Light Line Trucks and other vehicles through social activities, educational programs and recreational activities, enjoying, preserving and protecting our National resources and public lands through responsible four-wheeling, enjoying outdoor living and family friendly events. Scouts West is a strong advocate of the “Tread Lightly” concept of environmental responsibility.

First established in 1989 by and for International Harvester enthusiasts of all stripes our club has grown and expanded over the years to include a wide variety of member vehicles and personalities; all supporting the same common purpose, which is making some great friends and having lots of fun.

Scouts West members enjoy the benefits of fellowship with some really great people and sharing similar interests at our monthly Chapter meetings, in our online forum, at our workdays, our 4 Wheel runs and many other activities that occur throughout the year, all of which are very family friendly.



Download a copy of the current Scouts West bylaws.

Sample Newsletter

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Membership Application

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Scouts West is the sponsor of Scout Tour of Death Valley: a guided tour through Death Valley every other year. We are also a co-sponsor of the largest gathering of I.H. vehicles on the West Coast. The International Harvester Western Regional’s (IHWR). We also have an Adopt-a-Trail program which we support with great pride. In addition to these, Scouts West participates in numerous day runs, overnight camping and wheeling runs, High Desert Round Up, Tierra Del Sol, many charitable activities and much more.


Our newsletter is called Scouts Afield (free sample issue). The newsletter is a first class publication. In it you can read about what is happening within our club and other clubs across the US. There is also technical advice, a classified section, I.H. vendor information and much more.


Membership in Scouts West is open to anyone who has an interest in the Club purpose. Regardless of the make or type of vehicle you drive, we welcome you to our Club. Membership runs for 12 months, from April to April. Annual dues are $60.00 from April 1st to September 30th. This includes: Full Member online benefits, 1 SW sticker, 1 dash plaque, printed newsletters when available and, 1 T-shirt. If joining after September, dues are $30.00 until the end of March, this includes: Full Member online benefits, SW sticker, dash plaque and online newsletter access. T-shirts may be purchased at extra cost if desired. We have a convenient online application and PayPal account, which makes joining quick and easy.