Clubs & Organizations

AA
520 Crook St, Custer
605-342-0547 or 605-745-4969 or 605-745-4720

American Legion Custer Post #46
PO Box 705, Custer
Meets at 527 Montgomery St (Custer School District Administration Building)
605-673-3930 | 605-673-3414
Website: http://www.custerlegion46.org/
Email: adjutant@custerlegion46.org
Since 1919, Custer Post #46 American Legion, for God and Country, has been dedicated to support veterans affairs and community Americanism.

American Legion Hermosa Post #303
5 2nd St, Hermosa
605-255-4679

Black Hills Area Community Foundation
803 St Joseph Street, Rapid City
PO Box 231, Rapid City
605-718-0112
Website: http://www.bhacf.org/
Email: info@bhacf.org
Inspiring people to invest as a community to help improve the quality of life of the people throughout the Black Hills!

Black Hills Parks & Forests Association
26611 US Hwy 385, Hot Springs
605-745-7020
Website: https://blackhillsparks.org/
Email: bhpf@blackhillsparks.org
Black Hills Parks & Forests Association (BHPFA) is a non-profit, membership organization that operates retails stores for public land agencies.  Partnering with Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Black Hills National Forest, Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands and the National Grassland Visitor Center in Wall, SD. BHPFA operates 14 retail locations in the Black Hills, Wyoming, and Nebraska.  We offer a curated selection of books, toys, and games that help people of all ages engage with, and interpret the natural world. Every sale supports our partners in their critical missions of sustaining and preserving our natural and cultural legacies with funding that fills the gaps left by budget shortfalls. Locations:
  • Wind Cave National Park
  • Jewel Cave National Monument
  • Black Hills National Forest Sites
    • Pactola Visitor Center-Pactola Lake, SD (Memorial Day-Labor Day)
    • Supervisor's Office-Custer, SD
    • Mystic Ranger District Office-Rapid City, SD
    • Northern Hills Ranger District Office-Spearfish, SD
    • Hell Canyon Ranger District Office-Newcastle, SD
    • Bearlodge Ranger District Office-Sundance, WY
  • Nebraska National Forests & Grasslands Sites
    • Hudson Meng Education & Research Center-Crawford, NE (Memorial Day-Labor Day)
    • Pine Ridge Ranger District Office-Chadron, NE
    • Bessey Ranger District Office/Tree Nursery-Halsey, NE
    • Buffalo Gap National Grasslands District Office-Hot Springs, SD
    • Ft. Pierre National Grasslands Ranger District Office-Ft. Pierre, SD
  • National Grasslands Visitor Center-Wall, SD


Boys & Girls Club of the Black Hills
297 Walnut Dr, Hill City
PO Box 677, Hill City
605-574-2010
Website: https://bgcblackhills.org/
Email: richard@bgcblackhills.org
Boys and Girls Club of the Black Hills https://bgcblackhills.org/ 

Civil Air Patrol
12216 Aviation Way, Custer
605-440-2085
Email: crazyhorsecap@gmail.com
Civil Air Patrol, America's Air Force auxiliary, building the nation's finest force of citizen volunteers serving America. Supporting communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power.
Meetings: Thursday's 7pm-9pm, Cadet program ages 12-19, senior program ages 19-99+

Community Action Team
605-673-4238

Custer Area Arts Council
PO Box 310, Custer
Website: http://www.custerareaarts.com/
Email: custerareaarts@gmail.com
For 25 years, we’ve promoted the arts in Custer, through coordinating cultural activities, supporting artistic endeavors and contributing to the community.  We support Girls Rock Camp, Burning Beetle, Dakota Players, Way Park Music series and many art installations and activities throughout the community.  

Custer City Masonic Lodge #66
PO Box 883, Custer
220 N 6th St, Custer
605-673-3535
Email: secretary@custerlodg66.org

Custer Community Coalition on Aging
161 Boot Hill Dr, Custer

Custer County Democratic Party
605-673-3671
Email: ccdp21chair@gmail.com
Business meeting 1st Tuesday each month at 7:00pm.  Coffee "Social" 3rd Saturday each month at 9:00am.  Call or e-mail for locations.  In addition to political activities members perform community service including roadside clean-up, charitable fundraising, summer lunches for kids, non-partisan information forums and bipartisan projects with Custer County Republicans (e.g. fundraiser for Custer Veterans' Memorial and reception at Veterans Day Program).

Custer County Housing and Redevelopment
622 Crook St, Ste #1, Custer
605-673-5548
Email: custerhousing@goldenwest.net
Providing Custer County with affordable housing options.

Custer County Library Foundation
447 Crook St Ste #4, Custer
605-673-4803
Website: http://www.custercountylibraryfoundation.org/
Email: cuslib@gwtc.net
Custer County Library Foundation is dedicated to raising funds and managing them in a fiscally responsible manner for the support of the Custer County Library.  The foundation, a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, supplements existing library funds through fund raising, grants, and/or donation. Regular membership is open to any person upon payment of dues ($5 per year). or any orgainzation ($25 per year).

Custer County Republican Central Committee
605-673-3536
We support the South Dakota Republican Party and Party planks on a local level and are a source of information for local voters.  Please see the Custer Chronicle for date and time of our monthly meetings and events.  Additional information: 605-673-3536

Custer County Republican Women's Club
605-673-2295
Email: c.c.rep.womensclub@gmail.com
Our mission is to provide an informed voting public through education and community activity.  All Republican women are invited to attend our meetings held on the first Wednesday of each month from September to May.  11:30am for lunch and 12:00pm for meeting in the basement of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on the corner of Harney and 8th.  Contact c.c.rep.womensclub@gmail.com for more information.

Custer County Search & Rescue
605-673-1571
Website: http://www.custersdsar.com/
Email: sbaldwin@gwtc.net
Meets second Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at the Search and Rescue Garage south on Hwy 385 next to the County Hwy garage. Anyone interested in becoming involved please call or email.

Custer Lions Club
25861 UW Hwy 385, Custer
605-673-3260
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Lions-Club-of-Custer-South-Dakota-1784839515174917/
As a member of the world's largest service organization, Lions Club International, we volunteer to serve the Custer community, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.  Meetings will be held at Pizza Works the 2nd Thursday of the month at noon and the 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30pm. Guests and new members welcome. "We Serve"!

Custer Senior Center
538 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer
605-673-2708
Website: http://www.custersencntr.org/
Email: jillkettle@gwtc.net
The Custer Senior Center provides activities to fulfill physical, nutritional and social needs of people 50 and older. Health screenings, bus trips, entertainment, classes, meals, etc. Contact the Custer Senior Center for all your catering needs. We can cater for small groups or large groups of 300 people or more. Room rentals available for meetings. New members and visitors welcome. Call Jill Kettle, Director, for more info. #605-673-2708.

Custer Veterans Memorial Park
622 Crook Street, Custer
Future location: 5th & Washington, Custer
605-673-4824
Website: https://polarengraving.com/custerveteransmemorial
Email: tsgonsor@goldenwest.net
The Custer Area Veterans' Memorial Association is the creation of a memorial honoring all veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States of America and any sponsor wishing to honor them regardless of residency. Memorial will be located south of the intersection of 5th and Washington Street.

There will be an American, South Dakota and POW flags, along with triangle-shaped mounds of earth covered with concrete and framed with veterans’ bricks. The bricks will have a veteran’s name, rank, branch and dates of service or conflict/war served in. Click here to view plans. These bricks can be ordered at www.polarengraving.com/CusterVeteransMemorial at a cost of $50, or purchased from any Memorial Association member with checks payable to Custer Veterans' Memorial and mailed or dropped off at Custer City Hall. There are also Sponsorship bricks that can be purchased at the following levels: Bronze - minimum of $100, Silver - minimum of $250, Gold - minimum of $500, and Platinum - minimum of $1000.

Custer YMCA Child Development Center
1315 Blue Bell Ln, Custer
605-673-2222
Website: https://rcymca.org/locations/branch/custer-ymca/
Email: VanhornE@rcymca.org
Child Development Center. Quality programs for children ages 2 months thru 5th grade.

Friends of Wind Cave National Park
PO Box 336, Hot Springs
Website: http://www.friendsofwindcavenp.org/
Email: pres@friendsofwindcavenp.org
Friends of Wind Cave National Park (FWC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and promote Wind Cave National Park as a natural and cultural treasure. In addition, it will strive to expand the awareness of the unique value of Wind Cave National Park to the Black Hills Community and the nation.

Harney Peak Chapter, NSDAR
309 Rose Quartz Place, Custer
605-673-2195 | 605-216-1670
Website: http://harneypeakdar.sddar.org/
Email: rdfansler@gmail.com harneypeakdar@gmail.com
Any woman is eligible for membership in the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution who is eighteen years of age or older, and who is lineallu descended from a man or wonam who, with unfailing loyalty to the cause of American Independence, served as a sailor, soldier or civil officer in one of the several Colonies or States, or as a recognized patriot, or rendered material aid thereto.

Operation Black Hills Cabin
PO Box 855, Custer
605-517-1830
Website: http://www.operationblackhillscabin.org/
Email: operationblackhillscabin@gmail.com
Offering qualified wounded veterans, from the Iraq/Afghanistan campaigns, and their families a week's vacation in the Black Hills at little or no expense to them. 100% volunteer run.

Outlaw Ranch
12703 Outlaw Ranch Rd, Custer
605-673-4040
Website: http://www.losd.org/summer-camp/outlaw/intro.html
Email: outlaw@losd.org
Outlaw Ranch is open year round, offering summer youth camps, family camp, and year round retreats for youth and adults. Outlaw Ranch is available for groups, business, gatherings, and family reunions. We provide overnight housing, meeting space, home cooked meals, wifi, trail rides, canoeing, hiking, team building, and more. Outlaw Ranch is part of Lutherans Outdoors in South Dakota.

Rotary Club of Custer
11861 Emerald Rd, Custer
605-673-4690
Email: Scheibe@goldwest.net

Storehouse Food Pantry
66 Centennial Dr, Custer
605-673-3565
Website: https://www.facebook.com/custerstorehouse/
We provide food and household items to people in need. Open Wednesdays and Saturday 10 am - 1 pm.

Top Pin Archer's Club
25086 Shamrock Rd, Custer
605-673-5880
Email: therustygoldfish@hotmail.com
The Top Pin Archer's Club of Custer holds regular 3D, paper, Vegas and 300 shoots. The club also has beginner archery classes and archery education/safety classes throughout the year. Come shoot with us.

United Way of the Black Hills
621 6th St, Ste 100, Rapid City
605-343-5872
Website: http://www.unitedwayblackhills.org/
Email: Jamie@unitedwayblackhills.org
United Way of the Black Hills helps solve community problems by raising funds for 52 non-profit Black Hills area organizations that address such issues as housing, hunger, juvenile crimes, and abuse. 

VFW Auxiliary
721 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer
605-673-2948 | 605-517-0287
Email: faelith@live.com
Non-profit service organization.

VFW Post 3442
721 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer
605-673-4262
Email: quartermaster3442@gmail.com
Non-profit service organization. We help all kinds of people with their needs. The building is open to all persons, Veteran or not.

YMCA of Custer
644 Crook St, Custer
605-673-5134
Website: https://rcymca.org/
Email: rex@rcymca.org
Putting Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills
PO Box 28, Custer
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ZontaSBH/
Email: LGZonta@msn.com
Local branch of Zonta International, a global service organization of women working together to advance the status of women world-wide through service and advocacy.  Meetings at 12:00 noon on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at the 6th Street Conference Room in downtown Custer.  New members always welcome.

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