Clubs and Organizations

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
Since 1919, Custer Post #46 American Legion, for God and Country, has been dedicated to support veterans affairs and community Americanism.

American Legion Post 303 - Hermosa
5 2nd St, Hermosa

Black Hills Area Community Foundation
803 St Joseph Street-3rd Floor, Rapid City/PO Box 231, Rapid City 
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
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 Forest & 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.

BHPFA is also the exclusive distributor of Black Hills National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Permits for ATV/UTV use.  Check our website: to order yours today.

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.


  • 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 Forest & 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

Community Education of the Black Hills
Adult Education Class Program
605-394-5120  Fax 605-394-6083
Community Education of the Black Hills is an Adult Education Program promoting lifelong learning, featuring classes in language, arts, computers, finances, cooking, history and more.

Civil Air Patrol
12216 Aviation Way, Custer
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
Custer Area Arts Council  
PO Box 310, Custer, SD 57730
Meets third Monday of the month at 11am at Dacotah Bank.

Custer City Masonic Lodge #66
220 N 6th St, PO Box 883, Custer

Custer Community Coalition on Aging
161 Boot Hill Dr, Custer

Custer County Housing & Redevelopment
622 Crook St, Ste #1, Custer
605-673-5548    Fax 605-673-3992
Providing Custer County with affordable housing options.

Custer County Library Foundation
447 Crook St Ste #4, Custer
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

Custer Lions Club
PO Box 368, Custer
Contact current president: 605-673-3953  
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. Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at noon at the Custer Pizza Hut. Guests and new members welcome. "We Serve"!

Custer County Search and Rescue
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 Senior Center
538 Mt. Rushmore Rd, Custer 
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
Veterans' Memorial Park
Future location: 5th & Washington, Custer
Mailing address: 622 Crook Street, Custer, SD 57730
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 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.

Friends of Wind Cave National Park
PO Box 336, Hot Springs  
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
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
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
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    

South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation
447 Crook St, Custer
1st and 3rd Wednesday each month in Custer
Main Office
Deb Hattervig
2330 N. Maple Ave., Suite 1
Rapid City, SD  57701

Storehouse Food Pantry
66 Centennial Dr, Custer
We provide food and household items to people in need. Open Wednesdays and Saturday 10 am - 1 pm.

Southern Hills Music and Arts Festival
25129 Harbach Ln, Custer
Southern Hills Music and Arts Festival provides an annual Music and Arts Festival each year in Custer, SD at Pageant Hill.  Music on up to 4 stages: local, regional, and national artists and musicians.  Lots of food and drinks.  Event helps support local charities.  "You Can See the Stars From Here" August 17-18, 2018!

Top Pin Archer's Club
25086 Shamrock Rd, Custer
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
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
Non-profit service organization.

VFW Post 3442
721 Mt. Rushmore Road, Custer 
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 
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  
Zonta International is a global service organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women through service and advocacy.

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