Clubs & Organizations

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
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

Black Hills Area Community Foundation
803 St Joseph Street, 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 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

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
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

Custer Community Coalition on Aging
161 Boot Hill Dr, Custer

Custer County Democratic Party
Business meeting the first Tuesday of each month. Coffee social the third Saturday each month. Call or email for current times and locations. In addition to political activities, members perform community service including roadside clean-up, charitable fundraising, summer lunches for kids, and nonpartisan information forums.

Custer County Housing and Redevelopment
622 Crook St, Ste #1, Custer
Providing Custer County with affordable housing options.

Custer County Library Foundation
447 Crook St Ste #4, Custer
Email: or
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
PO Box 747, Custer
The Custer County Republicans meet the first Tuesday of every month at 6pm. Meetings are open to all interested parties and all Republicans are encouraged to attend. Our goal is to support local, state and national Republican candidates for election, and to advocate for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all.  To receive notices about meetings and events please email or call 605-673-4639 to be added to our mailing list. Like us on Facebook: Custer County SD Republicans | Facebook

Custer County Search & 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 Cub Scout Pack 25
Pack 25 is part of the worldwide scouting movement and aims to promote character development, citizenship training, personal fitness, and leadership.  We allow children in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  6th graders and older are encouraged to join Troop 25 of Scouts BSA out of Custer.

Custer Lions Club
25861 UW Hwy 385, Custer
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
The Custer Senior Center provides activities to keep our over 50 residents engaged, involved, and fit.  From billiards to cooking classes, dominoes to line dancing, our members keep it fun, lively and challenging!  Room rentals large and small are available with catering options. New members and visitors always welcome.  Call 605-673-2708

Custer YMCA Child Development Center
1315 Blue Bell Ln, Custer
Child Development Center. Quality programs for children ages 2 months thru 5th grade.

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
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 lineally descended from a man or woman 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.

Rotary Club of Custer
11861 Emerald Rd, Custer

The Custer Rotary Club was formed in 1934 by Hobart Gates, the Custer theater owner, and his brother, John, a local attorney. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. The Custer Rotary Club’s service local service projects are many, including picnic shelters at West Dam and Pageant Hill, dictionaries and scholarships for youth, road clean up and support of many local not-for-profits. The club meets Mondays at noon at the Custer Senior Center.

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.

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 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
The YMCA provides recreational, health & wellness activities and childcare from infant through 5th grade and school age care in Hermosa.  We also operate the Custer pool in the summer.

Zonta Club of the Southern Black Hills
PO Box 28, Custer
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 Custer County Library.  Most meetings are online via Zoom.  New members always welcome.

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