About Us

The Swedish Council of St. Louis, SCSL, was established on December 13th, 1976 to promote the knowledge, preservation, and understanding of the Swedish heritage.  It also works with the Swedish Council of America, SCA, to strengthen the ties between America and Sweden.

In supporting its mission, SCSL conducts a number of cultural events throughout the year. In addition, occasional programs feature Swedish decorations, cooking, crafts, history and genealogy.

SCSL is also a resource to provide contacts to Swedish language instruction, folk dancing and other educational programs.

Once a year, SCSL unite with its friends, the Danish Club and the Norwegian Society of St. Louis for the Scandinavian Picnic.

Members receive a newsletter, Gult och Blått, announcing council events, presenting members, soliciting suggestions and sponsoring other member interests. You may choose whether you want a paper copy of the newsletter mailed to you, or if you prefer an electronic version be emailed to you.

Annual dues are $30.00 for a family membership, $20.00 for individual members and $15.00 for students. The Swedish Council of St. Louis uses the Gult och Blått newsletter as well as “e-blasts” along with this website to convey the current goings-on of the council and to promote events.

Contact us at swedishcouncilofstlouis@gmail.com with questions or comments.