Of the nine territorial and foreign councils of the BSA, four were assigned to an area: Yokahú 506 (Puerto Rico) and Arawak 562 (US Virgin Islands) were in Area 2-J; Achsin 565 (Chamorro, Guam) was in Area 12-H; and Cuauhtli 446 (Scouts de America, Mexico City, D.F.) was in Area 9-B.
The other five councils and their lodges were not included within the 12 Regions. Black Eagle 482 (Transatlantic), Hinode Goya 498 (Far East), Chiriqui 391* (Canal Zone), Baluga 538 (Clark AFB, Philippines), and Gamenowinink 555 (Direct Service) were instead overseen by the BSA's International Division. They were sometimes referred to as "Extra-Regional" or the so-called "Region 13," even though they weren't organized as such, nor did they have region/area leadership, planning, or area events.
In 1971, Cuauhtli 446 merged into Gamenowinink Lodge #555.
In 1973, the three remaining lodges were organized as part of the 1973 New Section Operation: Black Eagle 482 and Gamenowinink 555 to the Northeast Region, and Hinode Goya 498 to the Western Region.
*Lists from National show that Chiriqui 391 was included as part of 12-A from 1950-52.