Welcome to the Boy Scouts of
America in the Midlands of South Carolina
The Indian Waters Council – Boy Scouts of America supports Scouting programs in Bamberg, Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland and Saluda Counties of South Carolina. Our service center and our Scout store are located in Columbia, SC.
October 8-10, 2021
(unless already attending Fall Fellowship)
Join us during the OA Fall Fellowship to learn how to operate and run the Camp Barstow Kitchen!
We are in need of additional support to help with council-sponsored events in the kitchen and this training will get you the basic knowledge you need.
- how to operate the dishwasher
- meal prep
- quantities needed
Contact: Will McCormick (William.McCormick@scouting.org)
BALOO for Cub Scout leaders is a training event that introduces participants to the skills needed to plan and conduct Pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping. This training is required for any adult who is in charge of planning a pack campout, and it is required that at least one adult per pack complete BALOO training.
Prior to taking the practical component, you must have completed the online component Both components, the online and the practical, must be completed in order to fulfill the “BALOO Trained” status. The online portion is available through the BSA Learn Center at My.Scouting.org
Please note that this is an all-day event. Training will begin at 8:30 am and end at 8:30 pm after a fun campfire. For safety, please wear a mask and bring a canteen or bottled water to drink. Cost is $20.00 per person and includes lunch, dinner, and materials
October 22-24, 2021
Camp Barstow has had a migration of zombies into the area. The Virus that is believed to be responsible to the Zombies is called the BP virus. The Zombie Outbreak Response Team (also known as Z.O.R.T) is responsible for ending any breakouts and gathering information about the virus. We will need full Scouts BSA patrols to assist and conquer the next outbreak and stop the Zombies predicted to occur at Camp Barstow this fall.
Cost is $45 per youth participant and $20 for adults, which includes four meals, a t-shirt, and patch.
Register by Friday, October 8th.
This event is for Scouts BSA, Venturing Crews and Explorer Post.
“Who you gonna call?”
October 29 – 31, 2021
This course has you working as patrols, this hands-on course introduces adult leaders to the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Along with Scoutmaster Position-Specific this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Scout Troops in order to be considered “trained”.
The sessions will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday & ends at 4:00 pm on Sunday. This is an overnight experience, so participants should bring their own 10 essentials, sleeping bag, tent, necessary personal items, writing instrument, & notepad.
The course fee is $45.00 and includes materials, meals and Trained Strip. A confirmation with additional details will be sent out prior to the course weekend. A field uniform (class-A) is required & a positive attitude is expected. For safety, all participants are asked to wear masks while in group sessions.
November 6, 2021 (am – 4pm)
Webelos Woods is an all-day activity designed to help our Webelos be exposed to activities of a typical Scouts BSA Troop.
Some of the activities we will enjoy:
Registration can be done by pack or individual registration will be allowed if only one Scout from a pack is interested. Participation is limited to 12 patrols of 8 Scouts on a first-come, first-served basis. Places are secured by completing the online registration and receipt of fees. Cost is $10 per Scout.
Climbing / COPE Training
October 15 – 17, 2021
This course has you working on the basics to help one of the council’s Climbing/COPE Directors run the tower or COPE course during any council-sponsored event. Knots, belaying, rescuing, climbing, and just hanging around are what’s in store for this weekend course.
The sessions will begin at 7:00 pm on Friday & will end at 1:00 pm on Sunday. This is an overnight experience, so participants should bring their own 10 essentials, sleeping bag, tent, necessary personal items, writing instrument, & notepad. The course fee is $60.00 and includes materials and meals. A confirmation with additional details will be sent out prior to the course weekend. A field uniform (class-A) is required & a positive attitude is expected. For safety, all participants are asked to wear masks while in group sessions.
- Friday, October 15th – Take Order Sales Ends
- Friday, October 22nd – Submit Take Order, Prize Order (BY NOON) & Scouts Totals Report
- Friday, November 12th – Pickup Take Order
- Friday, December 3rd – Submit “due council” payments to Council (BY NOON)
Popcorn Info Sheet:
December 17-20, 2021
Please check back soon for additional forthcoming details on this year’s exciting Winter Camp opportunity!
Updated October 28, 2020
Note: These are recommendations based on DHEC, CDC, and BSA guidelines, with links below to each of them. These recommendations are superseded by any direction the chartered organizations may have, if more stringent, since they are the sponsors which own and operate Scouting locally
George C. Fant Scout Service Center – 715 Betsy Drive, Columbia, SC 29210
Scout Office – Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Friday, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM. Until further notice, all visitors and staff will be required to wear masks.
Scout Shop – Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM-5:30 PM; Saturday, 10:00AM-2:00 PM. All customers and staff will be required to wear masks and changing rooms will not be available.
Online and Telephone Contacts – For contacts to support you in your Scouting endeavors and to stay informed, go to the New iHUB for all Scouting families.5
Scouting can take place anywhere – even in the comfort of your home!!
Sign Up for the HUB
The HUB will be a new communications tool for all of the Indian Waters Council professional staff, volunteers, and parents.
You will be able to subscribe to communication channels for the areas that relate to you and get personalized newsletters as information is communicated.