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, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillion, Fairfield, Florence, Horry, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Sumter, and Williamsburg Counties of South Carolina. Our main Scout Office and BSA Scout Shop are located in Columbia, SC and another Scout Office and local Scout Shop are located in Florence, SC.

Young Scout Repelling Down Rope
Image of a Cub Scout

Cub Scouts

Youth grades K-5

Girl on Rock Wall

Scouts BSA

Youth 11–17 years old


Co-ed 14-20 years old

Scouts on a Boat for Sea Scouting

Sea Scouts

Co-ed 14–20 years old

Girl next to an airplane


Co-ed 14–20 years old

BSA Bankruptcy Court Ruling


Additional Communication Materials

Updated: March 29th, 2023


Q&A for the Merger

Indian Waters Council


August 4th, 2022




Cub Twilight Camp 2023


June 12th – 16th, 2023
River Bluff High School

5:00 pm – 9:15 pm each evening


shooting sports

Shooting Sports Weekend 

May 5th – 7th, 2023
At Camp Barstow

Youth – $65
Adult – $45

Council Pinewood Derby


Saturday, May 13, 2023

Northeast UMC
4000 Hardscrabble Rd
Columbia, SC 29223

oa sprimg fellowship

Muscogee Lodge
– 2023 Spring Fellowship


May 19th – 21st, 2023

Camp Barstow



BALOO Training


Saturday, June 3rd – 4th, 2023

Camp Coker

Barstow Logo

Summer Camp 2023


Week 1 – June 11th – 17th, 2023
Week 2 – June 18th – 24th, 2023
Week 3 – June 25th – July 1st, 2023
Week 4 – July 2nd – 8th, 2023



Cub Scout Summer Adventure Camp


July 14th – 16th, 2023



Fireflies Scout Night


July 16th, 2023

Segra Park


Florence Flamingos Scout Night


July 28th, 2023

Carolina Bank Field
1200 Jennie O’Bryan Ave, Florence, SC


National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)


Sept. 8th -10th, 2023 and Sept. 22nd -24th, 2023

(Must attend BOTH weekends)


Commissioner College


November 11th, 2023



Updated December 1, 2021

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 These recommendations are superseded by any direction the chartered organizations may have, if more stringent, since they are the sponsors which own and operate Scouting locally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

Columbia Office – Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; Friday, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM.  

BSA Scout Shop (Columbia) – Monday-Friday, 10:00 AM-5:30 PM; Saturday, 10:00AM-2:00 PM. 

Florence Office – Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM (Closed for lunch 12:30 PM-1:30 PM); Friday, 8:30 AM-1:00 PM.  

Scout Shop (Florence) – Monday-Thursday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM (Closed for lunch 12:30 PM-1:30 PM); Friday, 8:30 AM-1:00 PM.  


Scouting can take place anywhere – even in the comfort of your home!!

Upcoming Events