Welcome to the Boy Scouts of
America in the Midlands and Pee Dee regions 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

Upcoming Events

Indian Waters Council

National Registration Fees

(Effective August 1, 2023)


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2023 Indian Waters Council Unit Recruitment Manual



Annual Awards Reception & Ceremony


February 25, 2024
Nettles Building Auditorium


BBQ 2024

BBQ Cook-Off 2024


March 22nd and 23rd, 2024
Sumter, SC


MBU Logo

Merit Badge University


March 23, 2024
River Bluff High School


Barstow Logo

Camp Barstow 2024


Week One – June 9-15, 2024
Week Two – June 16-22, 2024
Week Three – June 23-29, 2024
Week Four – June 30 – July 6, 2024


BSA Bankruptcy Court Ruling


Additional Communication Materials

Updated: March 29th, 2023


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.  

Q&A for the Merger

Indian Waters Council


August 4th, 2022