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

September 8th, 2022


Q&A for the Merger

Indian Waters Council


August 4th, 2022




 October 14th – 16th, 2022



Haunted Forest


October 21st – 23rd, 2022



Webelos Woods


November 5th, 2022


IOLS Training
(Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills)

 November 4th – 6th, 2022


Pirate Zombie Ops

Zombie Ops Camporee

November 11th – 13th, 2022


Commissioner College – 2022

November 12th, 2022
9:00 AM to 4:45 PM


Football Scout Day

Gamecock Football Scout Day 2022

Gamecock Football vs. Tennessee

November 19th, 2022


Scouts BSA Pioneering Training

 November 19th – 20th, 2022


Barstow Logo

Summer Camp 2023




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 These recommendations are superseded by any direction the chartered organizations may have, if more stringent, since they are the sponsors which own and operate Scouting locally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