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.

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


Council Merger

Being Proposed


Proposed Merger Overview – Final



Q&A for the Proposed Merger – IWC


Q&A for the Proposed Merger – IWC


Camp Barstow Staff Application


Join the Camp Barstow Staff! We are looking for great staff members for our Summer Camp 2022 season at Camp Barstow. If you are 15 years of age or older, we may have a position for you. Please complete the application today so we can start making plans for our staff.

Summer Camp


Week One – June 12-18, 2022
Week Two – June 19-25, 2022
Week Three – June 26-July 2, 2022
Week Four – July 10-16, 2022

@Camp Barstow



National Youth Leadership Training

July 18 – 23, 2022

Camp Barstow


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 These recommendations are superseded by any direction the chartered organizations may have, if more stringent, since they are the sponsors which own and operate Scouting locally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

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.



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

Upcoming Events