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

Cub College


Saturday, January 29, 2022 
@Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Columbia


Enroll by Wednesday, January 26, 2022 !

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

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.


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 These recommendations are superseded by any direction the chartered organizations may have, if more stringent, since they are the sponsors which own and operate Scouting locally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

Update: January 20th, 2022
Friday, January 21, 2022
We will be working from home due to Winter Storm.

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.

Update: January 20th, 2022
Due to inclement weather, Scout Shop will be closed at 1pm on Friday, 01/21/2022 and all day Saturday, 01/22/2022.

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!!

Upcoming Events

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.

Holiday Schedule

Council Office will be closed ON:
Thursday, December 23rd, 2021
Friday, December 24th, 2021
Friday, December  31st, 2021

Scout Shop will be closed:
FROM: Thursday, December 23rd, 2021
TO: Sunday, January 2nd, 2022

Attention: Office will be closed Friday, 01/21/2022, due to inclement weather.

*Our office staff will be working remotely. You may still email staff as well as call the office at 803-750-9868 with any questions or concerns.

Please stay safe!