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

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NOTE: These recommendations are based on DHEC, CDC, and BSA guidelines, with links below to each of them. 

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

Virtual Pinewood Derby Race
July 18, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
On the web via ZOOM

George C. Fant Scout Service Center  – 715 Betsy Drive, Columbia, SC 29210

Scout Office – The office will re-open for window service in the front lobby during regular business hours starting Monday, May 18th (Monday-Thursday, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM; Friday, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM).  Until further notice, all visitors and staff will be required to wear masks.

Scout Shop – The BSA Scout Shop will re-open on Wednesday, May 20th.  Until further notice, its hours will be Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00AM-2:00 PM. All customers and staff will be required to wear masks and changing rooms will not be available.

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.

2021 National Jamboree

July 21 – 30, 2021
Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve

Wood Badge is an advanced, national leadership course open only to Scouting volunteers and professionals.

Scouters from Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts, and Explorers, and district and council Scouters all are welcome and belong here.

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.