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



2023 Cornerstone Conclave


April 21st – 23rd, 2023
Camp Ho Non Wah in Wadmalaw Island, SC



Wood Badge 2023


Weekend One
March 17th – March 19th, 2023

Weekend Two
April 29th – April 30th, 2023



Cub Twilight Camp 2023


June 5th – 9th, 2023
(5:00 pm – 9:15 pm each evening)
at River Bluff High School


Barstow Logo

Summer Camp 2023


Week 1 – June 11th – 17th, 2023
Week 2 – June 18th – 24th, 2023
Week 3 – June 25th – July 1st, 2023
Week 4 – July 2nd – 8th, 2023



Cub Scout Summer Adventure Camp


July 14th – 16th, 2023


National Jamboree

2023 National Jamboree


July 19th – 28th, 2023



National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)


Sept. 8th -10th, 2023 and Sept. 22nd -24th, 2023

(Must attend BOTH weekends)


Commissioner College


November 11th, 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 These recommendations are superseded by any direction the chartered organizations may have, if more stringent, since they are the sponsors which own and operate Scouting locally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