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Who is a Scout?
If you're between the ages 6 and 20, you might be interested in one of the Scouting Programs. If you're a parent, you might be interested in being selected a Scout leader. What is it that Scouts do? Check out this page to find the things that Scouts do!

What is Scouting?
Scouting promises you the great outdoors. As a Scout, you can learn how to camp and hike without leaving a trace and how to take care of the land. You'll study wildlife up close and learn about nature all around you. There are plenty of skills for you to master, and you can teach others what you have learned. Everyone helping everyone else - that's part of Scouting, too.
Scouting promises you friendship. Members of the unit you join might be people you already know, and you will meet many other Scouts along the way. Some could become lifelong friends.
Scouting promises you tools to help you make the most of your family, community, and nation. The good deeds you perform every day will improve the lives of those around you. You will be prepared to help others in time of need. Scouting promises you experiences and duties that will help you mature into a strong, wise adult.
Why Scouting?
Since 1910, Scouting hasn't been so much about camping and hiking as it is about the spark. The spark may be a leader's encouraging words, achieving a merit badge for engineering or going on a high adventure rafting trip. There's no telling what the spark might be for a young person, but it just may ignite a fire within that burns his or her entire life.

Prepared. For Adventure. 
It's a big world. Pack a map. Scouting is the introduction for many young men and women's to the great outdoors and, most important, a lesson on their place in it.

Prepared. For Leadership.
Scouting builds leaders. Former Scouts sit on the boards of global corporations, walk the halls of the White House and have been known to occasionally go hiking on the moon. The life lessons young people learn in Scouting help them make good decisions throughout their life.

Prepared. For Service.
Many Scouts achieve more before the age of 18 than some people do in a lifetime. Best of all, they do it to not only improve themselves but also their communities.

Prepared. For Learning.
Beyond outdoor adventures and programs, today's Scouting uses innovation and technology to harness youth's natural curiosity and prepare them for success.

Indian Waters Council Service Center
715 Betsy Drive
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: (803) 750-9868
Fax: (803) 750-9855