Welcome to the Five Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America and the greatest youth development program in the World!  

Scouting IS FOR YOUR FAMILY and every family in our communities.  At a time when many seem focused on division, Scouting provides an opportunity for everyone to come together and be part of the fun and adventure.  We offer safe, fun and educational age appropriate programs for boys and girls from kindergarten to 20 years of age, and young women from age 14
to 20.  

Whether your child wants to go camping, provide service to their community, race pinewood derby cars, learn about STEM activities, or just hang out with their friends, we offer it all.  The Council provides first rate Scouting programming and facilities throughout the Twin Tiers of New York and Pennsylvania, serving the youth of eastern Allegany, Chemung, southern Livingston, Schuyler, Steuben, and western Tioga counties in New York, as well as Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, and Tioga counties in Pennsylvania.

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COVID-19 Coronavirus

Please see attached letter from the Council continuing to suspend all Scouting Activities in the Council through April 30, 2020.

Please click her for a Training on Using online video tools

Please click here for a National FAQ regarding advancement.

Please click here for a Council FAQ. This should help answer many of your questions about Council, District and Unit operations to help keep Scouting going.

Please see attached a letter from the  Council Key 4 suspending all Scouting Activities  in the Council through March 31, 2020 in light of recent developments with the COVID-19 Virus.  Note that we are strongly encouraging units to meet virtually during this hiatus from in-person meetings. 

Please share this letter immediately with all of your Scouting leaders and families through all distribution channels.  We will also be posting it on the Council Facebook page and website.

Please click here for Updates regarding COVID-19 and Scouting.

Camp Gorton Ranger Job Opening

The Camp Ranger is a key member of the Five Rivers Council’s camping team providing onsite management and maintenance of camp facilities and properties. This position is responsible for all seasonal and year-round maintenance, health and safety, and security at the property. The Ranger is the public face of the camp to Scouts, Scouters, parents, and the general public.

Contact information is included in the Job Description. Resumes and a Cover Letter must be received in by Feb. 21st 2020

Click here for Job Description

Background Checks

For information about the required Background Check Disclosure and FAQ’s please click here

Summer Camp Staff Applications NOW being accepted

Click here to download. Please email all completed applications to Karl Ziegenfus or drop off at the Scout Store with Karl Ziegenfus’s name on the envelope.