Welcome to the Five Rivers Council

New Scout Executive Joins Five Rivers Council

Brad Bodoh has accepted the Board’s invitation to become the Council’s new Executive Director, effective January 1, 2021.  Read his introductory letter by clicking this link.

Click here to watch the Town Hall Meeting which was held to meet the new Scout Executive

Boy Scouts of America

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.

Go to Camp!!

You can now reserve a spot at camp using our all new online reservation system!


You can reserve: campsites and grounds for hiking and fishing. No more worries about if something is available or not. You can now see the availability in real-time.

*There are certain restrictions on availability due to COVID restrictions at this time*


SAT. – APRIL 24th





1st Virtual “Pigeon Plop” Fundraiser

Saturday May 1st

THE GAME – Similar to Cow or Horse Plop:


The game will be played on the parade field at Camp Gorton. We’ll divide up the area into 225 squares measuring 10’x10’ each. One ticket per square is sold in one of the various increments depending on the section. At the 4 corners of the grid, a “wobble” throwing machine will launch 50 clay pigeons each for a total of 200. The squares with the “most pigeons” in each of the 7 sections, wins the amount listed below.

Click here to BUY TICKETS

Annual Five Rivers Council Clay Shoot

Sept. 25 2021 at the Painted Post Field & Stream

Sporting clays a little bit of skeet shooting, a little bit of trap shooting with some golf thrown in for good measure. It’s a shotgun shooting game in which clay pigeons are presented to the shooter in ways that mirror the flight pattern of game birds, or occasionally rabbits, in their natural habitats.
Sporting clays is exciting, challenging and LOTS OF FUN, no matter if you’re a beginner, novice or experienced shooter. The shooting grounds are  laid out in stations also called stands along a course similar to golf & you shoot between 4 & 6 clays per station.

Click Here to Register

Click Here to be an Event Sponsor

Rim-Fire Challenge – Saturday June 5th

Pine City Sportsman Club

Rim-fire Competition Cost: $35.00 Per Person Per Division

Rim-fire Challenge, introduces participants to the fun & excitement of competitive shooting in a safe, low-pressure, family-friendly format.
All levels of target shooters – new, novice and experienced – are welcome to compete.

Click here to Register and for more information

Still Scouting

Click here for a variety of online resources to keep your Scouting program going virtually!

Tech Support (Member Care)

  • My.Scouting
  • Scoutbook
  • Online Training
  • Internet Advancement
  • Internet Rechartering
  • Commissioner Tools

Scouting has many online tools to help all volunteers do their jobs. However, sometimes issues arise. If you are having trouble with any of the BSA online tools please submit a ticket and one of our experience volunteers will help you solve it. This was formerly offered by the National Office as Member Care but has been closed and is now a local Council service.

If you have strong skills in the use of any online tools and would like to be a tech support member please click here. Please include the online tools that you can provide support in.

Click Here to Submit a Ticket

COVID-19 Reopening

Unit Reopening 7-20: Town Hall Webinar

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