Welcome to the Five Rivers Council, BSA and the greatest youth development program in the World!
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.
Please join in the adventure and we’ll see you on the trail!
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For over 80 years, Cub Scouts have been having the time of their lives making new friends and learning new things in an environment designed to help them succeed. From building their own pinewood derby® car to learning how to roast the perfect marshmallow with their best friends at a family campout, your child will LOVE being a Cub Scout. So if he/she in the kindergarten through fifth grades, or 5 to 10 years old, then it’s time for them to have some fun … with the Cub Scouts.
Scouts BSA prove themselves in an environment that challenges their courage and tests their nerve. After they’ve been given the proper guidance from those with experience and know-how, they take their own lead, going places they’ve never gone, seeing things they’ve never seen, and diving into the rugged world of outdoor adventure, relying on teamwork and character to accomplish what everyone else thinks is impossible.
Sound fun? If you’re a boy or girl age 11, or at least 10 and have completed the fifth grade, or have earned the Cub Scout Arrow of Light Award, to 17 years old, the time for a real adventure is now.
Do you like to squeeze every last drop of adventure out of life? Enjoy exploring new and far-off places? How ’bout hanging out with your closest friends? Well then, you’ll LOVE Venturing. From experiencing the thrill of zip lining and the accomplishment of rock climbing, to the heart-pounding charge of whitewater rafting, you’ll have the time of your life with your best friends in Venturing.
If you’re ready to travel to new places, meet new friends, and go on high-adventure excursions, then Venturing is the place for you. It’s a coed program for teens and young adults ages 14–20 (or 13 and have completed the eighth grade) who are just like you.