Welcome to the Five Rivers Council, BSA and the greatest youth development program in the World!
Scouting IS FOR YOUR FAMILY and every family in all of 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 men & women from age 14 to 20 in our Venturing program.
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!
Please click the search button to visit BeAScout.org where you may learn more about Scouting’s various youth programs and to find a unit and meeting location nearest to you.
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.
True youth protection can be achieved only through the focused commitment of everyone in Scouting. It is the mission of Youth Protection volunteers and professionals to work within the Boy Scouts of America to maintain a culture of Youth Protection awareness and safety at the national, territory, area, council, district, and unit levels.
Policies to keep Scouts Safe include:
- Criminal Background Checks on all volunteers
- Mandatory Youth Protection Training (Youth and Adults)
- No One on One Contact
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Training and Certifications
- Position Specific Training
- Outdoor Leadership Skills
- Nationally accredited camp (NCAP certification)
- First Aid & CPR
- Safe Swim Defense
- Safety Afloat
- Climb on Safely
- and MORE!!
Join the Adventure and find a Pack, Troop or Crew near you!!
Click the Join Now button to find that unit!