Indian Waters Council - Boy Scouts of America - Columbia, South Carolina
Columbia Scout Shop
715 Betsy Drive - Columbia, SC 29210
Fax 803-798-0369

Office Hours
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10 am - 7 pm
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Scout Service Center
Indian Waters Council - 553
715 Betsy Drive - Columbia, SC 29210
Fax 803-750-9855
Office Hours
*Monday and Wednesday
9 am - 5 pm
*Tuesday and Thursday
9 am - 7 pm
9 am - 1 pm

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Merit Badge Counselor Resources
Everything you need to be a successful part of the BSA Advancement Program!
* Highlights specifically(website)
* The Essentials(PowerPoint)
* Counselor Application (PDF)
* Counselor Process (PDF)

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Camp Barstow Short Term Camping

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Thanksgiving Hours -
Council Service Center
November 25 - Open until Noon
November 26-27 - Closed

New "Live"

IWC #553 Order of Arrow
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Summer Camp 2016
Camp Barstow

Swamp Fox Camporee
December 4-6

McEntire Joint National Guard Base
more info on Postponed
Klondike Winter Camp
December 27-30

Camp Barstow
University of Scouting
January 23, 2016

Swearingen Engineering Center
Recruiting Corner
Great For Cub Scouts/Boy Scouts Program

Cub Scout Recruiting & Retention
Habits of Successful Packs
Summertime Pack Activities

Recruiting Guide HERE
Sample Youth Recruiting Events HERE
Pack Leadership Needs HERE
Membership Resources HERE

Recharter Handbook HERE
Annual Charter Agreement HERE
Youth Application HERE
Adult Application HERE
IWC Unit Account authorization HERE

National Marketing Toolbox for Leaders HERE
Cub Scout Retention Toolbox

Boy Scout/Cub Scout Training
Cub Leader Training - Super Train - Trainer's Edge -
OWLS - BALOO - Leave No Trace Trainer
to register for any of the trainings HERE
                                                                                                                                    Trainer's EDGE plus
January 9, 2016
New Heights Church

January 23, 2016
Swearingen Engineering Center

February 26-28, 2016
Camp Barstow

Range Master Training
Shooting Sports Training

Rifle Instructor - Archery Instructor - Cub Scout Adult Shooting Sports
for more info HERE

Philmont 2016:
Are You Ready?
Are you ready for the challenge?
is now mandatory for All Volunteers!
to take the course or for more infoHERE

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