21 Stories for Scouts Returned May 31

On Friday, September 4, 2020, the Scouts and friends of Seneca Waterway Councils rappelled down the outside of the iconic Kodak Tower! With commitments to contribute or raise $1,000, they had a once-in-a-lifetime thrill and do something awesome that impact hundreds of youth in our community. 

Because it’s run by the Scouts for the Scouts, donations go directly toward underwriting outreach programs for urban youth in the city of Rochester including over 40 after-school programs and summer camp experiences. The Seneca Waterways Council, BSA serves nearly 11,000 young people each year with leadership and character development programs that change life and help prepare young people for life. 


  • BE A RAPPELER – Contribute or commit to raising $1,000 and you can rappel down the side of Kodak Tower. Set up a fundraising page using the link above. We’ve put together this handy Fundraising Guide to help you be successful, but it’s actually easier than you think. 
  • TEAM UP, RAPPEL DOWN – Companies can sponsor a team of up to six rappelers for a commitment of $5,000. The company sets up a Team Fundraising page on our website and encourages their participants to raise money toward the goal. The Team Sponsor is only responsible for any remaining balance toward the goal. 

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Tony Vogl at tony.vogl@scouting.org or (585) 241-8556 for more information on how your business can gain visibility to over 115 rappelers and an anticipated 1,200 donors in this event.