Bay Waters District
Serving the Communities of Irondequoit, Penfield, and Webster

Key District Contacts

District Chair: Christopher Bowen, 585-678-1776
District Commissioner: Robert Monigle, 585-721-8639
District Executive: Brendan Flaherty, 585-241-8530
Scouts, BSA Roundtable: Phil Vanderlee, 585-671-8149
Cub Scout Roundtable: VACANT
Merit Badge Dean: Steve Nonkes
Twilight Camp Director: Jill Sypnier
District Training Chair & GAPS Program Coordinator: John Smigle, 585-216-7594


Twilight Camp

Twilight Camp is Seneca Waterways Council’s Cub Scout Day Camp hosted by Bay Waters District. The camp runs in the evenings, 5:00-8:00pm, June 22-25 at Camp Eastman in Irondequoit. The 2020 theme is Down on the Farm, with lots of opportunity for fun and adventure. For more information, go to the registration page or email the camp director at


GAPS Program

GAPS (Gifted and Physically disabled Scouts) Program is dedicated to assisting Scouts with disabilities and the adult leaders who support them. GAPS can effectively train and be a resource for every adult leader in SWC Council responsible for all scouts with disabilities in their care.

  • Awareness Provide specialized training to support recognition of disabilities that impact youth, as well as leadership.
  • Connections: Develop relationships with youth, parents, community, leaders. Units & council personnel to increase membership & support retention of Scouts with disabilities
  • Mediation. Help to resolve issues by providing guidance to effectively mediate solutions.
  • Resources Provide opportunities to build a network of resources for Scouts, families. Unit leaders and Council Staff.

For more Information, contact John Smigle, 585-216-7594.

Documents: Working With Scouts With Special Needs and Disabilities, Request for Registration Beyond the Age of Eligibility, Individual Scout Advancement Plan, Application for Alternative Eagle Scout Rank Merit Badges

District Roundtable Documents

2019 – 2020 Roundtable Master Meeting Schedule
Cub Breakout Documents: September ,  October
Scouts, BSA Breakout Documents:  September, October
Other: BSA STEM-Nova Program Summary, SWC Religious Emblems Brochure