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: Mark Juba


Bay Waters – ROCing at Home this Spring

Thank you to all the Scouts, Scouters, and Scout parents in our District who have kept on Scouting this spring. We showed and continue to show how strong Scouting is, and how it can bring us together. Whether through virtual meetings, distanced activities, or Council programs, folks in the following units showed the way in keeping Scouting alive in our community: Pack 80, Pack 96, Pack 107, Pack 108, Pack 163, Pack 183, Pack 203, Pack 220, Pack 231, Pack 233, Pack 250, Pack 262, Pack 463, Pack 474, Troop 9, Troop 79, Troop 96, Troop 108, Troop 110, Troop 113, Troop 127, Troop 163, Troop 179, Troop 183, Troop 230, Troop 233, Troop 260, Troop 262, Troop 312, Troop 356, Troop 363, Troop 425, Troop 942, Troop 1920, Troop 2020, Crew 247, Ship 303.

For info on how you can earn prizes for helping get new Scouts into the program, see the Scout Me In At Home Program.


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, August 10-13 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 We are current;y reviewing the state’s safety guidelines for day camps.


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