Tell Your Story

We’re lucky. We’re lucky, because during isolating times like these we share a remarkable connection not everyone has –– the Scouting connection. Scouting is a thread of life-changing adventures enjoyed with friends and family. Those experiences helped shape the adults we are today. And no one can tell the story of Scouting better than you. […]

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S.A.F.E Return to Scouting

June 22, 2020 Scouts and Scouters, On behalf of the Seneca Waterways Council, let me express my gratitude for everything you have done to keep on Scouting amongst the unprecedented challenges we have faced this year.  The determination, resourcefulness, service, and sense of adventure you have all demonstrated during the Covid-19 pandemic has been awe-inspiring.  […]

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National Membership Registration Fee Changes

As we have previously shared, the National Boy Scouts of America was expected to announce an increase in membership fees. At the National Annual Meeting last month, a formal schedule of fee increases over the next three years was announced and approved. It’s important to understand that none of these fees stay with the Seneca […]

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Mid-May Council Update

May 20, 2020  Letter from Scout Executive Stephen Hoitt to Seneca Waterways’ Scouting Family. Dear Scouting Family, Much has happened since my mid-April update to you all and, in many ways, not much has changed.   Hopefully, we are starting to see our lives slowly return to some sense of normalcy.  I thought it prudent to […]

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Health & Safety Resources

The safety and well-being of all our members, volunteers, and employees is our top priority. We know there are questions and growing concerns about how COVID-19 (coronavirus), will affect our local Scouting programs. We continue to monitor developments regarding COVID-19 both locally through our County Health Departments and through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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Friends of Scouting $60,000 Matching Grant

August Family Creates Legacy for Scouting On Monday, March 9th, the August Family announced a $60,000 matching grant to the 2020 Friends of Scouting appeal of the Seneca Waterways Council, Boy Scouts of America.  All new gifts to the campaign, as well as gifts with an increased amount over last year, will be matched dollar […]

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CANCELLED – College of Commissioner Science

DUE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK THE COMMISSIONERS COLLEGE IS CANCELLED.   Commissioners new and old alike should plan to attend the Area 3 College of Commissioner Science. Continuing education for commissioner service is the backbone of unit support. Please plan to attend this important training on Saturday, April 18, 2020 in Syracuse, NY. A full course […]

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National BSA Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection – What that means for our council.

National Organization of the Boy Scouts of America Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and what that means for Scouting and for Seneca Waterways Council. Read Stephen Hoitt’s (Scout Executive/CEO) letter to Seneca Waterways Council families helping to clarify what the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection means for local council. SWC Family Letter – BSA Chapter 11 (PDF) This […]

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