Interested in joining Scouting?

Want to become a part of the Boy Scouts of America, then start by downloading either the BSA Youth or Adult Scouting Volunteer Application. Fill it out, and return it to the Seneca Waterways Council, Inc., Scout Service center.

To download the NEW universal Boy Scouting, Cub Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venture/Sea Scouting Youth Application, click:

Youth Application / Solictud para Jovenes

To download the NEW Adult Scouting Volunteer Application, click:

Scouting Volunteer / Voluntario de Scouting

To visit or mail us for more information:
Seneca Waterways Council, Inc.
Boy Scouts of America
2320 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd
Rochester, NY 14623

To phone or fax us in Rochester for more information:
Phone: (585) 244-4210
Fax: (585) 244-9403

To email us for more information:

To discover which program you want to join, read about:

Cub Scouting (All Youth, Grades K-5)
Cub Scouting is fun for the whole family. In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life.

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

There are four aims of Scouting: citizenship, character, personal fitness, and leadership.

The methods of Cub Scouting are: living the ideals, belonging to a den, advancement, family involvement, activities, serving the community, and the uniform.

Boy Scouting (All Youth, 11-17 years old)
This is the traditional Scouting experience for youth in the fifth grade through high school. Service, community engagement and leadership development become increasingly important parts of the program as youth lead their own activities and work their way toward earning Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.

Venturing (Co-ed, 14-20 years old)
You love exploring your passions, making new friends, and discovering the world. You’re always looking for an adventure. Rappelling a cliff. Perfecting your shot. Designing a robot. Kayaking into the sunset. Exploring your faith. Volunteering at an animal shelter. The choice is yours! Each activity provides an opportunity to shine and learn more about yourself and the world around you. Venturing is youth-led and youth-inspired. You’ll acquire life skills and gain experiences that will prove to be valuable regardless of where your future takes you, all while having a blast: leadership, event-planning, organization, communication, responsibility – the list goes on!

Sea Scouting (Co-ed, 14-20 years old)
Sea Scouts is a specialized program, organized to address a youth members’ boating skills and promote knowledge of our maritime heritage.