The Otschodela Council of the Boy Scouts of America provides the highest quality scouting programs for youth in the communities of Otsego, Schoharie and Delaware Counties in upstate New York. The mission of the Otschodela Council is to deliver, to the young people within our three county rural area of New York State, a quality program of leadership and citizenship development that prepares them to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes.
The Otschodela and Revolutionary Trails Councils of the Boy Scouts of America have voted in favor to merge Councils. As a result, a new and larger Council will be created to serve over 3,400 youth across six counties in central New York. An Executive Board comprised equally of members from the two former councils will govern this newly formed Council. The Scouts themselves will have direct input on a new Council name... [read more]
After a very successful run last year, the NYLT staff will be at it again this coming spring with a two-weekend course! NYLT is an outdoor leadership experience for current and future troop and crew leaders utilizing the patrol (team) method. It presents leadership skills in multiple formats providing the opportunity for participants to live and practice these leadership skills. Virtually all of the training is conducted by the youth staff. This course follows the BSA National Youth Leadership Training Curriculum. Click here to download the application.
Did your Troop or Pack participate in Scouting for Food or do any other Service projects this year? Log in your Service Hours!