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.



Henderson Scout Reservation is waking from it's winter slumber! Troops can help us get camp ready for another great season of program on this great day of hard work and fellowship.

Call John Harniman at the Scout Office at (607) 432-6491 for sign-up and what to bring.

2015 Program Kickoff

June 11th, 6 PM - Foxcare Center

We have so many things to talk about and show you! Come learn about the 2015 Popcorn Sale, get your new council calendar, and catch up on much more.

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July 26th - August 1st - Camp Wakpominee

Assistant Council Commisioner Bill Babbage is leading a section of The National Youth Leader Training Conference this summer. (NYLTC) is a Co-Ed leadership-training program for leaders developed by the Boy Scouts of America. Don't miss out on this great leadership training opportunity.

VT Fish Camp

July 12 - 16 - Queechee VT

13 lucky Scouts will embark on a 3 day/4 night fly fishing adventure in the Green Mountains of VT this summer while completing their Fishing and Fly Fishing MB.

Sign me up!

Ground Breaking

June 9th, 6PM- Henderson Scout Reservation

Join us at SUCO in Morris Hall Saturday, May 9th to recognize our newest Eagle Scouts and outstanding Volunteers in our Council.

New Training Lodge Slated for 2016

Henderson Scout Reservation/Crumhorn Mountain Scout Camp has been a pillar of the Scouting program in Otschodela Council since 1948. Most every Scout who has been to Henderson/Crumhorn would tell you about the memories of eating in the Dining Hall. Family style dining, singing songs of our country and staring at the ceiling, covered with the plaques of scout troops and patrols who have sat there before them.

With the changing times, our youth have changing needs and new challenges ahead. Otschodela Council is proud to announce the planned addition of our new Training Lodge/Conference Center, as well as a re-purposing of the existing Dining Hall into a year-round training facility with overnight, heated accommodations and enlarged Trading Post. Hard to imagine? Click here for more details!

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