The Baden-Powell Council was formed in 1998 by the merger of the former Baden-Powell Council (headquartered in Dryden, NY) and Susquenango Council (headquartered in Binghamton, NY). The council’s new headquarters are in Binghamton, NY. The council covers five counties in New York State — Broome, Chenango, Cortland, Tioga and Tompkins—as well as Susquehanna County in Pennsylvania.
As of 2018, the Council has four districts:
- Chenango District (Chenango County and part of Broome County)
- Delahanna District (Susquehanna County and Special Needs Venturing in Broome County)
- Hiawatha District (Tioga County and most of Broome County)
- Taughannock District (Cortland and Tompkins Counties)
The Baden-Powell Council operates two Scout Camps:
Camp Barton is a Boy Scouts of America camp located on 130 acres on Frontenac Point on the west shore of Cayuga Lake in New York State’s Finger Lakes. It is approximately nine miles north of Ithaca.
Camp Barton has nine summer camping sites with 2 person platform tents, as well as winter lean-tos in one of the two gorges which surround the camp. The camp facilities include many water-based activities on the camp’s half-mile of waterfront, including rowing, motorboating, sailing, waterskiing and swimming, as well as handicrafts, nature, rifle and archery ranges, and scoutcraft areas. Camp Barton also has a special Intro to SCUBA course.
The camp’s buildings and cabins are available for off-season use by Scouting and other youth organizations. For more information contact the Council Office.
Tuscarora Scout Reservation is a Boy Scouts of America camp located on 1200 acres around Summit Lake in the foothills of the Catskills.
The camp has ten summer camping sites with 2-person platform tents. It also has five winter units with a center lodge equipped with wood stoves, refrigerators and electricity and four 8-man lean-tos. Tuscarora Scout Reservation also offers a newly-renovated Nature lodge, Updated dining hall, a nationally known Handicraft program, and a 40-foot climbing wall as well as a 35 acre lake with Stand-up Paddleboards, and Key Log Rolling, 16 miles of hiking trails and 7 miles of mountain bike trails.
The camp’s buildings and cabins are available for off-season use by Scouting and other Youth organizations. For more information contact the Council Office.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of the Baden-Powell Council, 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.