Welcome To the Boy Scouts of America!

For over a century, the Boy Scouts of America has created a strong foundation of leadership, service, and community for millions of America’s youth ranging from ages 6 - 21.  In 2012 the organization celebrated two centennial anniversaries: the first Scout achieved Eagle rank and the organization launched “Boys Life” as its official magazine.

The Revolutionary Trails Council, one of the first councils established in the United States, has impacted the lives of over 8,000 men and women through a variety of age specific programs in the central New York counties of Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Hamilton, Lewis, and Otsego.  Since 1913, over 4,300 Scouts have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout under the guidance of leaders in our council. 


Frequently Asked Questions about the Camp Sale Decision:

The decision made by the Executive Board of the Council to put Cedarlands Scout Reservation and Camp Russell up for sale was extremely difficult. The consolidation of the camps, due to financial and membership reasons, has been on the table for discussion for the past 10 years. In December, after over a year of research and study, the Executive Board made the tough decision to close those two camps and channel the funds into a camp endowment to fund the cost of the renovations, facility improvements and added programming at Camp Kingsley. To help explain the many factors that went into the decision, the Council has prepared a report of Frequently Asked Questions. This covers the points debated by the Board and the rationale behind the decision. You may download the PDF HERE.

Myths vs. Facts about the Camp Sale Decision:

Unfortunately there are many rumors and unsubstantiated claims being made by individuals who are
upset by the Executive Board decision to sell camps. The Council understands and appreciates
that people are upset. The decision to sell was a very difficult. We do not want this to be a
divisive issue, and hope that the information on the following pages helps clear up some of the
myths being perpetuated versus the facts. Download the Myths vs. Facts PDF HERE.
















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