In 2012 the Greenwich Council, Boy Scouts of America
(BSA) will celebrate it's 100th Anniversary. Chartered
in 1912, with noted author, naturalist and BSA founder Ernest Thompson Seton as the first Council President, Greenwich Scouting has been delivering quality programs to local youth for almost 100 years. The Greenwich Council is unique in that it serves only one town and district- the Black Wolf District. Scouting has a strong presence in the Town of Greenwich through Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews and Explorer Posts.
The Achewon Netopalis Lodge
is the Order of the Arrow
(OA) lodge for the Greenwich Council. The lodge's name translates to "Spiritual Warrior" in the Algonquian language. The Greenwich Council's OA was founded in 1949 their lodge totem is a green witch. In 1977 the lodge received the E. Urner Goodman Award for its effectiveness in promoting and increasing Scout camping in its council.
In 1960 Greenwich Scouting dedicated their beautiful 249 acre property as Ernest Thompson Seton Scout Reservation
. The reservation, also referred to as Camp Seton
, offers campsites, lean-tos and cabins as well as several buildings to meet in, two spectacular lakes, five miles of hiking trails, an Olympic size pool, boating, archery, B.B. Guns, a climbing wall, a Nature Education Center and much more! Seton Scout Reservation is used year-round by Scouts for Camporees, the Cuboree, the Klondike Derby and Fishing Derby and by local partnering organizations for their events.
Neighboring Boy Scouts of America Councils
include the Connecticut Yankee Council
covering Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut and the Westchester Putnam Council
that covers parts of Southern New York.
In 2010 Greenwich Scouting…
1. Served 39 Scouting units consisting of Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Venturing Crews, Explorer Posts and Learning for Life Groups. More than 350 dedicated volunteers made it possible for the nearly 2,500 local boys and girls to learn values and have fun in these units.
2. Launched the large scale project, Good Turn for Greenwich, a local call to service to improve our community through the volunteer efforts of Greenwich Scouting in collaboration with community and civic organizations by supporting and participating in 100 Good Turn projects in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of both the Boy Scouts of America (2010) and Greenwich Scouting (2012).
3. Celebrated the impressive 100th Anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America, including sending a Boy Scout contingent to the 2010 Centennial Jamboree.
4. Completed the newest building addition to Camp Seton, the Neilsen Building, which will serve as camp headquarters and house the summer camp administration, health office, trading post, year-round camp office and Campmasters’ quarters.