Interested in joining Scouting?
Want to become a part of the Boy Scouts of America, then start by downloading either the BSA Youth or Adult Scouting Volunteer Application. Fill it out, and return it to the Otetiana Council, Inc., Scout Servicenter.
To download the NEW universal Boy Scouting, Cub Scouting, Varsity Scouting, and Venture/Sea Scouting Youth Application, click:
To visit or mail us for more information:
Otetiana Council, Inc.
Boy Scouts of America
474 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607-1992
To phone or fax us for more information:
Phone: (585) 244-4210
Fax: (585) 244-9403
To email us for more information:
To discover which program you want to join, read about:
A family- and home-centered program for boys in the first through fifth grade (or 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 years old). Cub Scouting’s emphasis is on quality programs at the local level, where the most boys and families are involved. Tiger Cubs is school-year program for first-grade (or 6-year-old) boys and their adult partners that stresses simplicity, shared leadership, learning about the community, and family understanding. Each boy/adult team meets for family activities, then once or twice a month all the teams meet for Tiger Cub group activities. Fourth- and fifth-grade (or 10-year-old) boys, called Webelos, participate in more advanced activities that begin to prepare them to become Boy Scouts.
Boy Scouts get away from it all! They camp, hike, and fish in the great outdoors. They get together in troops, and try out new experiences. Boy Scouting is available to boys who are 11 through 17 years old, or who have earned the Arrow of Light Award, and/or have completed the fifth grade.
Venturing offers a program that is a fun-filled challenge and adventure for young men and women who are 14 (and have, at minimum, completed the eighth grade) through 20 years of age. Learn more about high adventure, sports, arts and hobbies, youth ministries, and Sea Scouting crews.
Looking for a program that teaches positive values to boys your son’s age? Looking for activities that build personal fitness, social skills and leadership? Scouting offers a time-tested set of activities that have produced model citizens, family men and community leaders for more than 90 years.