Seneca Waterways Council Scouting Historical Society

Seneca Waterways Council Scouting Historical Society The Seneca Waterways Council has a long and distinguished history which is faithfully documented and preserved by the Seneca Waterways Council Scouting Historical Society. The society meets monthly to review incoming donations and prepare new exhibits for display in the Strong Scout Shop atrium. The group also publishes The OCSHS Thread, an occasional newsletter.

Good turn-out for the Trade-o-Ree
04/15/2019

Good turn-out for the Trade-o-Ree

Trade-o-Ree is tomorrow!  We have more than a dozen vendors coming, hope to see you there.Since it was sadly omitted fro...
04/12/2019

Trade-o-Ree is tomorrow! We have more than a dozen vendors coming, hope to see you there.

Since it was sadly omitted from the council calendar of events, details are as follows:

Seneca Waterways Council Trade-o-Ree
10:00 AM – 3:00PM (Dealer set-up @ 9:00 AM)
Seneca Waterways Council 2320 Brighton-Henrietta Townline Road Rochester, NY 14623

Bear Grylls is preparing to lead a group of Scouts to camp on the ISS
04/01/2019
Bear Grylls is preparing to lead a group of Scouts to camp on the ISS

Bear Grylls is preparing to lead a group of Scouts to camp on the ISS

HIS TV shows have seen him travel all over the planet, which might explain why Bear Grylls’ next mission sees him out of this world. The survival expert’s new project is taking five Scouts to camp …

New display - all about the “Lost City of Tryon Trail” a fantastic hike for all Scouts.
03/01/2019

New display - all about the “Lost City of Tryon Trail” a fantastic hike for all Scouts.

Boy Scouts of America, Seneca Waterways Council
01/25/2019
Boy Scouts of America, Seneca Waterways Council

Boy Scouts of America, Seneca Waterways Council

Seneca Waterways Council will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in 2019. Ten years of great Eagle Scouts. Ten years of memories at Summer camp. Ten years of fun, adventure and service. In honor of this historic benchmark, we want you, the Scouts, to propose a NEW Standard Council Patch or 10th Anniversary edition patch. A patch that will be traded and worn by Scouts and leaders for years to come! Just visit the link to learn about the contest details http://senecawaterways.org/patchcontest

A little trivia!  In season 1 episode 2 he joins Troop 999.  Who is he?
01/01/2019

A little trivia! In season 1 episode 2 he joins Troop 999. Who is he?

Be a good Scout this holiday season.  Not like this one!
12/25/2018

Be a good Scout this holiday season. Not like this one!

Grants are now available for youth to attend the National Scouting Historian Summit at Philmont in 2019.
12/09/2018

Grants are now available for youth to attend the National Scouting Historian Summit at Philmont in 2019.

Through the generosity of The “Green Bar Bill” Hillcourt Foundation the NSHS is able to award a limited number of grants to assist youth Scouts committed to attending the NSHS and serving the BSA in the important role of a local council/lodge/camp/troop historian!

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://historiansummit.com/youth-grants

Celebrating 40 Years of the Seneca Waterways Council Scouting Historical Society - 100 numbered sets produced - please h...
11/09/2018

Celebrating 40 Years of the Seneca Waterways Council Scouting Historical Society - 100 numbered sets produced - please help support us and purchase one of these amazing sets!

Seneca Waterways Council Scouting Historical Society's cover photo
10/23/2018

Seneca Waterways Council Scouting Historical Society's cover photo

Camp Babcock-Hovey BSA
10/23/2018

Camp Babcock-Hovey BSA

Camp Babcock-Hovey BSA
10/23/2018

Camp Babcock-Hovey BSA

Camp Babcock-Hovey BSA
10/23/2018

Camp Babcock-Hovey BSA

New addition to the museum - 108 years ago a dinner was held at the Waldorf -Astoria Hotel in NYC at which BP was the gu...
09/24/2018

New addition to the museum - 108 years ago a dinner was held at the Waldorf -Astoria Hotel in NYC at which BP was the guest of honor. Approximately 250 guests received complementary copies of this - the first BSA handbook. Only a few complete copies are known to still exist.

Two fantastic backpacks available for sale.  Very clean and good condition.  EMS 7000 $40., Camp Trails $30.
08/24/2018

Two fantastic backpacks available for sale. Very clean and good condition. EMS 7000 $40., Camp Trails $30.

Cutler Mail Chute Company display that was at the council office was revised and now on loan to the Appellate Division L...
07/19/2018

Cutler Mail Chute Company display that was at the council office was revised and now on loan to the Appellate Division Law Library. Check it out if you get a chance.

Can you help?
07/18/2018

Can you help?

We just had this photo donated to us…… Boy Scout Troop #42 in Penn Yan, 1932. Written on the back - Some of the people are identified and some are not. Maybe you could help with the unidentified?

Left to Right

Front Row: Hank Birkett, Bill Robertson, Jerry ?, Mr. Powell, Marshall Stark, Unidentified.

Middle Row: Unidentified, Bob Prouty, Farrinelli (?), Keith Barden, Brad Burt (?), Jack Yetter, unidentified

Back Row: Unidentified, Dick Farrar, Eastmen Birkett, Unidentified, Bud Wheeler, Unidentified, Paul Kubli, Unidentified

Event Patches Needed!  We are in desperate need of event patches from our council events - we have only about 5 percent ...
06/14/2018

Event Patches Needed! We are in desperate need of event patches from our council events - we have only about 5 percent of them from the past 20 years. If you have any you are willing to donate we can pick them up or they can be left for us at the reception desk. Thanks for your help with this project

Camp Babcock-Hovey BSA
05/25/2018

Camp Babcock-Hovey BSA

As we enter this Memorial Day weekend (the unofficial start of Summer) lets pause to remember the real reason for this holiday weekend. We remember those who gave their all so we can be free. Memorial Day is a day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to make this country a free country. The birthplace of Memorial Day can be traced back to nearby Waterloo, NY that began the tradition of honoring those that made this sacrifice starting soon after the Civil War.

75 years ago, in 1943, as we were in the middle of World War II, 35 Scouts descended onto Camp Babcock-Hovey. Their mission was to plant pine and spruce saplings in honor of living and deceased World War II military men and women. They planted thousands of trees and a "Log" book of the honored were kept in the camp office for years to come. Ultimately 36,282 military personal from New York State made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II. So next time you are in camp, and you are enjoying the shade of a tree that seems to be about 75 years old, remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice for your freedom.

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We are preparing a new display on Scouting Cameras.  Should be completed within two weeks.
05/13/2018

We are preparing a new display on Scouting Cameras. Should be completed within two weeks.

Setting up for the Seneca Waterways Council Trade-O-Ree tomorrow from 9:30 - 3:00.  Stop on by for some fun Scouting col...
04/07/2018

Setting up for the Seneca Waterways Council Trade-O-Ree tomorrow from 9:30 - 3:00. Stop on by for some fun Scouting collectibles. The CTC trading post will be there for the first time.

Happy Holidays from SWC Scouting Historical Society
12/25/2017

Happy Holidays from SWC Scouting Historical Society

Seneca Waterways Council Scouting Historical Society's cover photo
10/26/2017

Seneca Waterways Council Scouting Historical Society's cover photo

Had an amazingly beautiful weekend at CTC and a good number of Scouts learned about camping gear and how it has changed ...
10/26/2017

Had an amazingly beautiful weekend at CTC and a good number of Scouts learned about camping gear and how it has changed from the 1920’s to present.

Camp Babcock-Hovey BSA
10/26/2017

Camp Babcock-Hovey BSA

10/18/2017

Looking for patches to trade? We will have a booth at the Challenge Trophy Camporee next to the Camp Babcock-Hovey Trading Post. Lots of historic patches and other Scouting Memorabilia will be available. While there make sure to check out the Camp Babcock-Hovey Trading Post.

Remembering an old friend.  John C. Reed - Historian and the man with the longest tenure in the former Ty-Ohni Lodge.  J...
05/08/2017

Remembering an old friend. John C. Reed - Historian and the man with the longest tenure in the former Ty-Ohni Lodge. John passed away on May 6.

Tables are getting set-up for the Trade-o-Ree!
04/28/2017

Tables are getting set-up for the Trade-o-Ree!

Massawepie Mugs Anyone?  Big new batch just put out for sale.
04/24/2017

Massawepie Mugs Anyone? Big new batch just put out for sale.

Oh the joys of sorting mug collections
04/24/2017

Oh the joys of sorting mug collections

#TBT Time. Throw Back Thursday Time! Which piece of Hovey Memorabilia is your favorite? Leave a comment in the comment s...
03/02/2017

#TBT Time. Throw Back Thursday Time! Which piece of Hovey Memorabilia is your favorite? Leave a comment in the comment section below!

#TBT Time. Throw Back Thursday Time! Which piece of Hovey Memorabilia is your favorite? Leave a comment in the comment section below!

Free Emergency Preparedness Kits - just attend the free event on March 30th at Hilton Central School Quest Auditorium- r...
03/01/2017

Free Emergency Preparedness Kits - just attend the free event on March 30th at Hilton Central School Quest Auditorium- register at www.prepare.ny.gov/training-events

Finally playing the Centennial BSA Monopoly Game with the family
02/25/2017

Finally playing the Centennial BSA Monopoly Game with the family

The Cunningham-Ulrich collection of Scouting Fiction is finally on the shelves.  Now to sort.
02/20/2017

The Cunningham-Ulrich collection of Scouting Fiction is finally on the shelves. Now to sort.

Camp Babcock-Hovey BSA
02/16/2017

Camp Babcock-Hovey BSA

#TBT Its Throw Back Thursday Time.
This time we go back to the 1930's. In 1940 the Penn Yan Lodge building arrived. This building is unique as it was built in Penn Yan for troops there in the early 1930’s and then was brought to and donated to camp. It is very closely based on the 1930’s Troop Cabin Designs produced by the National Camp Engineer Harvey A. Gordon for the Boy Scouts of America in 1930. Originally it served as our first aid lodge, then it became a winter sleeping quarters and even later it became our camp office. When it was used as a winter sleeping quarts the Penn Yan Troop was allowed to use it rent free. For the first time ever the design drawings are being post online. Check them out and the other pictures of Penn Yan Lodge over the years.

Massawepie Scout Camps
02/10/2017

Massawepie Scout Camps

The work up here is not always easy, not always fun, and not always noticed. But the view from my office is hard to beat.

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2320 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Rd
Rochester, NY
14623

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 12:00
Sunday 08:00 - 17:00

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