Join us for a series of weekend specialty camps this summer


Join us for our 2022 weekend family camp


Scouting provides fun activities that promote personal responsibility and self-esteem; and helps children develop into well-rounded adults.


Contact Office for Information about receiving supplies. Visit our location at the Hudson Valley Mall.


The Council Service Center will be closed on Monday, June 19th.  We will be at the Tee It Up for Scouting Golf Tournament. 

The Emergence of Bankruptcy - Click for more information. 

An important consideration:

 We understand that this is an exciting milestone for Scouting and one we have looked forward to for more than three years. At the same time, this restructuring process has brought to light tens of thousands of reports of abuse—the bravery of survivors has inspired all of us, and we must continue to support them and recognize that this milestone is bittersweet. We respectfully ask that you remain mindful of survivors during this time as we all balance our excitement for the future of Scouting with recognition of a past that has been painful for many. As always, thank you for all that you have done—and continue to do—to safeguard the future of Scouting; we are grateful to be moving forward with the delivery of our mission. 

Council Newsletters: Can now be found on the Newsletters tab

May 2023 Newsletter

Council Calendar:

RVW Council Calendar 2022-2023 PDF



Opportunity for Scout Outing

The Historical Society of Woodstock is currently completing a permanent exhibit (spring 2023) that will display many interesting tools and implements used by Ulster County families and industries over the past several centuries. The artifacts, along with accompanying descriptions, will be housed in a shed next to our museum at 20 Comeau Drive.

As den leaders we were always looking for new activities for either our den or the pack, and I think we could develop an interesting and educational outing for your scouts. The tools, with perhaps a scavenger hunt activity to hold their attention, could be just such an outing. Depending on interest and the size of your group(s), we could create a “station” activity with scouts rotating among the tool exhibit, the current exhibit at the Eames House Museum, and even something outdoors on the Comeau property.



CDC recommends wearing a mask in enclosed or crowded places, customers are encouraged to wear a mask when in the Scout Service Center.



The mission of the Rip Van Winkle Council is to provide an effective program for boys and girls, as well as young men and women, to help them develop desirable qualities of character and leadership, participating citizenship, personal fitness, good family values, and respect for the environment, and to prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential.

Further, it is the mission of the Rip Van Winkle Council to make the Scouting program available to all eligible youth in Ulster and Greene Counties. The council will develop and maintain the physical and financial resources to support an effective Scouting program in its territory and support the chartered organizations that use Scouting.