Year-round camping, activities, and advancement opportunities in the heart of the beautiful Catskill Mountains.

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Every Scout deserves trained leaders. Training is available for every Scouting role; click here to get started being the best leader you can be.

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

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Visit our newly expanded location at the Hudson Valley Mall, near Best Buy.

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Important: New Council Youth Protection Training Policy (June 2017)


The mission of the Rip Van Winkle Council is to provide an effective program for boys and 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 is 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.

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Sporting Clays for Scouts Tournament

Come enjoy a great day of shooting for an even better cause. Package includes continental breakfast, one-hundred targets of sporting clays at one of

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