, Great Rivers CouncilBoy Scouts of America has been shaping the youth of America for more than a century. Discover everything Scouting has in store for you! Our mission is to provide character development, citizenship training, and growth in physical, mental and spiritual fitness, to help create the next generation of leaders.

The Great Rivers Council is home of the only Sinquefield Invention Campus at Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation. Our Invention Campus provides access hi-tech equipment, computer lab, 3D printers, laser engravers, CNC routers, embroidery machines, Scan-n-Cut machines, welding, metalworking, skills and trades, and more.

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Join us for an unforgettable Summer Camp experience at Lake of the Ozarks Scout Reservation! Discover an array of exciting programs including an extensive lineup of waterfront and boating activities, along with the exclusive Sinquefield Invention Campus. We feature over 80 unique merit badges and activities, ranging from Blacksmithing to Scuba to Pistols to Jet Skis to Invention Scout Start-up and more! Make your reservation today and secure your spot for 2024.
Click here for more information.

We are now accepting nominations for our Council Awards. You may begin submitting nominations for the Silver Beaver Award, BSA Alumnus of the Year Award, Duty to God Award, and the District Award of Merit. 

All nomination forms are due by December 1st, 2023. The awards will be presented at the Council Volunteer Recognition Event on February 3rd, 2024.

Online Nomination Submission Forms
Silver Beaver Award
Duty to God Award
BSA Alumnus of the Year Award
District Award of Merit

Join us for an extended session of Open Climb, Holiday Movies, Arts & Crafts, and More on December 16th.
We are offering two separate sessions: (Max of 30 participants per Session)
Session 1: 9am to 12pm
Session 2: 1pm to 4pm
The Cost for each session is only $20 which includes ALL the equipment needed to climb 
Click here to register.
Interested in learning the basics of blacksmithing or how knives are forged? Save $50 on the Forge Your Own Knife class when entering Holiday as a promo code. Each class is a fundraiser with proceeds supporting the Boy Scouts of America, Great Rivers Council.
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Who We Are

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What We Do

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The Scouting Programs

Scouting programs and outdoor adventures give young people the opportunity and freedom to explore a world beyond the boundaries of everyday life. It presents them with chances to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence and develop leadership skills. These experiences not only help Scouts while they are young but also stay with them throughout their adult lives, growing into exceptional men and women who respect their family, community, religion, country, and themselves.

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Cub Scouts

Youth grades K–5

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Scouts BSA

Youth ages 11-17

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Coed Ages 14-20

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Sea Scouts

Coed Ages 14-20

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Coed Ages 14-20

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Our Mission

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Scout Law

A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.

Scout Oath

“On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.”


Discovery is at the heart of Scouting. Whether it’s a campout, derby car race, or hike on the trail, we believe every adventure helps us uncover a little more about ourselves. We build the foundations for humility and compassion—strengthening character through actions—to prepare youth for a lifetime of leadership.


Prepared. For Life.

Scouting teaches youth to confront any challenge with whole hearts and clear minds—to live their lives without regret, never back down, and do their very best!






In Scouting, we will not compromise the safety of our youth, volunteers, and employees. Safety is a value that must be taught and reinforced at every opportunity. We are all responsible and must hold each other accountable to provide a safe environment for all participants.

Become Your Best Self

Through fun yet challenging physical and mental activities, Scouting encourages personal growth by teaching youth
how to set goals and achieve them with determination.






The BSA promotes a culture where youth, volunteers, and employees feel a sense of belonging—where every person feels respected and valued. We welcome families of all backgrounds to help prepare young people to serve as successful members and leaders of our nation’s diverse communities.

Fun for the Whole Family

Scouting is something the whole family can experience together. We designed our program so that anyone—brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers—can have fun and make an impact!


Our unique programs focused on character development, leadership and outdoor exploration provide a lifetime of benefits!

Compared to non-Scouts, Scouts are more likely to:

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Embrace positive
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Develop kindness, helpfulness,
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Have a greater sense
of hope for their future

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The Great Rivers Council is generously supported by United Way of Northeast Missouri, United Way of Audrain County, United Way of Central Missouri (Jefferson City & Lake), and Sedalia-Pettis County United Way.

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