It's warming up - just in time for the Winter Meltdown

event to support Scouting.

 2nd Annual BSA fund raiser kicks off, April, 6th at the Elmira Country Club

Elmira, NY (March 19, 2019) – Five Rivers Council is excited to announce and support the Winter Meltdown event, to be held from 7-11 pm on April 6th, 2019 at the Elmira Country Club.  In its second year, the adult-only event will raise operating funds for the Council.  The event is open to the public and will bring together approximately 250 scouters and non-scouters alike in a festive, business casual atmosphere (leave your uniforms at home).  Advanced tickets are encouraged and are available online at as well as at our main office and the Scout Shop at the Arnot Mall. 

This event is presented in part by: Elmira Savings Bank, John H Cook Jr Painting Contractor, Corning Museum of Glass, Seneca Beverage, Hilliard Corporation, Kate's Klean Company, Pudgies Pizza Southside, Chemung Valley Realty, Chemung Supply, Swan Morrs Insurance, Simmons-Rockwell, Magnum Opus, Elm Chevrolet, Dandy MiniMarts, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Watkins Glen International, Welliver McGuire, Dimon & Bacorn, Inc., Fennel Spring, Arnot Realty, and more.

WHO:               Adults from the community, scouters and non-scouters alike.

WHAT:                    Winter Meltdown Activities include:

  • Socializing and fun with great people
  • Heavy hors d'oeuvres
  • Cash bar
  • Live music by the area's favorite party band Splash
    • Silent auction, including custom-made wine service sets by gaffers at the Corning Museum of Glass, 2 baskets with tickets to the races from Watkins Glen International, Neck/Key Chain Knife hand forged by Forged in Fire Judge J. Neilsen along with an autographed picture, autographed sports memorabilia, and more.

WHEN:             Saturday, April 6th, 2019 from 7-11 pm

WHERE:        Elmira Country Club, 1538 W Church St, Elmira, NY 14905


WHY:               Raise funds for Five Rivers Council, serving families in 10 counties across the Twin Tiers.


HOW:               Tickets are available online ( as well as at our administrative office and the Scout Shop at the Arnot Mall.

We are very grateful for the support we received last year and hope that adult scouts and non-scouters alike will attend with a friend

For more award information, please contact:

Gary Decker - Scout Executive for Five Rivers Council, BSA

C: (607) 742-3590 –  -   

special thanks to Corning Incorporated and its employees for generations of support to Scouting

special thanks to the Corning Foundation for its continued support of Scouting through the Employee Matching Gifts and Dollars for Doers Programs 


Five Rivers Council is supported by