The Partnership

Syracuse-Wawasee Rotary Club has been a charter sponsor for the Syracuse Boy Scout Troop 728 since it was founded in 1948. They assisted with the construction of the first Scout Cabin across the street from Syracuse town hall.

More about the Syracuse-Wawasee Rotary Club

Syracuse-Wawasee Rotary Club was chartered in 1947 and currently meets at noon every Tuesday at the Sleepy Owl in Syracuse. The club is open to business men and women living or working in the Wawasee School Corporation Area. The club plays an active role in the community, in particular sponsoring projects for youths in the area. Their community involvement includes giving academic scholarships, supporting Syracuse Boy Scout Troop 728 and continued sponsorship of their reading and book distribution program known as Rotarians Effecting and Advancing Literacy for Kids (REAL 4 KIDS).

The Rotary Scout Lodge is Built

In 2010, the Syracuse-Wawasee Rotary Charity Foundation, a branch of the Club, built a new Scout Lodge in 20 acres of hardwood forest, located at 10433 E. CR 500N, giving Scouts the perfect place to meet, camp and participate in scouting activities. Much bigger than the former Scout Cabin, the new Scout Lodge contains a fully equipped kitchen that has plenty of counter space, a spacious meeting area, two bathrooms, an office and a two-bay garage where the Scouts can store their trailers. The cabin also contains hook-ups for TV and internet equipment. Troop 728 can camp year-round at their new location and even have a sizeable overhang at the rear of the building that they can camp under in case of rain.


Boy Scouts of America Mission

Prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Rotary Mission

Provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.