Thomas P. Bentley Muddy Boots Fund for Chester County Council, BSA Programs

800 532 Stroud Water Research Center

The establishment of the Muddy Boots fund has made Stroud Water Research Center education programs free for youth in Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America. Programs have expanded to include a Cub Scout STEM award, environmental related merit badges, and other watershed education programs for scouts including overnight experiences at the Stroud Center.

Funded by: Greg, Keith, and Ray Bentley

Project Lead: Steven C. Kerlin


  • 2019: Mandy Nix and David Reinfeld; Craig Sims and Rick Curth (Chester County Council, BSA)
  • 2018: Craig Sims and Rick Curth (Chester County Council, BSA)

Project Years: 2018, 2019

Give the Gift of Fresh Water

As you give thanks for the gifts in your life, we invite you to give the gift of water. Clean drinking water, good health, happy trout, productive soil, clean air, the simple joys of swimming, boating, fishing — our healthy freshwater ecosystems make these and so many other things possible.

Your donation today will help preserve and protect
the future of fresh water.