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Minsi Trails Council, BSA serves over 10,000 youth through the leadership of 5,000 adult volunteers. The council provides programs to youth throughout the Anthracite region, Pocono Mountains and Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania along with western New Jersey and serves six-counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Carbon, Luzerne, and Warren Counties. The local Scouting heritage dates back more than 105 years to 1910 when the council’s first scout troops were established in Allentown and Easton. Minsi Trails Council has three Scout camps in the Pocono Mountains: Akelaland Cub Scout Camp and Settlers Camp at the Trexler Scout Reservation in Jonas, PA and Camp Minsi located in Pocono Summit, PA. Combined, these camps serve more than 5,000 campers annually.

Who We Serve:
• 10,000 local youth members
• 5,000 local adult leaders
• Nearly 300 packs, troops and crews
• More than 200 chartered organizations

An independent research study conducted by Tufts University reported boys involved in Scouting had a four-fold increase in character attributes like cheerfulness, helpfulness, kindness, obedience, trustworthiness and hopeful future expectations. Positive character translates into doing better in school, having higher career goals and making better life choices. In short the Tufts Study shows, Scouting Builds Character. Click here for more details on the Tufts Study. 


New PA State Youth Protection Clearance Requirements
(PA Act 15 – formerly Act 153)

For youth-serving organizations in Pennsylvania, new clearance requirements were enacted that need to be completed before you can volunteer and work with youth in PA. Please click here for all the important new details.


Upcoming Events

The event registration is closed.  We have reached site capacity.    This years theme is "Get Hooked on Scouting"!...
2016 Pocono District Fall Camporee 16 Mile Canoe Trip on the Delaware River   September 30 - October 2, 2016 Friday at 5:00 pm –...
Course Location - Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, 400 Belfast Road, Nazareth, PA 18064 This course will provide Scoutmasters and...
Fall Family Camp “Hooked on Scouting” Newly registered Cub Scouts in the month of September who have joined a unit...
Witauchsoman Lodge #44 Order of the Arrow Lodge OctoberFest Weekend October 7-9, 2016 Trexler Scout Reservation OA Brotherhood Candidate...
To regeter and learn more Click Here Online registration a must through the PA registration portal.  NO WALK...
2016 Boy Scout Golf Classic Enjoy a great round of golf at Brookside Country Club with giveaways, prize packages, and great food and drink! All...
This roundtable is for CUB SCOUT PACKS ONLY We will discuss: *Webelo Crossovers and Troop interaction *Re-Chartering We will meet in KAPP HALL...
  Jota or Jamboree on the air is the largest scouting event in the world Scouts from all over the world contact each other to find out how...
Forks of the Delaware Fall Camporee October 14-16, 2016   Upper Mount Bethel Recreation Fields Mount Bethel, PA   Lewis and Clark...
It's the North Valley Cub Fall Event!  The best way to spend a fall weekend: having fun with other scouts, being able to camp overnight if...
Forks of the Delaware District Eleventh Annual Cub Scout Pushmobile Derby Presented by Troop 78   Saturday, October 15, 2016 Calvary...


991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 264-8551
Fax: (610) 465-4500

9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon. -  Fri.)


991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 266-7770
Fax: (610) 266-7798

9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon., Wed., & Fri.)
9:00am - 7:00pm (Tues., & Thurs.)
9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat.)