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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

You are invited to be part of an important community event honoring David Lobach, Chairman & CEO of Embassy Bank, with the South Mountain...
The purpose of the First Aid Meet is to test patrol skills and the ability of the patrol to respond as a team to emergency situations. Click here...
The Fundamentals of Training is the first part of the 3 part train-the-trainer continuum (T3) in Scouting and is intended for both youth and adult...
South Mountain District First Responder Event George E. Moerkirk Emergency Medicine Institute 2100 Mack Blvd, First Floor Allentown PA 18103 Please...
Forks of the Delaware Life to Eagle Scout Seminar Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:30PM Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 2115 Washington Blvd, Easton,...
Course Location - Northampton County Community College, Fowler Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem, PA 18015 Room 638   This course will...
Council Service Center - 991 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109 This course is intended to provide Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos den leaders and...
Council Service Center - 991 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109 This course is intended to provide Committee Chairs, Committee Members, and Pack...
Council Service Center - 991 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109 This course is intended to provide Cubmasters and Assistant Cubmasters with the...
Pocono District Re-Charter Day.  Key unit leadership should have received information on what is needed for completion of charters.  Units...
  Campmaster Training / Planning Session Session will consist of Campmaster Training for MTC Facilities for New and Experienced Campmasters...
Black Diamond Society of Model Engineers annual Scout Night on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM 900 East Macada Road, Bethlehem,...


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.)