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LATEST BSA NEWS AND UPDATES

BSA National Youth Protection Training Update - National 3/01/2018

March 2018 Letter                     Youth Protection Training Link

Youth Protection Training "How to Guide"


Integration of Lion Cubs into the Cub Scout Program - National 2018

Recognizing the success of the National Lion pilot program, the Boy Scouts of America's Board of Directors have approved integrating Lions into the Cub Scout program empowering chartered partners with packs to offer the experience to Kindergarten-age children nationwide. Learn More


BSA Expands Program - National 10/11/2017

Family Scouting Q & A               Family Scouting News Release


PA State Youth Protection Clearance Requirements (PA Act 15) - Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 2015

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.


Scouting Impact - National November 2017

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.


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


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Upcoming Events

Commissioner Conference August 18, 2018 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Program will include: Discussion on Serving the entire...
2018 Iron Pigs Scout Night Friday, August 3, 2018 This Event has been rescheduled to Friday, August 24th! Please Click Here for...
Course Dates - Must Attend All Weekends! 1st Weekend – August 24-26, 2018 Friday, Saturday, Sunday  2nd Weekend...
For any questions please contact Josh Tosi at joshua.tosi@scouting.org * Must be 21 to...
North Valley District Roundtable takes place the first Thursday of every month at the old school next to St. John the Baptist Church in Whitehall....
Join North Valley District for a night under the stars at Becky’s Drive-In Campout! Before the movie, enjoy a moon bounce, trackless fire...
The NRA Pistol Instructor Course will certify a candidate (upon successful completion) as an NRA Pistol Instructor.  Certification will allow...
Witauchsoman Lodge #44 Order of the Arrow Lodge Fall Fellowship Weekend September  7-9, 2018 Camp Minsi OA Induction (not yet a member / being...
Come and join us for Pocono District's 3rd annual Fall Canoe Trip.     Click HERE for the...
Click here for the Fall Camporee Unit Participation...
2018 Cement Belt Friends of Scouting...
HERSHEYPARK EVENT  Saturday  September 29th, 2018 (Park is open 10am to 10pm) Camping at Hersheypark Campgrounds (you can camp one night...
 Click here for ride flyer 2018 Fall Foliage Ride flyer.  Click here for the registration form 2018 Fall Foliage Ride...
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MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

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

HOURS OF OPERATION:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon. -  Fri.)

MINSI TRAILS SCOUT SHOP

991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

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

HOURS OF OPERATION:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon., Wed., & Fri.)
9:00am - 7:00pm (Tues., & Thurs.)
9:00am - 2:00pm (Sat.)