The Minsi Trails Council Office & Scout Shop will be CLOSED
Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd
in observation of Thanksgiving. 

Minsi Trails Council is happy to welcome Richard “Rick” Christ as our new Scout Executive & CEO.  Rick is currently Scout Executive & CEO of Baden-Powell Council in Binghamton NY and previously served as Assistant Scout Executive for Minsi Trails Council.  Rick will officially join the council on January 1, 2019.


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 3,800 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

Join us to learn more about the new Scouting, BSA program, launch, unit development, summer camp and the many more...
Register today for your unit's 2018 'Save the Day with Popcorn' Patch. Be sure to fill out the total number of patches you would like to...
Our annual re-chartering process will take place at St. Luke's Ambulatory training center in Tannersville.  Right next to the volunteer fire...
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....
Northampton Community College, Monroe Campus Saturday, December 8, 2018 Registration 8AM-8:30am Start 8:45 AM Sessions...
Minsi Trails Council Shooting Sports Committee is committed to serving in an ongoing manner the units and districts of Minsi Trails...
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....
Witauchsoman Lodge #44 Order of the Arrow Lodge Family Banquet January 5, 2019 Stroudsmoor Country Inn CELEBRATE OUR 50TH ANNIVERSARY! To reserve...
Click here for the Snowbound 2019 Save the Date...
  *Registration Details* Each registrant must be named in registration to receive an admission ticket Payment must be made to Minsi Trails...
Popcorn Top Sellers Party Thursday, January 11, 2018 6-8pm The Top 50 selling Scouts will: Enjoy two hours of jump time with a friend Get a key...
Our annual re-chartering process will take place at St. James Lutheran Church in Stewartsville, NJ.   Please check 2 preferred times for...
Click here for the Winter Webelos Event information...


991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

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

9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon. -  Fri.)
Thursday, November 22nd- CLOSED
Friday, November 23rd- CLOSED


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 - 3:00pm (Sat.)
Thursday, November 22nd- CLOSED
Friday, November 23rd- CLOSED