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. 

Weekend Camping/Facility Rental (Shortcut Link)

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

Pocono District Re-Charter Day.  Key unit leadership should have received information on what is needed for completion of charters.  Units...
Northampton Community College, Monroe Campus Saturday, December 10, 2016 Registration 8AM-8:30am Start 8:45 AM Sessions...
  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,...
Witauchsoman Lodge #44 Order of the Arrow Lodge Family Banquet January 7, 2017 Stroudsmoor Country Inn   To reserve a room for Saturday...
Click Here for the Save the Date flyer. Click here for the Unit Participation Guide. Patrols must have a minimum of 4 Scouts and a maximum of 8...
Winter Event was created for Webelos nearly four decades ago to promote teamwork and Scout Spirit,to provide the outdoor Scouting experience, and to...
2017 Council Recognition Dinner You’re invited to help honor and recognize Scouting volunteers from throughout Minsi Trails Council. ...
Forks of the Delaware 2017 Klondike Derby Attention all Scouts in Forks of the Delaware, there’s going to be trouble in our Scouting Future...
Come for the day or stay for the weekend! Boy Scouts and Venturers can reserve thier overnight stay in our registration sytstem. Link:  Camp...


991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

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

9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon. -  Fri.)
Friday, December 23rd- Closed
Monday, December 26th- 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 - 4:00pm (Sat.)