BSA Expands Program

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Letter to Unit Leaders, Committee Chairmen, Chartered Organization Reps, District Committee Members & Commissioner Staff Members

Donor Relationship Manager Open Position Click Here for more info. 

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.

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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’re invited to the Minsi Trails Council’s 2017 Alumni Gathering Join your fellow Scouting Alumni for a fun and educational evening...
Honoring Terry Urfer held at Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington, NJ   Contact Brian Dungan for more info....
Please see attached for more details Eagle Scout Seminar...
2017 Whitehall, Coplay, Parkland Friends of Scouting...
Forks of the Delaware District Twelfth Annual Cub Scout Pushmobile Derby Presented by Troop 78 Saturday, October 28, 2017 Location...
Location will be at the Council service Center 991 Postal Road in...
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...
First Presbyterian Church Chapel - 299 Main St. Hackettstown, NJ 07840 This course is for Boy Scouts wishing to become den...
Wood Badge Reunion Sunday, November 5, 2017 Gathering Time: 3pm Dinner:  4pm   Jordan Lutheran Church 5103 Snowdrift Road,...
Join the South Mountain District in Honoring the 2017 Good Scout Award Recipient Richard A. Anderson President & CEO of St. Luke's...
This special roundtable is for UNIT COMMITTEE CHAIRS ONLY.  It is an individualized training for the chairs only.  We will go over your...
Second Thursday of the Month 7:30PM Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 2115 Washington Blvd. Easton, PA...
South Mountain District First Responder Event George E. Moerkirk Emergency Medicine Institute 2100 Mack Blvd, First Floor Allentown PA 18103 Please...


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