The Minsi Trails Council Office will be closed Monday December 25th, Tuesday December 26th and Monday January 1st in observations of the Holidays. 

BSA Expands Program

Family Scouting Q & A               Family Scouting News Release

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.

Quick Links



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

Second Thursday of the Month 7:30PM Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 2115 Washington Blvd. Easton, PA...
Please click Register to enter you unit reporting totals and order patches OR click HERE to print a form. (online reporting can begin on Saturday...
Course Location - Minsi Trails Council Service Center, 991 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109   This course will provide Scoutmasters and...
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 6, 2018 Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley   To reserve...
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...
Second Thursday of the Month 7:30PM Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 2115 Washington Blvd. Easton, PA...
Calling all North Valley Scouts in Troops and Crews… Come join the adventure, as Scouts traverse the frozen tundra of the Trexler Scout...
*Registration Details* Each registrant must be named in registration to recieve an admission ticket Payment must be maid to Minsi Trails Council...
For: Current BSA registered adults (21 and older). NRA Range Safety Officer Course Develops NRA Certified Range Safety Officers with the...
Winter Event was created for Webelos nearly four decades ago to promote teamwork and Scout Spirit,to provide the outdoor Scouting experience, and to...
Recharter Day is held at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Units schedule appointment...


991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

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

9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon. -  Fri.)
Monday, December 25th- CLOSED
Tuesday, December 26th- CLOSED
Monday, January 1st- 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 - 2:00pm (Sat.)
Saturday, December 9th- CLOSED 2pm for inventory