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

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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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Upcoming Events

Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church 535 West Emaus Ave. Allentown, PA 18103 This course will provide Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters with the...
All Aboard the Cub Scout Express!       Attention all Cub Packs in the Minsi Trails Council!   Sunday, September 24th 2017...
Registration extended to Friday September 22 until midnight! If you are a new Scout who just joined, you are welcome to attend Saturday for the...
Fall Camporee : Camping at the Artillery Ridge Campground,  campground provides free admission to the gettysburg Diorama OR the Lincoln Train...
Anthracite Fall Camporee September 29th – October 1st   Registration: Sign up on MinsiTrails.org $10.00 per person youth or adult...
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Join Us For a Night of Bowling FUN! Anthracite District invites you to come and enjoy a fun night of bowling! Cost includes a...
Witauchsoman Lodge #44 Order of the Arrow Lodge OctoberFest Weekend October 6-8, 2017 Trexler Scout Reservation OA Brotherhood Candidate...
Course Location - Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, 400 Belfast Road, Nazareth, PA 18064 This course will provide Scoutmasters and...
Come experience the beauty of autumn in the Poconos with a day full of fall fun at Camp Minsi. Our special Voyageur Weekend programs will run from...
2017 Carbon County Friends of Scouting...
Second Thursday of the Month 7:30PM Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 2115 Washington Blvd. Easton, PA...
For: Current BSA registered adults (21 and older). Where: Trexler Scout Reservation, ESSA Nature Lodge Eligiable: BSA registerd Adults and...


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