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 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

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Upcoming Events

You’re invited to a Minsi Trails Council Alumni & Eagle Gathering Join fellow Scouting Alumni and Eagle Scouts for an evening at the...
Click here for the event flyer. 2018 Carbon County Friends of Scouting...
This event is open to Boy Scout Troops and Venture Crews.  Click here for Boy Scouts Take Over the Mountain flyer Boy Scouts Take Over the...
There is a mandatory pre-meeting at 1 PM on Saturday Oct. 6th. at the Bushkill Township Fire Co. 155 Firehouse Dr. Nazareth, PA...
Akelaland, Trexler Scout Reservation 288 Camp Trexler Road, Kunkletown, PA 18058 This course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout...
This is our First annual Cub Camping event AND perfect for your Webelo Scouts.  It will be held at Akelaland at Trexler Scout...
Forks of the Delaware District Thirteenth Annual Cub Scout Pushmobile Derby Presented by Troop 78 Saturday, October 20, 2018 Location :...
This is a training that is required by at least one registered leader in each Cub Scout if they wish to do camping within the pack.   Click...
Eligible: Current Boy Scouts of America registered adults and youth 15 years of age and older.  Where: Trexler Scout Reservation - ESSA...
This 12 hour course is hands on instruction covering methods and techniques of cooking in the Outdoors. Course emphasis will be Dutch Ovens, types,...
South Mountain Cub Fall Event When:   Saturday, October 20, 2018 8AM-8:30AM: CHECK-IN BY PACK AS A...
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 situations. Click here...
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....
Location: Minsi Trails Council Service Center (large conference room) 991 Postal Road, Allentown PA Cost: $5 for one session, 2 sessions or...


991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

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

9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon. -  Fri.)


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.)