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LATEST BSA NEWS AND UPDATES

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.


Career with Minsi Trails Council

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


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Upcoming Events

Trexler Scout Reservation,Hawkeye Pavillion, Lodge & Campsites, 288 Camp Trexler Rd. Kunkletown, PA 18058  There is a mandatory...
Eligible: Current Boy Scouts of America registered adults and youth 15 years of age and older.  Where: Camp Minsi - Ad...
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....
As Spring comes upon us it will be time for the Trexler Invitational Weekend, formally Beaver Day Weekend. This will be a time for...
THIS WEEKEND FILLS FAST! Beaver Work Weekend is a unique opportunity for service, fellowship, recreation, and of course camping! Take the...
Course Location - Minsi Trails Council Service Center, 991 Postal Road, Allentown, Pa 18109  This course will provide an introduction to...
Location: St John's UCC Church, 139 N 4th St. Emmaus, PA 18049 Cost: $5 for one session, 2 sessions or all 3 sessions. What to...
Click here for the Event Flyer 2018 Minsi Trails Council Motorcycle Ride Flyer Click here for the Sponsor Form  2018 Minsi Trails...
The 2018 Lehigh Valley Leadership Dinner, Celebrating 40 Years of Honoring Exemplary Leadership.  Please Join us in Support of Local...
RSO - Range Safety Officer Training For: Current BSA registered adults (21 and older). 2 night course. Wednesday May 9 and Wednesday May 16,...
This will be our annual Court of Honor recognizing: Eagle Scout of 2017 with a neckerchief Outstanding Packs and Troops Outstanding Unit...
Second Thursday of the Month 7:30PM Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 2115 Washington Blvd. Easton, PA...
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MINSI TRAILS COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

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

HOURS OF OPERATION:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon. -  Fri.)

MINSI TRAILS SCOUT SHOP

991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 266-7770
Fax: (610) 266-7798

HOURS OF OPERATION:
9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon., Wed., & Fri.)
9:00am - 7:00pm (Tues., & Thurs.)
9:00am - 2:00pm (Sat.)