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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.


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

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...
South Mountain District First Responder Event George E. Moerkirk Emergency Medicine Institute 2100 Mack Blvd, First Floor Allentown PA 18103 Please...
Sunday November 4, 2018 Dinner: 4:00 pm Jordan Lutheran Church 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield, PA Take Route 22, Route 309 North, then left to...
Pocono District Roundtable is for BOTH Cub Scout Leaders and Older Scout program Leaders. TOPICS: Older Scout program will discuss Eagle Scout...
Fill a Bag … Feed the Hungry! Help the area’s largest one-day food drive. Door Hangers will be placed Saturday, November 3rd,...
Click HERE for printable...
  This opportunity is for Scouting, BSA scouts (11 years of age and older) and Venturing Scouts to show off their shooting skills with...
South Mountain District Welding Merit Badge Event Northampton Community College Hartzell Technology Hall 3835 Green Pond...
Our annual re-chartering process will take place at St. Luke's Ambulatory training center in Tannersville.  Right next to the volunteer fire...
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....
Northampton Community College, Monroe Campus Saturday, December 8, 2018 Registration 8AM-8:30am Start 8:45 AM Sessions...
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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 - 4:00pm (Sat.)