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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

A special Eagle Scout Court of Honor and Recognition Dinner is planned this year honoring Scouts who achieved their Eagle during 2017. All...
South Mountain District First Responder Event George E. Moerkirk Emergency Medicine Institute 2100 Mack Blvd, First Floor Allentown PA 18103 Please...
Calling all Cub Scout Leaders! The excitement, and questions are in the air about girls in Cub scouting. We will answer your questions at four...
Calling all Cub Scout Leaders! The excitement, and questions are in the air about girls in Cub scouting. We will answer your questions at four...
Calling all Cub Scout Leaders! The excitement, and questions are in the air about girls in Cub scouting. We will answer your questions at four...
Calling all Cub Scout Leaders! The excitement, and questions are in the air about girls in Cub scouting. We will answer your questions at four...
Witauchsoman Lodge #44 Order of the Arrow Lodge Spring Fellowship Weekend June  1-3, 2018 Trexler Scout Reservation OA Induction (not yet a...
Click here to download the event...
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....
EMERGENCY CARE & SAFETY INSTITUTE Wilderness First Aid Course Downloadable Forms: Info Sheet Wilderness First Aid Course...
The Pocono District Training Committee is hosting a BALOO training for Cub Scout Leaders.  If your Cub Pack wants to go on outings or...
Join North Valley District for a workshop on Cub Scout pack recruitment, retention, relationship building and more!  Topics covered by...
ENJOY A GREAT DAY OF GOLF AT BUCK HILL GOLF CLUB AND HELP SCOUTING IN MONROE COUNTY! You can do BOTH by signing up for the Pocono Boy Scout Golf...
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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.)