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Minsi Trails Council Contingent Information.  Info will be posted as they come available.


  • Travel Plan
  • Blue Sky Adventures Release Form 
  • BSA 2017 Participate Waiver for WVU
  • Monday July 17, 2017 - Departure Date from the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs Ball Park
  • Wednesday July 19, 2017 through Friday July 29, 2017 - National Jamboree
  • Friday July 28, 2017 - Return Date 
    • Friday, July 28 – Our Trip Home
    • You will follow all the instructions given by the Jamboree staff for camp tear down, packing and cleanup
    • Our buses are scheduled to meet you at 10 AM for departure home ? The drive home will be straight home (about 7 hours) with a one hour rest stop along the way
    • Expect to arrive back between 6-7 PM on July 28 – Drop off will be at the Fedex Facility, 915 Postal Rd, Allentown, PA


National Jamboree:


Youth Participant:



1)   Complete the 2017 National Scout Jamboree Scholarship Application (If you have not previously completed).  

2)   Have your Unit Leader and another adult (not a family member) complete the Scholarship Recommendation Form. Return to the Minsi Trails Scout Service Center.  Suggestions for the other adult may be a teacher, school administrator, religious clergy, coach, etc.  

3)   Submit the completed application to 2017 NSJ Scholarship, Minsi Trails Council Service Center, 991 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109. Faxes will not be accepted for consideration.

4)   Applications must be submitted no later than January 31, 2017.

5)   Applications become the property of the Scholarship Committee and will not be returned.The Scholarship Committee will, in writing, notify the applicants of their decision. Submitting an application is in no way a guarantee that the scholarship will be granted.The decision of the Scholarship Committee is final.


The applicants must:

1)    Be a Scout/Venturer in the Minsi Trails Council, B.S.A.  

2)    Submit the paperwork to register for the 2017 National Scout Jamboree.

3)   Submit the 2017 National Scout Jamboree Scholarship Application and the two Scholarship Recommendation Forms to the 2017 NSJ Scholarship Committee no later than January 31, 2017.

4)   Download a copy of the 2017NJScholarshipApplication-MTC.pdf (Closed out)


2017 National Jamboree
Minsi Trails Council Jamboree Committee - Contingent Leaders


Position First Name Last Name Phone Mobile Phone Email
Staff Advisor Paul  Oswald 610-465-8576 570-578-8927 Paul.Oswald@scouting.org
Committee Chair Glenn Higbie 570-629-3531 484-538-5007 ghigbie@hellertownwater.org
Pre-NJ Tour/Transportation Bill Folk 610-391-0153 484-695-4353 william.folk@verizon.net
Scholarships Doug Klemm 570-350-0934   dklemm@rcn.com
Pre-NJ Training Jon Slaton 908-995-4663 908-319-3992 bsanut@verizon.net
  Wayne Gross 570-421-1550 570-595-2904 wegseg@msn.com
Patches, Uniforms Rich Price     rlprice@ptd.net
Scoutmaster Troop 1412 Chad Gray 570-595-2149 570-620-6829 kcmkgray@verizon.net
1 Asst. Scoutmaster Troop 1412 Steve Mazza 570-595-6136 484-357-7389 smazza@ptd.net
Scoutmaster Troop 1413 Charles Yeoman 610-252-3678 732-921-1746 cyeoman380@gmail.com
1 Asst. Scoutmaster Troop 1413 Marc Bamberger 610-282-9502 484-239-4624 marc.bamberger@gmail.com 


Cancelation/Refund Policy:

Cancelation (minus administration cost of $50) will be received up to 5 PM on September 1, 2016 in writing to Paul Oswald, PO Box 20624, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0624.

  • As of January 31, 2017 your spot has been placed.

Cancelation (minus administration cost of 1/2 the overall cost) will be received up to 5 PM on February 28, 2017 in writing to Paul Oswald, PO Box 20624, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0624.

Cancelation (minus administration cost of 3/4 the overall cost) will be received up to 5 PM on March 1, 2017 in writing to Paul Oswald, PO Box 20624, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0624.

After March 1, 2017, All fees will be forfeited. 




    991 Postal Road
    Allentown, PA 18109

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

    9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon. -  Fri.)
    Wednesday, November 22nd- Closing at 1:30pm
    Thursday, November 23rd- Closed
    Friday, November 24th- Closed


    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 - 2:00pm (Sat.)
    Tuesday, November 21st- 9am-6pm
    Wednesday, November 22nd- 9am-5pm
    Thursday, November 23rd- CLOSED
    Friday, November 24th- 9am-5pm
    Saturday, November 25th- 9am-2pm
    Saturday, December 9th- CLOSED 2pm for inventory