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Existing Volunteers must secure and provide updated clearances to Minsi Trails Council:

  1. Report of Criminal History from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), (free after 7/25/15)

  2. Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services, (free after 7/25/15),

  3. Fingerprint based FBI Criminal History Clearance submitted through the Department of Human Services, $27.50,

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How long are my previous clearances good for?

A. Clearances are valid for 60 months (5 years) following the disseminated date noted on each clearance. 

Q. What is the timeline to provide the clearances to Minsi Trails Council?

A. To be current, as per Pennsylvania law, all existing volunteers must secure their new clearances prior to the earliest expiration date, to continue their volunteer role.     

Q. How to submit clearances to Minsi Trails Council?

A. Unit based: You retain the originals, provide a copy to your unit committee chairperson. 

A. District based: You retain the originals, provide a copy to your District Executive or District Chairperson. 

A. Council based: You retain the originals, provide a copy to the council registrar. 

 

RESOURCES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

  1. Pennsylvania Website on Child Protection: www.keepkidssafe.pa.gov

  2. Pennsylvania Volunteer FAQ: keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_135249.pdf

  3. Pennsylvania Mandated Reporter FAQ: keepkidssafe.pa.gov/cs/groups/webcontent/documents/document/c_137646.pdf

If you need assistance or have questions, please contact your local District Executive 

 

Exploring

Lori Wehr - Senior Exploring Executive
(610) 465-8580 l lori.wehr@scouting.org
 

Minsi Trails Council Scouting Districts

Pocono District

Greg Borowski - District Executive
(610) 465-8557 l Gregory.borowski@scouting.org 

Forks of the Delaware District

Michael LaPolla - District Director
(610) 465-8560 l michael.lapolla@scouting.org

Tim Hands - Quality Unit Executive  
(610) 465-8564 l timothy.hands@scouting.org 

South Mountain District

Arby Beisel - Sr. District Executive
(610) 465-8558 l russell.beisel@scouting.org

Trexler District

Christian Averill- Sr. District Executive
(610) 465-8573 l Christian.Averill@scouting.org

North Valley District

Paul Oswald - Director of Field Service / COO
(610) 465-8576 l paul.oswald@scouting.org 

Mike Borgman - Quality Unit Executive  
(610) 465-8575 l mike.borgman@scouting.org 

Anthracite District

Edward Schaefer - District Executive
(610) 465-8571 l edward.schaefer@scouting.org

Urban Scouting

Jimmy Torres - Urban Scouting Director
(610) 465-8562 l jimmy.torres@scouting.org

 

 

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.,Wed.,Thur.,Fri.)
10:00am - 5:00pm(Tues)
CLOSED: Tuesday, December 24th
CLOSED: Wednesday, December 25th
CLOSED: Wednesday, January 1st

 

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.)
10:00am - 7:00pm (Tues)
9:00am - 7:00pm (Thur)
9:00am - 3:00pm (Sat.)