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Training

In order to become a registered BSA leader, a standard background check and basic leader training is required in addition to the required PA Act 15.  For more information on PA Act 15 click here.  Training is an important factor in the Scouting program; it is vital to ensuring a safe environment where Scouts can feel comfortable.  Training is also important because it gives leaders the tools they need in order to properly solve problems that their unit might encounter.  The end result is a better functioning unit and more fun for the Scouts.  Explore the sections below to learn more about the various types of training that Minsi Trails Council offers.


Youth Protection

Youth Protection training MUST be taken before applying for any leadership position or volunteer role.  Clicking this link will take you to the MyScouting training network, where adults can take the Youth Protection course online.  Proof of course completion is required when submitting an adult application.  Youth Protection training must be renewed every 2 years.


Basic Leader Training

The specific training that a Scout leader is required to take depends on the position that he/she is applying for.  Click this link to learn more about the different positions available in your unit and the training that each of them requires.


Training Schedule

Click here to search for specific training courses or browse through upcoming sessions.


Supplemental Training

These optional training courses include additional leader training for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venturing leaders; an introduction to outdoor leader skills; and the popular Wood Badge course.  These courses help leaders refine their leadership skills beyond the basics and learn about new resources that they can use to help improve their unit.

 

 

 

 

Carbon/Luzerne Meetings will be in person starting in October The District Roundtable and a combined Commissioner/Committee meeting will be...
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  Minsi Trails Council Fall 2022 Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)   This is the second of the courses required to...
Lodge OctoberFest Weekend Oct 7-9, 2022 Settlers Camp at Trexler Scout Reservation   Click REGISTER below to register for this...
Click here for Cubmobile Save the Date.Lehigh 2022 and Cubmobile building instructions. Details on this event coming soon! Save the...
Please join us for the Warren District Committee meeting and Roundtable. All units are asked to have representation but all are...
Monroe District Meetings Join us every second Thursday of each month at 7pm for our in person/zoom Roundtable and District Meetings at the...
Lehigh District Fall Bike-O-Ree When: October 14-16, 2022 Where: Trexler Scout Reservation and Glen Onoko (Jim Thorpe) to/from Rockport What: 25...
  Please use this link to register  https://forms.gle/SYAKsAf5AKtTtXZM7    Click here for informational flyer. ...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
  REGISTRATION IS NOW OPENED   Who: Any Cub Scout leader wanting to participate in outdoor Cub activities.      ...
Click here for the American Chestnut Tree...
The Northampton District Commissioner Meeting is held the 4th Wednesday of every month in the Large Conference Room of the Minsi Trails...
  Become a Leave No Trace Trainer     click here for printable version of course flyer   click here for printable...
The Northampton District Committee meeting is held the first Wednesday of every month at the Council Office.  Please contact Mike Caffrey...
Carbon/Luzerne Meetings will be in person starting in October The District Roundtable and a combined Commissioner/Committee meeting will be...
Scouting for For Food Data Center & Patch Order When: Saturday November 5, 2022 "Door Hanger Day"   Saturday...
Door Hangers we be placed on Saturday, November 5th Food Pick up Saturday, November 12th.  For a list of participating food drop of...
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Monroe District Meetings Join us every second Thursday of each month at 7pm for our in person/zoom Roundtable and District Meetings at the...
Please join us for the Warren District Committee meeting and Roundtable. All units are asked to have representation but all are...
Door Hangers we be placed on Saturday, November 6th Food Pick up Saturday, November 13th.  For a list of participating food drop of...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
The Northampton District Commissioner Meeting is held the 4th Wednesday of every month in the Large Conference Room of the Minsi Trails...
Carbon/Luzerne Meetings will be in person starting in October The District Roundtable and a combined Commissioner/Committee meeting will be...
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PROFESSIONAL OFFICE HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
(610) 264-8551
10 AM – 5 PM (Monday  – Friday)
Closed Saturday & Sunday

 

SCOUT SHOP HOURS OF OPERATIONS:
(610) 266-7770
10 AM – 5 PM (Monday-Friday)
10 AM – 2 PM (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

 

PHYSICAL ADDRESS
991 Postal Road, Allentown, PA 18109

MAILING ADDRESS
P.O Box 20624, Lehigh Valley, PA 18002-0624