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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.

 

 

 

Monroe District Meetings For the Month of February only this meeting will occur at the Pocono Township Vol. Fire Co. Building, Tannersville Join us...
Click here for the Save the Date flyer. Click here for the Unit Participation Guide. Click here for the Station Leader's List. Click here for...
Saturday, February 18, 2023 (9AM-4PM) at Camp Minsi Come experience winter at Camp Minsi with a day of fun on the frozen water of Stillwater...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
2023 Klondike Derby  Klondike Derby Leaders Guide - Full list of rules and event details. Day of Event Schedule    7:30am-8:30am...
we will be holding a Northampton Winter Webelo event on Feb 25th at Camp Trexler/ Akelaland. The event is for Webelos and AOL scouts. This is...
The Northampton District Committee meeting is held the first Wednesday of every month at the Council Office.  Please contact Mike Caffrey...
Carbon/Luzerne Meetings The District Roundtable and a combined Commissioner/Committee meeting will be held at Tweedle Park in Weatherly every...
Monroe District Meetings Join us every second Thursday of each month at 7pm for our in person/zoom Roundtable and District Meetings at the...
  University of Scouting is a supplemental training opportunity for Scouts and Scouters. It is the only time during the year where you can...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
22nd Annual ALLENTOWN TRADE-O-REE Scout Patch Collecting and Memorabilia Show www.AllentownTOR.com Hosted by:  OA...
The Northampton District Committee meeting is held the first Wednesday of every month at the Council Office.  Please contact Mike Caffrey...
Carbon/Luzerne Meetings The District Roundtable and a combined Commissioner/Committee meeting will be held at Tweedle Park in Weatherly every...
This event has been postponed to later in the year Still accepting nominations for Fellowship and District Award of Merit for 2021 Contact Mike...
Monroe District Meetings Join us every second Thursday of each month at 7pm for our in person/zoom Roundtable and District Meetings at the...
Minsi Trails Council Spring 2023 Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)   This is the second of the courses required to be taken to...
    For your convenience you can now pay online  For printable event flyer please click here For current Minsi Trails Council PWD...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...
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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) 264-8551
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