This page was last updated on 9/17/2020

Minsi Trails Council Updates and News Important to Scouting

Information is constantly fluid, The MTC Staff and supporting Council Committees will continue to update information that is important to you.  Thank you for your patience.  

BSA National Council Correspondence Page Scoutingwire.org 

As of March 2020 BSA National Council COVID-19 FAQ

As of March 2020 BSA Restructuring

As of 5/8/2020 Download Pennsylvania Phases  - As of 5/27/2020 Download New Jersey Stages 

As of 6/15/2020 BSA National Council Commitment to Act Against Racial Injustice  

As of 8/6/2020 BSA National Council Membership Fees FAQ   BSA Membership Fee Info Graphic 

FAQ For Scouting Units Camping on MTC owned Properties

BSA Re-Starting Unit Checklist

MTC Unit FAQ Meetings - Guidelines & Best Practices for Scouting Activities 

Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist - Great form to use for Scouting Activities 

Charter Partner-Scouting Unit Town Hall Presentation  - Overview supporting the Unit & Charter Partnership 

Activity Consent Form & Approval  - This form may support Charter Partner requests for permissions to participate

Scouting Activity Guidance and MTC Overall Operations  

1. Dens / Packs / Troops / Crews / Posts. 

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  • Review all the related documents at the top section of this page. These documents are there to help the Unit Leaders and Charter Partners to successfully restart programs. 
  • Leaders, be in contact with your Charter Partner as restrictions maybe in place regarding the facility you partner with. 
  • Unit Committee's and Unit Leaders, continue to evaluate upcoming schedules and plan accordingly by referencing the guidelines through your local and state authorities.  Use the above helpful documents.   
  • As always, participation in Scouting activities is up to the discretion of parents and guardians and unit leaders. For the protection of the community, please follow State Department of Health and CDC guidance to ensure Scouts and adults stay home when sick and do not attend Scouting or other activities.
  • If you have a fever, cough, or other symptoms associated with COVID-19, or if you believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you should isolate and not attend any Scouting events.  People who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately. 

2.  Minsi Trails Council Service Center

  • In compliance with Pennsylvania’s recent updates to the COVID-19 guidelines, the Minsi Trails Council Service Center will be open on a limited, as needed basis until further notice. For the health and wellness of our Scout families, volunteers, and staff, we ask that you visit us only when deemed absolutely necessary.

  • If you need to come visit us for service center related business, wear your mask and follow the guidelines we have set forth when entering.  But if you can continue to take care of your Scouting business remotely, please continue to do so for now.  

    • As a reminder, we will be asking everyone to sign in, require a mask, practice 6 feet social distancing, and follow exiting protocols.

    • The Minsi Trails Council is taking this action in accordance with local and state authorities as well as the Scout Oath and Law. The safety of our Scouting family is our highest priority. 

3. Scout Shop 

  • Visit Minsi Trails Scout Shop page for details. 

4. Council / District Groups & Activities. 

  • Please check the council calendar at  Minsitrails.org/event/calendar for details on meetings and or activities. Recognize, the calendar will be updated periodically. 

Cub Scouting/Scouts BSA/Venturing/Rank Advancement and (COVID-19) - Updates added on October 1, 2020

  • Download Q & A announcement from the National Council. "Understanding"  Updates added on April 20, 2020.
  • Download Minsi Trails Council COVID-19 Eagle Request Extension Guidelines "What to do" As of 10/8/2020 

Additional Information:

References - As of 9/11/2020




991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

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

9:00am - 5:00pm (Mon.,Wed.,Thur.,Fri.)
10:00am - 5:00pm(Tues)



991 Postal Road
Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 266-7770

10:00am - 6:00pm (Mon., Tues., Weds., Thurs., Fri.)
9:00am - 2:00pm (Sat.)

Closed Sunday