Minsi Trails Council


The local Minsi Trails Council, BSA serves nearly 11,500 youth through the leadership of 5,000 adult volunteers. The Council provides programs to youth throughout the Anthracite Region, Pocono Mountains and Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania along with western New Jersey and serves six-counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, Carbon, Luzerne, and Warren counties. The local Scouting heritage dates back 100 years to 1910 when the council’s first Scout troops were established in Allentown and Easton areas. The Minsi Trails Council has three Scout Camps located in the Pocono Mountains: Akelaland Cub Scout Camp and Settlers Camp at Trexler Scout Reservation in Jonas, PA and Camp Minsi in Pocono Summit, PA. Combined, these camps serve more than 5,000 campers annually.

Who We Serve:

  • 11,500 local youth members
  • 5,000 local adult leaders
  • Nearly 350 packs, troops and crews
  • More than 375 Chartered Organizations


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    Eagle Dinner

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    Upcoming Events

    Feb 14, 2015: South Mountain Klondike
    Feb 28, 2015: Trainer's Edge
    March 14, 2015: University of Scouting
    March 22, 2015: Phantoms Scout Night
    March 7, 2015: Forks of the Delaware Webelos Klondike
    April 3, 2015: Scout Night at the Circus
    April 11, 2015: Allentown Trade-O-Ree
    April 17-19, 2015: National Youth Leadership Training
    April 21, 2015: North Valley Good Scout Dinner
    April 24, 2015: Slate Belt/Nazareth Friends of Scouting Breakfast
    April 24-26, 2015: National Youth Leadership Training
    May 9, 2015: North Valley Motorcycle Ride and Pledge Form
    May 15 - 17, 2015: JAMBO at Kutztown University
    May 29-31, 2015: Forks of the Delaware Webelos Woods
    June 6, 2015: Dorney Park Campout
    July 28, 2015 - Aug 8, 2015
    World Scout Jamboree
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