Minsi Trails Council


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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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    Upcoming Events


    Oct 10, 2014 Camp Minsi Open House
    Oct 18, 2014: Forks of the Delaware Pushmobile
    Oct. 27, 2014: Heritage Collection Committee
    Nov. 13, 2014: Easton/Pburg Friends of Scouting Breakfast
    Nov. 21, 2014: Phamtoms Scout Night 
    May 15 - 17, 2015: JAMBO at Kutztown University

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