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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    Upcoming Events

    December 24 & 25, 2014: Scout Shop Closed
    December 25 & 26, 2014: Council Office Closed
    Jan 1, 2015: Council Office and Scout Shop Closed
    Jan 23, 2014: Council Recognition Dinner
    Jan 24, 2014: Forks of the Delaware Yukon Gold Rush
    Feb 6-8, 2015: Forks of Delaware Zombie Klondike
    Feb 14, 2015: South Mountain Klondike
    Feb 28, 2014: Trainer's Edge
    March 14, 2015: University of Scouting
    May 15 - 17, 2015: JAMBO at Kutztown University

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    July 28, 2015 - Aug 8, 2015
    World Scout Jamboree
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