Minsi Trails Council


The local Minsi Trails Council, BSA serves nearly 11,000 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:

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


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    Membership Training

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    Upcoming Events

    August 2015
    Fall Youth Recruitment Training
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    Sept 11 and 12, 2015
    Shankweilers Camp-out
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    Sept 18-20, 2015 North Valley Fall Camporee
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    Sept 25-26,2015

    Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
    Sept. 27, 2015
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    Becky's Campout
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    Oct. 10, 2015
    Tim Lambert 5K & 10K
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    Oct. 12, 2015
    Lehigh Valley Golf Tournament
    Brookside Country Club
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    Oct. 17, 2015
    Commissioner Training
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    October 23-24, 2015
    Scout Take Over the Mountain
    Blue Mountain Ski Resort
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    Nov 7, 2015
    Scouting for Food Door Hanger Distribution

    Nov 14, 2015
    Scouting for Food

    March 12, 2016
    University of Scouting
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