Local Scouting Programs
Scoutreach is Scouting's outreach program to help ensure that all boys have an opportunity to join Scouting, regardless of their circumstances or economic situation. Minsi Trails Council, through funding provided by generous supporters like yourself, provides Scouting program materials, camping opportunities, uniforms, and program leadership to many youth from disadvantaged families.
Scoutreach is a major program focus for Minsi Trails Council since 2002 and serves nearly 1,500 young people in Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe, and Luzerne counties. Scoutreach is typically an after-school program that provides a safe environment for young people to gain the character and leadership development benefits of Scouting programs right in their own schools.
Scouting builds character and leadership in youth and helps build stronger families, schools and communities
About Minsi Trails Council
Minsi Trails Council provides leadership and character development programs to nearly 17,000 youth through 5,500 adult volunteers. The Council serves young people 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 more than 100 years when the Council's first Scout troops were established in the Allentown and Easton areas.
Cub Scouting, for boys in 1st through 5th grades, is learning by discovery and discovery by doing. It's fun, friends, and families, where skills are learned and confidence built.
Boy Scouting, for boys ages 11 through 17, is high adventure and serious fun. A Scout who experiences teamwork while rock climbing comes home stronger. A Scout who hikes and camps learns to appreciate the outdoors. Scouting is outdoor fun and builds character and leadership.
Venturing, is a high-adventure, co-ed program for teenagers. Venturing provides positive experiences through youth-run, high-adventure activities that helps teens pursue their special interests and develop leadership skills.
Learning for Life, is a co-ed, school-based program for youth in grades K through 12 helps youth learn social and life skills, assists in character development, provides potential career information and promotes positive values.