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 4,000 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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    July 26 and 27, 2014: Fishing Derby & Family Campout
    August 1, 2014: Iron Pigs Scout Night
    August 15-17, 2014: Cardboard Boat Regatta
    August 22, 2014: National Aviation Day
    Aug 22-24, 2014: Woodbadge
    Sept 13-15, 2014: Woodbadge
    Oct. 27, 2014: Heritage Collection Committee
    May 15 - 17, 2015: JAMBO at Kutztown University

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