Eagles' Nest

Join us in congratulating the latest group of Eagle Scouts. Click HERE for a list of Scouts
who earned their Eagle rank during the month of September.



Family Scouting News Release

The BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls from Cub Scouts to Highest Rank of Eagle Scout

Research reinforces interest expressed by families and girls nationwide as organization looks to offer programs that meet the needs of today’s families

Irving, Texas – October 11, 2017 – Today, the Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout. The historic decision comes after years of receiving requests from families and girls, the organization evaluated the results of numerous research efforts, gaining input from current members and leaders, as well as parents and girls who’ve never been involved in Scouting – to understand how to offer families an important additional choice in meeting the character development needs of all their children.

Click HERE for full Article

Click HERE for Family Scouting Q & A




Join Scouting
Help us Spread the Word: Join Scouting and Find Your Adventure Today!

Fall enrollment is now open for new Scouts! 

Why Join Scouting?

An independent research study conducted by Tufts University reported boys involved in Scouting had a four-fold increase in character attributes like cheerfulness, helpfulness, kindness, obedience, trustworthiness and hopeful future expectations. Positive character translates into doing better in school, having higher career goals and making better life choices. In short, the Tufts Study shows that Scouting Builds Character!

For more information to join Scouting, please visit www.signup4scouts.org



Popcorn Trick or Treat

Join us at the Minsi Trails Scout Office, Saturday, October 21st for a little Spooktacular Fun!



Popcorn Fridays

Present your full Popcorn order sheet to receive a prize and enjoy some fun activities & of course fresh popped popcorn! 

*Selection of prizes based on availability. Prizes are first come, first served. Maximum of one prize per Scout per promotional year. Scouts may choose one Friday or the Saturday Halloween Event to choose a prize. Prize value may vary. 



You're Invited:

You’re invited to Minsi Trails Council’s 2017 Alumni Gathering!

Join your fellow Scouting Alumni for a fun and educational evening at the NEW National Museum of Industrial History. This event is open to all Scouting Alumni.  That’s anyone who has been positively impacted by Scouting, including former Scouts, Scout parents, Scout leaders and volunteers.  Enjoy all the National Museum of Industrial History has to offer. You’ll also enjoy the fellowship of other Scouting Alumni and hear a short update on Scouting in Minsi Trails Council.

Eagle Scouts, please be sure to attend since this is a great chance to gather and share the evening with other area Eagle Scouts!  There will be a special recognition for all Eagle Scouts attending this gathering.

Please Click HERE For More Info. 



1-2-3 Dollar Deals!




A Variety of Great Scouting Programs

Don't Miss These Special Scouting Programs: 

  • Castaway/Into the Wild: Saturday, October 14th
  • Soil & Water Conservation/Fish and Wildlife: Saturday, November 4th 
  • Hoot Hike: Friday, December 15th 
  • STEM Workshop (An Oil Spill & Hand Pollinators): Saturday, January 13th 
  • Winter in the Wild: Saturday, February 17th
  • Tigers in the Wild/MY Tiger Jungle: Saturday, March 17th 
  • Environmental Science Merit Badge: Saturday, April 14th, 28th and May 12th

Please Click HERE For Full Details. 



Aim High With Popcorn!

The Top 50 Scouts in the Council Will:

  • Enjoy two hours of jump time with a friend
  • Get a key to unlock the prize vault
  • Receive a special ticket for a high value prize raffle prizes

Top 50 status estimated to reach $2,000 in sales. This number is not a guarantee and is subject to change. Encourage Scotus to sell, sell, sell to increase their chances of qualifying. 



Scouts Take Over the Mountain!

Save the Date! This October Scouts Take Over the Moutain ... Blue Moutain Resort that is!

Please Click HERE for more info.


2018 Wood Badge Reunion

When: November 5, 2017

Where: Jordan Lutheran Church,Orefield, PA

Who: All Wood Badge Scouters, their families, and interested volunteers

Cost: $20 per attendee if registered by 10/28/17. $25 after 10/28/17

Great company, great fun, state of the Council address, great food, live and silent auction, plus a very special Wood Badge Game show.

This event was moved from January to November to avoid the risk of bad weather.

Please plan on attending! 

Please Click Here for full information.


Double Your Donation

Did you know many companies offer a matching gifts program to encourage charitable giving and
volunteering by their employees?

A matching gift program is a corporate philanthropy program designed to support the nonprofits which
a company’s employees are passionate about by matching donations made by employees. Many
companies even match the entire donation, which DOUBLES the donation for Scouting!

Click Here to see what programs are available or ask your company today about matching a
donation to support Scouting.


Leave a Scouting Legacy

If you are like many individuals, Scouting’s been important throughout your life.  As you remember your great experiences in Scouting as a youth, parent or volunteer leader … please think about your continuing legacy to Scouting. Including the Minsi Trails Council Endowment Fund in your will, insurance, or estate plan will help make sure that local Scouting's future remains strong. 

There are several ways to make a bequest or planned gift, please click here for more information, or contact Don Sachs, Director of Development, at 610-465-8572 or donald.sachs@scouting.org with any questions and to request a free copy of our informative Wills and Planned Giving Guides. 


2018 Wood Badge Training Course

When: August 24-26, 2018 and September 15-17, 2018

Where: Akelaland, Trexler Scout Reservation

Who: Any Scouter that is 18 yrs or older and has completed basic training 

Attendance: limited to first 48 Scouters registered

Cost: $260, but Scouters from MTC receive a $100 discount to bring fee to $160

Early Bird registration: register before 1/1/18 and receive an additional $30 discount

Wood Badge is not designed to teach outdoor camping skills rather, it is designed to explain, demonstrate, guide and enable leaders in cutting-edge leadership tools. These are not basic skills but are innovative and effective techniques used by many of the forward-thinking businesses in the world. This experience not only provides the highest level of training offered at a Council level to serve the leaders of a Scouting unit, but actually transcends this aim to provide tools that can be used within your family, your work life and your relationships with other people. In fact, it is so powerful, that many attendees have said that the relationships they form during the course are some of the longest lasting friendships in their Scouting career. It is often said that their Wood Badge experience is “a mountaintop event” in their lives! 

Please Click Here for full information.



Order of the Arrow

For the latest Order of the Arrow information and details on upcoming events, visit:  www.lodge44.org