Eagles' Nest

Join us in congratulating the latest group of Eagle Scouts. Please Click HERE for a list of Scouts who earned their Eagle in June. 


Help us Spread the word about Scouting!

Fall recruiting season is just around the corner! This year we're excited to share with parents that Scouting builds Character, Leadership, and Achievement in youth while offering a fun family-friendly program. Beginning August 1st New Scouts who register by September 30th receive a FREE* Lego Creator Set. Take advantage of the "Try Cub Scouts" special offer September & October for just $20*! 

*Limited to new Scouts only. While supplies last. 
**After 10/31/19 additional fees apply. Limited to new Scouts only. 


Sign up today for the Popcorn Sale Kickoff!

Popcorn Kernels... Get ready to get your popcorn sale Popping! Click here to sign up for a kickoff. 


Visit Sesame Place!

Sesame Place® is the only theme park in the U.S. based entirely on Sesame Street®! The park has over 25 attractions, three live shows, a daily parade and everyone’s favorite furry friends. Bring your scout group of 15 or more, earn your 2019 Patch and save over 75% on admission! Ticket is valid for one visit any operating day April 6 - June 23, Monday - Friday June 24 - September 2, any operating day September 7 - January 1, 2020. Receive one complimentary ticket for every 10 paid! Troop Tax ID required.

Get Your Tail on the Trail for the 165 Challenge

Working on your Hiking Merit Badge? Get your Tail on the Trail! 

Get Your Tail on the Trail is a free family oriented community initiative brought to you by St. Luke’s University Health Network and Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor (D&L) to encourage healthy lifestyles right here in your community!

The “trail” is the nearly continuous 165-mile multi-use D&L Trail which begins near Wilkes-Barre in the mountains of northeast Pennsylvania, and follows three historic transportation systems (the Lehigh Valley Railroad, the Lehigh Canal, and the Delaware Canal) on route to Bristol, PA just outside of Philadelphia.

Individuals, families, and employee or community groups are encouraged to log miles walking, running, biking and more in order to receive great prizes during our challenge periods. Whether enjoying nature and history along the 165 mile D&L Trail, walking while on vacation, bicycling in your neighborhood, paddling on local waterways, or jogging on the gym treadmill when weather forces you indoors, every mile of exercise counts!

165 Mile Challenge

Log 165 miles between 5/1 – 11/11

Join in the fun and get your tail on the trail of good health today!

Visit us at tailonthetrail.org to learn more and to view upcoming Tail on the Trail events near you!


This event is Outta Here!

This is an event you will not want to miss! Scouts enjoy pre-game parade on the field, Post-game fireworks, camping out on the field, movie on the video board, continental breakfast and commemorative patch! Scouts must stay for the whole camp out event to earn the patch. Click HERE for more info. 


Scouts take over the Mountain!

Spend a weekend of camping at Blue Mountain Resort. Package includes a variety of activities including the summit aerial park, ziplines, rock climbing, gaga ball, human foosball, archery, BMX pump track, skate park, fishing, team building, kayaks, paddle boarding, cross country mountain biking, disc golf, scavenger hunts, scenic lift rides, and more!

Click Here to sign up. 


BSA Parents

The Boy Scouts of America serves an invaluable purpose in building character and instilling values in America’s youth, and shaping the leaders of tomorrow. As parents, family members and friends of the BSA, we pledge our support for this organization and the value that it brings to communities. Visit BSA Parents by clicking HERE.


Protect Yourself Rules

The Boy Scouts of America is committed to creating safe environments for Scouts and leaders. Child abuse is an uncomfortable topic but an important one for us to cover to ensure the safety and well-being of our Scouts. The Boy Scouts of America has partnered with subject-matter experts from the Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center Foundation to present the “Protect Yourself Rules” that help children recognize, respond to, and report abuse. Please click here for helpful videos and information. 


Your Gift Stays Local. Support Local Scouting

You already know what Scouting does for our youth … building character, leadership, achievement, and citizenship.  In fact, youth involved in Scouting build positive character at four times the rate of non-scouts.  Scouting is committed to building better youth, and needs your help by becoming a 2019 Friend of Scouting.  Minsi Trails Council is an independent nonprofit incorporated in Pennsylvania that supports local Scouting in six counties in the Lehigh Valley, the Anthracite and Pocono Mountain regions, and western New Jersey.  Your support helps provide essential program materials, makes camping available at our three local council camps, supports council and district activities for Scouts, and provides a professional staff to assist local Scout units.  It costs Minsi Trails Council about $350 per Scout annually to provide a quality Scouting experience, so please consider a gift toward quality Scouting for your children.   Remember, all donation made locally, stay local to support quality Scouting in our area.  Donations are certainly appreciated and are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.  Please click HERE to donate now.


Order of the Arrow

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