Columbus Day Weekend
“What is the Historic Traveling Camporee”
The Historic Traveling Camporee is a three-day weekend adventure by chartered bus, and is an event designed to expose our Boy Scout youth and leaders to, and expand their knowledge of, our country’s heritage. It is fun, educational and one-of-a-kind ~ one of Scouting’s mountaintop experiences. Out of almost three hundred councils across the United States, Northeastern Pennsylvania Council is the “ONLY” Boy Scout Council to host biennial Traveling Camporees on a regular basis. How many opportunities do YOU have to participate in a weekend Camporee by chartered bus?
At the Door
The 2nd Annual Webelos STEM Weekend is open to all NEPA Council Webelos Scouts and their parent/guardian.
Webelos Scouts may earn up to three STEM related Webelos Activity Badges in a be introduced to the BSA NOVA & Supernova awards.
The program will also provide a camping experience, at our own beautiful Camp Acahela and will include a Saturday night campfire and Scout’s Own Service.
Your best recruiting and retention tool is an adult volunteer already in your unit. He/she just doesn’t know it yet.
Don’t delay in filling the newly created Unit Membership Chairman position. This Scouter is a member of your unit’s committee whose sole focus is membership growth and retention. Think of it like the district or council membership chairmen who are responsible for growth at those levels of Scouting.
What do they do? And what resources are available to take the stress off whoever takes on this daunting but vital job?
CLICK on the READ MORE, below, to find out more about this newly created position - what the responsibilities are of the individual in this position and what resources are available to assist units in Membership recruiting and retention.
The next three years promise to be exciting for Scouting as all three of our traditional programs will be updated based on several years of volunteer-led research and development!
Venturing is first up in 2014 with a totally new program and recognition approach focusing on progressive development in adventure, leadership, and service to others and personal growth.
Then in 2015, Cub Scouting will be updated with a new Adventure-based advancement system, activities that are more active and more aligned with the Aims/Mission, Tiger Cub becomes simply - Tiger, with a new image, and the earning of the Webelos badge no longer being required for the Arrow of Light.
And then in 2016, additions and revisions will be rolled-out to the Boy Scout requirements, including making Scout a rank.
To keep everyone up to date with all of the upcoming changes, the BSA has created a special Program Updates page in scouting.org.
Trying to find great deals on discounted HersheyparkTM tickets for this summer? Look no further! The NEPA Council is pleased to announce that HersheyparkTM is again offering the best ticket prices that you’ll find ANYWHERE to registered Scouts and Scouters in NEPA.
Scouts and Scouters can take advantage of special on-line discounts on HersheyparkTM one-day passes only through the council’s website These tickets can be used for ALL HersheyparkTM 2014 summer season dates!
CLICK on the read more link, below to find out to purchase these discounted tickets.
Effective immediately, there are new streamlined versions of the BSA health forms available and an easier-to-use website to accompany them. The site is the result of several BSA teams (professionals and volunteers) joining forces to make this process a painless one for you and other Scouters.
Parent and Pal #3
Camp Acahela - Week #4
Goose Pond - Week #4
07.15.2014 6:30 pm
Executive Board Meeting @ GPSR
07.19.2014 12:00 pm
Lowwapaneu Lodge Picnic
Goose Pond - Week #5
07.20.2014 5:00 pm
VOA Meeting @ GPSR
07.23.2014 7:30 pm
Goose Pond - Week #6
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