Council News

Saturday, November 7, 2015
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Shavertown United Methodist Church
Shavertown, PA

All Boy Scout & Venturing Youth Leaders are invited to attend a special one day training course designed right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania for Boy Scout and Venturing Youth Leaders.

The course is designed to provide Scouts (and adult leaders) with a more in-depth training experience than their Troop/Crew  training by providing supplemental leadership skill sessions.

CLICK HERE to find out more & register for this event.

Cub Scout leaders will want to bookmark the new, a site that links you to everything you'll need for successful Cub Scouting.

Click on the Read more, link below to find out more about this new game-changing website!

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

CLICK HERE for more Information.

New PA State Law - Act #153

Click on the Read more link, below, to read an Open Letter from our Scout Executive to all Scouters in the NEPA Council regarding the ?new PA state law.