Council News

Attention All Unit Leaders!
There are two new developments that will affect your unit!

Youth Protection

Effective September 1, 2017, all new leader applications and disclosure forms being turned in must now include a copy of their Youth Protection Training certificate. If a copy of their Youth Protection Training certificate is not included, their application will not be accepted. There will no longer be a 30 day grace period for taking Youth Protection Training.

All currently registered leaders or previously registered leaders that are turning in applications & disclosure forms for new positions must be current in Youth Protection Training as well.

Each units Key 3 has access to a Youth Protection Training aging report through by going to the Training Manager page. This report will give you the information that is needed to keep your unit leadership up to date with Youth Protection Training.  It is important that all unit leadership have current Youth Protection Training at the time of recharter, or there will be a delay in processing.

Registration Fees

Effective December 1, 2017, the annual membership fee for both youth and adult membership fees will increase to $33 per year. The $1.00 per registered member for accident insurance is also collected at re-charter time. This increase is due to the number and the size of claims made against the General Liability Insurance Plan (GLIP).  As a movement, we are self-insured, so every time there is claim or litigation the GLIP takes a hit.

The timing of this is not good due to many Cub Scout Packs just starting the process of recruiting new members and many units completed their budgeting and planning over the summer.  I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but continuing to protect our charter partners, Scouts, leaders, parents and staff has to be done.

If there are any questions, please contact the council service center

Our Scout Shop hours are changing effective September 1st. Our new Scout The new hours are:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday  10-5 PM
Tuesday  10-7 PM
Saturday 9-12 PM
Closed Sundays


2017 Nominations

Now Open Until

October 13

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Silver Beaver Award, the highest volunteer recognition award presented by a local Boy Scout Council.

The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council‐level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are registered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.

You can download the nomination form below and return the completed form to the Council Service Center by close of business October 13th.

To prevent embarrassment, the candidate should not be notified of this nomination.

The 2017 Silver Beaver Awards will be presented at the 2017 Volunteer Recognition Dinner on November 10th.

Lowwapaneu Lodge, working with the Northeastern PA Council Properties Committee, is conducting a survey of Scouts and Scouters on possible capital camp improvements. We encourage all Scouts and Scouters to take part in the survey.

We thank you for and welcome your participation and feedback. 

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.