Council News

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.

The NEPA Scout Service Center & Scout Shop will be CLOSED from Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29, in honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday, so that our dedicated employees may enjoy the holiday with their families.  

Both the Service Center & Shop will re-open for normal business on Monday, November 30.

On November 13, 2015, The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, BSA, honored three exceptional Scouting Volunteers with the

Silver Beaver Award

This very distinguished and restricted award is presented annually by the Council for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth.

(from left to right, above):

Robert L. Williams

Troop 166, Hanover Township

Michael A. Hill

​Troop 60, Mountain Top

Frank A. Marcin

​Troop 322, Dickson City

Please join with all the Scouts & Scouters from the NEPA Council in congratulating these three outstanding Scouters!

Silver Beaver

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.