The NEPA Council is pleased to offer an exciting new Scouting program called “Lion” for Kindergarten-aged boys as part of the BSA National Pilot Program. This program does not change any of the current ranks and organization of other Scouting programs. It’s unique as it reaches out to a slightly younger group of boys. The Lion program has the same mission as the rest of the Scouting program, but is simple, extremely flexible and a great way to introduce families to Scouting. A Lion learns by doing things himself while having fun. As he learns and grows, the relationship with their adult partner grows as well. We hope to have the early enthusiasm caused by this, stay with the boy through the rest of his Scouting experience. At the conclusion of their kindergarten year, the Lion will transition to Tiger Scout and continue on their journey through Cub Scouting.
Note that not all Cub Packs in NEPA will be participating in the Lion National Pilot Program. In order for packs to participate in the program, packs must have applied and have been accepted by the NEPA Council Membership Committee.
Please welcome Mark Barbernitz as our new Scout Executive of the Northeast Pennsylvania Council effective September 19.
Mark began his Scouting career as an Exploring executive in the Great Trail Council in Akron, Ohio, then as a district and senior district executive. He moved on to become a field director for the Heart of Ohio Council in Ashland, Ohio, and later as assistant Scout executive with the Pennsylvania Dutch Council in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was then selected to serve as Scout executive of the Mason-Dixon Council in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Mark is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow and a lifelong Scout who enjoys camping, skiing, boating, and cooking.
Mark and his wife Marty have three grown children: Kristen, Kara, and Mark.
Mark may be contacted at:
Please join in with all of our Scouting family in congratulating Mark as he joins in partnership with the volunteers and staff of the Northeast Pennsylvania Council to deliver quality Scouting experiences to the young people of the communities they serve.
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.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council was also recognized as being a Friends of Scouting year end Achiever for:
Most noteworthy, we were one of the highest scoring councils in the nation for our increase in camp attendance.
Popcorn Show & Sell Distribution
09/24/2016 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Specific Training
09/28/2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
OA - LEC Meeting
09/28/2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
TM - Boy Scout Roundtable
6:00 pm 09/30/2016 - 11:00 am 10/02/2016
Webelos STEM Weekend
10/01/2016 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Den Chief Training
10/05/2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DB - District Commissioners
10/05/2016 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
TM - Cub Scout Roundtable
10/05/2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DB - District Committee Meeting