Dan Beard District
Northeastern Pennsylvania Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing strong character, good citizenship, and promoting physical fitness in the youth of this region. Your financial gift in any amount ensures that Scouting's 100 year tradition of serving youth will continue here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We depend on families, leadership, and community organizations that believe in the value of the Scouting program to help through direct contributions.

Your donation helps to provide just some of the following:

  • Excellent camping programs at Goose Pond Scout Reservation and Camp Acahela.
  • Training for adult volunteer leaders and youth leaders.
  • A full calendar of activities for units to participate in as a supplement to their own programming.
  • New program equipment & maintenance for both of our camps.
  • Unit level support in advancement records for all scouts.
  • A dedicated trained field staff who provide on-going support to volunteers and scouts.
  • Special programs including Council high adventure treks, Traveling Camporee, Merit Badge College, Harvestfest, roundtables, Challenge Camp, and much much more.

These are just a few of the many programs that your contribution provides.

On behalf of the youth we serve....We appreciate your support!

Make your Friends of Scouting Donation now!

BeAScout.org uses Google Maps to help you locate packs, troops, and crews near your home and let you request information from local Scout units. When you click on join Scouting, BeAScout.org will lead you to local units using Google Maps.

Here’s what you need to do to get information on an Scouting Unit near you.

1) Click on BeAScout.org
2) Click the appropriate check box. Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, or Volunteer. Cub Scouts are Boys age 7 -10 or int he 1st thru 5th grades Boy Scouts are Boys age 11 -17 or at least 10 and have completed the 5th grade Venturing is Coed Ages 14 - 20 or 13 and completed the 8th grade
3) Enter your address, this will provide you a Google® map of the units in your area.
4) Click GO.... It's that simple.

"As one of America’s largest youth-serving organizations, the Boy Scouts of America continues to work to bring the benefits of our programs to as many children, families and communities as possible.

“While we offer a number of programs that serve all youth, Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting are specifically designed to meet the needs of boys. For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, along with schools, youth sports and other youth organizations, have ultimately deferred to the information on an individual’s birth certificate to determine eligibility for our single-gender programs. However, that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently, and these laws vary widely from state to state.

“Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application. Our organization’s local councils will help find units that can provide for the best interest of the child.

“The BSA is committed to identifying program options that will help us truly serve the whole family, and this is an area that we will continue to thoughtfully evaluate to bring the benefits of Scouting to the greatest number of youth possible – all while remaining true to our core values, outlined in the Scout Oath and Law.”

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The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council is pleased to announce that for the SECOND YEAR in a row the council has achieved JTE GOLD status!

The Council received high marks in the following criteria:

  1. Fiscal Management
  2. Endowment Growth
  3. Youth Retention - 80.4% of our youth members stayed in Scouting
  4. Cub Scout Advancement
  5. Cub Scout Camping
  6. Boy Scout Camping
  7. Community Service
  8. District Committee Operations
  9. Trained Unit Leadership

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council was also recognized as being a Friends of Scouting year end Achiever for:

  1. Having an increase in Friends of Scouting in 2015 compared to 2014.
  2. A Balanced Operating Budget
  3. A Board approved Fund Development Plan for 2016

Most noteworthy, we were one of the highest scoring councils in the nation for our increase in camp attendance.

Congratulations!

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