Dan Beard District

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council has been asked by Steamtown National Historic Site to share a request for Boy Scouts or Venturers to volunteer at the upcoming Labor Day Railfest, 9/2 & 9/3(Saturday and Sunday), 10 AM to 4 PM at Steamtown NHS.  This can count as Community Service Time and can be entered into the JTE. 

Ages 11-15 need to be accompanied by an adult.
Ages 16 on up can come alone.
Boy Scouts or Venturers are welcome.
Class A uniform recommended for identification and besides it gives a better appearance when in the public eye.

Please email the Ranger at the address below so your name can be added to the Volunteer list.

Contact Ranger John Mucha at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

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 scouting.org.

CLICK HERE for more Information.

Upcoming Events


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