Dan Beard District

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.

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.


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.

Contact the NEPA Scout Service Center and/or your District Executive to find a Cub Pack near you that has been approved to run the Lion program this fall.

Saturday, November 5, 2016
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Divine Mercy Parish Center
Scranton, PA

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.

CLICK HERE to find out more & register for this event.

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