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.

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.

Mark Barbernitz

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:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 570-207-1227, x227

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.

Upcoming Events

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10/01/2016 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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10/05/2016 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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10/12/2016 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm