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Council President – Thomas Cummings, Jr. Esq.

  • Supervises the council and its officers.
  • Assures that chartered duties and obligations, both national and local, are met.
  • Presides at meetings of the council, Executive Board, and Executive Committee and operations meetings.
  • Is ex-officio member of all committees.
  • Appoints chairmen of council operating committees, with the approval of the board.
  • Serves as a National Council Representative for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council.

Council Executive Vice-President – Vacant

  • Attends Executive Board meetings and lends expertise to the decision-making process.
  • Attends Executive Committee meetings and lends expertise to the decision-making process.
  • May assume other projects or responsibilities as requested.
  • Takes on responsibility of the Council President in his absence.

Council Commissioner – John Croom, III

  • Attends Executive Board meetings and reports to the board in field of responsibility.
  • Attends Executive Committee meetings and lends expertise to the decision-making process.
  • Presides at the council commissioner staff meetings.
  • Helps train district commissioners.
  • Communicates with district commissioners by telephone, letters, personal conference and on-the-job coaching.
  • Plans and conducts an annual commissioner’s conference.
  • Reviews reports with district commissioners on extent and quality of service to all units.
  • Coordinates and is responsible for:
    • Rechartering of all Scouting units.
    • Helps set and achieve goals so the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council advances on the Journey to Excellence.
  • Serves as a National Council Representative for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council.

Scout Executive – Marcel Cinquina

  • Attends Executive Board meetings and reports to the board on the condition of the council.
  • Attends Executive Committee meetings and reports to the Executive Committee on the condition of the council.
  • Is Chief Executive Officer of the corporation and has the general direction of the administrative work of the corporation, subject to the authority and direction of the Executive Board.
  • Secretary to the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, the executive board, the executive committee, and all other committees of the executive and district committees, and is a member ex-officio of all committees of the executive board without vote except where otherwise provided.
  • Executes on behalf of the corporation all documents, deeds, and notes duly authorized to be executed.
  • Employs, with executive board permission, all other paid employees of the council and supervises their actions.

Council Treasurer – James Lackenmeir

  • Attends Executive Board meetings and reports to the board in field of responsibility.
  • Attends Executive Committee meetings and lends expertise to the decision-making process.
  • Prepares an annual budget for board approval.
  • Maintains relations with area United Ways and meets annually with them to review proposed budgets.
  • In cooperation with the Executive Committee, approves expenditures of funds.
  • Ensures that standard accounting procedures are used in the council.
  • Presents annually to the board a certified audit, with the assistance of the audit committee.

Legal Counsel – Justin Sulla, Esq.

Immediate Past President – Gerald Ephault

Vice-President Administration – Warren Schloesser

  • Attends Executive Board meetings and reports to the board in field of responsibility.
  • Attends Executive Committee meetings and lends expertise to the decision-making process.
  • Gives leadership to the nominating committee process.
  • Performs the following functions as needed:
    • Bylaws
    • Council Insurance
    • Risk Management
    • Service Center Operations
    • Employee Benefits
    • Technology
    • Audit
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the president.

Vice-President Strategic Planning and Operations – Bryan Fisk

  • Attends Executive Board meetings and reports to the board in field of responsibility.
  • Attends Executive Committee meetings and lends expertise to the decision-making process.
  • Oversees and provides leadership to the following functions:
    • Strategic Planning
    • District Operations
    • United Way Relations
    • Dan Beard Cabin
  • May assume other projects or responsibilities as requested.
  • Serves as a National Council Representative for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council.

Vice-President Membership – Nicholas Mattise, Esq.

  • Attends Executive Board meetings and reports to the board in field of responsibility.
  • Attends Executive Committee meetings and lends expertise to the decision-making process.
  • Gives leadership and support to ScoutReach Chair helping ensure that Scouting's reach is to those youth in under privileged homes and neighborhoods.
  • Helps set and achieve goals so the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council advances on the Journey to Excellence.
  • Gives leadership to the selection and training of membership chairs, fall school night for scouting chairs, and other membership campaign chairs.
  • Establishes plans to build stronger relationships with Scouting’s chartered partners through relationship committee chairs.

Vice-President Finance & Council FOS Chair– Jerry Champi

  • Attends executive board meetings and reports to the board in field of responsibility
  • Attends Executive Committee meetings and lends expertise to the decision-making process
  • Develops annual program plans for the council through the following committees:
    • Council Board Friends of Scouting
    • Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner
    • Eminent Eagle Scout Dinner
    • Clay Shoot
    • Endowment & Investment
    • Heritage Society
  • Helps devise fundraising plans and methods and gives guidance to the goal setting and budget building process.
  • Chairs Council Finance Committee.

Vice-President Program – John Monnier

  • Attends board meetings and reports to the board in field of responsibility.
  • Attends Executive Committee meetings and lends expertise to the decision-making process.
  • Develops annual program plans for the council through the following committees:
    • Advancement / Eagle Review Board
    • Cope/Climbing
    • Council Activities
    • Council Camping & Properties
    • Council STEM Program
    • Order of the Arrow
    • National Jamboree
    • Training
  • Helps set and achieve goals so the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council advances on the Journey to Excellence
  • Assumes other responsibilities as assigned by the president.
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!

Store Phone Number: (570) 207-1227, Ext. 222
Major Credit Cards Welcome - VISA, Master Card, American Express, and Discover
The perfect gift...GIFT CARDS for the Scout Shop or Goose Pond Trading Post, now available in any amount!


If you haven't been to our Scout Shop recently, you're going to be in for a big surprise! We've made a concerted effort to have a more complete inventory and are carrying more items than we ever have before. We've worked very hard at trying to have the items you'll need to run you program in stock and available when you need them. And, if for some reason we're out of an item, it won't be very long before it's in. Inventory is replenished more frequently now and that means that we're more likely to have whatever you need. It's our commitment to you to have what you need, when you need it!

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.

From time to time, area vendors will offer opportunities for you to support Scouting with things you may buy or use everyday.  Below are some current offers from area vendors who want to help support Scouting in Northeastern Pennsylvania.


The Order of the Arrow (OA) was founded by Dr. E. Urner Goodman and Carroll A. Edson in 1915 at the Treasure Island Camp of the Philadelphia Council, Boy Scouts of America. It became an official program experiment in 1922 and was approved as part of the Scouting program in 1934. In 1948, the OA was recognized as the BSA's national brotherhood of honor campers and became an official part of the national camping program of the Boy Scouts of America. Today, the OA is recognized as Scouting's National Honor Society.

191 flap Lowwapaneu Lodge #191 is the Order of the Arrow lodge of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council. Formed by the merger of Amad 'ahi Lodge #542 and Acahela Lodge #223 when the Forest Lakes Council and Penn Mountains Council merged.

 

CLICK HERE for more information on Lowwapaneu Lodge 191