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Fundraising Program 2015

What is a Camp Card? – A Camp card is a discount card that provides the purchasers numerous discounts to restaurants and retailers throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Each card is sold for $5.00.  The deals on the card far exceed the purchase amount.  Scouts are encouraged to sell as many as they can.  The Scout/Unit will earn 50% ($2.50 per card) of all sales.

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.

Congratulations to

Rachael Stark

from Venturing Crew 3110, Exeter PA
who is the first from the NEPA Council to earn the

Dr. Albert Einstein STEM Supernova Award!

The Dr. Albert Einstein STEM Supernova (Gold) Award is the highest BSA STEM Supernova Award that may be earned. It may only be earned by a Boy Scout or Venturer who has earned the bronze and silver Supernova Awards. Pictured above is Jerry Ephault, Chair of the NEPA Council STEM committee and Rachael, who was presented with the award at the Council Executive Board Meeting on January 20.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the BSA STEM/Nova Program !

WANTED: SUMMER CAMP STAFF
Consider spending the summer at Camp Acahela or Goose Pond in 2015 as a member of our great staff. Or, maybe you know someone who would make an ideal staff member, let us know! Camp staff applications for 2015 are available on the Council website or at the Service Center. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details on having the summer of a lifetime.

 

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