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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 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.

Announcing ... Scouting Wire, a new official BSA website that offers Scouting news and updates for both volunteers and professionals

Scouting Wire is a new Scouting information source that makes it easy to find topics that interest you — and just as importantly in this age of information overload — filter out those that don’t apply to your Scouting role.

You’ll find Scouting Wire content is organized into eight categories: Activities, Finance, Fundraising, High Adventure, Leadership, Marketing, Training, and Recruiting.

You’ll also notice Scouting Wire isn’t a one-way street. The site offers plenty of chances for you to submit feedback, share ideas and ask questions via a “Connect With Us” link at the top of the new site.

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

 

 

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