Do you want to learn more about how to work with Scouts with special needs? With a better understanding of the wide variety of Special Needs you will be able to provide a better Scouting program for all your Scouts.

Special Needs Awareness Training!
Because Scouting is for all boys.

Nativity of Our Lord Parish Hall
529 Stephenson Street
Duryea, PA

Saturday, October 21, 2017
8:30 am – 9:00 am registration
9:00 am-12:30 pm training session

Register: ONLINE Registration will be available soon, or call 570 207-1227 ext.226

Become a “Special Needs Aware Pack/Troop/Crew”

Effective December 31, 2018, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council will be requiring that all adults approved to be on a unit charter be trained for their designated position. If this is not done the adult will have to be removed from the unit charter until the training is complete.

To help units plan for this training requirement, NEPA Council has provided a number of training opportunities, for each position, on the council calendar. Please plan ahead and get trained before the December 31, 2018 deadline.

The Boy Scouts of America also provides many of these trainings online. Leaders can complete these trainings by going to and going to the training section of the page.  A video is also provided on the Council Traning Web Page will help guide you to these training opportunities.

Save the Date!!

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Elm Park United Methodist Church

Join us at Northeastern Pennsylvania Council’s largest training event of the year – the University of Scouting – a day of fun, learning, sharing and Scouting camaraderie. It is much more than just another training course. It is a Scout leader’s learning extravaganza! It is a day-long get together where you can take classes of your choice. It is a conference, a convention, a big, fun-filled experience – where Scout leaders will increase their knowledge, improve their skills, and recharge their Scouting batteries – creating a true Scouting spirit which will last from year to year.



September 16 & 17, 2017

Camp Acahela



The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council invites you to participate in a weekend of Cub Scout Leader Outdoor Training at Camp Acahela. The weekend will start with BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) which will begin Saturday morning with registration from 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. and continue until 6:00 p.m. WEBELOS Leader Outdoor Training then starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and concludes on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. 

September 16, 2017
Scout Service and Training Center

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September 30 & October 1, 2017
Goose Pond Scout Reservation

The Specific Training portion addresses the needs of adults who have recently accepted the responsibility of delivering the Scouting program to youth by serving as Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. The Outdoor Weekend is a fun-filled program of hands-on skills training in the outdoors. It's designed to help you master the basic camp skills required for Tenderfoot to First Class. Both, along with This is Scouting, are required to be considered TRAINED and are a prerequisite for attendance at WOOD BADGE.

Tuesday September 26, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Council Service & Training Center

All newly approved or veteran Merit Badge Counselors, Scout leaders and anyone else who is involved with the Merit badge Process are invited to attend a FREE short Merit Badge Counselor training session sponsored by the Council Advancement Committee on the Merit Badge counseling process.  

 In Addition to presenting a comprehensive overview of the entire MB program, this session will focus on the responsibilities of a MB counselor.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Scout Service & Training Center

A half-day Den Chief Training course will be offered on both October 21st and November 18th - choose one that suits your schedule. This course is for for all prospective Boy Scouts or Venturers who would like to try their hand at being a Den Chief, or those who are already a Den Chief but have never been officially trained for the job.

November 4, 2017

Divine Mercy Parish Center

Scranton, PA

You are invited to attend a special one day training course developed right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania for Boy Scout & 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.

Basic Leader Training

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Scout Service & Training Center

You are cordially invited to Cub Scout Leader Specific Training. The purpose of Scouting is to teach values and ethical behavior, using a program of fun and learning that is interesting, exciting, and engaging for our youth members. This is accomplished through the efforts and dedication of thousands of volunteer leaders. They cannot be successful in this vital mission without a thorough knowledge of what they are trying to accomplish and how to go about it. And that knowledge comes through training.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Scout Service & Training Center

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

A basic training for Troop Committee Chairs, Troop Committee Members, Scoutmasters, and Assistant Scoutmasters in the Boy Scout Program.