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Camp Acahela
Camping Opportunities in
Northeastern Pennsylvania
GPSR
 

Get Excited, Get Ready, Get Psyched for Summer Camp!!

 

Boy Scout Summer Camp

 

A proud tradition of adventure and excitement in the outdoors has been Goose Pond's from the first campers in 1920 to the Scouts who walked through the gates just last year.

At Goose Pond, you will find something for everyone, from the
newest Tenderfoot to the most intense Eagle. From Pathways to merit badges to the C.O.P.E. course and Voyager program for the elite outdoorsmen, there's an exciting adventure ready for you.

CLICK HERE for more information about Boy Scout Camping at GPSR

Cub Scout Summer Camp Opportunities

 
Come out to camp this summer and spend some quality time with your biggest fan, your son! Summer camps are the biggest and best part of the Scouting program!  Take a look at all the fun we have in store for you this summer...
 
Cub Scout Camping and outdoor activities fulfill a Cub Scout’s dream of fun, excitement and adventure.  Our Nationally Accredited camps are staffed with certified directors and skilled leaders.  This is an ideal opportunity to experience quality time with family and friends in the outdoors.  Financial assistance is also available.  Try one, two, or a combination of all three super Cub Camp experiences this summer!!!  CLICK ON A LINK, below, for more information on one of these camping opportunities.

 

 

 

Venturing Camp Opportunities

 
Goose Pond Scout Reservation and Camp Acahela offer Venturing Camp opportunities.
 
It is with great pleasure that the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, BSA presents you with the 2014 Goose Pond Scout Reservation Venturing Camp (GPSR-VC) Leaders Guide. This is the Third annual Venturing Week at GPSR, a Nationally Accredited Venturing Camp. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council is dedicating a week of summer camp for those of us that wear "green."
Sign-ups for this program are made by contacting John Sepcoski @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email.
 
Youth can attend this Venture Camp as provisional's. The staff at GPSR and additional Venture Crew leaders will be on staff that week. Both male and female leadership have been secured. So even if you as a leader are not available to attend, the youth still can.

 

Year Round Camping Opportunities

Goose Pond Scout Reservation and Camp Acahela offer multiple year-round camping opportunities.
 
Special programs may be offered at the camps including 
Project C.O.P.Eat Goose Pond and
ACAHELA ROCKS! - rock climbing at Camp Acahela.
 
For more information including open site and cabin information visit our weekend camping section.
 
To make your weekend camping reservation, contact the Scout Service and Training Center at 570-207-0227 with your completed weekend camping application.

 

 
Get ready for a "Tropical Island Adventure” at Camp Acahela this summer!  There are two exciting Cub Scout overnight camping opportunities to choose from running 5 different weeks starting June 28.
 
Week-Long
A 6-Day 5-Night stay designed for those Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts who are prepared to camp overnight!  Boys will stay with their friends in large canvas wall tents on raised platforms. Fee is only $320 (if paid in full by May 15).
 
3-Day Adventure
If six days is too long, how about trying 3-Day Adventure Camp?  It begins on Sunday and everyone leaves on Tuesday after the closing. Fee is only $215 (if paid in full by May 15).
 
 

Cub Scout Day Camp

 
Get ready for a week of action-packed fun at our great Day Camps being held two different weeks at two different locations - with one near you. 
 
Day Camp is a daytime or evening outdoor program conducted over 5 days.  Cub Scouts will be challenged by lots of activities that may include: nature, hiking, sports, fishing, games, archery, swimming,
and much more! Fee is only $95 (if paid in full by May 15).
 

Locations and dates:

⇒ Moscow / North Pocono - July 6-10, 2015

⇒ Plains Municipal Park - August 3-7, 2015

 
 

Cub Scout Parent and Pal Weekend Camp

Parent and Pal Family Weekend Camp is designed for spending one-on-one quality time with your son.  It is the perfect 24-hour program for new or experienced campers. All you have to do pretty much is show up - we take it from there.  Fees are only $50 per participant.
 
Moms and Dads, legal guardians, or adult relatives can attend with their Scout.  The adventure begins Saturday morning and ends Sunday morning after breakfast.  Four weekends to choose from:
 
  • June 13-14, 2015 at Goose Pond Scout Reservation

  • June 20-21, 2015 at Goose Pond Scout Reservation

  • August 3-7, 2015 at Camp Acahela - Family Weekend

 

Save the Historic Headquarters Cabin

of the Dan Beard Outdoor School

(Completion Goal – Summer 2013)

Dan Beard, one of the founding fathers of Scouting, has left a remnant of his past in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Dan Beard Outdoor School for Boys was located on the premises of what is now the Woodloch Pines Resort. It has been donated by the Kiesendahl Family to the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America to be erected at Goose Pond Scout Reservation. The school’s Headquarters cabin has been dismantled and is now in storage in Scranton.

We need help to raise enough dollars to re-assemble “Uncle Dan’s” cabin and have it become part of Boy Scout living history at Goose Pond.  There is a strict deadline for re-assembly of the cabin, to ensure the stability of the original American Chestnut logs.  If any of the logs deteriorate, there are no available replacement logs available in the United States.  Today, the locally harvested logs are considered rare and extremely valuable.

Immortalize your son, his troop, your favorite Scout leader, Eagle Scout, service project, yourself, your family, or a family member. You can also place a paver “In Memory Of” someone special by purchasing one of the two differently sized pavers that will provide a walkway at the entrance to Dan Beard’s Cabin.

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Scouts & Former Scouts Can Earn Cash in Essay Contest

The Boy Scouts of America, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence form a terrific trio.

So it’s no surprise, really, that the nonprofit Bill of Rights Institute holds an essay contest each year that’s just for Scouts. Well, and former Scouts.

Current and former Scouts, age 14 to 19, can write a short essay (800 words or fewer) for a chance to win $1,000 for themselves and $500 for their Scout unit.

OA Unit Elections & Visitations for 2015 are now being scheduled!  All units (even if they have no Scouts eligible this year) are requested to download and complete the form below and return to the NEPA Scout Service & Training Center at least two weeks prior to their earliest requested election date.

Below you will find some links to resources that our council has made available to scouts & leadsers.  We are currently working hard to make this section better, however, if you can not find what you are looking for here please either call or Scout Service and Training Center (570) 207-1227, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For almost 100 years, Scouting programs have instilled in youth the values found in the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Today, these values are just as relevant in helping youth grow to their full potential as they were in 1910. Scouting helps youth develop academic skills, self-confidence, ethics, leadership skills, and citizenship skills that influence their adult lives.

The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to

  • Try new things
  • Provide service to others
  • Build self-confidence
  • Reinforce ethical standards.

While various activities and youth groups teach basic skills and promote teamwork, Scouting goes beyond that and encourages youth to achieve a deeper appreciation for service to others in their community.

Scouting provides youth with a sense that they are important as individuals. It is communicated to them that those in the Scouting family care about what happens to them, regardless of whether a game is won or lost.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, Scouting promotes activities that lead to personal responsibility and high self-esteem. As a result, when hard decisions have to be made, peer pressure can be resisted and the right choices can be made.

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All Cubs, Boy Scouts and Venturers –

Be sure to visit the Scout Shop in the NEPA Council Service and Training Center after Summer Camp to become a Founding Member of the “Dan Beard Cabin Society”. For a donation of $1.00 or more you will receive a membership card and get to sign the “Fort Pitt Door” founder’s book which will be on permanent display at the Dan Beard Cabin once it is reassembled.


All Adults - Scouters, Foundations, Corporate Sponsors etc. -

$500.00 + Donation will receive –

An original piece of log from the cabin with a brass plate.


$1000.00 + Donation will receive –

A laser printed log slice with a wooden plank base. Both pieces original to the cabin.


$2500.00 + Donation will receive –

A plaque with an original log slice and a brass plate.


$5000.00 + Donation will receive –

A Cabin picture mounted behind an etched original glass window pane in a frame made from original cabin wood.

 

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