Your generosity is an investment in "HONOR" Scouting is something that works its way deep into the minds and hearts of the young men and women it touches. Ask any old salt who claims to have been a Scout to repeat the Scout Oath and, despite the fact that he has probably forgotten much, he will recite "On my honor..." without hesitation. Isn't a program that can have that much impact on a life worth your support? Even if you can't be an active leader, your financial support can insure that the good work Scouting does continues here in Northeastern Pennsylvania with a number of programs tailored to match your ability to give.
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 of any size ensures that Scouting's 90 year tradition of serving youth will continue here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We depend on families, leadership, and community organizations that benefit from Scouting to help out with direct contributions.
To insure the future of our council and our ability to continue serving the youth of our area, our council has created a special Endowment Fund. The money in the Endowment Fund is carefully invested by a corporate trustee, under guidelines given to it by the Council Executive Board. The purpose of an endowment fund is to never spend the principal of the fund. Instead, interest earned by the fund each year is transferred into the operating fund to help finance the council's programs.
The endowment fund needs to grow each year. The National Boy Scout Council believes that ultimately 25% of a council's operating budget will need to come from this kind of income. Everyone can help build our endowment fund in any of the following ways.
|Get updates from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council on Twitter.|
|Northeastern Pennsylvania Council's Order of the Arrow Lodge on Twitter.|
|The official Twitter feed of the Boy Scouts of America. Stay current with the latest news in Scouting.|
|Scouting magazine is the top resource for adult volunteers in the Boy Scouts of America.|
|Musings from the editors of Boys’ Life, the magazine for all boys, for the past—and the next—100 years. Published by the Boy Scouts of America.|
|The Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve is located in the New River Gorge region of West Virginia. The Bechtel Summit is the Boy Scouts of America's fourth high-adventure base and will be the new home of Scouting's National Jamboree.|
|The latest updates from all around the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, BSA|
|Keep up with what's new in the Dan Beard District of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, BSA|
|Keep up with what's new in the Two Mountains District of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, BSA|
|Bryan on Scouting - The official blog of Scouting magazine, a publication of the Boy Scouts of America.|
The Boy Scouts of America has several online tools available to help unit leaders and other Scouters with Training, Advancement, Rechartering and other aspects of their Scouting Responsibilities.
Your MyScouting account gives you access to Scouting resources specific to your role in Scouting. These resources are intended to help you perform your Scouting duties most effectively.
Create an account to*:
*Some of these tools require a Member ID.
Units can use Internet Advancement to record their youth member advancements online. You will find this new method to be easy, convenient, and accurate because you enter the information, and it will save you the effort of hand writing advancements onto a three-part carbon form. Use Internet Advancement for adding ranks, merit badges and awards. and to update information on existing advancements (except the Eagle Scout rank).
Things you will need
Internet Rechartering allows you to renew your unit's charter online and perform the following actions:
Before beginning Internet Rechartering, collect all member information, including new member forms with the appropriate signatures. To complete the process, you must be connected to a printer to print the final report for signature.
|The official Northeastern Pennsylvania Council Facebook page|
|The official Northeastern Pennsylvania Council Facebook page|
|The official Northeastern Pennsylvania Council Venturing Officer's Association Facebook page|
|The official Boy Scout of America Facebook page. Accept no substitutes.|
|Follow what's going on with Boys' Life on Facebook|
The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.
For nearly a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country by combining educational activities and lifelong values with fun. The Boy Scouts of America believes — and, through nearly a century of experience, knows — that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.
At the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, our focus and determination is to make you and your unit our primary concern and gear our every effort into bringing all the assets Scouting has to offer directly to you. You'll discover a commitment on the part of everyone at our council to work with real zeal and determination to bring Scouting to over 6,000 area youth and train dozens of adult volunteers. You have our pledge to prove everyday that Scouting is not only good for youth, but good for adults as well. No other program is as rewarding - for any age - as Scouting, and our people are determined to prove it! Our programs and facilities are at your disposal to help you make your program the best that it can be!
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council serves Packs, Troops, Crews, Posts and Groups with almost 6,000 registered scouts. The council is divided into two districts: Dan Beard and Two Mountains. As a Council, we provide:
Store Phone Number:
(570) 207-1227, Option 4, or 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!
Hours of Operation:
Mon., Wed., & Fri.- 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tues. & Thurs. - 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sat. - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council Scout Shop is well stocked with all of the Scouting program items that you may need. From awards to uniforms to that Special Occasion Scouting gift , we've made a concerted effort to have a complete inventory and are carrying more items than we ever have before. We continue to work very hard 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 frequently and that means we probably have whatever you need in stock. It's our commitment to you to have what you need, when you need it!