Two Mountains District

The NEPA Council Scout Service & Training Center (SSTC) and Scout Shop are conveniently located at the base of Montage Mountain just off of Interstate 81.


From points North

  • Take I-81 South to Exit 182 A
  • Turn Right at Light, Down Hill
  • Then the first Driveway on Right

From points South

  • Take I-81 North to Exit 182 A-B
  • Turn Left at Light at the End of the Ramp
  • Then the first Driveway on Left


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Additional Contact Information:

72 Montage Mountain Rd
Moosic, PA 18507-1776

Phone: 570-207-1227
Fax: 570-207-1232
Wilkes Barre Exchange: 570-606-0209
Toll Free outside of Scranton/Wilkes Barre: 800-894-2211
General E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Finding us via GPS Address Use:
72 Montage Mountain Road
Moosic, PA 18507

Service Center Hours:
Monday through Friday - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Scout Shop Hours:
Mon-Wed-Fri - 10am to 5pm
Tues-Thurs - 10am to 7pm
Sat - 10am to 2pm

Summer Camps:
Goose Pond Scout Resevation 570-689-2561 / Fax:570-689-7669
Camp Acahela 570-646-2223 / Fax: 570-643-3371 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, 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
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 Northeastern Pennsylvania Council is pleased to announce that for the SECOND YEAR in a row the council has achieved JTE GOLD status!

The Council received high marks in the following criteria:

  1. Fiscal Management
  2. Endowment Growth
  3. Youth Retention - 80.4% of our youth members stayed in Scouting
  4. Cub Scout Advancement
  5. Cub Scout Camping
  6. Boy Scout Camping
  7. Community Service
  8. District Committee Operations
  9. Trained Unit Leadership

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council was also recognized as being a Friends of Scouting year end Achiever for:

  1. Having an increase in Friends of Scouting in 2015 compared to 2014.
  2. A Balanced Operating Budget
  3. A Board approved Fund Development Plan for 2016

Most noteworthy, we were one of the highest scoring councils in the nation for our increase in camp attendance.


The NEPA Council is pleased to offer an exciting new Scouting program called “Lion” for Kindergarten-aged boys as part of the BSA National Pilot Program. This program does not change any of the current ranks and organization of other Scouting programs. It’s unique as it reaches out to a slightly younger group of boys. The Lion program has the same mission as the rest of the Scouting program, but is simple, extremely flexible and a great way to introduce families to Scouting. A Lion learns by doing things himself while having fun. As he learns and grows, the relationship with their adult partner grows as well. We hope to have the early enthusiasm caused by this, stay with the boy through the rest of his Scouting experience. At the conclusion of their kindergarten year, the Lion will transition to Tiger Scout and continue on their journey through Cub Scouting.

Note that not all Cub Packs in NEPA will be participating in the Lion National Pilot Program.  In order for packs to participate in the program, packs must have applied and have been accepted by the NEPA Council Membership Committee.

Contact the NEPA Scout Service Center and/or your District Executive to find a Cub Pack near you that has been approved to run the Lion program this fall.

New PA State Law - Act #153

Click on the Read more link, below, to read an Open Letter from our Scout Executive to all Scouters in the NEPA Council regarding the new PA state law.

Saturday, November 5, 2016
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Divine Mercy Parish Center
Scranton, PA

All Boy Scout & Venturing Youth Leaders are invited to attend a special one day training course designed right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania for Boy Scout and 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.

CLICK HERE to find out more & register for this event.

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

CLICK HERE for more Information.

Mark Barbernitz

Please welcome Mark Barbernitz as our new Scout Executive of the Northeast Pennsylvania Council effective September 19.

Mark began his Scouting career as an Exploring executive in the Great Trail Council in Akron, Ohio, then as a district and senior district executive. He moved on to become a field director for the Heart of Ohio Council in Ashland, Ohio, and later as assistant Scout executive with the Pennsylvania Dutch Council in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He was then selected to serve as Scout executive of the Mason-Dixon Council in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Mark is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow and a lifelong Scout who enjoys camping, skiing, boating, and cooking.

Mark and his wife Marty have three grown children: Kristen, Kara, and Mark.

Mark may be contacted at:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 570-207-1227, x227

Please join in with all of our Scouting family in congratulating Mark as he joins in partnership with the volunteers and staff of the Northeast Pennsylvania Council to deliver quality Scouting experiences to the young people of the communities they serve.

Upcoming Events


8:00 am 10/29/2016 - 12:30 pm 10/30/2016


11/02/2016 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm


11/05/2016 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


11/05/2016 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


11/09/2016 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2015 JTE SILVER District

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