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.

Monday, May 7, 2018

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

405 Church St, Hawley, Pa 18428
(Parking available behind church – Use side entrance)

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.



Monday May 7, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Council Service & Training Center

NOTE: This training is MANDATORY in order to be a registered Merit Badge Counselor.  You must have this training completed at the time of application or renewal.

It is only required to be taken once. It may also be completed online at

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.  



May 5 & 6, 2018

Camp Acahela



The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council invites you to participate in a weekend of Cub Leader Outdoor Training at Camp Acahela. The weekend will start on Saturday morning with registration and gathering from 8:00 – 8:45 AM. During gathering you will have the opportunity to set up your camping gear. The program will begin at 8:45 AM. The training will end at 11:00 AM on Sunday morning.

Register ONLINE Today!


April 27-29 and May 4-6, 2018
Goose Pond Scout Reservation

Great Medicine, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council's National Youth Leadership Training Conference, is a two-weekend training for youth leaders developed by the Boy Scouts of America and offered by our council. The conference is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth with 21st century leadership skills and experiences they can use in their home troops, crews and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. 

"Great Medicine is not just another camping trip, but an intense, challenging, leadership experience!"

Northeast Region

Boy Scouts of America

Wood Badge



August 17 –19, 2018
September 8 – 10, 2018
(Both weekends are required)

Hosted by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council,
Boy Scouts of America

In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures for Scouters. He made great strides in the years that followed, culminating in 1919 with the establishment of Wood Badge training. Wood Badge recipients now number more than 100,000 and can be found all over the world!

Register for Course N5-501-18 Online Today


Wood Badge Strong!

Everyone with an interest in the success of Scouting has a reason to attend the University of Scouting.  “There is something of value to be gained by all leaders who attend!”  This training is open to ALL Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Venturing leaders.  You pick your classes!  Wear your uniform – bring your camera, pen/pencil & tablet. Carpooling is suggested!  BRING A FRIEND!!

Online Registration is NOW OPEN!

WHEN: Saturday, November 17, 2018
WHERE: Elm Park United Methodist Church
712 Linden St, Scranton, PA 18503
COST: $20 if received on or before 11/10/2018
$25 if received after 11/10/2018
(Must also be postmarked on or before 11/10/2018)
TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
8:30 – 8:35 a.m. Registration
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Opening
9:20 – 3:05 p.m. Classes
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Closing

April 14, 2018
Scout Service and Training Center

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April 28 & 29, 2018
Camp Acahela

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. Completion of both are required for a Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster to complete Basic Training for their position. This is also a prerequisite for attendance at Wood Badge.

Register ONLINE Today!