Council News

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 6:30pm

University of Scranton
DeNaples Center

Moskovitz Theatre, Room 401
900 Mulberry St, Scranton, PA

This kickoff meeting is designed for your Troop’s key leaders attending Goose Pond this summer. 

We especially invite your Senior Patrol Leader to attend with you.

 Don't miss this great event!

Highlights include refreshments, give-aways, door prizes, an all-new Leader Guide with program info, staff and more...  

You must RSVP the number that will be attending by 3/13 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 570-207-1227x234

Welcome David Price !

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council Executive Board is pleased to announce that David J. Price has been elected as our new Council President at the Council's Annual meeting on January 20, 2015. Dave, who is an Eagle Scout, and a Silver Beaver Award recipient, has been a member of the Council Executive Board for many years. He has also served as a member and Chairman of the Council's Eagle Board and Chairman of the Council's Distinguished Citizens Award Dinner. Dave is currently the President of PDQ Print Center in Taylor, PA and resides in Clarks Summit, PA. Click on the READ MORE link below to learn more about our new Council President.

Please be sure to give Dave a hearty "Welcome" when you see him around the Council!

Northeastern Pennsylvania Council’s 14th Annual

Wood Badge

GATHERING

Have you ever wondered what Wood Badge is all about?  This is your chance to find out!

All Scouters are invited to attend!

Sunday, March 8, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Elm Park United Methodist Church

Join us for ...
Great Food - Camaraderie & Fun - Fellowship - Scholarship Development - Bead Presentations

CLICK HERE for more information

Fundraising Program 2015

What is a Camp Card? – A Camp card is a discount card that provides the purchasers numerous discounts to restaurants and retailers throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Each card is sold for $5.00.  The deals on the card far exceed the purchase amount.  Scouts are encouraged to sell as many as they can.  The Scout/Unit will earn 50% ($2.50 per card) of all sales.

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 scouting.org.

CLICK HERE for more Information.