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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

 

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.

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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.

Endowment Fund

Heritage Society 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.

  • The Tribute Fund - A wonderful way to recognize or memorialize others, while helping insure youth are touched by Scouting's values.
  • James E. West Fellowship - The James E. West Fellowship Award is bestowed on all individuals who donate at least $1,000 to the Endowment Fund.
  • Scouting Heritage Society - The Heritage Society recognizes individuals who leave a contribution in their will, make an outright donation, or some other investment vehicle to benefit the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council Endowment Fund.
  • The 1910 Society - To qualify for this prestigious recognition, an individual, company, or organization must donate $25,000 or more to the Council Endowment Fund.
  • The Founders Circle - In order to qualify for the Founders Circle an individual must make a minimum contribution of $100,000 to the local council endowment fund of the donor's choice.
  • Estate Planning - The Boy Scouts of America conducts estate planning seminars through out the United States. We have included an on-line version of this seminar here at our website. This presentation is for information only. Please do not do anything before speaking to a qualified estate planner.

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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.

MyScouting

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*:

  • take Youth Protection and other BSA training
  • access unit, district, and council tools
  • register for events
  • keep in touch with members and alumni

*Some of these tools require a Member ID.


Internet Advancement Tool

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

  1. Unit ID # - If you do not have this, use the link on the right "Forgot Your Unit ID Number" and you can send an email to get your number.
  2. Advancement Records - To enter in once you get into the system.
  3. Printer Access - So that you can print your Advancement Update Summary.
  4. System Requirements - Explorer 5.5 or higher, 56K or faster Internet connection

Internet Rechartering

Internet Rechartering allows you to renew your unit's charter online and perform the following actions:

  • Select members from your existing charter roster
  • Promote members from another unit
  • Add new members
  • Update member information
  • Print a summary of costs associated with the new charter.

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.

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