Two Mountains District
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 in any amount ensures that Scouting's 100 year tradition of serving youth will continue here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. We depend on families, leadership, and community organizations that believe in the value of the Scouting program to help through direct contributions.

Your donation helps to provide just some of the following:

  • Excellent camping programs at Goose Pond Scout Reservation and Camp Acahela.
  • Training for adult volunteer leaders and youth leaders.
  • A full calendar of activities for units to participate in as a supplement to their own programming.
  • New program equipment & maintenance for both of our camps.
  • Unit level support in advancement records for all scouts.
  • A dedicated trained field staff who provide on-going support to volunteers and scouts.
  • Special programs including Council high adventure treks, Traveling Camporee, Merit Badge College, Harvestfest, roundtables, Challenge Camp, and much much more.

These are just a few of the many programs that your contribution provides.

On behalf of the youth we serve....We appreciate your support!

Make your Friends of Scouting Donation now!

General Information

Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America

72 Montage Mountain Road
Moosic, PA 18507-1776

Phone: 570-207-1227 ~ Fax: 570-207-1232

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Professional Staff

Scout Executive/CEO - Mark Barbernitz

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Phone: Extension 227

Two Mountains District

Senior District Executive - Ryan Murray
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Phone: Extension 233

Dan Beard District

Senior District Executive - Stephen Lenceski 
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Phone: Extension 229

Council Camping & Program Director

Program Director - Dave Srebro
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Phone: Extension 225

Scout Reach Program

Para-Professional - Dan Flynn
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Phone: Extension 230


Office Staff

Camping & Program Secretary / Office Manager - Jan Shoener
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Phone: Extension 234

Registrar & Eagle Scout Secretary - Karen Jones
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Phone: Extension 231

Administrative Assistant & Finance Secretary - Becky Mozeleski
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Phone: Extension 226

Scout Shop: Extension 222

Scout Shop Manager & Popcorn Coordinator - Cindy Johnson
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Phone: Extension 244

Accounting Specialist - John Boni
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Phone: Extension 228

Program Assistant - Bill Betz
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Phone: Extension 238


Council Ranger

Council Ranger for Camp Acahela & Goose Pond - Bill Ditchey
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Phone: 570-335-0283


Additional Information

Phone: 570-207-1227
Fax: 570-207-1232
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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 Reservation 570-689-2561 / Fax:570-689-7669
Camp Acahela 570-646-2223 / Fax: 570-643-3371

 

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.

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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:

Address
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
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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

BeAScout.org 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, BeAScout.org 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 BeAScout.org
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.

Be prepared to spend less time filling out forms and more time having fun.

The Boy Scouts of America has eliminated its Tour and Activity Plan, shifting the focus away from paperwork and toward creating a safe space for Scouts to enjoy the program as designed.

The Tour and Activity Plan was a two-page document submitted to your local council for approval at least 21 days before longer trips. As of April 1, 2017, it is no more.

Richard Bourlon, team leader for Health and Safety, encourages unit leaders to instead use a “flexible risk-assessment strategy” when planning outings.

“We looked at how the old plan was being used, how many people were using it, how many calls we received about it, and how much time this took staff and volunteers, versus the return – did it create a safer environment?” Bourlon says. “There wasn’t a correlation, so we’re giving them that time back.”

See these official FAQs on Scouting.org for more details, or click on the Read more: link, below.

"As one of America’s largest youth-serving organizations, the Boy Scouts of America continues to work to bring the benefits of our programs to as many children, families and communities as possible.

“While we offer a number of programs that serve all youth, Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting are specifically designed to meet the needs of boys. For more than 100 years, the Boy Scouts of America, along with schools, youth sports and other youth organizations, have ultimately deferred to the information on an individual’s birth certificate to determine eligibility for our single-gender programs. However, that approach is no longer sufficient as communities and state laws are interpreting gender identity differently, and these laws vary widely from state to state.

“Starting today, we will accept and register youth in the Cub and Boy Scout programs based on the gender identity indicated on the application. Our organization’s local councils will help find units that can provide for the best interest of the child.

“The BSA is committed to identifying program options that will help us truly serve the whole family, and this is an area that we will continue to thoughtfully evaluate to bring the benefits of Scouting to the greatest number of youth possible – all while remaining true to our core values, outlined in the Scout Oath and Law.”

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The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council is pleased to announce that the Council achieved JTE SILVER status for 2016.

CLICK on the Read more: link below, to see a summary of the Council's results for 2016, the complete 2016 NEPA Council Finish Line Report & Scorecard, and a summary of the Council's focus areas for 2017.

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.

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