January 16, 2001 - Some Boy Scouts are trying to save a piece of scouting history in the Poconos.
Boy Scouts young and old got to work Sunday on an old cabin near Hawley.
"We're pretty much de-chinking now, which means taking the stuff out from between the logs," explained Boy Scout Giancarlo Iona.
This is not just any cabin. It is the Daniel Beard cabin, named after one of the original founders of the Boy Scouts.
Lackawaxen Twp. — Woodloch Pines Resort has donated a historic cabin on their property to the Boys Scouts of America. The log cabin was used by one of the Scouts’ founders in the first half of the 20th Century.
The Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA) Council of the Boy Scouts of America has plans to move it to the Goose Pond Boy Scout Reservation about 12 or 15 miles away, in Paupack Township.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America has begun the process of relocating and restoring an important piece of Scouting’s history.
This cabin, the last remaining part of the Dan Beard Outdoor School, a camp run by Daniel Carter Beard in Lackawaxen Township, Pike County, PA is being disassembled and moved 12 miles to Goose Pond Scout Reservation. This process is not a small undertaking, but by relocating and keeping this 1926 Kiva style log cabin in Upstate Pennsylvania we are not only preserving its history but are also honoring a beloved founder of the BSA, Dan Beard himself.
These pages will explain the history of the cabin and detail the restoration process. You will also be able to follow the project through our collection of pictures and images.
This project is being made possible with help from the many volunteers who are giving their time and labor freely. It cannot be completed, however, without the contributions and generosity of supporters like you. CLICK HERE to find out more about the Dan Beard Relocation Project or how to make a monetary donation to pay the costs of the relocation and rebuilding.
Starting this fall, our council will be participating in the Lion Scouts pilot program. We received official approval from national & our Council Executive Board recently approved our implementation of this program. This new program will welcome kindergarten-age boys into the Scouting family for the first time. It’s an exciting opportunity to grow the Scouting movement and we’ve heard through the grapevine that many of our packs are looking forward to offering the Lion Scouts program in their packs!
There is still a lot of planning work and training yet to happen in getting ready for Lion Scouts in our council and offering the Lion Scouts program may not be right for every pack at this time.
Why is the BSA moving now to implement the Lion Scouts program? Rather than restate what’s already been written by our Chief Scout Executive Mike Surbaugh, please take a few minutes to read this article about Lion Scouts.
Stay tuned & check back to this website for more information in the weeks ahead. For now, click on the Read more: link below for more information.
Get Ready for an AMAZING night dedicated to Scouting and an Overnight, Outfield Campout!
Join us at PNC Field and represent your local unit for Scout Night with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders followed by a camp out on the field.
Scouts have another opportunity to earn the Railroading Merit Badge at one of the workshops being offered by Steamtown on three different weekends during the summer. Download the flyer below for more information. Note these workshops have not been organized by the NEPA council; they are being conducted by Steamtown Park Rangers, who are approved RR MB Counselors. Contact Steamtown directly for more information or to register.
Regististration now open for the 3rd Annual Flag Day 5k run/walk to benefit The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America.
The first 250 registrants will receive a Be Prepared to Run T-Shirt! Prizes Awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for males and females in each age group.
Help spread the word for this annual event to your fellow Scouts, friends and relatives, by emailing them the link to the website.
06/13/2016 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TM - 5K Planning
06/18/2016 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
TM - Flag Day 5K
TM - Membership Kickoff