Council News

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.

Congratulations to

Bryan Fisk

NEPA Council Vice President
of Operations & Strategic Planning

who was awarded the

Silver Antelope Award 

by the Northeast Region,
at the 2015 BSA Annual Meeting

For more about this award and Bryan,
click on the Read more: link, below.

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.

Just a reminder that our last Parent & Pal Family Camping Weekend is coming up fast - August 15 & 16, at Camp Acahela! We hope to see “YOU” and your son(s) at our last council Cub Scout camping experience of the summer!

Parent & Pal Family Camping Weekend is an action packed, 24-hour overnight (Saturday morning to Sunday morning) camping experience for a Cub Scout and his Parent/Partner. It is the perfect introductory camping program for "new" or inexperienced campers. All you have to do is show up. All meals and program are provided for you. Camp tents are available for you to use – or you can bring your own – whatever you are most comfortable with.

Reminder that this last Parent & Pal weekend for this year is open to not only Parents & Pals, but also the Cub Scout's entire family!

CLICK HERE for more information