April 28-30 and May 5-7 2017

Goose Pond Scout Reservation

Great Medicine, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council's National Youth Leadership Training Conference, is a two-weekend training for youth leaders developed by the Boy Scouts of America and offered by our council. The conference is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth with 21st century leadership skills and experiences they can use in their home troops, crews and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. 

"Great Medicine is not just another camping trip, but an intense, challenging, leadership experience!"

Monday May 8, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Council Service & Training Center

All newly approved or veteran Merit Badge Counselors, Scout leaders and anyone else who is involved with the Merit badge Process are invited to attend a FREE short Merit Badge Counselor training session sponsored by the Council Advancement Committee on the Merit Badge counseling process.  

 In Addition to presenting a comprehensive overview of the entire MB program, this session will focus on the responsibilities of a MB counselor.

April 8, 2017
Scout Service and Training Center

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April 29 & 30, 2017
Camp Acahela

The Specific Training portion addresses the needs of adults who have recently accepted the responsibility of delivering the Scouting program to youth by serving as Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. The Outdoor Weekend is a fun-filled program of hands-on skills training in the outdoors. It's designed to help you master the basic camp skills required for Tenderfoot to First Class. Both, along with This is Scouting, are required to be considered TRAINED and are a prerequisite for attendance at WOOD BADGE.



May 6 & 7, 2017

Camp Acahela



The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council invites you to participate in a weekend of Cub Scout Leader Outdoor Training at Camp Acahela. The weekend will start with BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) which will begin Saturday morning with registration from 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. and continue until 6:00 p.m. WEBELOS Leader Outdoor Training then starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and concludes on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. 

Leave No Trace Trainer Course

Course Instructor: Rachael Stark; LNT ME
May 12-13, 2017
Camp Acahela

What is a Trainer Course?

Leave No Trace trainer courses are designed to instill the values of the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics into environmentally aware participants. At the end of the course, trainers will have gained knowledge of the seven Leave No Trace principles, along with the values of outdoor ethics, and will have the ability to hold awareness workshops for their pack, troop, or crew.