Effective December 31, 2018, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council will be requiring that all adults approved to be on a unit charter be trained for their designated position. If this is not done the adult will have to be removed from the unit charter until the training is complete.

To help units plan for this training requirement, NEPA Council has provided a number of training opportunities, for each position, on the council calendar. Please plan ahead and get trained before the December 31, 2018 deadline.

The Boy Scouts of America also provides many of these trainings online. Leaders can complete these trainings by going to and going to the training section of the page.  A video is also provided on the Council Traning Web Page will help guide you to these training opportunities.

Save the Date!!

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Elm Park United Methodist Church

Join us at Northeastern Pennsylvania Council’s largest training event of the year – the University of Scouting – a day of fun, learning, sharing and Scouting camaraderie. It is much more than just another training course. It is a Scout leader’s learning extravaganza! It is a day-long get together where you can take classes of your choice. It is a conference, a convention, a big, fun-filled experience – where Scout leaders will increase their knowledge, improve their skills, and recharge their Scouting batteries – creating a true Scouting spirit which will last from year to year.

Northeast Region

Boy Scouts of America

Wood Badge



August 17 –19, 2018
September 8 – 10, 2018
(Both weekends are required)

Hosted by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council,
Boy Scouts of America

In 1911, Baden-Powell took the first steps in training Scouting’s adult leaders by organizing a series of lectures for Scouters. He made great strides in the years that followed, culminating in 1919 with the establishment of Wood Badge training. Wood Badge recipients now number more than 100,000 and can be found all over the world!

Register for Course N5-501-18 Online Today

Monday, December 11, 2017

Scout Service & Training Center

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

A basic training for Troop Committee Chairs, Troop Committee Members, Scoutmasters, and Assistant Scoutmasters in the Boy Scout Program.