Monday, August 26, 2013

Mark Your Calendars! - Important Dates for 2014

The 2013 summer camp season has come to a close, but we're already hard at work preparing for 2014! Please be sure to mark your calendars with these important camp dates. You can register your unit for summer camp with the forms located at or by contacting Field & Camping Secretary Jane Chase at the Minsi Trails Council office (610-465-8568 or

  • Camp Minsi Fall Scout Expo (October 12, 2014)
  • Camp Minsi Beaver Weekend (May 16 – 18, 2014)
  • Summer Camp Pre-Camp Leader's Meeting (June 14, 2014)
  • Boy Scout Summer Camp Week 1 (June 22 – 28, 2014)
  • Boy Scout Summer Camp Week 2 (June 29 – July 5, 2014)
  • Boy Scout Summer Camp Week 3 (July 6 – 12, 2014)
  • Boy Scout Summer Camp Week 4 (July 13 – 19, 2014)
  • Boy Scout Summer Camp Week 5 (July 20 – 26, 2014)
  • Cub Scout Fishing Derby (July 26 – 27, 2014)
  • LDS Scouting Summer Camp (July 28 – August 2, 2014)
  • Order of the Arrow Fall Weekend (September 5 – 7, 2014)

More information and details on the 2014 summer camp programs will be released in late-2013 and early-2014 right here on

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Camp Minsi 2013 Fall Scout Expo

Scouts of all ages are invited to Camp Minsi for a fun-filled day of Scouting events in beautiful outdoors of the Pocono mountains. Cub Scout dens, Boy Scout troops, Venturing crews, and families can come to camp for Camp Minsi’s second annual fall open house and open program day. Hone your skills at the shooting ranges, enjoy a guided nature hike, taste some fresh Dutch oven cooking, stamp leather crafts, go fishing in Stillwater Lake, throw a tomahawk, and much more!

The Camp Minsi summer camp staff will be on hand to run a variety of open programs and special events for Scouts – including ScoutCraft programs and shooting range events. Plus there will be special presentations and demos (to be announced) throughout the day as well.

You don’t just have to come for the day; your unit can make a weekend out of the event! Camping opportunities are available. Reserve a campsite and enjoy a whole weekend of fall Camp Minsi fun.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Camp Minsi Spring Service Days

Camp Minsi depends on the service and support of volunteers to help us sustain our property and provide quality camping facilities.

To help us prepare for the summer camp season, we have planned several work weekends at Camp Minsi. Hosted by the camp staff and Venture Crew 940, these events are open to any registered adult Scouter who wants to get involved and lend a hand.

  • Saturday, March 16, 2013
  • Saturday, April 20, 2013
  • Saturday, May 18, 2013 (Beaver Weekend)
  • Saturday, June 8, 2013

Work projects take place from 9am to 5pm, with lunch available to all volunteers.

While we welcome anyone willing to lend a hand with a variety of projects that will be going on throughout camp, we are particularly looking for adults with chainsaws (and the skills to use them) to help with clearing storm-damaged and fallen trees throughout camp.

If you are interested in joining us for one (or more) of our spring workdays, or if you have any questions about how you can get involved, please contact us at

Friday, February 1, 2013

2013 Merit Badge Guide

Camp Minsi's 2013 Merit Badge Guide is now available! This detailed guide includes everything you need to know about the merit badge programs offered at camp this summer – merit badge schedules, pre-requisite requirements, merit badge descriptions, and much more! While summer camp is still months away, it is never to early to start planning and preparing. Get your Scouts prepared and excited for summer camp by sharing this great resource with your unit today! You can access the 2013 Merit Badge Guide at If you have any questions about the advancement opportunities at Camp Minsi, please feel free to contact the program director at