Council News

Announcing ... Scouting Wire, a new official BSA website that offers Scouting news and updates for both volunteers and professionals

Scouting Wire is a new Scouting information source that makes it easy to find topics that interest you — and just as importantly in this age of information overload — filter out those that don’t apply to your Scouting role.

You’ll find Scouting Wire content is organized into eight categories: Activities, Finance, Fundraising, High Adventure, Leadership, Marketing, Training, and Recruiting.

You’ll also notice Scouting Wire isn’t a one-way street. The site offers plenty of chances for you to submit feedback, share ideas and ask questions via a “Connect With Us” link at the top of the new site.

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.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Kirby Park - Wilkes-Barre

Registration 8:00 - 9:30

Race Begins at 9:30, Rain or Shine

Register today for the 2nd 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.

Scouts are encouraged to run in their uniforms!

Help spread the word for this annual event to your fellow Scouts, friends and relatives, by emailing them the link to the website and by liking and sharing the "Be Prepared to Run" Flag Day 5k event on the NEPA Council, Two Mountains District Facebook page!

I​f you are not a runner but are interested in volunteering as staff for the Flag Day 5k we have lots of opportunities for Scouts and Scouters to help! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (570) 207-1227, x233.

CLICK HERE for more information or to register.