Minsi Trails SkillsFest 2018

Minsi Trails SkillsFest 2018
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Age Requirement
Birthdate must be between 9/6/1997 and 8/5/2008
Camp Minsi, 106 Camp Minsi Road
Pocono Summit, PA 18346, US
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Minsi Trails Council is proud to continue SkillsFest, an exciting summer camp experience for Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers, hosted at Camp Minsi. This specialty week provides in-depth and hands-on experiences to help participants explore careers, trade skills, scientific fields, and technology – all while having fun in a great camp environment.

During the week participants will have opportunities to work towards earning a variety of BSA skill awards and advancements – including merit badges, STEM-based Nova awards, the William T. Hornaday Award, American Red Cross CPR Certifictions, NRA Shooting Awards, and much more! Experts and knowledgeable professionals in each field of study will help guide participants as they explore a variety of careers and subjects.

Participants attending individually (or with a buddy) will join a fully-staffed provisional unit for the week, living and learning within a specific sub-camp alongside youth with shared interests.

SkillsFest Flyer | Merit Badges | Schedule | FAQs 

Select your Focus...

  • Engineer Sub-Camp
    Explore the fields of mechanics, engineering and trade skills! Hands-on experiences are valuable skills for many jobs. Explore a variety of trades including: Automotive Maintenance, Truck Transportation, Traffic Safety, Welding, Energy, Electricty and Farm Mechanics. Participants in this sub-camp will also be able work on the "Start Your Engines!" Nova Award.
  • Scientist Sub-Camp
    Explore the fields of science and technology! An inquisitive and engineering mindset are valuable skills for many jobs. Explore a variety of sciences including: chemistry, nuclear science, engineering, space exploration, astronomy, digital technology and electronics. Participants will complete meaningful hands-on experiments and investigations. Scouts in this sub-camp will also be able work on the "Woosh!" Nova Award.
  • Responder Sub-Camp
    The motto of Boy Scouts has always been “Be Prepared.” Participants in this sub-camp will meet with real life emergency responders, law enforcement officers, and others who work to keep us and our communities safe. In addition to earning various merit badges (including Search & Rescue, Crime Prevention, Fingerprinting, Fire Safety, First Aid, Dentistry and Medicine), participants will also earn the BSA Emergency Preparedness and Crime Prevention Awards along with completing American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certifications.
  • Naturalist Sub-Camp
    Become an environmental scientist by making observations and carrying out experiments to investigate the natural world and complex ecosystems of the Poconos. Scouts will get an opportunity to explore of Camp Minsi’s forest, streams and bogs and participate in meaningful conservation projects. In addition to working on a variety of outdoor-focused merit badges (including Enivoronmental Science, Exploration, Plant Science, Forestry, Fishing, Fly-Fishing, and Fish & Wildlife Management), Scouts will be able to work towards earning the William T. Hornaday and the "Let It Grow!" Nova Award. 
  • Marksman Sub-Camp
    Shooting sports is a fun way for Scouts to exercise their brains as well as their bodies while developing a steady hand, a good eye, and a disciplined mind. Participants will have the opportunity to earn the Rifle Shooting and Shotgun Shooting merit badges and start on the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program with those firearms. Scouts in this sub-camp will also be able work on the "Shoot!" Nova Award.

Cost: $400.00   ($25 dollars due at registration)
Remaining balance is due on July 1, 2018.

All payments to be mail by check or Credit Card call into the Scout Service Center.  No online payments avialable at this time. 

Mail To: 
Minsi Trails Council
PO Box 20624
Lehigh Valley PA 18002

An Annual BSA Medical Form (Parts A, B, and C) will be need upon you arrival at camp. Click here to download. 

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$400.00 per Participant
Cancellation Policy
To learn more about the Minsi Trails Council cancellation and or refund policy visit: minsitrails.org/resources Cancellation and Refund Policy


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