What Makes a Leader?

The structure of leadership in Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Venture Crews is generally similar, but there definitely are differences that set these programs apart from each other.  In order to better accommodate the specific needs of each Scouting program, leaders must take courses that are relevant to their position in their unit.  Minsi Trails Council strives to streamline the navigation process and help leaders complete their required training quickly and efficiently.  Each unit position listed below includes a list of its required training courses.

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Our staff is more than happy to answer any questions at the Minsi Trails Council Service Center: (610) 264-8551.

Training for Cub Scout Leaders

Cubmasters - Asst. Cubmasters - Tiger Leaders - Den Leaders - Webelos Leaders - Pack Committee Chairs

1. Quick Guide - Cub Scout Position Trained Requirements

2. Youth Protection Training

Training for Scouts, BSA Leaders

Quick Guide - Scouts, BSA Position Trained Requirements

Scoutmasters - Asst. Scoutmasters 

1. Youth Protection Training

2. Scoutmaster & Asst. Scoutmaster Leader - Specific Training

3. Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills

Note - Assistant Scoutmasters who are 18-20 only require Youth Protection training until they turn 21.

Troop Committee Chairs

1. Youth Protection Training

2. Committee Chair - Specific Training

Training for Venturing Leaders

                Quick Guide - Venturing Position Trained Requirements

Crew Advisors - Crew Associate Advisors - Crew Committee Chairs

1. Youth Protection Training

2. Venturing Leader Specific Training





The Northampton District Commissioner Meeting is held the 4th Wednesday of every month in the Large Conference Room of the Minsi Trails...
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  Minsi Trails Council Fall 2022 Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS)   This is the second of the courses required to...
Lodge OctoberFest Weekend Oct 7-9, 2022 Settlers Camp at Trexler Scout Reservation   Click REGISTER below to register for this...
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Monroe District Meetings Join us every second Thursday of each month at 7pm for our in person/zoom Roundtable and District Meetings at the...
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Lehigh District Fall Bike-O-Ree When: October 14-16, 2022 Where: Trexler Scout Reservation and Glen Onoko (Jim Thorpe) to/from Rockport What: 25...
Monthly meeting of the Minsi Trails Council Commissioners 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 pm https://powerschool.zoom.us/j/95244083745?from=addon Council...


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Closed Saturday & Sunday


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10 AM – 2 PM (Saturday)
Closed Sunday


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