Great Medicine

April 24-26 and May 1-3 2015

Goose Pond Scout Reservation

Great Medicine, the National Youth Leadership Training Conference, is a two-weekend training for youth leaders developed by the Boy Scouts of America and offered by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council. The conference is an exciting, action-packed program designed to provide youth with 21st century leadership skills and experiences they can use in their home troops, crews and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others. Scoutmasters and Crew Advisers are encouraged to provide opportunities within their units for application and use of the leadership training learned at the conference so that the Scout applies the skills he or she learns during the conference. Great Medicine is conducted by a staff of top-level, Scouts and Leaders selected by the Council Training Committee.

Northeast Region

Boy Scouts of America

Wood Badge



August 28 –30, 2015
September 12 – 14, 2015
(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!

April 11, 2015 - Scout Service and Trainng Center

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April 25 & 26, 2015 - Camp Acahela

The Specific Training portion addresses the needs of adults who have recently accepted the responsibility of delivering the Scouting program to youth by serving as Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters. The Outdoor Weekend is a fun-filled program of hands-on skills training in the outdoors. It's designed to help you master the basic camp skills required for Tenderfoot to First Class. Both, along with This is Scouting, are required to be considered TRAINED and are a prerequisite for attendance at WOOD BADGE.



May 2, 2015

Camp Acahela



The Northeastern Pennsylvania Council invites you to participate in BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) at Camp Acahela. on May 2, 2015. This training begins Saturday morning (registration is from 8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.) and concludes at 6:00 p.m. This training, which is required for the the adult leading a Pack overnighter, is an energetic training that will cover everything you need to know to plan and run the overnighter

Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm


The Council Service & Training Center

All newly approved or veteran Merit Badge Counselors, Scout leaders and anyone else who is involved with the Merit badge Process are invited to attend a FREE short Merit Badge Counselor training session sponsored by the Council Advancement Committee on the Merit Badge counseling process.  

 In Addition to presenting a comprehensive overview of the entire MB program, this session will focus on the responsibilities of a MB counselor.