Upcoming Events

Unami Lodge Spring Service Weekend 1 - April 5-7

Calling all OA Members - join us for a weekend of service and fellowship at Camp Hart! This is a great opportunity for elected Ordeal candidates to take their Ordeal!

BALOO & IOLS Training - April 6-7

These trainings help leaders learn best-practices for taking your Pack or Troop on camping trips.

AdventureFest at Camp Hart - April 13

Don't Miss this fun day of outdoor programs and adventure hosted by the Outdoor Adventure Lab featuring STEM programs, archery, bb, fishing, and much more!

Council Recognition Dinner - April 15

Join us for this annual celebration of the Cradle of Liberty Council and the outstanding volunteers who make the Scouting program possible!

Wood Badge - Weekend 1 - May 17-19

Learn from excellent trainers at the BSA's top leadership training for adults!

Unami Lodge Spring Service Weekend 2 - May 17-19

Calling all OA Members - join us for a weekend of service and fellowship at Resica Falls! This is a great opportunity for elected Ordeal candidates to take their Ordeal!

SCOPE/Olympia - May 23-27

SCOPE/OLYMPIA is an international exchange program that brings together Canadian and American Scouts and Scouters for an extended weekend of fun program and fellowship.

National Youth Leadership Training - June 22-27

Learn from excellent trainers at the BSA's top leadership training for youth!

Safety Moment - Incident Reporting

Timely and complete reporting of injuries and other incidents that occur while participating in Scouting is important. They help us to evaluate safety concerns and trends throughout the organization and promote continuous safety improvement of our programs. The sooner a clear, concise and complete incident report is made, the sooner an appropriate response to the incident can occur.

Click the button below to learn more about when and how to file an incident report.

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Silver Beaver Award Recipients Announced

The Silver Beaver Award is a national award recognizing those adult Scouters who provided distinguished and dedicated service to Scouting on the council-level. The Cradle of Liberty Council is excited to award the Silver Beaver Award to 6 deserving recipients this year: Geoff Armstrong, Alicia Burbage, Heather (Filer) McConville, Tom Shaw, Wayne Saunders, and Frank Yeung.


Join us on Monday, April 15, 2024 at the Council Annual Dinner as we recognize these great Scouters and many others for their efforts in supporting Scouting in the Cradle of Liberty Council!

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Distingushed Unit Leader Award Recipients Announced

The Distinguished Unit Leader Award is an award established by the Cradle of Liberty Council to recognize a unit leader who not only performs his/her duties within their unit, but frequently goes above and beyond those duties for the benefit of the youth in their unit. The Cradle of Liberty Council is excited to recognize the following deserving recipients this year: Ann Perrone, Heidi Micolucci, Justin Ryan, and Ann Newman!


Join us on Monday, April 15, 2024 at the Council Annual Dinner as we recognize these great Scouters and many others for their efforts in supporting Scouting in the Cradle of Liberty Council!

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Wood Badge - Premier Adult Leadership Training

Want to Enhance Your Leadership Skills?

Join us May 17-19 & June 8-9 for a fun, exciting, and action packed program! Wood badge is designed to provide members with leadership skills and experiences they can use in Scouting, business, and life. The course teaches the best in modern leadership theories in the context of traditional Scouting activities.

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NYLT - Premier Youth Leadership Training

NYLT – the National Youth Leadership Training – is Scouting’s premier leadership development course for young people in our program. NYLT works to instill core leadership concepts and offer fundamental leadership tools and techniques applicable in a variety of real-work contexts, especially in their home Troop, Crew or Ship. Upcoming courses are:

June 22-27

August 17-22

Sept. 27-29 & Oct. 4-6 (two weekends)

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STEM Adventure Day Camp at Camp Garrison

Registration is live for the 2024 STEM Adventure Day Camp at Camp Garrison! Cub Scouts, middle-school aged Scouts, and local youth are invited to join us for a Summer filled with outdoor fun, experiments, and camp activities offered across six different week-long sessions! Sessions run June 24 - Aug 2.

The theme is STEM Around the World, and each week features a different area so your kids can attend multiple weeks without each week being the same! This year, a day camp t-shirt and bussing are included in the price of camp!

Click Here to Learn More & Register Today!

Specialty Camps at Resica Falls

Looking for extra fun and adventure this Summer? We have the PERFECT opportunities to give you an enhanced Scouting summer experience for Scouts of all interests!

Provisional Troop 1 - Join us for an extra week of camp - we'll provide the leadership!

SEEK - Scouts 14-16 are encouraged to join us for the SEEK program to gain leadership & education skills and experience while having a great time!

Pioneering Week - Join us at Camp Firestone for a great week of learning how to make woods items and cook in a wilderness setting.

PaddleRama & Fawn Run - Looking for an extra dose of adventure and fun this Summer? Experience northeast PA like never before on our canoeing or hiking adventures!

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Community Day Camp

Looking for a fun experience for your Cubs this Summer? Make sure they join us for one of our weeks of Community Day Camp! We have four Day Camps, plus the STEM Adventure Day Camp, for your Cubs to choose from!

Registration is live, so click the link below to learn more!

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Educators - Schedule a Field Trip at Musser

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The Cradle of Liberty Council is excited to announce the start of a new program at Musser Scout Reservation - the Outdoor Adventure Lab!

The Outdoor Adventure Lab is a subsidiary of the council with the goal of harnessing the benefits of the outdoor education to provide programs such as field trips, weekend programs, and STEM Adventure Day Camp that allow youth and adults to develop character, leadership, and confidence.

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2024 Hike-A-Thon

COLBSA unit leaders - We are offering the Hike-A-thon to help your unit fundraise for all of the exciting program you are offering for your Scouting year! Like a walk that your kids might participate in at school, Scouts will fundraise from family and friends to raise money based on miles they hike.

Learn More and Get Involved

Year-Round Camping at Musser and Resica

We have two beautiful camp properties for your unit to use throughout the year! Stay at camp for a weekend and enjoy the beauty of Resica or Musser in every season! Rent a cabin or campsite, go for a hike, enjoy some fishing, or teach Scout Skills - our camps are a great place for all of it!

Reserve your Cabin or Campsite

Upcoming STEM Programs

The COL STEM/Nova Committee is happy to offer monthly Nova Award programming for both Cub and Scouts. These awards are great opportunities for scouts to explore STEM within the scouting program.

The cost for each Nova Award session is $10 per scout and all of the requirements will be completed during these sessions, except for the Merit Badge requirement for Scouts BSA.

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Give-Back in Service to Our Camps

We are fortunate to have two beautiful Scout Reservations, and we need your help to keep them maintained and ready to welcome Scouts! Both Resica Falls and Musser have work days scheduled this Winter and Spring, and we'd love to have you join us! If you are helping for the day Saturday, ask about how to get a campsite for free that weekend!

To help at Musser, contact Ranger Lynn

February 10, March 9, April 6. May 11, June 8

To help at Resica Falls, contact Ranger Nick McKee

April 13, May 4, June 1

Musser Adopt-a-Cabin/Campsite Program

Looking for a way to help us make improvements at Musser Scout Reservation? Want to find a project that your unit can work on together that you and others can enjoy?

Consider joining the Adopt-a-Cabin/Campsite program at Musser! Units who adopt a cabin or campsite help us to revitalize camp, and get free camping weekends as a thanks for their service.

To learn more and get involved, contact Ranger Lynn

Jewish Committee on Scouting - Camperships and Event Reminders

The Jewish Committee on Scouting is proud to share about their upcoming programs and financial aid opportunities for 2024. There are several opportunities for Jewish Scouts to participate in excellent religious programs such as Kinnus, religious awards, and many financial aid opportunities.

Learn more about the Jewish Committee and these programs here.

Upcoming Leader Training Opportunities

Training opportunities abound this Summer and Fall! Whether you are looking for position-specific training, outdoor skills training, shooting sports training, or others, we have the courses to help you provide a great experience for your Scouts!

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Everyone has a Superpower - WE NEED YOURS!

Everyone has a superpower skill that you can use to help Scouting thrive, and we need your help!

A few skills we particularly need are:
  • Skilled Trades - Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, Roofing, Masonry, Contractors
  • Email and Social Media Marketing
  • Trainers
  • Event leaders and volunteers
Let us know how you can help!

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