Upcoming Events

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.

BB & Archery Rangemaster Training - Saturday June 1

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

Resica Falls Service Day - June 1

Help us prepare camp for the exciting Summer season ahead!

Musser Work Day - June 8

Help us prepare camp for the exciting Summer season ahead!

Wood Badge - Weekend 2 - June 8-9

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

National Youth Leadership Training - June 22-27

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

National Youth Leadership Training - August 17-22

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

Safety Moment - Annual Health and Medical Record

With more camping in the Spring and summer, now is a great time for a reminder about Scouting's Annual Health and Medical Record (AHMR). The BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (often known as the “medical form” or “annual physical”) is designed to help ensure that all participants in the Scouting program are healthy enough for the adventure of Scouting. It is not intended to limit participation but to inform and protect.

To keep up with possible changes in health status, the form needs to be updated annually or when a participant’s health information changes.

Learn More about when to use the AHMR and which forms to complete

Cub Scout Program Updates

Exciting News for Cub Scouts in 2024-25! Get ready for some fantastic updates as we enhance the Cub Scout program. This coming year will positively change the Bobcat badge, Cub Scout Adventures, Webelos, and Cub Scout Awards. From a revamped Bobcat Adventure to improved Cub Scout Adventures and a reimagined approach to Webelos and Arrow of Light, these changes are designed to make the program even more engaging and age-appropriate for youth and more accessible and streamlined for adult leaders.

Learn More About the Changes
Visit the Cub Program Changes FAQ

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)

Learn More & Register

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!

BB & Archery Rangemaster Training

Calling all adults looking to run archery or bb shooting sports programs - we are offering two sessions of BB and Archery Rangemaster Training this Spring!

Sunday, May 5th and Saturday, June 1

BB Rangemaster Training will be offered 9am-noon

Archery Rangemaster Training will be offered noon-4pm

Learn More & Register

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.

Click Here to Learn More

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!

I want to learn more about 2024 Summer Camp Opportunities!

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!

Learn More & Register

Brenner Lodge at Resica Falls

Nearly three years ago, the planning began for a project to honor longtime Resica Falls Camp Director Christian “Chris” Brenner. Fundraising efforts and construction plans are now in their final stages, and we are excited to share the great progress. Take a look at the Brenner Lodge website to learn more about the project and consider supporting the effort!

Brenner Lodge Website

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.

Learn More about STEM Programs

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

May 11, June 8

To help at Resica Falls, contact Ranger Nick McKee

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.

BSA's Distinguished Conservation Award

Conservation and the Boy Scouts of America have been partners for a long time. The fundamental purpose of the BSA Distinguished Conservation Service Awards program is to encourage learning by the participants and to increase public awareness about natural resource conservation. Understanding and practicing sound stewardship of natural resources and environmental protection strengthens Scouting’s emphasis on respecting the outdoors.

Learn more about the Distinguished Conservation Award

Contact a Distinguished Conservation Award Coach

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!

Find a Course

Shooting Sports Training Opportunities

Interested in getting trained in shooting sports disciplines so you can provide a safe and fun program for Scouts? Learn more about the many shooting sports trainings we are offering!

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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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