“Hooked On Scouting:” Boy Scouts of America Launches New Recruiting Campaign

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MOOSIC -- From hiking to biking, camping to cooking, a group known for empowering youngsters is on a mission this week.  Boy Scouts of America has a launched new recruiting campaign aimed at encouraging boys across our area to try their hand at scouting.

Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey spotlighted the new campaign Wednesday from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council of Boy Scouts of America in Moosic.

While various communities have already started holding Boy Scout recruiting events, there's a big effort planned for Thursday, September 14 at elementary schools in the following counties: 










The following elementary schools in Lackawanna & Wayne Counties are participating in the event:

  • Abington Heights
  • Carbondale
  • Dunmore
  • Forest City
  • Lackawanna Trail
  • Lakeland, Mid Valley
  • North Pocono
  • Old Forge
  • Riverside
  • Scranton
  • Valley View
  • Wallenpaupack
  • Wayne Highlands
  • Western Wayne


The following elementary schools in Luzerne & Wyoming Counties are also involved in the recruitment event:

  • Dallas
  • Greater Nanticoke
  • Hanover Area
  • Lake Lehman
  • Pittston Area
  • Tunkhannock
  • Wilkes-Barre Area
  • Wyoming Area
  • Wyoming Valley West

If your county or nearest elementary school isn't listed above, CLICK HERE and type in your zip code to find a recruiting event near you.

If you have trouble locating an event near you, you can contact the NEPA Council of Boy Scouts of America in Moosic at 570-207-1227 for more information.


  • Sasquatch

    Remember boy’s that official boy scout knife isn’t just for cutting rope and spreading peanut butter………… Protect yourselves from vermin two legged and four……..

  • Logic and reason

    Don’t forget folks, the BSA at large caved in to the gay agenda and allows LBGTQIA EIEIO leaders and scouts. So much for ‘morally straight’. They get subsidies from organizations that strong-armed them into their compliance.

  • Lloyd Schmucatelli

    Hmmm, I wonder why membership is dropping……?

    I doubt it has anything to do with the lgbtq agenda and the pedophilia, it must be something else!

    • Logic and reason

      Darn shame actually. Scouting had (not sure if it still has) lots to offer and teach kids – gave them opportunities to do things that some would never get to do. They had to cave in to the almighty dollar and corporate lunacy. What they pay their executives isn’t helping them either. Greed…

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