Have you and your committee been stuck trying to pick out somewhere to take your pack or your den?
Is that Patrol Leader’s Council stumped for ideas on an outing?
Or maybe you just need some ideas of places to take your family for a vacation or a long weekend.
Take a peek through this list of 149 locations that are good for your unit (or family) to visit. The criteria being that it had to be in Pennsylvania, specifically the eastern portion of the state (using Harrisburg and State College as general guidelines), similar to WFMZ’s “One Tank Trips” feature.
The three lists below are the same, but are sorted differently: by the name of the location, by the county where the location is found, and by the general category that the location falls under. Feel free to download whichever you prefer. The location categories are located at the bottom of the page.
This list is by no means comprehensive, nor is it complete. If you have a recommendation for a location that is in Pennsylvania and (generally) the eastern portion, please send us the name, a brief description, and any other information (like address, phone number, cost, hours, etc.). You can email those to the Frontier District through this website’s webmail feature.
|Type of Attraction||Description|
|Animals||Primarily zoos or nature centers focused on animals, likely a big hit with Cub Scouts|
|Attraction||Amusement parks, factory tours, and similar “tourist” attractions that could have a value for Scouts|
|Historic||Historic sites and locations; museums may be on-site, but the location is the main draw|
|Indoor Fun||Indoor activities that focus more on fun rather than education|
|Museum||Stand-alone museums that are usually separate from historical sites|
|Outdoors||Sites that are more about being out in nature, may include trails but are usually more than just that|
|Seasonal||Fun and/or educational events that are limited by the time of year|
|Sports||Go see a local sports team|
|Trail||Hiking trails for use by Cubs, Scouts BSA, and Venturers|
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