The society applied to have their 500-acre (200 ha) recreation center in western Pennsylvania designated as a separate municipality in 1977. The S.N.P.J. borough was created so that the society could, among other things, get its own liquor license. North Beaver Township, the municipality in which the center was originally located, restricted the sale of alcohol on Sundays (blue law).
S.N.P.J. once had the distinction of being the least-populated borough in the state until a mine fire beneath Centralia made that borough unsafe to live in.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), with 20 acres (8.1 ha; 0.031 sq mi) of the area covered by water.
It is more of a recreation complex than a borough, and has 60 rental cabins, 115 mobile home slots, an artificial lake and is open to the public as a summertime resort and facility for bingo, weddings and dances. Members of the society get a discount on the events.