Fishing offers a great opportunity for Scout recruitment and retention; however, it needs YOU as a Fishing Champion within your council. The course is designed to qualify volunteers for improving the Outdoor Program in their Council through the utilization of Fishing programs. The Certified Angling Instructor (CAI) course is a program within the National Boy Scouts of America...Read More »
Welcome to the Shooting Sports Information Page. Here you will find updates & information regarding Scouting shooting sports. Watch this page for information regarding Scout related: merit badges, events, safety, training, & opportunities
In Scouting events and activities, the BSA’s primary consideration is the safety of its youth and adult members. To achieve that goal,...
Accessing Online Training for Scouting Every youth deserves a well-trained leader and some of this training can be taken online. Youth Protection, Cub Scout Leader Specific, Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster Training, and other supplemental training’s such as weather hazards and climb on safely can now be accessed by visiting www.my.scouting.org. The National Council has slowly been...Read More »
Child Abuse Clearances and Youth Protection Training are Required for All Adults who will be attending any New Birth of Freedom Council Camping Program.
All adults who are non-Pennsylvania residents must comply with the child abuse requirements of their home state. (If you are unsure of your state’s requirements, please contact your council...
In memory of Christine Geesaman, her Family has made a generous gift of $125,000 to provide a memorial for the continuing contributions of their daughter “Crissy” who served as a Cub Scout Leader, Council Trainer, and Camp Staffer for various councils and camps over numerous years. The New Birth of Freedom Council is honored to...Read More »
A list of packs approved to participate in the Lion pilot program in the New Birth of Freedom Council has been compiled and sorted by county and school district to make it easy for parents to find out where their kindergartner can join Cub Scouts this year. Whether you are new to scouting or you’ve...Read More »
Friends of Scouting (FOS) is the annual giving campaign to the New Birth of Freedom Council. It provides Scouting’s families, volunteers and friends with the opportunity to financially support the operations of their local council. The New Birth of Freedom Council’s overall goal is to provide value to South Central Pennsylvania by preparing youth...Read More »
At this year’s Program Launch, the Lion Pilot Criteria and Commitment form were released. Again, Lions is a program for Kindergarten aged boys at participating Cub Scout units. Packs need to turn in this paperwork as soon as possible so that the unit may be considered for participation. All interested units must submit the form...Read More »
In an effort to be good stewards of our donors’ dollars, the 2015 New Birth of Freedom Council Annual Report is being made available electronically. It can be viewed on any device, but we recommended viewing it on a computer screen. Whether this is your first interaction with our Council or you’re a long-time supporter,...Read More »