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Roundtables Announced for January and February

In doing our part to help with COVID-19 mitigation efforts, we are planning that the January and February Roundtables will continue to be virtual.  Thank you to everyone that has contributed to or participated in Roundtable in 2020.  We look forward to continuing to provide the best content possible in 2021 with the hopes that...

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December 2020 Council-Wide Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the December 2020 Council-wide Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the presentation we would share both...

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Updated Guidelines for Unit Meetings & Activities During COVID-19 Pandemic

The time-limited mitigation orders put in place on December 12, 2020 have helped to begin flattening the curve of new COVID-19 cases following the post-Thanksgiving surge in Pennsylvania.  As a result, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine announced that the time-limited orders would expire on January 4, 2021, as planned. We...

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November 2020 Council-Wide Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the November 2020 Council-wide Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the presentation we would share both...

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Join Us for Virtual University of Scouting

Join us on Saturday, November 21st, for Virtual U 2020.  And now with a new lower registration fee!  Being held online from 8:30am to 4:00pm, the University of Scouting hosted by the New Birth of Freedom Council is open to all Scouters, Venturers, and older Scouts...

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October 2020 Council-Wide Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the October 2020 Council-wide Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the presentation we would share both...

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September 2020 Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the September 2020 Council-wide Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the presentation we would share both...

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Updates to Venturing Awards and Ranks

From the National Venturing Committee The National Venturing Committee is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, the Venturing, Discovery, Pathfinder, and Summit awards will be referred to as Venturing ranks to improve consistency among the different programs within Scouting. The Quest, Ranger, and Trust Awards will remain as part of the Venturing program as specialty...

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Release of New Journey to Excellence Criteria

Scouting’s Journey to Excellence (JTE) is the BSA’s planning, performance and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units.  It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. The National Council announced updates to the unit scorecards for 2020 that take into consideration...

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