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Announcing 2019 University of Scouting

Save the date for November 16, 2019 for University of Scouting.  With over 90 different Scouting courses being offered there is something for everyone.  Check out all of this year’s great information.  Registration opens on September 1....

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Scout Day on Facebook

  We are excited about all of the Scouting adventures that wait for the 2019-20 Scouting year ahead and we are hope that you are too!  Summer is quickly coming to a close and we are entering the time of year when families are planning what activities that they will be involved with this fall...

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Internet Advancement 2.0

Internet Advancement 2.0 has been officially released for units that have not made the switch to Scoutbook.  The old Internet Advancement system has officially been retired for everyone except for Exploring units.  Internet Advancement 2.0 is the official name of Scoutbook Lite.  For those of you who have been following these upcoming changes, Internet Advancement...

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National Night Out…A time for your Pack to shine!

National Night Out…A time for your Pack to shine!  On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, communities across the country will celebrate National Night Out (NNO). NNO is an annual community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, and more caring places to live.  This is also a perfect opportunity for...

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Get Ready for the 2019 Popcorn and Nuts Sale

The 2019 Popcorn and Nuts Sale is ready to pop into action!  As Scouts are enjoying their summer adventures, many are doing so because of their hard work through the Popcorn and Nuts Sale.  Check out all of the information about this year’s sale and how to power your year of Scouting with Popcorn and...

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Council Volunteer Recognition Banquet and District Receptions In Review

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, the New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA celebrated the many accomplishments of its members in 2018, culminating in the presentation of this year’s Silver Beaver Class.   This year’s event, which was completely reimagined from prior years, was held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral and Masonic Temple in Harrisburg.  More...

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2019 Program Launch

Join us June 5 at Camp Tuckahoe for a great evening of fellowship and information as part of the 2019 Program Launch!  Every unit is encouraged to bring up to 5 people to participate in the information sessions and to visit the numerous booths of vendors that will be present.   We will continue to...

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New Portal for Online Giving

The New Birth of Freedom Council is happy to announce that it is now easier than ever to make a contribution to support Scouting Online.  Our new online platform is live and new donors can make a gift to Scouting and current donors may even pay pledges.   Donors can simply follow our Donate Now...

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2019 Spring Recruitment

The 2019 Spring Recruitment Campaign is here!  As families get thinking about spring and getting into the outdoors, it is a great time for active packs to recruit new Scouts into their program.  It is also a great time for units to get current members and new members signed up to attend one of a...

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Scoutbook – Getting Started

There is a TON of information available about Scoutbook, but that can also mean that there is a TON of information to wade through.  We’ve helped to compile some of the most important information on Scoutbook in one place....

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