Home » Christopher Styers

Christopher Styers

Jamboree on the Air

Scouts are invited to participate in Jamboree on the Air (JOTA). Jamboree on the Air is a special annual event that attempts to connect Scouts from all over the world.  Below is the invitation to a local event.*   Again, this year a group of Amateur Radio operators (Hams) will set up on for the JOTA ...

Read More »

Eagle Scout Extensions for Scouts BSA

As we head into the fall, Scouts BSA leaders need to make sure new Scouts BSA Scouts that are between ages 16 and 18 take the appropriate steps to apply for an Eagle extension. As a reminder, Scoutmasters, Committee Chairman, Charter Organization Representatives, and Unit Advancement Chairman play an important part in the extension request....

Read More »

Good Turn for America Food and Shelter Drive

The New Birth of Freedom Council is encouraging all Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, and Sea Scout Ships to participate in this year’s Good Turn for America Food and Shelter Drive.  This event will take place over the first two Saturdays in November.  On November 2, 2019 units should go around their...

Read More »

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....

Read More »

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...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

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...

Read More »

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...

Read More »