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Guidelines for Unit Meetings in “Yellow” Phase Counties

As counties served by the New Birth of Freedom Council move from the “red” to the “yellow” phase of the Governor’s plan to re-open Pennsylvania, we know that some units are eager to resume Scouting activities.  We have assembled guidance for Scouting units to follow as they consider holding in-person meetings, activities, service projects, and other...

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Guidance on Journey to Excellence

There have been multiple questions about the Journey to Excellence program and how it may be impacted by COVID-19 and the stay-in-place orders and school closings associated with trying to mitigate the spread.    Below is guidance that has been released by the National Council from the National Assessment and Evaluation Committee. “Journey to Excellence ...

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May BALOO and IOLS Courses Canceled

With the extension of business closures due to the spread of COVID-19, our camping facilities will be closed through the month of May.  As a result, the May BALOO and IOLS courses are canceled.  We encourage you to switch your reservation to a future course. All of our training courses are available here.  Additionally,...

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Virtual Camp Card Sale

The 2020 Camp Card Sale has not been what anyone expected it to be.  When we set out on this year’s campaign, we anticipated that it would be like any other year–Scouts being able to sell Camp Cards to be able to earn their way to camp.  With everything going on, we have come up...

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Going the Distance Scouting Academy

We are excited to launch the first feature of our newest #Scoutingathome program–Virtual Merit Badges.  Check out this new resource and check back often as we continue to provide more resources to Scouts and unit leaders as we continue to adjust to #Scoutingathome!...

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2020 College of Commissioner Science

Unit Commissioners

College of Commissioner Science Evening Courses CANCELED THE APRIL 14TH TRAINING HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WILL BE MOVED TO THE COMMISSIONER PART OF THE 2020 UNIVERSITY OF SCOUTING Bethany Village, 325 Wesley Drive, West Campus, Maple Wood Assisted Living Center, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Courses offered by date: March 10th BCS 104 Contacting Units– this course...

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My Eagle Hub Launch

The New Birth of Freedom Council is excited to launch “My Eagle Hub.”  Life Scouts looking to submit a project proposal, Eagle Candidates looking to submit completed workbooks, and Scouts, Venturers, or Sea Scouts needed to file extensions, can find all of that information in one place.  ...

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