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Scoutreach Program Job Opportunities

Scoutreach Program Job Opportunities in York and Harrisburg! Are you an energetic and passionate individual who loves Scouting and would like to make a difference in the lives of boys and girls and young men and women?  If this sounds like you, the New Birth of Freedom Council has openings in its Scoutreach Program Staff...

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Camp Card Order System is Live

The 2019 Camp Card Order system is now available for units to order cards.  Camp Card Orders are due on February 14.  If you haven’t signed up for the sale yet, you can do so when you place your order!  The Camp Card Sale is a great way for Scouts to earn their way to...

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Membership Growth in 2018!

The New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA is happy to share that we served more Scouts and Scouting families in 2018 than we did in 2017.  Through our Scouting volunteers, our council strives daily to fulfill the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, which is to “prepare young people to make ethical and moral...

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Scouts BSA Troops – Everything to get one started

On February 1, 2019, Scouts BSA will officially become the name of the BSA program for young men and women ages 11 to 18.  Girls will officially be able to join at that point as part of an all-girl troop, but you don’t have to wait until then to get a troop started.  Find out...

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2019 Merit Badge Colleges and Registration

Newville Merit Badge College

There are many great opportunities to participate in a Merit Badge College in 2019.  Below is a link to each of the Council-approved merit badge colleges along with the information on how to register!  All Merit Badge College Registration in 2019 is accessed through Tentaroo!  You will need to create an account before you...

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2018 Scouting for Food and Shelter Drive Participation

The 2018 Scouting for Food and Shelter Drive has concluded.  Thank you to all of the units and community members that helped to make this service project, which is the largest single project in the council, a great success!   For all of those units that participated, please be sure to complete the Scouting for ...

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Scouts BSA New Unit Information Sessions

For the first time in the history of the BSA, girls will be able to be able to embark on the Trail to Eagle.  Starting February 1, 2019, all-girl or linked troops will officially be established.  Between now and February, we will be working to charter these troops that will welcome the BSA’s newest members....

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2019 Rechartering Information

2019 Recharter has begun.  Everything you need to know about this year’s recharter process can be found online.  There are a few new enhancements this year to continue to streamline the process.  Most importantly is the requirement to make sure that all of your registered leaders have the most current Youth Protection Training....

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Christopher Lontz – New Battlefield District Executive

The New Birth of Freedom Council would like to welcome Christopher Lontz who will serve as the new Battlefield District executive starting on September 4th.   Chris is a recent graduate of Mansfield University with a B.S. in Chemistry. After spending 8 summers on camp staff at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation, Chris has decided to continue...

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Tentaroo Year-Round Reservations Open June 15th for 2019-2020

Year-Round Reservations open June 15th at 9:00am for September 2019 to May 2020.   Currently, units can register for a weekend or an event at Camp Tuckahoe, Hidden Valley Scout Reservation, Camp Conewago, or Wizard Scout Ranch until May 2019.  Additionally, reservations for the 2019 Camping Season are also open.   Starting on June 15th,...

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