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All Commissioners are Invited to Join Us for the 2020 Commissioner Conference

Unit Commissioners

  The Council Commissioner Cabinet would like to invite all registered Commissioners to join us September 1 at 7pm for a Virtual Commissioner Conference.  Unfortunately, our May, in-person conference was canceled due to COVID-19 but the cabinet feels it important for us to have an opportunity to connect and address the numerous changes and challenges...

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Announcement about August, September, and October Roundtables

  As the new Scouting year and school year quickly approach, we wanted to provide you an update on the council and districts’ plans for roundtable in the upcoming months.  So that unit leaders and district and council volunteers can provide the best roundtable experience possible, it has been decided that the August, September, and...

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Tell Us Why You Love Scouting – “Scout Me In” Video Contest

We would like to invite all Scouts to consider taking part in our Scout Me In Video Contest!  Share a short video letting us know why you love Scouting.  The best videos will be shared on social media and with youth in our communities that are looking to join Scouting programs.  Each Scout who submits...

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July 2020 Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the July 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 In “Green” Phase Counties

As counties served by the New Birth of Freedom Council move from the “yellow” to the “green” 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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The 2020 Popcorn and Nuts Sale is Here!

Welcome to the 2020 Sale from our 2020 Popcorn and Nuts Council Chairman – Bruce Apgar Greetings Unit Leaders, Popcorn and Nuts Kernels, Scouts and families, Your Council Popcorn and Nuts Fundraiser team is hard at work to develop a sales plan for the Fall of 2020 that will help you achieve your program goals...

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Camp Card Sale June Update

As we move towards the conclusion of the 2020 Camp Card Sale, we have a couple of key updates for unit chairs to get your sale wrapped up.  ...

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June 2020 Roundtable Follow Up

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

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Day and Twilight Camps Canceled

To the New Birth of Freedom Council Scouting Family: It is with great sadness that we inform you that, after a thorough review, the New Birth of Freedom Council has been compelled to also suspend our summer Day Camp and Twilight Camp Programs as scheduled for the 2020 season.  The Council Executive Committee unanimously reached...

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