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Insurance Fee Now Part of 2019 Unit Rechartering Process

Dear New Birth of Freedom Volunteer Leaders: Like many other organizations, balancing our Council’s annual operating budget is often a difficult challenge. In fact, in 2017, we had an operating deficit of just over $126,000 – our first deficit year since the Council was formed in 2010. As you might expect, it wasn’t just one...

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Youth Protection Training Deadline Is October 1

Keeping our youth safe is paramount in the Scouting program.  Youth Protection Training is vital in being able to provide safe, fun, and memorable Scouting experiences.  For anyone that has not yet completed the new Youth Protection Training, your training is set to expire on October 1.  There have been some communications from National to...

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BSA will make Scoutbook free for everyone beginning Jan. 1, 2019

It’s a bit like learning there’s enough Dutch oven peach cobbler for everyone to have seconds. It seems too good to be true, but you will absolutely take it. The BSA announced today that it will make Scoutbook subscriptions free to all BSA units beginning Jan. 1, 2019. Units that already use Scoutbook won’t be...

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The Window to Apply for These Eagle Scout Scholarships Is Now Open

Becoming an Eagle Scout is its own reward. Earning a college scholarship because you’re an Eagle Scout? That’s like a reward on top of a reward. The National Eagle Scout Association will award nearly $700,000 in scholarships to more than 150 Eagle Scouts based on their academic performance, Scouting background, college plans and financial need....

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Executive Committee Approves Changes to District Boundaries

To better position the New Birth of Freedom Council to provide quality service to our units, especially when considering the current financial headwinds and a decline in the number of total units over the past several years, the Council’s Executive Committee, at its meeting on July 17, approved a plan that will reduce the number...

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Meet the Two New Volunteers on the BSA’s National Key 3

The Boy Scouts of America’s national board last week elected two new volunteers to join our National Key 3. Jim Turley, the former chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young who has served as a Scouting volunteer for nearly 25 years, has been elected national chair. Ellie Morrison, an assistant Scoutmaster from Waco who has...

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BSA Reaffirms Duty to God Aspect of All Programs

When a young person joins the Boy Scouts of America, one of the first things he or she learns is the Scout Oath, and every member starts the Oath the same way: “On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God …” The wording was not created at random. Duty...

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