New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA

NBOFC Scout Recognized for the BSA’s Top Eagle Service Project

A moment of inspiration from his eighth-grade honors history class motivated Christopher Adam of Troop 88 in Mechanicsburg, PA, to design and build an Eagle Scout project as a generational tribute to World War II veterans. “The trigger for my wanting to do this is that I was in my eighth-grade honors history class, and...

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BSA Membership Fee Increase Details and FAQ

Over the last year, we have seen the Scouting community come together, even while being physically apart, to bring solutions, relief, and comfort to those in need. Scouting continues to be a vital partner for communities across the country. The value of Scouting is undeniable for those within the program and the greater public, and...

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Matt Haar Elected as Council President

At the New Birth of Freedom Council’s Annual Business meeting on Tuesday, May 18, Matthew M. Haar was elected as Council President, succeeding William F. McQuade in that role. Matt’s first Scouting experience was as a fourth-grader in Cub Scout Pack 54, chartered to Grace Lutheran Church in Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County.  After earning...

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Service Centers and Scout Shops Closed Memorial Day

The Mechanicsburg and York Service Centers, along with the Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops, will be closed on Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day.   On Memorial Day, we as a country come together to honor and remember our servicemen and women who answered America’s call to service and paid the ultimate price. Memorial Day...

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Silver Beaver Award Recipients Honored At Recognition Dinner

The Silver Beaver Award is presented in recognition of noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by registered Scouters within the territory under the jurisdiction of a local council. The award is the highest that a local council can present and must be approved by the National Court of Honor.  As part of the Council’s...

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Wishing Deb Sweitzer All the Best In Her Retirement

Today, we said goodbye and best wishes in retirement to Deb Sweitzer, the New Birth of Freedom Council’s Accounting Specialist.  Not that she’s counting, but Deb shared that her tenure with the New Birth of Freedom Council and the York-Adams Area Council before that spanned 31 years, 8 months, and 22 days. Deb began her...

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2021 Silver Beaver Recipients Announced

The New Birth of Freedom Council is excited to announce that the following Scouters have been chosen to receive the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award that a local council can present for distinguished service to youth in the council: Bruce Apgar Brian Alpaugh Donna Baum Josh Brown Fred Gellert Bill McQuade David Olson Justin...

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Status of Camp Tuckahoe After Brush Fire on March 14

To our Scouting community: We are sad to report that a brush fire occurred at Camp Tuckahoe on Sunday evening while the property was vacant. We are immensely grateful for the quick response of area fire departments whose efforts contained the fire early Monday morning and saved all buildings from damage. As many of you...

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Service Centers Resuming Regular Hours Starting Monday, March 1

Starting on Monday, March 1, the Mechanicsburg and York Service Centers will be returning to our regular 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM operating hours.  We will continue to have a minimal number of staff members working each day in our Service Centers, with most of our staff working each day remotely.  All of our staff...

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Boys’ Life is now Scout Life – New Name, Same Great Magazine

Your Scout found a surprise when his or her latest issue of Boys’ Life arrived: a special collector’s edition revealing the new name of the Boy Scouts of America’s premier youth publication. Scout Life represents all of the magazine’s readers, providing the same great content enjoyed over the past 110 years. In the January-February 2021...

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