New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA

Proposed Eagle Scout Required Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Merit Badge Delayed

The introduction of the proposed Diversity, Equity and Inclusion merit badge is being delayed to allow for the careful consideration and evaluation of feedback received from a wide variety of commenters on the draft requirements. Until further notice, all Scouts working on the Eagle Scout rank should continue to use current rank requirements. Once the...

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OA Temporary Camping Requirement Changes

Current OA publications require the following camping requirement for eligibility to be elected into the OA: Have experienced 15 nights of Scout camping while registered with a troop, crew, or ship within the two years immediately prior to the election. The 15 nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of...

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Service Center Hours Changing Starting December 7; Scout Shop Hours Unchanged

On November 23, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced additional mitigation orders designed to curb the spread of COVID-19. These measures include that “unless impossible, all businesses must conduct their operations remotely, through individual teleworking of their employees. Where telework is impossible, employees may conduct in-person business operations, provided that the business fully complies with this...

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Remembering Don Roseth – Former Council Commissioner and Board Member

With great sadness, we pause to remember and salute the life and volunteer Scouting career of Don Roseth, 91, former Council Commissioner and Executive Board member of the Keystone Area Council.  Don passed away on Tuesday, November 23. Don was a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America program for over 50 years. He...

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Time to Get Ready for Annual Scouting for Food Drive

The New Birth of Freedom Council is encouraging all Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, Sea Scout Ships, Explorer Posts, and STEM Labs to participate in this year’s Scouting for Food and Shelter Drive. This is the single largest service project conducted by our Council....

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Learn More About Camp Tuckahoe Closure to Address Tree Concerns

Interested in learning more about the Executive Board’s decision to close Camp Tuckahoe indefinitely in order to address tree concerns at the camp?  You can participate in a ZOOM webinar on Thursday, October 29 at 6:30 PM.  The presenters that evening will include Dr. David Foster, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Messiah University...

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