New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA

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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Camp Tuckahoe Closing Indefinitely to Address Tree Concerns

The health and safety of our Scouts, leaders, and Scouting families is always our highest priority.  This focus has been at the forefront as we have sought to navigate the current COVID-19 pandemic safely.  Now, as we’ve been able to resume some Scouting activities, we face a new health and safety challenge – this time...

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Remembering Cathy Vujasin – With Our Thanks and Gratitude

It is with profound sadness that we fondly remember the life and Scouting career of our friend and colleague Cathleen Jo Vujasin, the Council’s Fundraising Administrative Assistant and longest-tenured member of our support staff.  Cathy, 64, passed away at UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Hospital on Wednesday, September 9. Cathy first started her career with the...

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Welcome Tyler Roman to Our Camping Department

The New Birth of Freedom Council is delighted to welcome our newest staff member, Tyler Roman, as the Administrative Assistant in our Camping Department. Tyler brings a wealth of Scouting experience to this role, including service as a member of the summer camp staff at Camp Tuckahoe each year since 2014, most recently serving as...

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Remembering John Riggle – Former Council President and Commissioner

It is with great sadness that we remember and salute the life and volunteer Scouting career of John Riggle, 72, former president of the York-Adams Area Council and the inaugural Council Commissioner of the New Birth of Freedom Council.  John passed away at his home in St. George, UT on Saturday, August 22. It was...

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Scout Shop Hours Expanding September 1

As we move to the fall, the Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops will be moving to be open six days a week, starting September 1. The new hours will be 10 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday, and 10 AM to 2 PM Saturdays.  Since Labor Day falls after the change, the first Monday...

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Experts Provide Support for Coping with COVID-19

We’re a few months into coping with the COVID-19 pandemic — though it probably feels like so much longer. Your Scouts’ summer adventures might have been canceled; you might feel frustrated navigating life at home or going out in public; you might be examining your and your family’s mental health like never before. The Boy ...

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Remembering Jack Carr – With Thanks and Appreciation

It is with great sadness that we remember and salute the life and Scouting career of Malcolm “Jack” F. Carr, Jr., 68, who died on Saturday, August 8, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jack served as Scout Executive of the former Keystone Area Council from 1999-2010 and he was the New Birth of Freedom...

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