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Boy Scout Leaders Can Now Get Trained Anywhere At Any Time

It’s midnight, you’re in pajamas and you’re sitting on the couch scrolling Facebook on your tablet. Sounds like the perfect time to get trained. With the launch of Scouting U’s eLearning content for Boy Scout leaders, Scouters now can get trained on their own schedule — anywhere, any time....

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York Scout Shop Part-Time Sales Associate Position Available

The York Scout Shop has a Part Time Sales Associate position open for the right person. The hours are based on Seasonal Customer needs, with plenty of free hours during the summer to spend time with your family and friends doing all those fun Scouting activities. If you are interested or even just want to...

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BSA Addresses Gender Identity

As one of America’s largest youth-serving organizations, the Boy Scouts of America continues to work to bring the benefits of our programs to as many children, families and communities as possible. “While we offer a number of programs that serve all youth, Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting are specifically designed to meet the needs of ...

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Chocolatey Caramel Crunch Sold Here Not Part of Voluntary Recall

The Weaver Popcorn Company, which produced the Trail’s End brand popcorn sold by the council this past fall, has informed us that one of their suppliers, the Palmer Candy Company, has voluntarily recalled a limited amount of Trail’s End Chocolatey Caramel Crunch 18 oz. product that it produced for Weaver. The good news for us...

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Modifications to Cub Scout Program Give Den Leaders More Flexibility

The Boy Scouts of America has announced modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, den leaders and Cubmasters. The BSA gathered feedback from den leaders who had delivered the new Cub Scouting program for a year. What they learned was that some den leaders had difficulty fitting into their...

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New Tools Coming for Camp and Event Management

You might look at the logo above and think “What in the heck is Tentaroo?” Tentaroo is a camp and event management system designed from the ground up specifically for Boy Scout councils and I’m excited to share the news that our council is going to be implementing Tentaroo to manage our camps and other...

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Update Your Unit on BeAScout.org

With the start of a new school year just around the corner, many families will be planning for their child’s after-school activities, including Scouting.  BeAScout.org is a great tool to help parents and youth in your area to find your unit, but the information provided for your unit needs to be correct.  Now’s the time...

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Welcome Roger Chatell – New Keystone Capital District Director

Roger A. Chatell, currently a Field Director for the National Capital Area Council (headquartered in Bethesda, MD), will become District Director for the Keystone Capital District on August 1, 2016. Roger began his professional Scouting career in September 2001 as a District Executive in Providence, RI.  He became a Senior District Executive in East Hartford,...

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Welcome Chris Styers – New Assistant Scout Executive

Christopher F. Styers, currently Field Director of the Pennsylvania Dutch Council (headquartered in Lancaster, PA), will become the Assistant Scout Executive of the New Birth of Freedom Council on August 8, 2016. A 2005 graduate of Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science, Chris began his professional Scouting career...

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