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All Commissioners are Invited to Join Us for the 2020 Commissioner Conference

Unit Commissioners

  The Council Commissioner Cabinet would like to invite all registered Commissioners to join us September 1 at 7pm for a Virtual Commissioner Conference.  Unfortunately, our May, in-person conference was canceled due to COVID-19 but the cabinet feels it important for us to have an opportunity to connect and address the numerous changes and challenges...

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Announcement about August, September, and October Roundtables

  As the new Scouting year and school year quickly approach, we wanted to provide you an update on the council and districts’ plans for roundtable in the upcoming months.  So that unit leaders and district and council volunteers can provide the best roundtable experience possible, it has been decided that the August, September, and...

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July 2020 Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the July 2020 Council-wide Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the presentation we would share both...

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Day and Twilight Camps Canceled

To the New Birth of Freedom Council Scouting Family: It is with great sadness that we inform you that, after a thorough review, the New Birth of Freedom Council has been compelled to also suspend our summer Day Camp and Twilight Camp Programs as scheduled for the 2020 season.  The Council Executive Committee unanimously reached...

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Program Launch Postponed

The 2020 Program Launch that is scheduled for June 3 at Camp Tuckahoe has been postponed. We know that many of you look forward to this event and it is a key event in helping your unit conduct planning for the year.  As the commonwealth moves toward reopening, the current information suggests that we will...

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Guidelines for Unit Meetings in “Yellow” Phase Counties

As counties served by the New Birth of Freedom Council move from the “red” to the “yellow” phase of the Governor’s plan to re-open Pennsylvania, we know that some units are eager to resume Scouting activities.  We have assembled guidance for Scouting units to follow as they consider holding in-person meetings, activities, service projects, and other...

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In the Shadows of 1864 Camporee – POSTPONED

“In the Shadows of 1864 Camporee” – POSTPONED Given the current and on-going uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and how social distancing and group meeting limitations will effect the delivery of our program, we will be postponing this camporee indefinitely. The camporee will still be held in the future, on a date not yet determined. We have...

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Battlefield District Reception and Council Recognition Banquet

Instead of having a District Dinner this year all of the Districts in the Council will be holding a District Reception at the Council Volunteer Banquet on Saturday, May 4th at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Harrisburg . The cost to attend is $30 per person and that includes hors d’oeuvres and a plated meal....

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2020 Battlefield Roundtable Meetings


Roundtables are open to all leaders, committee members, and parents of Packs, Troops, and Crews.  They are a great way to network with other leaders, discuss your programs that your unit offers, and to have fun and fellowship.  Important information is also distributed at the roundtables and each month has a theme.  Our meetings begin...

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