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Child Abuse Clearances and Youth Protection Training for Summer Camp

State-Mandated Clearances All adults who attend any New Birth of Freedom Council summer camp program must comply with the child abuse clearances required by their home state. Pennsylvania residents within the New Birth of Freedom Council All adults that are residents of Pennsylvania and are registered or have family that is registered with the New...

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Summer Camp Camera Crew Announced

Are you ready to show off your photography and filming skills? Show the never-ending fun of Scouting and volunteer to join our Camera Crew. The New Birth of Freedom Council is looking into jumpstarting a special volunteer group for staff, scouts, and volunteers aimed at capturing Scouting memories and events through photos and video for...

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Summer Camp Photo Contest Announced

The New Birth of Freedom Council is excited to announce a new digital photography contest for Scouts and leaders! Are you ready to show off your photography skills? Join us in this amazing opportunity! Take a step forward and show the never-ending fun of scouting. Everyone can enter this contest. Take your time and shoot...

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Be Prepared for High Adventure

Summary High-adventure trips are intended to deliver wilderness and learning adventures that last a lifetime. Being both medically and physically prepared for these trips will help ensure they are as safe and enjoyable as they are memorable. While this is true for all Scouts, it is especially critical for adult leaders to be prepared! General...

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Camp Tuckahoe Safe and Open – Timber Harvest Update

Camp Tuckahoe is open and ready to welcome you and your Scouts back!  Today we had a chance to catch up with Dr. David Foster from Messiah University.  A year after work started to remove unsafe trees from Camp Tuckahoe, Dr. Foster provides an update on the project and what you should expect when you...

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Cub Scout Shooting Sports Update

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) National Shooting Sports Committee updated their Shooting Sports Manual early this year. In this update, they provided some new helpful information regarding Scouting’s shooting sports programs, updated procedures, and some changes to the overall structure of shooting sports in the BSA. As a result of these changes, packs can...

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Tiger Cub Camp – July 23-24, 2022 at Hidden Valley

In 2022, for the fifth time, our council will be hosting a Tiger Cub Camp for Parents and Tiger Scouts!  This camp is intended for those youth and parents that participated in the Lion Program during the 2021-22 school year and will be Tiger Cubs this fall. This camping adventure will be offered on July...

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2022 Shooting Sports Training

Welcome to the Shooting Sports Information Page. Here you will find updates & information regarding Scouting shooting sports. Watch this page for information regarding Scout related: merit badges, events, safety, training, & opportunities
In Scouting events and activities, the BSA’s primary consideration is the safety of its youth and adult members. To achieve that goal,...

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Ranger Work Days

Ranger Work Days are mini beaver days to keep council property maintenance on track. Unless camp is closed, Hidden Valley days will be the first Saturday of every month and Camp Tuckahoe days will be the third Saturday of every month. They are for individuals or units. Projects can include construction projects, painting, cleaning, tent...

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