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“Green” Does Not Mean We Can Go Back to Normal

We’ve all had enough of wearing masks, physical distancing, and washing our hands countless times a day.  I’m almost embarrassed to share how much I miss being able to enjoy watching sports, even though, as a born-and-raised Pittsburgher, I know my beloved Pirates once again have no shot at a World Series this year.  I...

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July 11 Special Hidden Valley Program Day

  For those Units and Families camping on Saturday,  July 11 is a Special Hidden Valley Program Day Shooting Sports is one of the most popular activities at camp.  The Council Shooting Sports Committee has been hard at work planning a day of fun range activities while maintaining COVID safety.  On Saturday, July 11th they...

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Council Camps Reopen On July 1 For Tent Camping

The Council’s Camping Committee and Executive Committee have determined those activities that can take place this summer at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation, Camp Conewago, and Camp Tuckahoe in the absence of our usual summer camp programs. All Council Camps Reopen on July 1 For Tent Camping Currently, all six counties in our Council area are...

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Employment Opportunity – Camping Services Assistant

The New Birth of Freedom Council, Boy Scouts of America is looking to hire a full time Camping Department Assistant. Camping Department Assistant Job Summary: Provides a wide variety of administrative and staff support services to the Camping Department. Prepares presentations, budgeting, scheduling, and statistical reports as required. Administers programs, projects, and/or processes specific to...

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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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Council Camp Closures Extended Through June

The Council’s Executive Committee has been meeting on a weekly basis to determine what, if any, programs can take place at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation, Camp Conewago, and Camp Tuckahoe this summer. Below is an update from the Committee’s meeting on May 26, 2020.  The Executive Committee has asked the Council Camping Committee to evaluate...

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Summer Camp Programs at Hidden Valley and Tuckahoe Canceled

To the New Birth of Birth of Freedom Council Scouting Family: First and foremost, we hope this message finds you and your family well.  All of us are living through an unprecedented and concerning time.  As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded, we have been continuously monitoring the situation, gathering as much information as possible to...

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Changes to Summer Camp Refund Policy Due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 virus outbreak has had an unprecedented impact on daily life worldwide.  When looking ahead to our summer camp programs scheduled for Hidden Valley and Tuckahoe, we understand and appreciate that units and parents of Scouts are closely following what’s happening with COVID-19.  As you might imagine, our Council has received many questions and...

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Order of the Arrow Temporary Camping Night Policy Due to COVID-19

In light of the extended period of camping restrictions attributable to COVID-19, the following temporary modification is being made to the camping requirements for OA eligibility: Virtual camping (i.e., backyard or solo camping) may be counted toward the required nights of camping for OA election eligibility if all the following stipulations are met: To be...

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