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December Chain Saw Basic Certification

As a part of our Camp Tuckahoe Timber Project, Camp Tuckahoe will be offering Chain Saw Basic certification classes to train individuals in the safe and proper use of a chainsaw. This certification will allow you to operate a chain saw on BSA property. We hope that with this certification, you will be able to...

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Apply Now for 2021 Camp Staff

The Camping Department has started looking for camp staff applicants for the 2021 summer camp season for Hidden Valley Scout Reservation and Camp Tuckahoe! Positions include Business Manager (age 18+), Lifeguards (age 15+), Trading Post Staff (age 15+), Area Directors (age 18+), Health Officer (age 21+), Kitchen Cooks (age 18+), Area Staff (age 15+), Counselors-In-Training...

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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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Camping During COVID-19

Unit Camping Manual To ensure everyone is up-to-date on all of our current COVID-19 procedures and restrictions, we have developed this post. Please check back here often as your reservation gets closer to see if anything has changed and what to expect when you arrive to camp. We have created a Unit Camping Manual (linked...

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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...

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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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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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REMINDER: Adults Attending NBOF Camps Need Background Clearances

Child Abuse Clearances and Youth Protection Training are Required for All Adults who will be attending any New Birth of Freedom Council Camping Program. NON-PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS
All adults who are non-Pennsylvania residents must comply with the child abuse requirements of their home state. (If you are unsure of your state’s requirements, please contact your council...

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