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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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Private Carpenter Discusses the role of Women in the Civil War

Private Riley Carpenter, From C Company, 150th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, discusses the roles of women in the Civil War as nurses, caregivers, and soldiers. This is just some of the many ways women served their country; they were also spies, messengers, ocassional stretcher-bearers, cooks, and vivandieres (look that up here in article from the United...

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Sadly, we had to make the hard decision to cancel our resident summer camps, due to significant health and safety concerns.  This is giving us a fantastic opportunity to explore Virtual Summer Camp programs, and we want your help.  Like everything in the Scouting movement, making this a truly memorable quality experience depends on the...

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Council-wide Virtual Roundtable

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the May 2020 Council-wide Virtual 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. You can view the recording, download the slides, and...

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District Volunteers Needed

  Here at Council we understand just how much work it takes to keep your Packs, Troops, Crews and Ships running.  The most important thing to help is Manpower (or Womanpower). We are constantly in need of more volunteers and asking your new member parents is the easiest way to get it. Helping our newly...

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