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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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June 2020 Roundtable Follow Up

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

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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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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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