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Announcing Cub Scout Family Den Pilot Program

As announced at this year’s Program Launch, the New Birth of Freedom Council has been accepted into a national pilot program for Family Dens in Cub Scout units.  The goal of this program is to test solutions to some of the issues that have been common challenges to Family Packs since Family Packs were introduced....

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Welcome Back to Scouting Events

  Announcing our Welcome Back to Scouting events!  These events are open to Scouts and families that left Scouting during the pandemic, youth and families that are interested in joining Scouting, and Scouts who are currently in our program.  These events are designed to be FUN and to welcome everyone back.  If you haven’t been...

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December Membership Minute – The Gift of Scouting

As we enter the joyous holiday season let us ALL OFFER THE GIFT OF SCOUTING in three ways: When with your family and friends talk up the benefits of Scouting for our youth and their parents. Give them the GIFT OF SCOUTING.  Research shows that our youth members join because they or their parents have...

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5 Things Your Unit Can Do to Recruit More Scouts

Whether you are a Pack, Troop, Crew, or Ship here are 5 great ideas of what you can do now to help recruit new Scouts into your program! Option 1: If you HAVEN’T held your unit’s recruitment night(s) yet: Activate your parents!  Energetic, engaged parents will be a big boost to your recruitment efforts. Reach...

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Friendstorming – Inviting Friends to Join Your Unit

Covid took a big bite out of our membership last year, but if each of us grabs an oar – remember our nautically themed “All Hands on Deck” membership plan? – we can turn that ship around and make this a great membership year.   We had some units that had an awesome September! Special...

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All Hands on Deck for Fall Membership

“All Hands on Deck!” These words are typically associated with an emergency at sea to indicate that all crew members should go to the deck to help.  Though we are not at sea, we are asking all of the Scouters in the New Birth of Freedom Council to respond to our “all hands” call.  ...

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Restart Scouting Summit Follow Up

The Restart Scouting Summit was a great success!  Whether you were able to join us or not, we want to make sure that your unit has all of the resources and materials necessary to stay active this summer and to plan for an amazing new year of Scouting!  Fall 2021 looks to provide new opportunities...

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Join Us for Restart Scouting Summit – June 3

REGISTER TO ATTEND What is one of the most important meetings that your unit can attend to prepare for an awesome 2021 Scouting year?  The RESTART SCOUTING SUMMIT on June 3 at Camp Tuckahoe.  In place of Program Launch and the June Council-wide Roundtable, the New Birth of Freedom Council is inviting representatives from all...

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