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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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Change in Service Center Hours on Thursday, October 21

To allow our staff members to attend a staff event, the Mechanicsburg Service Center will be temporarily closed from 12 Noon to 1 PM on Thursday, October 21.  The York Service Center will be temporarily closed from 11 AM to 2 PM that day.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience. The Mechanicsburg and York...

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2022 Merit Badge Counselor, Supernova Mentor, and Nova Counselor Renewal

Attention all Merit Badge Counselors, Supernova Mentors, and Nova Counselors!! It is that time of year again, time to renew your registration as a Merit Badge Counselor, Supernova Mentor, or Nova Counselor for 2022. You should have received an email about your renewal. If you did not receive an email please contact Cory Kercher, District...

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October Council-Wide Roundtable Follow-Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the October 2021 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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Welcome Back Josh Nimmerichter as Ranger at Camp Tuckahoe

I am pleased to welcome back Josh Nimmerichter, who will be assuming the Facilities Manager/Ranger role at Camp Tuckahoe starting October 18, 2021.  In addition to his work at Tuckahoe, Josh will also oversee maintenance operations at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation. As many Scouters will recall, Josh served as Ranger at Hidden Valley from September...

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A Look Back at Rendezvous 2021 – The Dragon’s Quest

Rendezvous 2021 – The Dragon’s Quest – was a memorable weekend for so many reasons.  The overwhelming attendance at Rendezvous made clear that our Council’s Scouting family was ready for outdoor activities to return.  There were 1,024 weekend-long campers at Rendezvous, along with a total of 467 Saturday-only participants.  Combined with more than 250 staff...

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2022 University of Scouting

Join us for the University of Scouting on Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm, at Bishop McDevitt High School at 1 Crusader Way in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Hosted by the New Birth of Freedom Council, it is open to all Scouters, Venturers, and older Scouts.  This training event is packed full of...

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Camp Tuckahoe Ranger Scott Holbrook to Retire

With mixed emotions, I wanted to pass along the news to our New Birth of Freedom Council family that Scott Holbrook will be retiring as the ranger at Camp Tuckahoe on January 31, 2022.  Scott has served as the ranger at Tuckahoe since August 1999, and his skills, work ethic, and love of Scouting will...

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Register to Attend the October Council-Wide Roundtable

The New Birth of Freedom Council will be holding our first Council-wide Virtual Roundtable this fall on October 7 at 7:00pm.  For the 2021-22 Scouting year, we will hold a combination of virtual and in-person Roundtable meetings (see the schedule below).  The October Roundtable will feature training for the 2022 Recharter Process.  This is an...

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