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April 2020 Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the April 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.   We said during the presentation that we would...

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Council Volunteer Banquet and District Receptions Postponed

The Volunteer Banquet and District Receptions are a time where say thank you to our Volunteers.     However, it is also our duty to keep our volunteers safe.  As of now, this means postponing large events that would promote the spread of COVID19 – like the Volunteer Banquet.  There is not currently a new date...

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A Letter to Our Scouting Family

Greetings from New Birth of Freedom Council With everything going on, we wanted to send a note out to all volunteers and unit leaders in the New Birth of Freedom Council.  Because, in our Scouting efforts to serve God, family, community, and country, all aspects of how we serve must be adjusted. We’re all facing...

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2020 Carlisle Merit Badge College Second Session Canceled

Unfortunately the second session of the Carlisle Merit Badge College, tentatively rescheduled to be held at St. Patrick’s School on May 2, is cancelled.  No further back up date will be scheduled.  Thank you to the scouts from 80 different troop from 14 different councils where some of you took the time and made the...

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April BALOO and IOLS Training Course Canceled

With the extension of business closures due to the spread of COVID-19, our camping facilities will be closed through the month of April and service centers until the governor’s order is lifted.  As a result, the April BALOO and IOLS courses are canceled.  We encourage you to switch your reservation to a future course. All...

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Service Centers and Scout Shops to Remain Closed Indefinitely

Dear New Birth of Freedom Council Scouting Family, As you likely already know, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has directed all “non-life-sustaining” businesses to close to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  In accordance with that directive, the Mechanicsburg and York Service Centers and Scout Shops will remain closed indefinitely until Gov. Wolf rescinds...

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Council Camp Closures Extended Through April

  The safety of all of our campers, leaders, camp staff, and camp visitors is always our top priority. With this in mind, the Council’s Executive Committee has extended the closure of all council camps through the end of April due to the COVID-19 virus outbreak. Full refunds will be issued after the Council Service...

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Scouting at Home Hub

Welcome to the New Birth of Freedom Council’s “Hub” for sharing information to our Scouting family as we continue to adapt to delivering Scouting’s programs in safe, fun, and inventive ways.  We hope that you will find this information helpful and invite you to share it with other Scouts, Scouting families, and anyone looking for...

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April Council-wide Roundtable

PLEASE BE SURE TO USE THE LINK BELOW, THIS CHANGED FROM THE ORIGINAL MARCH 26TH POSTING TO MAKE SURE WE CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO 500 PARTICIPANTS. In order to best support our units and Scouting volunteers in the New Birth of Freedom Council, our district and council leadership have decided to hold the April Roundtable...

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