The New Birth of Freedom Council is currently accepting applications to fill positions to support our Urban Programs in Harrisburg, Steelton-Highspire, and York. The New Birth of Freedom Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is seeking qualified applicants to work 6 to 12 hours a week to organize, run, and provide leadership to...Read More »
We are pleased to announce the following New Birth of Freedom Council Scouters have been selected as this year’s Silver Beaver Award recipients:
• Robert W. “Chappy Bob” Baldwin – Committee Member, Troop 185 and Chaplain at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation
• Richard L. Barber – District Chairman, Keystone Capital District
• Linda M....
The New Birth of Freedom Council will be offering Climbing/COPE Instructor training courses over two weekends (May 11-13 and June 8-10) at Camp Tuckahoe for volunteers, particularly for those individuals who have an interest in staffing council-level climbing events. Class size is limited to 12 participants both weekends. COPE & Climbing Foundations will be offered...Read More »
Welcome to the Shooting Sports Information Page. Here you will find updates & information regarding Scouting shooting sports. Watch this page for information regarding Scout related: merit badges, events, safety, training, & opportunities
In Scouting events and activities, the BSA’s primary consideration is the safety of its youth and adult members. To achieve that goal,...
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) in the New Birth of Freedom Council will be held June 10-15, 2018 at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation. The NYLT course is an exciting, action packed program designed to provide youth members of the Boy Scouts of America with leadership skills and experiences they can use in their home unit...Read More »
April 6, 2018 Dear Scouts and Scouters: Last month, we first told you about our ongoing discussions with the Lancaster County Conservancy to preserve Wizard Ranch for future generations of Scouts and the public through a potential sale of the property to the Conservancy. An important element of this proposal was that the Council would...Read More »
Join us on June 6th from 5-8pm for the 2018 Program Launch! Program Launch is a great opportunity to get information and ideas that will help your unit prepare for the 2018-19 Scouting Program Year! ...Read More »
The New Birth of Freedom Council has been selected as one of the finalists in the Rutter’s Vote With Your Dollars program. Between April 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018 we will be competing to receive a $25,000 donation from Rutter’s to help fund our new 700’ zip-line spanning Memory Lake and a 38’ climbing...Read More »
Please join us for the annual Council Volunteer Recognition Dinner to be held in the Camp Tuckahoe Dining Hall on Monday, May 7th at 6:30pm. Reception and fellowship time will precede the dinner, starting at 5:45pm. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Silver Beaver Award. This award is the highest...Read More »
Gettysburg National Military Park now accepting applications for 2018 “The Great Task” Youth Programs
It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion… President Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863 Gettysburg, PA – History can do more than instruct; it...Read More »