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Updated Guidelines for Unit Meetings & Activities Due to Resurgence of COVID-19

Unfortunately, as we have all seen in recent news reports, Pennsylvania is now recording daily COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in greater numbers than at any other time during this pandemic.  On November 23, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf issued new orders designed to help curtail the spread of COVID-19.  We have assembled guidance below for...

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Wishing Everyone a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!

The Mechanicsburg and York Service Centers will be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, in celebration of Thanksgiving. The Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops will also be closed on Thursday, November 26, and Friday, November 27, but will be open from 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, November 28. Both service centers...

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Join Us for Virtual University of Scouting

Join us on Saturday, November 21st, for Virtual U 2020.  And now with a new lower registration fee!  Being held online from 8:30am to 4:00pm, the University of Scouting hosted by the New Birth of Freedom Council is open to all Scouters, Venturers, and older Scouts...

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Time to Get Ready for Annual Scouting for Food Drive

The New Birth of Freedom Council is encouraging all Cub Scout Packs, Scouts BSA Troops, Venturing Crews, Sea Scout Ships, Explorer Posts, and STEM Labs to participate in this year’s Scouting for Food and Shelter Drive. This is the single largest service project conducted by our Council....

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Learn More About Camp Tuckahoe Closure to Address Tree Concerns

Interested in learning more about the Executive Board’s decision to close Camp Tuckahoe indefinitely in order to address tree concerns at the camp?  You can participate in a ZOOM webinar on Thursday, October 29 at 6:30 PM.  The presenters that evening will include Dr. David Foster, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science at Messiah University...

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Camp Tuckahoe Closing Indefinitely to Address Tree Concerns

The health and safety of our Scouts, leaders, and Scouting families is always our highest priority.  This focus has been at the forefront as we have sought to navigate the current COVID-19 pandemic safely.  Now, as we’ve been able to resume some Scouting activities, we face a new health and safety challenge – this time...

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2020 Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner to Be Virtual

Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner update

Each year, the Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner brings together the business community, Scout leaders, and Scouting families to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of that year’s Eagle Scout class. It’s a great evening of celebration for everyone who attends and a source of tremendous pride for the New Birth of Freedom Council.  This year’s dinner is...

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