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Join Us for Program Launch on June 6 at Camp Tuckahoe

The 2004-25 Scouting year in the New Birth of Freedom Council is shaping up to be exciting. Highlights include major changes to the Cub Scout program, the Boy Scouts of America rebranding to Scouting America, and, looking out a little further, our “In the Shadows of 1864” council-wide camporee coming in September 2025. To help...

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Three New Silver Beaver Award Recipients to be Honored

The New Birth of Freedom Council is thrilled to announce that on Saturday, May 4, we will be recognizing three new Silver Beaver Award recipients at the Council’s Recognition Reception at Camp Tuckahoe, located at 400 Tuckahoe Road, Dillsburg, PA 17019. We look forward to celebrating these outstanding Scouters and their contributions to our community. Matthew...

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Hidden Valley to Cease Summer Resident Camp Following 2024 Season

To the New Birth of Freedom Scouting Family, The past several years have been challenging, as Scouting in south-central Pennsylvania continues struggling to recover from youth membership decline during the COVID pandemic. Since 2012, when the council’s youth membership peaked at 11,376, we have experienced an ongoing decline, ending 2023 with 5,455 youth members.  With...

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Watch the April 4 Council-Wide Roundtable

You can watch the recording above if you missed our council-wide roundtable on April 4.   If you want to jump to a specific topic covered on the agenda, the starting time in the video is listed below: Safety Moment – “Hazard Trees” (4:19) March 2024 Membership Recap (7:28) National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) Course...

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York Scout Shop Closing May 11, York Service Center Closing May 17

As you may recall, we previously shared plans to establish our council headquarters into a unified new service center at a renovated original dining hall at Camp Tuckahoe, selling both the Mechanicsburg and York service centers, with the York office going up for sale first. We entered into a sales agreement to sell the York...

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Scout Night Sleepover at the Harrisburg Senators on June 22

The New Birth of Freedom Council and the Harrisburg Senators proudly announce Scout Night 2024.  The annual Scout Night and Sleepover will be held on Saturday, June 22, at FNB Field vs. the Harford Yard Goats (AA Rockies). Game time is 6:00 PM, with the gates opening at 5:00 PM. Warm up with a pre-game...

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Scout Night Sleepover at the York Revolution on August 16

The York Revolution will host the Hagerstown Flying Boxcars’ for the 2024 Scout Day at WellSpan Park on Friday, August 16, at 6:30 PM. Discounted ticket prices are available. Post-game movie on the video board and camp out on the field! Families are welcome to attend all aspects of the night! Purchase your tickets early...

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