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Fourth of July Weekend Service Center and Scout Shop Hours

On Friday, July 3, the Mechanicsburg and York Service Centers will be closed in observance of Independence Day.  Both the Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops will be OPEN on Friday, July 3, for their regular business hours (10 AM to 6 PM, closed from 1:30-2:00 PM for lunch). Both Service Centers and Scout Shops will...

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July 11 Special Hidden Valley Program Day

  For those Units and Families camping on Saturday,  July 11 is a Special Hidden Valley Program Day Shooting Sports is one of the most popular activities at camp.  The Council Shooting Sports Committee has been hard at work planning a day of fun range activities while maintaining COVID safety.  On Saturday, July 11th they...

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Council Camps Reopen On July 1 For Tent Camping

The Council’s Camping Committee and Executive Committee have determined those activities that can take place this summer at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation, Camp Conewago, and Camp Tuckahoe in the absence of our usual summer camp programs. All Council Camps Reopen on July 1 For Tent Camping Currently, all six counties in our Council area are...

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How You Can Help Scouting Recover from COVID-19 Crisis

Dear Friend of Scouting, Do you miss Summer Camp at Tuckahoe and Hidden Valley? We do too! Please take a look at the attached video with some great shots of Hidden Valley. As a valued stakeholder and contributor to our Friends of Scouting campaign, you’ll be pleased to know Scouting in the New Birth of...

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BSA’s Commitment to Act Against Racial Injustice

As our country reckons with racial injustice, we all must consider our role and our failures and commit to meaningful action. The twelve points of the Scout Law that define a Scout are all important, but at this moment, we are called on to be brave. Brave means taking action because it is the right...

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Guidelines for Unit Meetings in “Green” Phase Counties

As counties served by the New Birth of Freedom Council move from the “yellow” to the “green” phase of the Governor’s plan to re-open Pennsylvania, we know that some units are eager to resume Scouting activities.  We have assembled guidance for Scouting units to follow as they consider holding in-person meetings, activities, service projects, and other...

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June 2020 Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the June 2020 Council-wide Virtual Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the prevention we would...

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