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Get Ready for the 2019 Popcorn and Nuts Sale

The 2019 Popcorn and Nuts Sale is ready to pop into action!  As Scouts are enjoying their summer adventures, many are doing so because of their hard work through the Popcorn and Nuts Sale.  Check out all of the information about this year’s sale and how to power your year of Scouting with Popcorn and...

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William McQuade Elected Council President

At the New Birth of Freedom Council’s Annual Business meeting on Tuesday, May 21, William F. McQuade was elected as Council President, succeeding Dr. Kevin H. Mosser in that role. In his professional life, Bill recently accepted a new position as Vice President Sector Service for the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), based in Arlington,...

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Council Volunteer Recognition Banquet and District Receptions In Review

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, the New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA celebrated the many accomplishments of its members in 2018, culminating in the presentation of this year’s Silver Beaver Class.   This year’s event, which was completely reimagined from prior years, was held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral and Masonic Temple in Harrisburg.  More...

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2019 Program Launch

Join us June 5 at Camp Tuckahoe for a great evening of fellowship and information as part of the 2019 Program Launch!  Every unit is encouraged to bring up to 5 people to participate in the information sessions and to visit the numerous booths of vendors that will be present.   We will continue to...

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2019 Spring Recruitment

The 2019 Spring Recruitment Campaign is here!  As families get thinking about spring and getting into the outdoors, it is a great time for active packs to recruit new Scouts into their program.  It is also a great time for units to get current members and new members signed up to attend one of a...

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Five New Silver Beaver Recipients to Be Recognized

The New Birth of Freedom Council is excited to announce that on Saturday, May 4, we will be recognizing five new Silver Beaver recipients at the Council’s Volunteer Recognition Banquet and District Receptions at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Harrisburg. Richard Hess – Chartered Organization Representative for Pack and Troop 51; Assistant District Commissioner, Pioneer District...

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Scoutbook – Getting Started

There is a TON of information available about Scoutbook, but that can also mean that there is a TON of information to wade through.  We’ve helped to compile some of the most important information on Scoutbook in one place....

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Brian DeBease – New Director of Development

As of March 1, Brian DeBease will join the New Birth of Freedom Council as our new Director of Development. Brian has been a Scouting professional for over 22 years and has been involved in Scouting for over 32 years.  Brian is coming to us from the Del-Mar-Va Council where he served as the Director of...

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What Leaders and Parents Think About Our Summer Camps – Listening Sessions 2018

In 2018, representatives from the Council Executive Board, Council Camping and Properties Committee, Camp Strategic Planning Committee, Commissioner Cabinet, and Council Unit Relations Taskforce embarked on engaging unit leaders and parents in discussions about their Scouting experiences in the New Birth of Freedom Council.  The objective of the group was to gather feedback in two...

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Scoutreach Program Job Opportunities

Scoutreach Program Job Opportunities in York and Harrisburg! Are you an energetic and passionate individual who loves Scouting and would like to make a difference in the lives of boys and girls and young men and women?  If this sounds like you, the New Birth of Freedom Council has openings in its Scoutreach Program Staff...

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