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Remembering Cathy Vujasin – With Our Thanks and Gratitude

It is with profound sadness that we fondly remember the life and Scouting career of our friend and colleague Cathleen Jo Vujasin, the Council’s Fundraising Administrative Assistant and longest-tenured member of our support staff.  Cathy, 64, passed away at UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Hospital on Wednesday, September 9. Cathy first started her career with the...

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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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Updates to Venturing Awards and Ranks

From the National Venturing Committee The National Venturing Committee is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, the Venturing, Discovery, Pathfinder, and Summit awards will be referred to as Venturing ranks to improve consistency among the different programs within Scouting. The Quest, Ranger, and Trust Awards will remain as part of the Venturing program as specialty...

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Welcome Tyler Roman to Our Camping Department

The New Birth of Freedom Council is delighted to welcome our newest staff member, Tyler Roman, as the Administrative Assistant in our Camping Department.   Tyler brings a wealth of Scouting experience to this role, including service as a member of the summer camp staff at Camp Tuckahoe each year since 2014, most recently serving...

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Advancement COVID-19 Updates August 30

On August 30, the national council made updates to their COVID-19 FAQ. The updates include several advancement items as they relate to the Scouts, BSA program. Updates include: Extension of rank requirement modifications for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks. Updates to Swimming requirements for Second and First Class ranks. Update to Camping merit...

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Halloween Day – Registration Now Open

Registration for Halloween Day is now open! Halloween Day is a great way for Scouts to enjoy a cool, fall day with their siblings, family, and leaders at Camp Tuckahoe. The day is filled with many actives including games, crafts, shooting sports, snacks, and the new Yo-Yo Preview Adventure. It is the biggest Cub Scout...

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Announcing Karns Partnership for Popcorn and Nuts Sale

We are excited to announce our partnership with Karns Quality Foods to provide an opportunity for Scouting units that are selling Popcorn and Nuts to support their local community Scouting Programs!  Though COVID-19 has made it challenging for units to schedule traditional Show and Sells, Karns has agreed to provide space in all 9 of...

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Remembering John Riggle – Former Council President and Commissioner

It is with great sadness that we remember and salute the life and volunteer Scouting career of John Riggle, 72, former president of the York-Adams Area Council and the inaugural Council Commissioner of the New Birth of Freedom Council.  John passed away at his home in St. George, UT on Saturday, August 22. It was...

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Scout Shop Hours Expanding September 1

As we move to the fall, the Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops will be moving to be open six days a week, starting September 1. The new hours will be 10 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday, and 10 AM to 2 PM Saturdays.  Since Labor Day falls after the change, the first Monday...

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