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Could Spending Time Outside Help You Live Longer?

Going camping or hiking with Scouts or Venturers isn’t merely a fun, fulfilling way to spend a weekend. It may also help you feel better, sleep more soundly and live longer. A massive study published last month by the University of East Anglia in England concludes that exposure to the outdoors reduces your risk for...

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In-person Youth Protection Training August 23rd

In-Person Youth Protection Training August 23rd In order to continue our goal to make sure that every youth has the best possible and safest Scouting experience, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America released an update to Youth Protection Training.  The updated course was released in February 2018 and all BSA volunteers must complete...

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Now Hiring for 2019 Summer Camp Staff!

The New Birth of Freedom Council is currently seeking the following seasonal staff positions for Hidden Valley Scout Reservation and Camp Tuckahoe.  Food service staff are not required to live at the camp.  All positions start in early June and end in mid-August.  Room and board is included.
Program Director or Business Manager – Minimum...

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Shooting Sports Training

Welcome to the Shooting Sports Information Page. Here you will find updates & information regarding Scouting shooting sports. Watch this page for information regarding Scout related: merit badges, events, safety, training, & opportunities
In Scouting events and activities, the BSA’s primary consideration is the safety of its youth and adult members. To achieve that goal,...

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Apply Now For The 2019 World Scout Jamboree

Youth and Adult applications are still being accepted for the 2019 World Jamboree.  Youth applying early are more likely to be approved and be assigned to the New Birth of Freedom Council contingent. Upon reviewing all applications the New Birth of Freedom Council forwards them  to BSA  North East Region for approval and assignment.  The...

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The Window to Apply for These Eagle Scout Scholarships Is Now Open

Becoming an Eagle Scout is its own reward. Earning a college scholarship because you’re an Eagle Scout? That’s like a reward on top of a reward. The National Eagle Scout Association will award nearly $700,000 in scholarships to more than 150 Eagle Scouts based on their academic performance, Scouting background, college plans and financial need....

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Executive Committee Approves Changes to District Boundaries

To better position the New Birth of Freedom Council to provide quality service to our units, especially when considering the current financial headwinds and a decline in the number of total units over the past several years, the Council’s Executive Committee, at its meeting on July 17, approved a plan that will reduce the number...

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Get Ready for this Fall’s Popcorn and Nuts Sale

The New Birth of Freedom Council is pleased to offer the 2018 Popcorn and Nuts Sale for units to fund their programs and to help financially support their local council.   This fundraiser is a ready-made, turnkey, simple product sale that offers up to 40% commission to participating units.  For the upcoming Popcorn and Nuts Sale...

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Tentaroo Year-Round Reservations Open June 15th for 2019-2020

Year-Round Reservations open June 15th at 9:00am for September 2019 to May 2020.   Currently, units can register for a weekend or an event at Camp Tuckahoe, Hidden Valley Scout Reservation, Camp Conewago, or Wizard Scout Ranch until May 2019.  Additionally, reservations for the 2019 Camping Season are also open.   Starting on June 15th,...

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