News

October Council-wide Roundtable

We will host our next Virtual Roundtable and first Virtual Roundtable of the 2022-23 Scouting year on October 6 at 7:00pm.  This will be in place of any in-person Roundtables for October.  Please share this information with your fellow unit leaders and register to join us on October 6.  All unit leaders are welcome to...

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Service Center Schedule Change for Monday, Sept. 26

To allow our staff to attend a training session, the York Service Center will be closed from 12 noon to 3 PM on Monday, September 26.  The Mechanicsburg Service Center will be open for our regular hours from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops are unaffected by this schedule change...

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We are Hiring!

The New Birth of Freedom Council is currently looking to add some enthusiastic and motivated individuals to our professional team.  In order to bring Scouting Programs to youth in southcentral Pennsylvania, our small-dedicated team works together in support of our local units and leaders.  The New Birth of Freedom Council is a great place to...

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2022 Summer Camp Photo Contest Winners

                  Dear Parents, Scouts, and Summer Camp Staff, It’s been a summer of enrichment and adventure for our council this year. Each week was filled to the brim with the most exciting and engaging activities. We hope the scouts had an unforgettable time at camp. Special thanks...

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PA DCNR Grant Announcement for Camp Tuckahoe Explained

As part of the April 7, 2022 council-wide virtual roundtable and the June 1, 2022 in-person Program Launch at Camp Tuckahoe, Council President Matt Haar and I shared information about discussions the Council was having with the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy about preserving “buffer acreage” at Camp Tuckahoe – parts of the property that we don’t...

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All Hands on Deck Membership Kickoff

“Join Cub Scouts! Join Cub Scouts!” Though maybe not from our actual deck, this should be on the minds of everyone involved in Scouting. We are calling all registered Scouts, Scouters, volunteers, and family members to help spread the word about our Scouting programs and to let new families know how easy it is to...

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Jamboree Early Bird Pricing Ends Soon

Spots are limited! Sign-up today! The New Birth of Freedom Council is taking 50 Scouts and adults to the 2023 National Jamboree, and we have less than 12 spots available! The National Jamboree will be adding a $215 late fee for those who have not registered and paid their deposit before November 1…so do not...

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Get Ready to Welcome New Scouting Families into Your Unit

It may be the middle of summer, but in a few short weeks summer vacations will be drawing to a close and the new school year will be starting.  More importantly, the new Scouting year will be starting!  We want to make sure that your unit is prepared to have the best year of Scouting...

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Popcorn 101 and Office Hours


Are you new to the Popcorn and Nuts Sale? Have you been a kernel before? Do you have questions about the sale and need some answers? The New Birth of Freedom Council Popcorn and Nuts Committee has created a couple of awesome resources for you! Popcorn 101 Session July 13 You are invited to attend...

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