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2019 Merit Badge Colleges and Registration

Newville Merit Badge College

There are many great opportunities to participate in a Merit Badge College in 2019.  Below is a link to each of the Council-approved merit badge colleges along with the information on how to register!  All Merit Badge College Registration in 2019 is accessed through Tentaroo!  You will need to create an account before you...

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2018 Scouting for Food and Shelter Drive Participation

The 2018 Scouting for Food and Shelter Drive has concluded.  Thank you to all of the units and community members that helped to make this service project, which is the largest single project in the council, a great success!   For all of those units that participated, please be sure to complete the Scouting for ...

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Come Learn All About Scoutbook on December 12

Scoutbook is the BSA’s online unit management tool and helps Scouts, parents and leaders track advancement and milestone achievement along the way. Scoutbook will be free to all BSA units starting January 1, 2019 and we want to help your unit prepare to access Scoutbook’s powerful features, which are available on any device.   We’re...

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Scouts BSA New Unit Information Sessions

For the first time in the history of the BSA, girls will be able to be able to embark on the Trail to Eagle.  Starting February 1, 2019, all-girl or linked troops will officially be established.  Between now and February, we will be working to charter these troops that will welcome the BSA’s newest members....

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2019 Rechartering Information

2019 Recharter has begun.  Everything you need to know about this year’s recharter process can be found online.  There are a few new enhancements this year to continue to streamline the process.  Most importantly is the requirement to make sure that all of your registered leaders have the most current Youth Protection Training....

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Scouts BSA – Important Implementation Details

One of the characteristics of Scouting—for over a hundred years—is that no matter when you join, however long you stay, or the rank you attain, the Scouting experience prepares you for life. And for some, the pinnacle of their Scouting experience is achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout. The policies of the BSA indicate...

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Insurance Fee Now Part of 2019 Unit Rechartering Process

Dear New Birth of Freedom Volunteer Leaders: Like many other organizations, balancing our Council’s annual operating budget is often a difficult challenge. In fact, in 2017, we had an operating deficit of just over $126,000 – our first deficit year since the Council was formed in 2010. As you might expect, it wasn’t just one...

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Youth Protection Training Deadline Is October 1

Keeping our youth safe is paramount in the Scouting program.  Youth Protection Training is vital in being able to provide safe, fun, and memorable Scouting experiences.  For anyone that has not yet completed the new Youth Protection Training, your training is set to expire on October 1.  There have been some communications from National to...

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