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October 2020 Council-Wide Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the October 2020 Council-wide Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the presentation we would share both...

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September 2020 Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the September 2020 Council-wide Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the presentation we would share both...

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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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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 as...

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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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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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Virtual Program Launch 2020 Resources and Presentations

Though not the same as our annual in-person event, we had a great time participating in the 2020 Virtual Program Launch.  There was a TON of information shared to help your unit plan for the Scouting year ahead.  Whether you attended or not, check out all of the great information that has been compiled for...

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