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Find a Lion Den in your Area

A list of packs approved to participate in the Lion pilot program in the New Birth of Freedom Council has been compiled and sorted by county and school district to make it easy for parents to find out where their kindergartner can join Cub Scouts this year. Whether you are new to scouting or you’ve...

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Welcome Roger Chatell – New Keystone Capital District Director

Roger A. Chatell, currently a Field Director for the National Capital Area Council (headquartered in Bethesda, MD), will become District Director for the Keystone Capital District on August 1, 2016. Roger began his professional Scouting career in September 2001 as a District Executive in Providence, RI.  He became a Senior District Executive in East Hartford,...

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Welcome Chris Styers – New Assistant Scout Executive

Christopher F. Styers, currently Field Director of the Pennsylvania Dutch Council (headquartered in Lancaster, PA), will become the Assistant Scout Executive of the New Birth of Freedom Council on August 8, 2016. A 2005 graduate of Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Political Science, Chris began his professional Scouting career...

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Friends of Scouting Campaign at 82.4% of Goal

  Friends of Scouting (FOS)  is the annual giving campaign to the New Birth of Freedom Council.  It provides Scouting’s families, volunteers and friends with the opportunity to financially support the operations of their local council. The New Birth of Freedom Council’s overall goal is to provide value to South Central Pennsylvania by preparing youth...

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Lions Pilot Criteria and Commitment Form – Due by July 31

At this year’s Program Launch, the Lion Pilot Criteria and Commitment form were released. Again, Lions is a program for Kindergarten aged boys at participating Cub Scout units. Packs need to turn in this paperwork as soon as possible so that the unit may be considered for participation. All interested units must submit the form...

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Membership Growth and more in the Council’s 2015 Annual Report

In an effort to be good stewards of our donors’ dollars, the 2015 New Birth of Freedom Council Annual Report is being made available electronically. It can be viewed on any device, but we recommended viewing it on a computer screen. Whether this is your first interaction with our Council or you’re a long-time supporter,...

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Camp Card Sale Updates

Scouts throughout the New Birth of Freedom Council are selling “Camp Cards” this spring to help earn their way to camp this summer! The Camp Card sale is designed to help units earn money to help their Scouts to be able to afford to go to summer camp, a high adventure base or Cub Scout...

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Dr. Kevin Mosser Elected As Council President

  At the council’s annual business meeting on Tuesday, May 17, Dr. Kevin H. Mosser was elected as President of the New Birth of Freedom Council.  As council president, Dr. Mosser serves as the top volunteer leader in the council and will give leadership to the effective operations of Scouting locally.  He serves as chair...

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2016 Council Recognition Dinner Recap

The New Birth of Freedom Council’s 2016 annual volunteer recognition dinner was held at Camp Tuckahoe on Monday, May 2.  The highlight of the evening was honoring five outstanding Scouters with the Silver Beaver Award, the highest recognition that may be bestowed by a council to one of its volunteers....

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Emerald Ash Borer Severely Damaging Trees at Hidden Valley

Several years ago, it was the gypsy moth caterpillar that threatened the health of the trees throughout the region. Now, another invasive species of insect is causing widespread damage in our area and the impact of this infestation is hitting especially hard at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation. The Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an exotic...

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