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Preserving Wizard Ranch for Future Generations of Scouts

The New Birth of Freedom Council is currently working with the Lancaster County Conservancy on a planned sale of Wizard Ranch to the Conservancy that would convey ownership of the property to the Conservancy but still preserve Wizard Ranch for use by future generations of Scouts and the general public....

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Welcoming Young Women to Cub Scouts

As you know, the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America recently made a unanimous decision to welcome girls to our iconic programs, based on feedback from the Scouting community and an understanding that the character and leadership qualities our programs develop, grounded in the Scout Oath and Law, are as relevant and...

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2018 Merit Badge Colleges and Registration

There are many great opportunities to participate in a Merit Badge College in 2018.  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 2018 is accessed through Tentaroo!  You will need to create an account before you...

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Scouting for Food

This weekend is Scouting for Food pick up!  Scouting for Food is the single largest service project conducted by the New Birth of Freedom Council.  Each year we tally the contribution that Scouting has made to fight hunger in our communities.  Units can share their results using the Scouting for Food Participant Roster Form....

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2018 Internet Rechartering

The 2018 Rechartering cycle has started.  Unit codes and packets were made available at October Roundtables.  Follow the link to read more about the changes for this year’s recharter cycle....

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2017 Membership Fee Increase Announced

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. To do this — while delivering the nation’s foremost youth development program — the BSA must remain vigilant in controlling...

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Important Youth Protection Training Update

Effective September 1, 2017, Youth Protection Training will be required for all adult leaders at the time of registration. Paper applications from new leaders must be accompanied by a Youth Protection Training completion certificate, which must be filed with the application. Because completion of YPT is now required for all leaders at the time of...

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