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BSA Membership Fee Increase Details And FAQ

Over the last few months, we have seen the Scouting community come together, even while physically apart, to bring solutions, relief, and comfort to those in need. From making masks to supporting food banks, Scouting has been a vital partner for communities across the country. The value of Scouting is undeniable for those within the...

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Scout Shops Are Open for In-Store or Curbside Pickup

Both the Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops have reopened as of June 2 and are looking forward to welcoming customers! The Scout Shops are operated by Boy Scouts of America’s National Supply Group and carry a wide variety of BSA supply merchandise, uniforms, literature, and recognitions. Catalog and custom-design orders are also available through the Scout...

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Program Launch Postponed

The 2020 Program Launch that is scheduled for June 3 at Camp Tuckahoe has been postponed. We know that many of you look forward to this event and it is a key event in helping your unit conduct planning for the year.  As the commonwealth moves toward reopening, the current information suggests that we will...

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Guidelines for Unit Meetings in “Yellow” Phase Counties

As counties served by the New Birth of Freedom Council move from the “red” to the “yellow” phase of the Governor’s plan to re-open Pennsylvania, we know that some units are eager to resume Scouting activities.  We have assembled guidance for Scouting units to follow as they consider holding in-person meetings, activities, service projects, and other...

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Guidance on Journey to Excellence

There have been multiple questions about the Journey to Excellence program and how it may be impacted by COVID-19 and the stay-in-place orders and school closings associated with trying to mitigate the spread.    Below is guidance that has been released by the National Council from the National Assessment and Evaluation Committee. “Journey to Excellence ...

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Join Us On May 2 for the BSA’s Nationwide Camp-In

Join us for a day of adventure at the Boy Scouts of America’s Nationwide Camp-In on Saturday, May 2, beginning at 11 AM EDT! From friendly competitions to campfire singalongs, this virtual event will bring the best parts of Scouting to life with activities all can enjoy from their living room or backyard. This event...

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Virtual Camp Card Sale

The 2020 Camp Card Sale has not been what anyone expected it to be.  When we set out on this year’s campaign, we anticipated that it would be like any other year–Scouts being able to sell Camp Cards to be able to earn their way to camp.  With everything going on, we have come up...

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Going the Distance Scouting Academy

We are excited to launch the first feature of our newest #Scoutingathome program–Virtual Merit Badges.  Check out this new resource and check back often as we continue to provide more resources to Scouts and unit leaders as we continue to adjust to #Scoutingathome!...

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