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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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My Eagle Hub Launch

The New Birth of Freedom Council is excited to launch “My Eagle Hub.”  Life Scouts looking to submit a project proposal, Eagle Candidates looking to submit completed workbooks, and Scouts, Venturers, or Sea Scouts needed to file extensions, can find all of that information in one place.  ...

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Scouting Cares

Many Scouting families are wondering how they can help while being safe and following the governor’s order to stay at home.  Consider joining us in our Scouting Cares Service Project.  We are compiling a list of emergency personnel, first responders, and healthcare workers who we can thank and brighten their day.  Join us in thanking...

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April 2020 Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the April 2020 Council-wide Virtual 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 said during the presentation that we would...

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Council Volunteer Banquet and District Receptions Postponed

The Volunteer Banquet and District Receptions are a time where say thank you to our Volunteers.     However, it is also our duty to keep our volunteers safe.  As of now, this means postponing large events that would promote the spread of COVID19 – like the Volunteer Banquet.  There is not currently a new date...

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A Letter to Our Scouting Family

Greetings from New Birth of Freedom Council With everything going on, we wanted to send a note out to all volunteers and unit leaders in the New Birth of Freedom Council.  Because, in our Scouting efforts to serve God, family, community, and country, all aspects of how we serve must be adjusted. We’re all facing...

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