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Service Centers and Scout Shops to Remain Closed Indefinitely

Dear New Birth of Freedom Council Scouting Family, As you likely already know, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has directed all “non-life-sustaining” businesses to close to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  In accordance with that directive, the Mechanicsburg and York Service Centers and Scout Shops will remain closed indefinitely until Gov. Wolf rescinds...

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Scouting at Home Hub

Welcome to the New Birth of Freedom Council’s “Hub” for sharing information to our Scouting family as we continue to adapt to delivering Scouting’s programs in safe, fun, and inventive ways.  We hope that you will find this information helpful and invite you to share it with other Scouts, Scouting families, and anyone looking for...

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2020 Camp Card Sale Update

Updated 3-25-20 The 2020 Camp Card Sale had a rocky start as the spread of the coronavirus led to closures shortly after the cards arrived.  Our priority is to make sure that all Scouts and their families are safe and healthy and events and activities do not jeopardize either.  Many units have questions about this...

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Learn. Challenge. Lead. – Building your Unit Leadership

As we are all impacted by restrictions from the COVID-19 virus, let’s take this opportunity to polish our skills as leaders this month and take advantage of some free online training offered by the BSA.  Set aside a few hours each week and before you know it, you’ll be fully up to speed and ready...

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#Scoutingathome with the New Birth of Freedom Council

As school closures enter the second week, we have connected with some great Scouters to bring families and Scout leaders thoughts of what you can do with your Scouts at home.  Watch these videos with your Scouts and family or plan to turn them into a great activity that you can do at home.  ...

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Conducting Virtual Scouting Meetings

Can my unit/patrol/den conduct virtual meetings?  YES!! With an uncertain timeline for when regular meetings will resume, the question has come up about units being able to conduct virtual meetings.  Can a unit conduct a virtual meeting?  Yes.  Before you get started though it is important that both leaders and Scouts are familiar with the...

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Rank Advancement and the Coronavirus (COVID 19)

There have been numerous questions raised about how advancement will be impacted if the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to interrupt a unit’s ability to have Scouting Programs.  There are ways that the program and advancement can continue.  Please, read the information below.  You can also download this document and share it with others. Questions and Answers...

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30 Day Scouting Challenge

Looking for a fun way to keep your Scout’s Cub Scout Skills sharp?  Check out these awesome 30 Day Challenges!  These challenges are simple and easy to do as a family!  Share pictures to your family and friends of you and your family completing the challenges! Each Cub Scout Rank has a great, age-appropriate challenge...

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Carlisle Merit Badge College Weekend 2 – Postponed

With the circumstances surrounding the coronavirus, St. Patrick’s School is no longer available to us on April 4.  A back-up date of May 2 was reserved for the college in the event that inclement weather had forced a similar postponement.  Therefore, the second session of the Carlisle Merit Badge College is tentatively rescheduled to be...

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