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BSA Membership Fees Increase Likely for 2020

Earlier this week, the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America notified all local councils that a membership fee increase for youth members and adult leaders is likely.  These new fees would take effect as of January 1, 2020.  This anticipated change is due to the significant cost increase of the liability insurance the...

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Seeking Prayers for Jack Carr’s Recovery

To the New Birth of Freedom Council Scouting Family, Earlier this week, I was incredibly saddened to hear the news that Jack Carr, former Scout Executive of the Keystone Area Council and the first Director of Development for the New Birth of Freedom Council, has recently been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.   Jack,...

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Announcing 2019 University of Scouting

Save the date for November 16, 2019 for University of Scouting.  With over 90 different Scouting courses being offered there is something for everyone.  Check out all of this year’s great information.  Registration opens on September 1....

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Scout Day on Facebook

  We are excited about all of the Scouting adventures that wait for the 2019-20 Scouting year ahead and we are hope that you are too!  Summer is quickly coming to a close and we are entering the time of year when families are planning what activities that they will be involved with this fall...

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Internet Advancement 2.0

Internet Advancement 2.0 has been officially released for units that have not made the switch to Scoutbook.  The old Internet Advancement system has officially been retired for everyone except for Exploring units.  Internet Advancement 2.0 is the official name of Scoutbook Lite.  For those of you who have been following these upcoming changes, Internet Advancement...

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National Night Out…A time for your Pack to shine!

National Night Out…A time for your Pack to shine!  On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, communities across the country will celebrate National Night Out (NNO). NNO is an annual community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, and more caring places to live.  This is also a perfect opportunity for...

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William McQuade Elected Council President

At the New Birth of Freedom Council’s Annual Business meeting on Tuesday, May 21, William F. McQuade was elected as Council President, succeeding Dr. Kevin H. Mosser in that role. In his professional life, Bill recently accepted a new position as Vice President Sector Service for the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), based in Arlington,...

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Council Volunteer Recognition Banquet and District Receptions In Review

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, the New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA celebrated the many accomplishments of its members in 2018, culminating in the presentation of this year’s Silver Beaver Class.   This year’s event, which was completely reimagined from prior years, was held at the Scottish Rite Cathedral and Masonic Temple in Harrisburg.  More...

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