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Good Friday and Easter Weekend Hours

  The Mechanicsburg and York Service Centers, along with both Scout Shops, will be closed on Friday, March 29, in observance of Good Friday.   The Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops will be open on Saturday, March 30, for their regular business hours.   Thank you....

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Watch the Recording of the January 4 Council-Wide Roundtable

If you missed our council-wide roundtable on January 4, you can watch the recording above.  Our apologies for the delay in posting this. If you want to jump to a specific topic covered on the agenda, the starting time in the video is listed below: 2023 Year-End Membership Recap (3:24) Upcoming Training Opportunities (11:14) Fundraising...

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Presidents Day February 19 – Service Centers and Scout Shops Closed

On Monday, February 19, the Mechanicsburg and York Council Service Centers and both Scout Shops will be closed to commemorate the Presidents Day holiday. Here’s a Presidents Day trivia question – which U.S. president was the first one who was a Scout as a youth? The answer – John F. Kennedy. He was a member...

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Register Now for the University of Scouting

Join us for the University of Scouting on Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Lower Dauphin Middle School in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania. Hosted by the New Birth of Freedom Council, it is open to all Scouters, Venturers, and older Scouts. This training event is packed full of supplemental pieces of training...

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Thanksgiving Week Service Centers and Scout Shops Schedule

The Mechanicsburg and York Service Centers, along with both Scout Shops, will be closed on Thursday, November 23, and Friday, November 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops will be open for the normal operating hours on Saturday, November 25. We wish everyone in the New Birth of Freedom Council’s Scouting...

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October 5, 2023 Virtual Council-Wide Roundtable Recording

The topics covered during the October 5, 2023, Virtual Council-Wide Roundtable are listed below, along with the timestamp for that topic in the recording. Safety Moment – Behavior Around Campfires (4:02) Wizard Safari in Review (5:34) 2024 Summer Camp Reservations (9:32) 2024 Philmont Contingent (10:28) Klondike Derby Cabin Reservations (11:08) Wilderness Survival Weekend – October...

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