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BSA Addresses Gender Identity

As one of America’s largest youth-serving organizations, the Boy Scouts of America continues to work to bring the benefits of our programs to as many children, families and communities as possible. “While we offer a number of programs that serve all youth, Cub Scouting and Boy Scouting are specifically designed to meet the needs of ...

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Chocolatey Caramel Crunch Sold Here Not Part of Voluntary Recall

The Weaver Popcorn Company, which produced the Trail’s End brand popcorn sold by the council this past fall, has informed us that one of their suppliers, the Palmer Candy Company, has voluntarily recalled a limited amount of Trail’s End Chocolatey Caramel Crunch 18 oz. product that it produced for Weaver. The good news for us...

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Modifications to Cub Scout Program Give Den Leaders More Flexibility

The Boy Scouts of America has announced modifications to Cub Scouting that make the program more flexible for busy parents, den leaders and Cubmasters. The BSA gathered feedback from den leaders who had delivered the new Cub Scouting program for a year. What they learned was that some den leaders had difficulty fitting into their...

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Welcome-Tony Panaway Indian Rock District Executive

Anthony “Tony” Panaway joined the New Birth of Freedom team as District Executive for the Indian Rock District on October 10, 2016. Tony is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a concentration in United States History and a Minor in Economics. Though new to the Scouting...

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Crissy’s Place – In Memory of Christine Geesaman

In memory of Christine Geesaman, her Family has made a generous gift of $125,000 to provide a memorial for the continuing contributions of their daughter “Crissy” who served as a Cub Scout Leader, Council Trainer, and Camp Staffer for various councils and camps over numerous years. The New Birth of Freedom Council is honored to...

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Update Your Unit on BeAScout.org

With the start of a new school year just around the corner, many families will be planning for their child’s after-school activities, including Scouting.  BeAScout.org is a great tool to help parents and youth in your area to find your unit, but the information provided for your unit needs to be correct.  Now’s the time...

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Find a Lion Den in your Area

A list of packs approved to participate in the Lion pilot program in the New Birth of Freedom Council has been compiled and sorted by county and school district to make it easy for parents to find out where their kindergartner can join Cub Scouts this year. Whether you are new to scouting or you’ve...

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Welcome Roger Chatell – New Keystone Capital District Director

Roger A. Chatell, currently a Field Director for the National Capital Area Council (headquartered in Bethesda, MD), will become District Director for the Keystone Capital District on August 1, 2016. Roger began his professional Scouting career in September 2001 as a District Executive in Providence, RI.  He became a Senior District Executive in East Hartford,...

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