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Lions Pilot Criteria and Commitment Form – Due by July 31

At this year’s Program Launch, the Lion Pilot Criteria and Commitment form were released. Again, Lions is a program for Kindergarten aged boys at participating Cub Scout units. Packs need to turn in this paperwork as soon as possible so that the unit may be considered for participation. All interested units must submit the form...

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Membership Growth and more in the Council’s 2015 Annual Report

In an effort to be good stewards of our donors’ dollars, the 2015 New Birth of Freedom Council Annual Report is being made available electronically. It can be viewed on any device, but we recommended viewing it on a computer screen. Whether this is your first interaction with our Council or you’re a long-time supporter,...

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Camp Card Sale Updates

Scouts throughout the New Birth of Freedom Council are selling “Camp Cards” this spring to help earn their way to camp this summer! The Camp Card sale is designed to help units earn money to help their Scouts to be able to afford to go to summer camp, a high adventure base or Cub Scout...

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Dr. Kevin Mosser Elected As Council President

  At the council’s annual business meeting on Tuesday, May 17, Dr. Kevin H. Mosser was elected as President of the New Birth of Freedom Council.  As council president, Dr. Mosser serves as the top volunteer leader in the council and will give leadership to the effective operations of Scouting locally.  He serves as chair...

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2016 Council Recognition Dinner Recap

The New Birth of Freedom Council’s 2016 annual volunteer recognition dinner was held at Camp Tuckahoe on Monday, May 2.  The highlight of the evening was honoring five outstanding Scouters with the Silver Beaver Award, the highest recognition that may be bestowed by a council to one of its volunteers....

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Emerald Ash Borer Severely Damaging Trees at Hidden Valley

Several years ago, it was the gypsy moth caterpillar that threatened the health of the trees throughout the region. Now, another invasive species of insect is causing widespread damage in our area and the impact of this infestation is hitting especially hard at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation. The Emerald ash borer (EAB) is an exotic...

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PA Child Protective Services Law and its Impact on Scouting Volunteers

The Pennsylvania Child Protective Services Law was amended effective July 1, 2015 (Act 15 of 2015). This law is applicable to all youth serving organizations in Pennsylvania. Council volunteers, registered and unregistered, may be affected in two ways: 1) more individuals are now mandated child abuse reporters; and 2) more persons are required to provide...

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