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Welcome Back to Scouting Events

  Announcing our Welcome Back to Scouting events!  These events are open to Scouts and families that left Scouting during the pandemic, youth and families that are interested in joining Scouting, and Scouts who are currently in our program.  These events are designed to be FUN and to welcome everyone back.  If you haven’t been...

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April 2022 Council-Wide Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the April 2022 Council-wide Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get a lot of good information. We shared that during the presentation we would share both the slide deck and the recording from the meeting.  A...

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Be Prepared for High Adventure

Summary High-adventure trips are intended to deliver wilderness and learning adventures that last a lifetime. Being both medically and physically prepared for these trips will help ensure they are as safe and enjoyable as they are memorable. While this is true for all Scouts, it is especially critical for adult leaders to be prepared! General...

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Camp Tuckahoe Safe and Open – Timber Harvest Update

Camp Tuckahoe is open and ready to welcome you and your Scouts back! Today we had a chance to catch up with Dr. David Foster from Messiah University.  A year after work started to remove unsafe trees from Camp Tuckahoe, Dr. Foster provides an update on the project and what you should expect when you...

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Register to Attend the April Council-wide Roundtable

The New Birth of Freedom Council will be holding a Council-wide Virtual Roundtable on April 7 at 7:00pm.  The Roundtable will feature a ton of great information (see the list below).  Roundtable is open to any adult, parent, or volunteer who would like to find out more about supporting and growing our local Scouting programs....

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Scout Day at the Orioles Coming June 5

Our neighbors at the Baltimore Area Council are offering special Scout Day at Camden Yards pricing for all Scouts and their families on Sunday, June 5.  Group purchases made as a Pack or Troop will be assigned tickets in the same seating area.  Individual ticket purchases will be assigned as seats are available.  Seating locations...

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Upgrading How We’re Managing PA Volunteer Clearances

Creating the safest possible environment for our youth members is a top priority for the New Birth of Freedom Council.  Background checks of registered adult volunteers are essential tools in that effort.  In addition to the criminal background check conducted by the national office of the BSA for any adult seeking to register with the...

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Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for Unit Meetings, Activities and Outings

03/02/22 – Last Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eased mask recommendations for the vast majority of the United States under a new framework to monitor COVID-19 that immediately affects about 70 percent of Americans. Instead of focusing on eliminating the transmission of the virus, the new framework is aimed at preventing...

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