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COVID Protocols for Service Centers and Scout Shops

The Delta variant is currently the predominant strain of the virus in the United States and its higher transmissibility is fueling a rapid and alarming rise in the COVID case and hospitalization rates around the country and here in south-central Pennsylvania. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that everyone, regardless of vaccination status,...

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Announcing Top Sellers for the 2021 Camp Card Sale

A HUGE THANK YOU and congratulations to everyone that helped to make the 2021 Camp Card Sale a success!  Our generous Camp Card partners helped us to put together 4 AMAZING Camp Cards and our Scouts did a fantastic job selling them!  We are excited about all the benefits this year’s cards provided to our...

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

8/13/21 – As we all have seen throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, public health officials have frequently updated guidelines and mitigation efforts designed to reduce the spread of the virus as conditions change.  The Delta variant is currently the predominant strain of the virus in the United States and its higher transmissibility is fueling a rapid...

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All Hands on Deck for Fall Membership

“All Hands on Deck!” These words are typically associated with an emergency at sea to indicate that all crew members should go to the deck to help.  Though we are not at sea, we are asking all of the Scouters in the New Birth of Freedom Council to respond to our “all hands” call.  ...

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Initial Show and Sell Popcorn and Nuts Due Today

Get your 2021 Popcorn and Nuts Sale started on the right foot by making sure that your Show and Sell Order is placed today, July 26 for August 13 pick up.  Units can place their Show and Sell Orders by clicking here.  If you are having trouble placing your order or have questions about...

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Program Fee Study Report and Webinar Recording

Since January, an ad hoc committee of volunteer leaders from each district in the Council has been meeting to discuss whether to implement a program fee in the New Birth of Freedom Council.  The ad hoc committee decided that implementing a straight across-the-board program fee (an additional fee assessed to every registered member) was not...

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July Council-wide Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the July 2021 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 on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the presentation we would share both...

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Service Centers and Scout Shops Closed July 5

The Mechanicsburg and York Council Service Centers and Scout Shops will be closed on Monday, July 5 to celebrate Independence Day.  Both Scout Shops will be open on Saturday, July 3 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Independence Day, commonly referred to as the Fourth of July, is a time to remember and appreciate our...

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