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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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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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Edward R. Norford Memorial Boy Scout Golf Classic

YOU DESERVE IT! That’s right; you deserve it!  Come on out and treat yourself to a fabulous day of Golf on Monday, August 22!   This year the New Birth of Freedom Council will host the Edward R. Norford Memorial Boy Scout Golf Classic at the Carlisle Country Club in Carlisle.  Enjoy lunch, greens fees, golf...

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How President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Inspired our Council’s Name

    On this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered a 2-minute, 272-word speech at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetary in Gettysburg. His remarks that day became known as the Gettysburg Address – one of the most famous speeches in American history.   We drew inspiration from President Lincoln’s words in choosing...

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A New Opportunity to Fund Eagle Scout Service Projects

Through the generosity of the Adams County Community Foundation’s Shirley Smith Youth Service Fund, prospective Eagle Scouts now have a new potential source of funding for their Eagle Scout Service Projects. Eagle Scout candidates from anywhere in the New Birth of Freedom Council can apply for up to 75% of the cost to do their...

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Special Rendezvous CSPs and Lodge Flaps Now Available

Unfortunately, due to shipping delays, the special Rendezvous-themed Council Shoulder Patches and Lodge Flap didn’t arrive in time for the event.  But they’re here now, and we’d like to see them flying out the door as special keepsakes of that amazing weekend. There are two different versions of the special Council Shoulder Patches available.  The...

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