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Harrisburg Senators Scout Night and Sleepover Set for August 13

The New Birth of Freedom Council and the Harrisburg Senators are proud to announce Scout Night 2022.  The annual Scout Night and Sleepover will be held on Saturday, August 13, at FNB Field vs. the Fightin Phils. Game time is 6:00 PM, with the gates opening at 5:00 PM. Warm-up with a pre-game Scout Parade...

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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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13th Annual Sporting Clays Shoot

Mark, your calendar for Thursday, September 15, to attend a fun day of Sporting Clays at Blue Ridge Sportsmans Club in Harrisburg. The New Birth of Freedom Council’s premier Sporting Clays Shoot is ideal for beginners to experienced shooters. At the same time, all event proceeds go towards supporting Scouting programs delivered to over...

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York Revolution Annual Scout Night Coming July 15

The York Revolution’s annual Scout Night sleepover is officially on the schedule for Friday, July 15 when Scouts will have the opportunity to camp overnight in the outfield, which (of course) is very cool. This year we have an exciting Patch Contest! Yes, Scouts can enter their patch design, and the winning design will be...

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Announcing the 2022 Camp Card Sale

It may be cold outside right now, but now is the perfect time to start thinking about Summer Scouting Adventures!  One of the best ways to help your Scouts earn their way to Summer Camp is to participate in the 2022 Camp Card Sale! The Camp Card is a “discount card” that offers deals at...

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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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Citizenship in Society Merit Badge

On November 1, the Boy Scouts of America launched the Citizenship in Society merit badge, its newest merit badge for youth in the Scouts BSA program (ages 11-17). In case you’ve heard rumors or seen early reports on this merit badge before its release, let us offer some clarity on what the Citizenship in Society...

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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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