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Scoutreach Program Job Opportunities

Scoutreach Program Job Opportunities in York and Harrisburg! Are you an energetic and passionate individual who loves Scouting and would like to make a difference in the lives of boys and girls and young men and women?  If this sounds like you, the New Birth of Freedom Council has openings in its Scoutreach Program Staff...

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Camp Card Order System is Live

The 2019 Camp Card Order system is now available for units to order cards.  Camp Card Orders are due on February 14.  If you haven’t signed up for the sale yet, you can do so when you place your order!  The Camp Card Sale is a great way for Scouts to earn their way to...

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Membership Growth in 2018!

The New Birth of Freedom Council, BSA is happy to share that we served more Scouts and Scouting families in 2018 than we did in 2017.  Through our Scouting volunteers, our council strives daily to fulfill the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, which is to “prepare young people to make ethical and moral...

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Silver Beaver Nominations Due By March 1, 2019

The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. This award is presented to adults who have significantly contributed to the Scouting program over a longer period of time in a manner showing an exceptional personal commitment to youth and Scouting.  The award...

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What You Need to Know About the BSA’s Financial Situation

By now, many of you have probably seen or heard the recent news reports speculating that the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America (“National BSA”) is considering filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, which allows reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. National BSA has shared with all local councils that...

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Scouts BSA Troops – Everything to get one started

On February 1, 2019, Scouts BSA will officially become the name of the BSA program for young men and women ages 11 to 18.  Girls will officially be able to join at that point as part of an all-girl troop, but you don’t have to wait until then to get a troop started.  Find out...

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2019 Merit Badge Colleges and Registration

Newville Merit Badge College

There are many great opportunities to participate in a Merit Badge College in 2019.  Below is a link to each of the Council-approved merit badge colleges along with the information on how to register!  All Merit Badge College Registration in 2019 is accessed through Tentaroo!  You will need to create an account before you...

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2018 Scouting for Food and Shelter Drive Participation

The 2018 Scouting for Food and Shelter Drive has concluded.  Thank you to all of the units and community members that helped to make this service project, which is the largest single project in the council, a great success!   For all of those units that participated, please be sure to complete the Scouting for ...

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