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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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NBOFC Scout Recognized for the BSA’s Top Eagle Service Project

A moment of inspiration from his eighth-grade honors history class motivated Christopher Adam of Troop 88 in Mechanicsburg, PA, to design and build an Eagle Scout project as a generational tribute to World War II veterans. “The trigger for my wanting to do this is that I was in my eighth-grade honors history class, and...

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BSA Membership Fee Increase Details and FAQ

Over the last year, we have seen the Scouting community come together, even while being physically apart, to bring solutions, relief, and comfort to those in need. Scouting continues to be a vital partner for communities across the country. The value of Scouting is undeniable for those within the program and the greater public, and...

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Restart Scouting Summit Follow Up

The Restart Scouting Summit was a great success!  Whether you were able to join us or not, we want to make sure that your unit has all of the resources and materials necessary to stay active this summer and to plan for an amazing new year of Scouting!  Fall 2021 looks to provide new opportunities...

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Matt Haar Elected as Council President

At the New Birth of Freedom Council’s Annual Business meeting on Tuesday, May 18, Matthew M. Haar was elected as Council President, succeeding William F. McQuade in that role. Matt’s first Scouting experience was as a fourth-grader in Cub Scout Pack 54, chartered to Grace Lutheran Church in Lower Allen Township, Cumberland County.  After earning...

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Service Centers and Scout Shops Closed Memorial Day

The Mechanicsburg and York Service Centers, along with the Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops, will be closed on Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day.   On Memorial Day, we as a country come together to honor and remember our servicemen and women who answered America’s call to service and paid the ultimate price. Memorial Day...

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Silver Beaver Award Recipients Honored At Recognition Dinner

The Silver Beaver Award is presented in recognition of noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by registered Scouters within the territory under the jurisdiction of a local council. The award is the highest that a local council can present and must be approved by the National Court of Honor.  As part of the Council’s...

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May Council-Wide Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the May 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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