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Actions We’re Taking Regarding the Coronavirus

Dear New Birth of Freedom Council Scouting Family, As always, your safety and the safety of all our members, volunteers, and employees are our top priority. We know there are questions and concerns about how COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, that will affect local Scouting programs in the New Birth of Freedom Council. Please...

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An Important Update Regarding the BSA’s Filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Dear New Birth of Freedom Scouting Family, Today, the national organization of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue to carry out Scouting’s mission for years to come. I want to highlight important...

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2021 National Scout Jamboree is coming!

The Scouting event of a lifetime is coming – July 21st-30th 2021, and it’s time to sign up and get ready! Join over 40,000 Scouts and Venturers from around the world for a mind-blasting and fun experience. The 2021 theme, “Face The Challenge,” speaks to the fact that nothing is impossible for our prepared Scouts!...

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Silver Beaver Nominations Due By March 2, 2020

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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Local Webelos Scout Hopes to Name 2020 Mars Rover

Eamon Reilly, a 10-year-old Webelos Scout in Pack 67 (chartered to the Dover Lions Club), is one of nine potential semifinalists in NASA’s “Name the Rover” contest.  More than 28,000 students around the country sent in essays hoping to name the 2020 Mars Rover. Eamon hopes to make space history with his idea of naming...

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BSA Names Roger C. Mosby as New CEO and President

The National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has named Roger C. Mosby as the organization’s CEO and President after a focused search, which was initiated when former CEO and President Michael B. Surbaugh retired after a tenure of more than four years. “As the BSA moves through an extraordinary time of...

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When is Scout Sunday 2020? What about Scout Sabbath and Scout Jumuah?

When it comes to the Scout Law, last is certainly not least. Being “reverent” is a year-round part of a Scout’s life, but there’s one time each year when the connection between Scouting and faith takes on even more significance. It’s Scout Sunday, held every February. The annual celebration gives Scouts a highly visible way to...

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Welcome Michael Adelberg as Heritage Trails District Executive

We’re excited to introduce Michael Adelberg as District Executive for the Heritage Trails District.  Michael is a retired career Army officer who was most recently stationed at the United States Army War College in Carlisle from 2014 until his retirement earlier this year. Michael brings his 25 years of leadership and problem-solving experience to his...

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