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Experts Provide Support for Coping with COVID-19

We’re a few months into coping with the COVID-19 pandemic — though it probably feels like so much longer. Your Scouts’ summer adventures might have been canceled; you might feel frustrated navigating life at home or going out in public; you might be examining your and your family’s mental health like never before. The Boy ...

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Remembering Jack Carr – With Thanks and Appreciation

It is with great sadness that we remember and salute the life and Scouting career of Malcolm “Jack” F. Carr, Jr., 68, who died on Saturday, August 8, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jack served as Scout Executive of the former Keystone Area Council from 1999-2010 and he was the New Birth of Freedom...

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All Commissioners are Invited to Join Us for the 2020 Commissioner Conference

Unit Commissioners

  The Council Commissioner Cabinet would like to invite all registered Commissioners to join us September 1 at 7pm for a Virtual Commissioner Conference.  Unfortunately, our May, in-person conference was canceled due to COVID-19 but the cabinet feels it important for us to have an opportunity to connect and address the numerous changes and challenges...

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September and October Roundtables Will Be Held Online

  As the new Scouting year and school year quickly approach, we wanted to provide you an update on the council and districts’ plans for roundtable in the upcoming months.  So that unit leaders and district and council volunteers can provide the best roundtable experience possible, it has been decided that the September and October...

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Understanding the Churchill Plan and What It Means for Scouting

In 2019, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the BSA asked six teams of volunteers and professionals from the local, area, regional and national level – including current or recent youth members and subject-matter experts – to develop plans on how to optimize the BSA for success in key areas based on input provided by...

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Tell Us Why You Love Scouting – “Scout Me In” Video Contest

We would like to invite all Scouts to consider taking part in our Scout Me In Video Contest!  Share a short video letting us know why you love Scouting.  The best videos will be shared on social media and with youth in our communities that are looking to join Scouting programs.  Each Scout who submits...

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Impact of PA’s Latest COVID-19 Mitigation Orders on Scouting Activities

On July 15, in response to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases in the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Health Secretary Rachel Levine issued new targeted mitigation orders that will directly impact meetings and other Scouting activities. Among the various measures announced by Governor Wolf and Secretary Levine, indoor events and gatherings of...

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July 2020 Roundtable Follow Up

Thank you to everyone that joined us for the July 2020 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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