Scout Executive’s Blog

Welcome Back Josh Nimmerichter as Ranger at Camp Tuckahoe

I am pleased to welcome back Josh Nimmerichter, who will be assuming the Facilities Manager/Ranger role at Camp Tuckahoe starting October 18, 2021.  In addition to his work at Tuckahoe, Josh will also oversee maintenance operations at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation. As many Scouters will recall, Josh served as Ranger at Hidden Valley from September...

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Camp Tuckahoe Ranger Scott Holbrook to Retire

With mixed emotions, I wanted to pass along the news to our New Birth of Freedom Council family that Scott Holbrook will be retiring as the ranger at Camp Tuckahoe on January 31, 2022.  Scott has served as the ranger at Tuckahoe since August 1999, and his skills, work ethic, and love of Scouting will...

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Wishing Deb Sweitzer All the Best In Her Retirement

Today, we said goodbye and best wishes in retirement to Deb Sweitzer, the New Birth of Freedom Council’s Accounting Specialist.  Not that she’s counting, but Deb shared that her tenure with the New Birth of Freedom Council and the York-Adams Area Council before that spanned 31 years, 8 months, and 22 days. Deb began her...

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Status of Camp Tuckahoe After Brush Fire on March 14

To our Scouting community: We are sad to report that a brush fire occurred at Camp Tuckahoe on Sunday evening while the property was vacant. We are immensely grateful for the quick response of area fire departments whose efforts contained the fire early Monday morning and saved all buildings from damage. As many of you...

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Service Center Hours Changing Starting December 7; Scout Shop Hours Unchanged

On November 23, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced additional mitigation orders designed to curb the spread of COVID-19. These measures include that “unless impossible, all businesses must conduct their operations remotely, through individual teleworking of their employees. Where telework is impossible, employees may conduct in-person business operations, provided that the business fully complies with this...

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Remembering Don Roseth – Former Council Commissioner and Board Member

With great sadness, we pause to remember and salute the life and volunteer Scouting career of Don Roseth, 91, former Council Commissioner and Executive Board member of the Keystone Area Council.  Don passed away on Tuesday, November 23. Don was a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts of America program for over 50 years. He...

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Camp Tuckahoe Closing Indefinitely to Address Tree Concerns

The health and safety of our Scouts, leaders, and Scouting families is always our highest priority.  This focus has been at the forefront as we have sought to navigate the current COVID-19 pandemic safely.  Now, as we’ve been able to resume some Scouting activities, we face a new health and safety challenge – this time...

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Remembering Cathy Vujasin – With Our Thanks and Gratitude

It is with profound sadness that we fondly remember the life and Scouting career of our friend and colleague Cathleen Jo Vujasin, the Council’s Fundraising Administrative Assistant and longest-tenured member of our support staff.  Cathy, 64, passed away at UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Hospital on Wednesday, September 9. Cathy first started her career with the...

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Welcome Tyler Roman to Our Camping Department

The New Birth of Freedom Council is delighted to welcome our newest staff member, Tyler Roman, as the Administrative Assistant in our Camping Department.   Tyler brings a wealth of Scouting experience to this role, including service as a member of the summer camp staff at Camp Tuckahoe each year since 2014, most recently serving...

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