Training News

Minor Modifications to Scouts BSA Rank Requirements

In 2021, all outdoor-related rank advancement requirements were reviewed and realigned based on guidance from the National Outdoor Ethics and Conservation Subcommittee. These adjustments will help more effectively build a Scout’s outdoor ethics knowledge and align with the information in the Scouts BSA Handbook and Fieldbook. The requirements are now built in a logical way...

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Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Becomes Eagle Required July 1, 2022

Starting July 1, 2022, the merit badge will be required for any youth seeking to achieve the prestigious Eagle Scout rank.  Scouts who complete ALL of their requirements for Eagle, including their Eagle Scout project need to be completed on or before June 30, 2022, may earn the Citizenship in Society Merit Badge but are...

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Citizenship in Society Merit Badge Counselor Fourth Orientation Opportunity

  Special Counselor Orientation July 7  at 7:30pm to 9pm via Zoom Conducted by Ann Perrone, National Service Territory Chair for Diversity and Inclusion Orientation session for those applying or preparing to present the Citizenship in Society Merit Badge. This 90-minute session includes an overview of the material, suggestions on ways to facilitate this badge,...

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2022 Commissioner Conference

Unit Commissioners

The Council Commissioner Cabinet would like to invite all Commissioners and District Membership Volunteers to participate in this year’s Commissioner Conference, May 3 at 7:00pm at the Camp Tuckahoe Dining Hall!  We are excited to invite everyone to an in-person event once again.  This year’s event will also include an Ice Cream Social starting at...

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Culinary Arts at the University of Scouting

Courses are filling up at the University of Scouting, plenty of room in many courses, but some close to filling up.  The two most popular courses are Cool Tips for Cooking Outdoors and Dutch Oven Cooking.  Learn some new tricks of the trade for cooking new delectable edibles on your unit’s next campout. We will...

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Den Chief Training at the University of Scouting!

A half day program for youth interested in becoming Den Chiefs. This training is designed for older Scouts that want to work with Cub Scout dens to assist the den leader. Interactive games and activities will make this program lot of fun. Conducted by a Wood Badge course director, so a singular opportunity for any...

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IOLS Required Training for Scoutmasters

One Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills (IOLS) course remains before rechartering, so if your troop’s Scoutmaster is not fully trained, this is last chance to take it so your troop can renew for 2022. IOLS is a requirement to be fully trained in the Scoutmaster and assistant Scoutmaster positions. Upcoming course: November 5-6 at Hidden ...

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2022 University of Scouting

Join us for the University of Scouting on Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 8:15 am to 4:00 pm, at Bishop McDevitt High School at 1 Crusader Way in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Hosted by the New Birth of Freedom Council, it is open to all Scouters, Venturers, and older Scouts.  This training event is packed full of...

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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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May BALOO and IOLS Courses Canceled

With the extension of business closures due to the spread of COVID-19, our camping facilities will be closed through the month of May.  As a result, the May BALOO and IOLS courses are canceled.  We encourage you to switch your reservation to a future course. All of our training courses are available here.  Additionally,...

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