With the extension of business closures due to the spread of COVID-19, our camping facilities will be closed through the month of April and service centers until the governor’s order is lifted. As a result, the April BALOO and IOLS courses are canceled. We encourage you to switch your reservation to a future course. All...Read More »
College of Commissioner Science Evening Courses Tuesdays March 10, 2020 & March 24 April 14, 2020 7pm till 9pm MARCH 24’S COURSE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 14 AND WILL BE HELD AT THE MECHANICSBURG SERVICE CENTER Bethany Village, 325 Wesley Drive, West Campus, Maple Wood Assisted Living Center, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 Courses offered by...Read More »
The New Birth of Freedom Council offers several PA Hunter and Trapper Courses each year. This is the course that you must take before you can purchase your PA hunting license and you must be 11 years old or older on the date of the class. There is no charge to attend & bringing a...Read More »
Level 1 Instructor Certification Course provides graduates the necessary tools to maintain a high level of safety both on and off the archery range and ensures that minimum standards for archery instruction are consistently taught to provide for the safety and enjoyment of the participants, instructors and spectators. Level 1 Instructors are well prepared to...Read More »
Climbing Instructor Course The New Birth of Freedom Council will be offering Climbing/COPE Instructor training courses over two weekends (May 8-10 and May 29-31) at Hidden Valley and Camp Tuckahoe for volunteers, particularly for those individuals who have an interest in staffing council-level climbing events. Class size is limited to 12 participants both weekends. COPE...Read More »
The BIT Course is designed to teach you how to setup and conduct NRA basic firearms courses.
There is no firearm shooting involved in this course. This course is for Scouters and is provided for those leaders who will be serving as firearm instructors at Scout shooting events. *Note: if you take another firearms instructor...
Fishing offers a great opportunity for Scout recruitment and retention; however, it needs YOU as a Fishing Champion within your council. The course is designed to qualify volunteers for improving the Outdoor Program in their Council through the utilization of Fishing programs. The Certified Angling Instructor (CAI) course is a program within the National Boy...Read More »
The New Birth of Freedom Council will be offering Climbing/COPE Instructor training courses over two weekends (May 8-10 and May 29-31) at Hidden Valley and Camp Tuckahoe for volunteers, particularly for those individuals who have an interest in staffing council-level climbing events. Class size is limited to 12 participants both weekends. COPE & Climbing Foundations...Read More »
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Welcome to the Shooting Sports Information Page. Here you will find updates & information regarding Scouting shooting sports. Watch this page for information regarding Scout related: merit badges, events, safety, training, & opportunities
In Scouting events and activities, the BSA’s primary consideration is the safety of its youth and adult members. To achieve that goal,...