Pioneer District

The Pioneer District serves Scouting families in Cumberland and York counties.  The Pioneer District provides opportunities for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, and Venturing Scouts in Camp Hill, Carlisle, Cumberland Valley, East Pennsboro, Mechanicsburg, Northern York County, South Middlteton, and West Shore.

Pioneer District News

  • 5 Things Your Unit Can Do to Recruit More Scouts

    Whether you are a Pack, Troop, Crew, or Ship here are 5 great ideas of what you can do now to help recruit new Scouts into your program! Option 1: If you HAVEN’T held your unit’s recruitment night(s) yet: Activate your parents!  Energetic, engaged parents will be a big boost to your recruitment efforts. Reach out to your neighborhood school. … Read More »

  • Friendstorming – Inviting Friends to Join Your Unit

    Covid took a big bite out of our membership last year, but if each of us grabs an oar – remember our nautically themed “All Hands on Deck” membership plan? – we can turn that ship around and make this a great membership year.   We had some units that had an awesome September! Special congrats to: Battlefield Pack 88 … Read More »

  • Register to Attend the October Council-Wide Roundtable

    The New Birth of Freedom Council will be holding our first Council-wide Virtual Roundtable this fall on October 7 at 7:00pm.  For the 2021-22 Scouting year, we will hold a combination of virtual and in-person Roundtable meetings (see the schedule below).  The October Roundtable will feature training for the 2022 Recharter Process.  This is an extremely important Roundtable for the … Read More »

  • Sharing September – Council Membership Minute

      Restoring membership to healthy levels is the top priority for the council this year, so each month we will be offering a quick tip to help your unit achieve its recruiting goals. This month’s tip is sharing. Sharing September, you can call it. Did you know that most Scouts joined because of someone they know? It’s true. That’s why … Read More »

  • Popcorn and Nuts Sale Off to a Great Start

    The 2021 Popcorn and Nuts sale is off to a great start!  We are excited to share that both our new vendor, Pecatonica River Popcorn, and our returning vendor Whitley’s Nuts were able to deliver all of their product and orders on schedule for distribution.  All of the products shipped as promised and made for a smooth start! We are … Read More »

  • Top Priority for the New Birth of Freedom Council – A Message from Council President Matt Haar

    To Our New Birth of Freedom Scouting family, We are facing an unprecedented situation, and I’m asking for your help. Last year, due to the Covid pandemic, our Cub Scout membership dropped by 42 percent. Let that sink in. In a single year, we lost almost half of our Cub Scouts. For the first time in history, we actually have … Read More »

  • Announcing Top Sellers for the 2021 Camp Card Sale

    A HUGE THANK YOU and congratulations to everyone that helped to make the 2021 Camp Card Sale a success!  Our generous Camp Card partners helped us to put together 4 AMAZING Camp Cards and our Scouts did a fantastic job selling them!  We are excited about all the benefits this year’s cards provided to our local Scouts and units. A … Read More »

  • All Hands on Deck for Fall Membership

    “All Hands on Deck!” These words are typically associated with an emergency at sea to indicate that all crew members should go to the deck to help.  Though we are not at sea, we are asking all of the Scouters in the New Birth of Freedom Council to respond to our “all hands” call.   In 2020, COVID-19 devastated our … Read More »

  • Initial Show and Sell Popcorn and Nuts Due Today

    Get your 2021 Popcorn and Nuts Sale started on the right foot by making sure that your Show and Sell Order is placed today, July 26 for August 13 pick up.  Units can place their Show and Sell Orders by clicking here.  If you are having trouble placing your order or have questions about your order, please contact any member … Read More »

  • Program Fee Study Report and Webinar Recording

    Since January, an ad hoc committee of volunteer leaders from each district in the Council has been meeting to discuss whether to implement a program fee in the New Birth of Freedom Council.  The ad hoc committee decided that implementing a straight across-the-board program fee (an additional fee assessed to every registered member) was not the best approach for our … Read More »

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