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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

  • Beat the Fee Summer Membership Campaign

    The National Council announced that the National Registration Fee will increase effective August 1, 2020 for all new members and will impact all current members during recharter.  Since COVID-19 ruined most Spring Recruitment plans, we are inviting you to join our July campaign to “Beat the Fee!” Any new Scout that joins any Scouting program before August 1 SAVES $22.50 ... Read More »

  • June 2020 Roundtable Follow Up

    Thank you to everyone that joined us for the June 2020 Council-wide Virtual Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the prevention we would share both the slide deck ... Read More »

  • Day and Twilight Camps Canceled

    To the New Birth of Freedom Council Scouting Family: It is with great sadness that we inform you that, after a thorough review, the New Birth of Freedom Council has been compelled to also suspend our summer Day Camp and Twilight Camp Programs as scheduled for the 2020 season.  The Council Executive Committee unanimously reached this difficult decision after additional ... Read More »

  • Program Launch Postponed

    The 2020 Program Launch that is scheduled for June 3 at Camp Tuckahoe has been postponed. We know that many of you look forward to this event and it is a key event in helping your unit conduct planning for the year.  As the commonwealth moves toward reopening, the current information suggests that we will not be permitted to host ... Read More »

  • Guidelines for Unit Meetings in “Yellow” Phase Counties

    As counties served by the New Birth of Freedom Council move from the “red” to the “yellow” phase of the Governor’s plan to re-open Pennsylvania, we know that some units are eager to resume Scouting activities.  We have assembled guidance for Scouting units to follow as they consider holding in-person meetings, activities, service projects, and other Scouting events.   Read More »

  • Day Camp and Twilight Camp Payment Deadline and Decision Extended

    Day Camp and Twilight Camp Payment Deadline and Decision Extended As noted in the May 13 announcement about resident camp, the Executive Committee elected to make decisions on resident camp independent of day and twilight camps.  These camps are still ON as scheduled.  In an effort to provide some Cub Scout experience, the New Birth of Freedom Council has engaged ... Read More »

  • Cumberland County Friends of Scouting Breakfast Rescheduled for September 10

    The 2020 Cumberland County Friends of Scouting breakfast honoring Max J. Hempt has been rescheduled for September 10, 2020.   Read More »

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