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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

  • Release of New Journey to Excellence Criteria

    Scouting’s Journey to Excellence (JTE) is the BSA’s planning, performance and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units.  It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. The National Council announced updates to the unit scorecards for 2020 that take into consideration some of the requirement modifications ... Read More »

  • Virtual Program Launch 2020 Resources and Presentations

    Though not the same as our annual in-person event, we had a great time participating in the 2020 Virtual Program Launch.  There was a TON of information shared to help your unit plan for the Scouting year ahead.  Whether you attended or not, check out all of the great information that has been compiled for your unit! Read More »

  • Unit Commissioners

    All Commissioners are Invited to Join Us for the 2020 Commissioner Conference

      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 that face Scouting and our ... Read More »

  • September and October Roundtables Will Be Held Online

      As the new Scouting year and school year quickly approach, we wanted to provide you an update on the council and districts’ plans for roundtable in the upcoming months.  So that unit leaders and district and council volunteers can provide the best roundtable experience possible, it has been decided that the September and October Roundtables will continue to be ... Read More »

  • July 2020 Roundtable Follow Up

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

  • 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 presentation we would share both the slide deck ... 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 »

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