• Welcome New Cub Scouts!

    For boys and girls in grades K-5, Cub Scouts means fun, learning, adventure, and time with friends and family. Go to beascout.org to find Cub Scout packs near you.

  • Ready to Recharter?

    You're ready to dive right in. But before you begin, we've assembled resources for charter processors to review to help make things go just right.

  • Summer Camp Adventures Await

    Outstanding summer camp programs are available for Scouts of all ages at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation and Camp Tuckahoe. Find out more ...

  • Pennsylvania Volunteer Background Checks

    Our Council has launched a new PA clearances management system to assist our units in managing these PA-mandates clearances more effectively for their leaders and parents.

  • Gettysburg Heritage Trails Program

    Learn how the three days of the Battle of Gettysburg altered the course of the Civil War and our nation's future.

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

  • Cumberland County Friends of Scouting Breakfast

    Each year the Pioneer District selects and honors an established leader in Cumberland County who conducts their professional and personal life following the Scout Oath and Law precepts. This year the Pioneer District will celebrate Scouting and Keith A. Clark, Chairman of SHUMAKER WILLIAMS, PC, in Camp Hill, PA, for his outstanding leadership and service to the community at the … Read More »

  • Citizenship in Society Merit Badge

    On November 1, the Boy Scouts of America launched the Citizenship in Society merit badge, its newest merit badge for youth in the Scouts BSA program (ages 11-17). In case you’ve heard rumors or seen early reports on this merit badge before its release, let us offer some clarity on what the Citizenship in Society merit badge is. All key … 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 »

  • 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 »

  • July Council-wide Roundtable Follow Up

    Thank you to everyone that joined us for the July 2021 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 »

  • March 2021 Council-wide Roundtable Follow Up

    Thank you to everyone that joined us for the March 2021 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 »

  • Earn Your Way to Camp with the best Camp Card EVER!

    The 2o21 Camp Card is just what your unit and Scouts need to earn their way to Summer Camp!  With 4 versions of the card, an additional 4th break-off tab, and more offers than ever, these cards will practically sell themselves.  Sign your unit up today to participate in our in-person and contactless sale options! Read More »

  • Roundtables Announced for March and April

    In doing our part to help with COVID-19 mitigation efforts, we are planning that the March and April Roundtables will continue to be virtual. Thank you to everyone that has contributed to or participated in Roundtable in 2020.  We look forward to continuing to provide the best content possible for 2021 with the hopes that vaccine distribution continues and we … Read More »

  • Announcing 2021 Community Blood Drives

    The New Birth of Freedom Council is exciting to announce the 2021 Community Blood Drive program to serve our community needs. Click here. Read More »

  • January 2021 Council-Wide Roundtable Follow Up

    Thank you to everyone that joined us for the January 2021 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 »

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