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Welcome to the Heritage Trails District Webpage.  Here you can find up to date information for all district events, fundraisers, and announcements.  Check back frequently for updates or Check us out on Facebook!


Michael Adelberg, Heritage Trails District Executive

Al Gohn, District Chairman

Brian Alpaugh, District Commissioner





Heritage Trails District News

  • 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 »

  • Sign Up Today for Rendezvous The Dragon’s Quest

    September 24-26 the New Birth of Freedom will host a council-wide camporee at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation for Scouts of all ages.  Join us for this exciting event which features a medieval theme, The Dragon’s Quest!  Find out more about how to participate in this exciting program! 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 »

  • Become a part of history, Class of 2021 Eagle Scouts

    Time is ticking…To become a member of this year’s Eagle Scout Class and a part of history, Scouts, BSA who have completed their Board of Review between October 1, 2020, and September 30, 2021, will receive an invitation along with their Scoutmaster to attend the dinner on Tuesday, November 23, at the Hershey Lodge this October. Eagle Scouts who qualify … 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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