Franklin County Friends of Scouting Breakfast
The annual Franklin County Friends of Scouting Breakfast will take place on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. at The Orchards Restaurant located at 1580 Orchard Drive in Chambersburg. This year’s Honoree will be David Keller, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for Franklin County. This event supports local Scouting programs in the Franklin County area. Please see the event flyer for more details and to support the event.
Give the gift of Summer Camp to a needy Scout
Summer camp is the pinnacle of a young person’s Scouting experience during each year. However, many Scouts in the New Birth of Freedom Council are unable to attend camp because of their family’s financial circumstances. Camperships provide needy Cub Scouts, Webelos Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venturers with the financial assistance necessary to attend summer camp, which will create memories that will last a lifetime. Funds for camperships are provided by generous donors who feel strongly that every Scout should be able to attend and experience summer camp regardless of their personal situation. Please consider a gift to the council’s campership fund by making a donation today to help our Scouts in need. To make a donation to help send a Scout to summer camp, please click here. Thank you!
James E. West Fellowship Program
James. E. West was the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America, a position he held for more than three decades. A West Fellowship is available for gifts of cash or marketable securities designated to the Council endowment fund. Donors may make cumulative gifts to reach the levels beyond Bronze membership. For more information about the James E. West Fellowship and other planned giving opportunities please click here.
Hershey Friends of Scouting Breakfast
The Hershey Friends of Scouting Breakfast took take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Hershey Lodge. Keynote speaker was John Lawn, President & COO of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts. Scout Speakers were the triplets Olayiwola,, Olajide & Abiola Olayiwola of Troop 75 chartered to the Milton Hershey School. Rodney Sonderman, Scoutmaster of Troop 75, served as Chairman of the event. Over $51,000 was raised for local Scouting at the breakfast.
Perry County Friends of Scouting Breakfast
The Perry County Friends of Scouting Breakfast occurred on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Hidden Valley Scout Reservation. Brenda Benner, Perry County Commissioner and former Chair of this event, was the honoree. The event raised over $18,000 local Scouting programs in Perry County.
Cumberland County Area Friends of Scouting Breakfast
The Cumberland County Area Friends of Scouting Breakfast was held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Carlisle Country Club. The Honoree was Robert Long, Owner of Daily Express in Carlisle. This event raised over $31,000 in support of local Scouting programs in Cumberland County.
Harrisburg Good Scout Award Luncheon
The Harrisburg Good Scout Award Luncheon was held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 in the Community Room at GIANT, Linglestown Road. Jeannine Peterson, CEO of Hamilton Health Center, was the honoree. The event raised over $10,000 in support of local Scouting programs in the Harrisburg area.