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.
The 2018 Hershey Friends of Scouting Breakfast was held on March 22, 2018 at the Hershey Lodge. Allen Fasnacht served as Event Chairman and State Representative Tom Mehaffie was the Keynote Speaker. . The event raised over $49,000 in support of local Scouting programs.
Perry County Friends of Scouting Breakfast
On March 24th the Perry County Friends of Scouting Breakfast was held at Hidden Valley Scout Reservation. The event honored Dennis “Tiny” Haag, a long-time Scouter in Perry County, for his service to youth and the community. Over $20,000 was raised to support local Scouting programs.
Cumberland County Friends of Scouting Breakfast
The Cumberland County Friends of Scouting Breakfast will be held on April 26th at the Carlisle Country Club. The event will honor Scott Karns, Owner Karn’s Quality Foods, for his outstanding leadership and service to the community.
Franklin County Friends of Scouting Breakfast
The Franklin County Friends of Scouting Breakfast was held on May 23rd at American Legion Post 46 in Chambersburg. Patrick O’Donnell, President and CEO of Summit Health, was the Honoree. The event raised over $25,000 in support of local Scouting programs.