• Camp Card Sale

    The annual Camp Card Sale is a great way for units to raise money for their Scouts to attend summer camp. Thanks to all the units and local businesses that participated in 2017. Looking forward to another great sale in 2018!

  • Friends of Scouting Campaign

    Friends of Scouting (FOS) is the annual giving campaign to the New Birth of Freedom Council. It provides Scouting’s families, volunteers and friends with the opportunity to financially support the operations of their local council.

  • James E. West Fellowship

    The James E. West Fellowship Award is a national recognition for contributions to the New Birth of Freedom Council, Boy Scouts of America’s Endowment Fund.

  • Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner

    The Eighth Annual Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner recognizing the 2017 Class of Eagle Scouts will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Hershey Lodge.

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 Franklin County Friends of Scouting Breakfast

The annual Franklin County Friends of Scouting Breakfast took place on Wednesday, September 13, 2017  at The Orchards Restaurant in Chambersburg.  This year’s Honoree was David Keller, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for Franklin County.    This event raised over $8,500 in support of local Scouting programs in the  Franklin County area.

Give the gift of Summer Camp to a needy Scout

Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 2.32.12 PMSummer 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 

L-R: John Lawn, Rodney Sonderman, Olayiwola, Olajide & Abiola Oladipo

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

Honoree Brenda Benner and State Senator John DiSanto with Troop 7.

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

L-R: Honoree Robert Long and Breakfast Chair Fred Gellert

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.