The New Birth of Freedom Council has been selected as one of the finalists in the Rutter’s Vote With Your Dollars program. Between April 1, 2018 and October 31, 2018 we will be competing to receive a $25,000 donation from Rutter’s to help fund our new 700’ zip-line spanning Memory Lake and a 38’ climbing tower at Camp Tuckahoe. Click here to find out how you can help!
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!
The Camp Card Sale is designed to help Scouts earn their way to summer camp, a high adventure base or Cub Scout day camp. The Council Camp Card Committee is excited to announce a new card format for 2018! Each card will have an online code that the card purchaser can use to access hundreds of local offers! Click here to find out more information about the 2018 Camp Card Sale.
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. The Friends of Scouting Campaign for packs, troops and crews is done through presentations to families of Scouts. Recognition items are available for donor who contribute gifts at various levels, including the “Scouting Founders” patch (second in a series) for gifts of $150.00 or more. Please click here to find out more information.
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 $45,000 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 was held on April 26th at the Carlisle Country Club. The event honored Kenneth L. Tuckey, President and Owner of The Tuckey Companies, for his outstanding leadership and service to the community. $30,000 was raised in support of local Scouting programs.