New to Scouting

Welcome & Thank You for “Scouting Us Out!”

Cub Scouting is a broad and deep signature program of the Boy Scouts of America, and we know you’re busy. We at the New Birth of Freedom Council are here, and we can help you navigate!

**Please click on any of the videos below to see and hear “Why Scouting Could Be For a Family Like Yours ...”

Who Can Be A Cub Scout?

Boys in grade 1-5 and their loved ones including parents or other caring adults can get involved in Cub Scouts. Boys join local Cub Scout groups called packs. The pack you join is up to you. You can look for a pack chartered to an organization you support, or simply choose the one closest to your neighborhood.   Or where your son’s friends are members … the choice is yours to make.

Click to find a Cub Scout pack in your neighborhood

What do Scouts actually “do” long-term?

1) We help you to make the most of the limited time that you have with your children through quality, FUN, and well-planned activities.

2) Scouting’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

3) Scouting’s vision, ideally, prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.

Click for the Scout Oath, Scout Law, Mission, and Vision statements

When & How

Packs and the smaller groups that make up each pack (called dens) meet 2-4 times per month depending on the pack. The pack that you choose will be able to tell you what night of the week they meet, how often, and the other activities they have planned.

Click to find Cub Scout Sign-up Nights
More information for parents and caring adults can be found in our Cub Scout Information Guide.


The New Birth of Freedom Council’s service area includes six counties and six “districts” that cover areas not neccessarily defined by county.

Knowing this information will help you know which member of our staff to talk to about Cub Scouting in your area.

Counties   & Relative “Districts”
 * Denotes Service Center & Scout Shop
Adams Cumberland Dauphin Franklin/Perry Northern York Southern York
Battlefield *Pioneer Keystone Capital Conococheague *Susquehanna Trail Indian Rock

Click for Staff Directory
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