Volunteer Recognition Banquet and District Receptions

2020 Volunteer Banquet and District Receptions


The Volunteer Banquet and District Receptions are a time where say thank you to our Volunteers.

However, it is also our duty to keep our volunteers safe.  As of now, this means postponing large events that would promote the spread of COVID19 – like the Volunteer Banquet.

As we get more information about this event, it will be posted here.

Thank you for embodying the Scout way of thinking and acting.  Thank you for taking care of each other.  Thank you for helping us to keep routine for not only ourselves, but for our youth members.  This Scouting community would not be the same without you.

We will update the information below as more information becomes available.

On May 30, 2020, the New Birth of Freedom Council will hold the second annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet and District Receptions.  Previously known as the Council Recognition Dinner, this event has been reimagined, and redesigned.

In Memoriam

To recognize the memory and legacy of those Scouters that we have lost over the last year, we will be introducing an “In Memoriam” segment to the Volunteer Recognition Dinner and District Receptions.

To make the in memoriam truly representative of the entire council, we are asking for your help.  If you are aware of any member of our scouting family that has passed way between the dates of January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019, please click here to include them.

The form will ask for a name, scouting position, date called home and a photo.  If you have any questions regarding the in memoriam, contact Rebekah Schardt at Rebekah.Schardt@scouting.org.

For a complete list of Scouters who have gone home, please visit the in Memoriam website by clicking here.

All submissions must be made by May 10, 2020 to ensure we have sufficient time to assemble the presentation.

Please note that this request is not to take the place of the annual memorial mall ceremony held each year.  The purpose is to inform all our volunteers of the passing of our fellow volunteers across the council in a respectful and professional manner.

Silver Beaver Sponsorship

The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. This award is presented to adults who have significantly contributed to the Scouting program over a longer period of time in a manner showing an exceptional personal commitment to youth and Scouting.  The award is normally given for service at the Council level, especially in leadership roles.

As part of the program this year, we are encouraging individuals to sponsor a Silver Beaver.  Let’s show our appreciation to these individuals by treating them to a night of dinner and entertainment.

Whether you plan to attend this year’s dinner or not, you can sponsor a Silver Beaver Receipient through this link or by mailing a contribution to the New Birth of Freedom Council, 1 Baden Powell Lane, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 Attn: Silver Beaver Sponsorship.