Hidden Valley was the first camp I ever went to in my whole entire live. Not having grown up with boy scouts and having the w...onderful experience
This year, our troop went to Bashore which is right near Indian Town Gap, PA. The first day impression
Tents: the platforms are shorter so you can't stack your locker box in front of the cot. However, they are wider to give you and your buddy you bunk with amble space. The box goes either below the cot or somewhere outside.
The cots at Bashore are the traditiona
The food was somewhat better but I heard comments that they weren't kid friendly enough.
The dining hall was nice. However, I preferred the family style meals over Bashore's cafeteria style service. The portions are small even so you always can get seconds. The main building is too overfilled
What i missed was the more military style colors and role call which did not exist at all at Bashore. The programs were great (based on leaders) and that was a plus for Bashore. All in all, I miss Hidden Valley.
On Presidents Day, let’s remember Gerald R. Ford, our 38th president and, at least so far, the only Eagle Scout to ascend to the most powerful post in the country.
The Mechanicsburg and York Service Centers will be closed on Monday, February 19 in honor of Presidents Day.
Both the Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops will be open their normal operating hours.
Congratulations to the latest recipient of this prestigious award!
If you're at all interested in Wood Badge history, this is the post for you.
JUST IN: The official 2017 merit badge rankings. Which one took the gold this time?
Our Council's name was inspired by President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address ....
Whoa. This Olympian is a great-great-grandson of the BSA's first Chief Scout Executive.
We celebrate Feb. 8 as the birthday of the Boy Scouts of America, but at what *time* was the BSA founded? And how do we know?
Due to the inclement weather this morning, the Mechanicsburg and York Service Centers will be operating on a two-hour delay today.
Both the Mechanicsburg and York Scout Shops are also operating with a two-hour delay.
Please be extremely careful when venturing outside this morning, especially when driving.
The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America. Recipients of this award are reg...istered Scouters who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given at the council level.
Do you know a Scouter who you feel is deserving of consideration? Then submit a nomination on their behalf. Please don't assume that someone else will nominate that Scouter for the Silver Beaver.
To download a fillable PDF version of the Silver Beaver nomination form, please go to http://www.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/92-103.pdf. Nominations must be received at either the Mechanicsburg or York Council Service Centers by March 1, 2018.
Today, it's cold outside with snow covering the ground, but summer isn't all that far away.
Campership applications are due April 1, so please help us create awareness that financial assistance is available.
The New Birth of Freedom Council's Campership Fund helps Scouts with financial need to be able to attend summer camp programs offered by the council. For more i...nformation and to download an application form, go to https://tinyurl.com/y82vmmhy.
Deadline for applications is April 1. Please help create awareness that these campership funds are available.