Upcoming Events June 24, 2024

Cub Family Weekend - July 12-14

Looking for an opportunity to get outdoors for some camping and fun with your family or Pack this summer?

Musser Work Day - July 13

Help us make improvements to camp!

Unami Lodge Summer Induction - Aug. 9-11

Calling all OA Members - join us for a weekend of service and fellowship at Camp Hart! This is a great opportunity for elected Ordeal candidates to take their Ordeal!

Musser Work Day - August 10

Help us make improvements to camp!

National Youth Leadership Training - August 17-22

Learn from excellent trainers at the BSA's top leadership training for youth!

Unami Lodge Memorabilia Show Aug 23 & 24

Join us to trade, buy, or sell patches and other Scouting memorabilia, and learn more about Scouting history!

Musser Work Day - September 14

Help us make improvements to camp!

National Youth Leadership Training - Sept. 27-29

Learn from excellent trainers at Scouting's top leadership training for youth!

Unami Lodge Fall Fellowship - Oct. 4-6

Calling all OA Members - join us for a weekend of service and fellowship at Resica Falls! This is a great opportunity for elected Ordeal candidates to take their Ordeal!

Safety Moment - Siblings on Camping Trips

Scouting's safety policies are set for many reasons, but an important part is ensuring that youth are participating in the appropriate activity for their age and with the other participants appropriate for their age. In the past, adults would sometimes bring their other kids not registered in the program as "tag-alongs" for trips, but newer Scouting policies no longer allow this.

The current policy is that "Youth who are not registered in the unit may not accompany parents or siblings in camping programs of Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scouting." Cub Scouting is a family program and siblings are allowed.

Learn More about Scoutings' Camping policies

Were Moving - Service Center & Scout Shop

After an exhaustive search, the council will be relocating its Service Center and the Valley Forge Scout Shop to the Cedar Run Corporate Center at 901 E. 8th Avenue in King of Prussia. The new location is 5½ miles and about 10 minutes away from the current building.

As we prepare for the move, there’s a few key dates that we want to make you aware of: 

  • The last day of operation for the Valley Forge Scout Shop at the current location at 1485 Valley Forge Road in Wayne will be Saturday, August 3, 2024. The shop will reopen at the new location at 901 E. 8th Avenue, Suite 103, in King of Prussia on Saturday, August 24, 2024.
  • The last day of operation for the Firestone Scouting Resource Center (council office) at 1485 Valley Forge Road in Wayne will be Wednesday, August 21, 2024. The office will be closed on August 22 and 23 and our new Service Center will open at the new location at 901 E. 8th Avenue, Suite 103, in King of Prussia on Monday, August 26, 2024.

We’re excited about our new location and we appreciate your patience as we make the move this summer.

Incident Reduction & Reporting Training

Incident Reduction and Reporting training is a free course that provides an overview of our organization’s safety policies, resources, and reporting procedures. This free one-hour training course for Cradle of Liberty Council adult leaders will be offered in-person and virtually starting in October 2024. Registration is required.

Learn More and Register

Educators - Schedule a Field Trip at Musser

The Cradle of Liberty Council is excited to announce the start of a new program at Musser Scout Reservation - the Outdoor Adventure Lab!

The Outdoor Adventure Lab is a subsidiary of the council with the goal of harnessing the benefits of the outdoor education to provide programs such as field trips, weekend programs, and STEM Adventure Day Camp that allow youth and adults to develop character, leadership, and confidence.

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Cub Scout Program Updates

Remember that the new Cub Scouts program updates took effect on June 1!

Get ready for some fantastic updates as we enhance the Cub Scout program. This coming year will positively change the Bobcat badge, Cub Scout Adventures, Webelos, and Cub Scout Awards. From a revamped Bobcat Adventure to improved Cub Scout Adventures and a reimagined approach to Webelos and Arrow of Light, these changes are designed to make the program even more engaging and age-appropriate for youth and more accessible and streamlined for adult leaders.

Learn More About the Changes
Visit the Cub Program Changes FAQ

NYLT - Premier Youth Leadership Training

NYLT – the National Youth Leadership Training – is Scouting’s premier leadership development course for young people in our program. NYLT works to instill core leadership concepts and offer fundamental leadership tools and techniques applicable in a variety of real-work contexts, especially in their home Troop, Crew or Ship. Upcoming courses are:

June 22-27

August 17-22

Sept. 27-29 & Oct. 4-6 (two weekends)

Learn More & Register

STEM Adventure Day Camp at Camp Garrison

There is still time to join us for Adventure Day Camp at Camp Garrison! Cub Scouts, middle-school aged Scouts, and local youth are invited to join us for a Summer filled with outdoor fun, experiments, and camp activities offered across six different week-long sessions! Sessions run June 24 - Aug 2.

The theme is STEM Around the World, and each week features a different area so your kids can attend multiple weeks without each week being the same! This year, a day camp t-shirt and bussing are included in the price of camp!

Click Here to Learn More & Register Today!

Community Day Camp

Looking for a fun experience for your Cubs this Summer? Make sure they join us for one of our weeks of Community Day Camp! We have four Day Camps, plus the STEM Adventure Day Camp, for your Cubs to choose from!

Registration is live, so click the link below to learn more!

Learn More & Register

Save the Date - Cub Fall Fest

Cub Scout families - Save the date for this years' Fall Fest at Camp Hart! Join us on October 13, 19, 20, 26 for a day of Fall fun at camp! Cubs will get to carve pumpkins, participate in archery, BBs, bouldering, crafts, nature and MANY MORE fun activities at Camp!

Registration will go live in mid-August - stay tuned for more information!

2025 Specialty Camps at Resica Falls

Are you planning now for next summer? Looking for extra fun and adventure this Summer? We have the PERFECT opportunities to give you an enhanced Scouting summer experience for Scouts of all interests!

Provisional Troop 1 - Join us for an extra week of camp - we'll provide the leadership - Offered weeks 4-6!

SEEK - Scouts 14-16 are encouraged to join us for the SEEK program to gain leadership & education skills and experience while having a great time!

Pioneering Week - Join us at Camp Firestone for a great week of learning how to make woods items and cook in a wilderness setting.

PaddleRama & Fawn Run - Looking for an extra dose of adventure and fun this Summer? Experience northeast PA like never before on our canoeing or hiking adventures!

I want to learn more about 2025 Summer Camp Opportunities!

Brenner Lodge at Resica Falls

Nearly three years ago, the planning began for a project to honor longtime Resica Falls Camp Director Christian “Chris” Brenner. Fundraising efforts and construction plans are now in their final stages, and we are excited to share the great progress. Take a look at the Brenner Lodge website to learn more about the project and consider supporting the effort!

Brenner Lodge Website

Year-Round Camping at Musser and Resica

We have two beautiful camp properties for your unit to use throughout the year! Stay at camp for a weekend and enjoy the beauty of Resica or Musser in every season! Rent a cabin or campsite, go for a hike, enjoy some fishing, or teach Scout Skills - our camps are a great place for all of it!

Reserve your Cabin or Campsite

Save the Date - 2025 Pilgrimage & Encampment

Save the Date to join us for the 113th Pilgrimage and Encampment - help at Fort Washington State Park March 7-9!

Troops, Crews, and Ships interested in camping can attend all weekend, and Scouts of any age are welcome to attend for the day event, named the Pilgrimage, on March 8!

More information and registration will be coming in the Fall, but save the date now so you don't miss the fun!

Upcoming STEM Programs

The COL STEM/Nova Committee is happy to offer monthly Nova Award programming for both Cub and Scouts. These awards are great opportunities for scouts to explore STEM within the scouting program.

The cost for each Nova Award session is $10 per scout and all of the requirements will be completed during these sessions, except for the Merit Badge requirement for Scouts BSA.

Learn More about STEM Programs

Give-Back in Service to Our Camps

We are fortunate to have two beautiful Scout Reservations, and we need your help to keep them maintained and ready to welcome Scouts! Both Resica Falls and Musser have work days scheduled this Winter and Spring, and we'd love to have you join us! If you are helping for the day Saturday, ask about how to get a campsite for free that weekend!

To help at Musser this Summer, contact Ranger Lynn

July 13 & Aug. 10

To help at Resica Falls this Summer, contact Ranger Nick McKee

Musser Adopt-a-Cabin/Campsite Program

Looking for a way to help us make improvements at Musser Scout Reservation? Want to find a project that your unit can work on together that you and others can enjoy?

Consider joining the Adopt-a-Cabin/Campsite program at Musser! Units who adopt a cabin or campsite help us to revitalize camp, and get free camping weekends as a thanks for their service.

To learn more and get involved, contact Ranger Lynn

Jewish Committee on Scouting - Camperships and Event Reminders

The Jewish Committee on Scouting is proud to share about their upcoming programs and financial aid opportunities for 2024. There are several opportunities for Jewish Scouts to participate in excellent religious programs such as Kinnus, religious awards, and many financial aid opportunities.

Learn more about the Jewish Committee and these programs here.

BSA's Distinguished Conservation Award

Conservation and the Boy Scouts of America have been partners for a long time. The fundamental purpose of the BSA Distinguished Conservation Service Awards program is to encourage learning by the participants and to increase public awareness about natural resource conservation. Understanding and practicing sound stewardship of natural resources and environmental protection strengthens Scouting’s emphasis on respecting the outdoors.

Learn more about the Distinguished Conservation Award

Contact a Distinguished Conservation Award Coach

Upcoming Leader Training Opportunities

Training opportunities abound this Summer and Fall! Whether you are looking for position-specific training, outdoor skills training, shooting sports training, or others, we have the courses to help you provide a great experience for your Scouts!

Find a Course

Shooting Sports Training Opportunities

Interested in getting trained in shooting sports disciplines so you can provide a safe and fun program for Scouts? Learn more about the many shooting sports trainings we are offering!

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Everyone has a Superpower - WE NEED YOURS!

Everyone has a superpower skill that you can use to help Scouting thrive, and we need your help!

A few skills we particularly need are:
  • Skilled Trades - Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, Roofing, Masonry, Contractors
  • Email and Social Media Marketing
  • Trainers
  • Event leaders and volunteers
Let us know how you can help!

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