May 20, 2016
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World Series of Scouting
Philly Pops Scout Discount
Membership Grants
Get Ready for Popcorn
Eagle Scout Dinner
National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award
Eagle Scout Fundraiser
Summer Camp
Summer Games
100th Anniversary
Camp Cards
Unami Lodge, One
Camp Service Day
Scout Shop
Career Exploring Programs
Lion Pilot
Friends of Scouting
2017 National Jamboree Registration
National Jamboree Fundraiser
NRA Training Sessions
Catholic Committee
Life to Eagle Information Updated
Morey's Piers
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How's Your Team Doing?
Scouts and Venturers who recruit a friend (or friends!) to join Scouting from January 1 to June 29, 2016 are eligible to receive this fully-embroidered 3" patch with button loop. The application and national registration payment for the new Scout or Venturer must be received by the Cradle of Liberty Council by Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by 4:30 PM.
Patches will be mailed to the recruiters by July.

In each district, the unit that recruits and registers the greatest number of new, non-multipled, youth members between April 15 to May 15 AND May 16 to June 15 will receive a $75 credit to their unit account.

The pack, troop and crew/ship that have the greatest percentage growth get to take their youth and families to a baseball game of their choice in July of August!

Let us know and we'll get you the materials you need!

How Your Unit Can Knock It Out of the Park in Three Easy Steps this Spring!
  1. Check Your Unit Roster: Are all your active players registered?
  2. Hold a Recruitment Event: Set a date, time, location, and contact person for an open house or other recruitment event.
  3. Submit New Youth Applications: Turn-in applications to your district professional or the Scouting Resource Center no later than June 15.
Please work with your district membership chairs and professionals to develop a Spring Recruitment Plan (including a date, time and location for a recruitment). If you have any questions, please reach out to

Click here for the latest World Series of Scouting newsletter

Scout Discount to Philly Pops


Special invitation for Scouts and their families!


Scouts in uniform come for FREE!

Family members each receive a 10% discount

on lawn seating day of event.


Click here for more information>

Thank you to 21 units from throughout the council that applied for our new membership grants program this spring. Congratulations to the 15 units who will be receiving a total of $3,200 to assist in supporting their plans to grow Scouting in their communities!

Here's a brief outline of the awarded projects:
  • Pack 1, Washington District: $300 to support a picnic and demonstration for the community.
  • Troop 1, Washington District: $500 to support a multi-faceted and aggressive year round recruitment program.
  • Pack & Troop 141, General Nash District: $500 to support their "Spring into Scouting" celebration.
  • Pack 173, Baden-Powell District: $250 to support "Lion & Tiger Storytime"
  • Pack & Troop 304, Washington District: $500 to support a community service project and summer movie night.
  • Troops 334 & 474, Northern District: $500 to support the "Lead to Succeed" program.
  • Troop 394, Roosevelt District: $300 to support a "Scouting in Action" campaign.
  • Packs 481, 551 & 525, Lafayette District: $250 to support "King of Prussia Ice Cream night with the Scouts."
  • Pack 608, Lafayette District: $100 to support "Stomp Rocket Night."
Participate in 2016 Popcorn Fundraiser and raise the money your unit needs for an Ideal Year of Scouting!


Commit to this year's Popcorn Fundraiser by completing the online form>


We had great attendance at our first Popcorn Seminar on May 18. There's another chance to attend on Monday, June 20, 6:30 - 8:30 PM, in Philadelphia. Learn about growing your unit's sale and improvements to this year's program. There's no cost to attend and we'll have food, giveaways and door prizes!


Eagle Scout Reunion & Recognition Dinner
We hope you will join us as we celebrate  the accomplishments of the 354 Scouts who earned the rank of Eagle Scout in the Class of 2015, recognize our National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award recipients, and hold the 2016 induction into the Cradle of Liberty Council Eagle Scout Hall of Fame.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
6:00 PM Eagle Scout & Mentor Reception | 7:00 PM Dinner
                       The Union League of Philadelphia
                       140 S. Broad Street, 
                        Philadelphia, PA 19102
2016 Eagle Scout Hall of Fame Inductee:
Shawn Orenstein
President, Kistler Tiffany Benefits
Eagle Scout Class of 1985

As with every year, we are looking for mentors for each of our Eagle Scouts that attend the dinner. We do our best to pair our Eagle Scouts with a person in their desired career field, and your help is greatly appreciated!

National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award Recipients
We are proud to announce this year's recipients of the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award:

Peter Walts - Troop 3 in Hatboro - a long-time volunteer at the unit and council levels, Peter has served in many different roles, including Council Board Member, Chairman of the Philadelphia Encampment, and past Training Chairman.
Bruce Terry, DMD - Troop 181 in Gladwyne - as someone with a passion for the outdoors, Bruce volunteers countless hours with his home troop as an Assistant Scoutmaster and  finds time to train others in outdoor skills.
Join us as we celebrate their award selection as part of the Eagle Scout Recognition Dinner on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at The Union League of Philadelphia!

Eagle Scout Fundraiser

The Cradle of Liberty Eagle Alumni Committee has released a new "Once an Eagle Always an Eagle" Council shoulder patch with a striking red, white and blue border. The patches are $10 each plus postage and available by using the attached order form. All proceeds support Eagle Scout Scholarships that are awarded each year at the Eagle Dinner. These patches are a great way to recognize a new Eagle Scout or for adult Eagle Scouts to wear on their uniforms. 


Thank you in advance for your support!


To order this patch, click here 

Are You Ready for Summer Camp?
Cub Adventures Promo 2016
Cub Adventures Promo 2016
Resica Falls Summer Camp 2016
Resica Falls Summer Camp 2016

Summer Games 
Come to the Summer Games at   
Cub Adventures at Musser Scout Reservation
A Cradle of Liberty Community Day Camp

This summer!!!!
Early bird deadline is fast approaching on May 16th.  So click here to register today for one or more of our exciting Cub Summer Camp options.

100th Anniversary Musser Scout Reservation
 For more information, click here
Camp Card Program
What Could Your Unit Do with $500+?

There's still time to join in! The 2016 Camp Card Sale continues until June 17th!

In 2015, the average unit selling camp cards sold 213 cards, earning $532.50 to help provide great Scouting experiences to their Scouts.  Last year, the top three units each earned more than $2,500 for their program - WOW! 
If your unit would like to participate in the sale, and setup your Scouts to earn their own way to camp and other great Scouting activities, contact your District Camp Card Chair or District Executive to schedule a time to receive your cards and Unit Camp Card Guide.
Congrats to the following Scouts who earned awesome prizes in the week 4 & 5 Strive for 25 drawings!
50% Campership to a 2016 COL Camp
Andrew G. of Troop 19, Constellation District
Jacob D. of Troop 414, General Nash District
$75 Amazon Gift Card
Faraulk G. of Pack 224, ScoutReach District
Michael P. of Troop 43, Conestoga District
$50 Amazon Gift Card
Caleb G. of Troop 461, General Nash District
Tobey L. of Troop 219, Constellation District
$25 Amazon Gift Card
Cole S. of Troop 151, Constellation District
Caron, P. of Pack 92, Conestoga District

Our Camp Card Newsletter is sent every Friday during the sale.  If you would like to receive or update your email address please go to the bottom of this newsletter and click Update profile/email address.
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Unami Lodge, One 
Spring Service Weekend-Resica Falls - May 20-22 - Join us for a weekend of service, inductions and fellowship! For more         information and to register, click here
2016 NE-5A Conclave - June 10-12 - Hosted by Witauchsoman      #44 at Texler Scout Reservation. 
For more information and to register, click here  

2016 Dues - Renew Now!
You can purchase any of our Lodge Properties online through our eBay Store or at the Council Office.

Go to for more information about these events and any Lodge information.
Camp Service Day - Save the Date!
Join Unami Lodge, One for a day of service at Musser Scout Reservation on Saturday, September 10! We are opening this as an opportunity for all Scouts and their families to join us as we help prepare Musser Scout Reservation for its' 100th Anniversary Celebration!

Registration will be live in early June, so save the date and be sure to register!

Saturday, September 10, 2016
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 
Musser Scout Reservation; Camp Hart Dining Hall
Need socks for Camp...
COL Exploring 

For more information, explore our current posts or to learn more, click here

Serving Philadelphia, Montgomery and Delaware Counties in Pennsylvania
For more information and to join, please contact: Aaron Yancey  | 484-654-9264

Lions & Tigers & Bears, Oh My!
The Cradle of Liberty Council is pleased to announce that it has been selected by National Council to participate in the next level of pilot testing for the Lion Cub Scout program beginning this fall. Lions is a Boy Scouts of America pilot program created to introduce boys age 5 or in Kindergarten to the wonders and adventure of Cub Scouting. Like Tigers, Lions must have an "adult partner" with them at all times to help and guide them through the program. A Lion Parent and Leader Guidebook and a Lion Adventure Book with fun, age-appropriate indoor and outdoor activities will be available for Cub Scout packs selected by the council membership committee to participate in the pilot. 
Per the Guidebook, Lion dens and their adult partners are to meet twice per month, once for a den meeting and a second time for a den outing or pack meeting. Lions are not expected to attend all pack meetings and pack activities, nor are they expected to participate in pack fundraisers. The purpose of the program is to introduce families to Scouting, encourage positive interaction between Scouts and adults, and to enhance family quality time.  For more information, please check out the Lion Pilot Overview.

If your pack would be interested in participating in this pilot with a den of six to eight Lion pairs, or if you have any questions about the program, please contact David Bryan, Cradle of Liberty Lion Program Staff Advisor, at or 484-654-9210.

Friends of Scouting Campaign
The Family Friends of Scouting Campaign is organized to encourage all parents/guardians of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and unit volunteers to enroll as financial supporters of the programs and facilities of the Cradle of Liberty Council.

This is a voluntary enrollment and is not a condition of membership in Scouting. Friends of Scouting gifts are above and beyond national registration fees and local dues, which do not directly support the local council.

Instead of charging a fixed cost to support council operations, this campaign gives families the opportunity to contribute at a level of their own choosing according to their interest and ability to give. All that we ask is for 10 minutes at a unit meeting between January and April to tell the story, explain the need, and make the ask.

New for 2016: Families may join the inaugural Liberty Society by making a monthly recurring contribution starting at $15 per month using their credit or debit card. Recurring giving is more convenient for donors, especially those who give year after year, and will provide a more efficient system for processing payments.

Please visit for more information about the campaign, including the Unit Leader Guide. If your unit hasn't already, you should consider appointing a unit Friends of Scouting coordinator and schedule your 2016 family presentation. Your unit Friends of Scouting coordinator may schedule a presentation online.

Thank you for your continued support!

2017 National Jamboree Registration is Open

Registration is now active for the 2017 National Jamboree which will take place from July 19-28 2017 at The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, which is the fourth National BSA High Adventure Base. Cradle of Liberty Council intends to take ten contingent troops and one crew to the Jamboree. The cost for youth is $1,545 which includes transportation, food, equipment, and just about everything you will need. There are three sources of campership money for those in need of assistance, information including applications will be posted soon.

COL National Jamboree Fundraiser 

This is the 2017 National Jamboree Fundraiser Patch. All proceeds go for camperships for Cradle of Liberty Scouts that need financial assistance to attend the 2017 National Jamboree. Additionally a donation from the sales will be made to support Breast Cancer Research

To purchase one of these flaps you can visit our eBay store, click here or the Valley Forge Service Center in Wayne PA.

2016 National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT)
National Youth Leadership Training is an exciting, action-packed program designed for councils to provide youth members with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home troops and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.

National Youth Leadership Training incorporates the latest leadership ideas and presents fresh, vital and meaningful training for today's Scouts.

The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO. The key elements are then taught with a clear focus on HOW TO. The skills come alive during the week as the patrol goes on a Quest for the Meaning of Leadership.
Cradle of Liberty Council is offering four National Youth Leadership Training courses in 2016. 

More information, click here

Cradle of Liberty Council Venturing 2015 - 2016
Many Boy/Girl Scouts join Venturing for the fun, high adventure activities, and the opportunity to grow and learn with an older age group. 14 - 21 year olds work in a COED environment to plan and carry out the activities that they choose. Male and female advisors support these efforts, but the youth decide what they want to do and how they will make it happen.
The VOA (Venturing Officers Association) is open to all Venturers. Meetings are held from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM the first Tuesday of each month at Scout Headquarters in Valley Forge. At these meetings, trip ideas are shared, friends are made, and the VOA Spring Weekend is planned. Venturing Adults are invited to participate in the advisor roundtable meeting across the hall at the same time.

For more information and a list of calendar events, click here

Did you hear? Sea Scouting is the newest independent program in Scouting! 
From 1998 through this past February, the Sea Scouting program was part of Venturing. For more information about the change, please read this Bryan on Scouting article.
NRA Training Sessions
The Cradle of Liberty Shooting Sports Committee is excited to present the NRA training schedule for 2016. This training will help leaders become qualified for one of the shooting disciplines. In turn, this will allow more Scouts to enjoy the shooting sports. The training is open to all, but members of the BSA are offered the courses at a reduced rate.
  • BSA BB Course
  • BSA Archery Course
  • NAA Level 1 Archery
  • NRA Basic Pistol Course
  • NRA Basic Rifle Course
  • NRA Range Safety Officer
  • NRA Pistol Instructor Course
  • NRA Rifle Instructor Course
 For more information or to register for one of these sessions, click here

Catholic Committee on Scouting 
Visit the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Committee on Scouting website for more information and details about upcoming events or contact Catholic Committee Chair Bob Gabage.

2016 Scout Mass Patches
available from Catholic Committee On Scouting
please contact Bob Gabage or 215-970-3838

Life to Eagle Information Updated
Eagle Scout Patch
Do you want to become an Eagle Scout?
The Life to Eagle information has been updated on the council website ( under the Advancement, Boy Scouts, Life to Eagle drop-down menus. The Council Advancement Committee provides information that Life Scouts need to know as they prepare to take the steps to become an Eagle Scout. This Life to Eagle Packet includes a Letter to Life Scouts, council-specific procedures, clarifications on fundraising for your Eagle project, and the Council's Eagle Application Reference Letter Policy. All Life Scouts, unit leaders and Eagle Coaches involved with assisting their Scouts on the Trail to Eagle are encouraged to check out this updated packet on the Council website. The webpage also includes links to the official Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook and Eagle Scout Rank Application, as well as a Life to Eagle Powerpoint Presentation.

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