Welcome to the Battlefield District Webpage
Thank you for visiting our webpage. The Battlefield District serves Adams county and the greater Hanover area. Scroll down and check out our site for information about upcoming events and relevant District information. Head on over to our Facebook page and subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter for all the most recent updates in the District.
Our District has some of the most dedicated volunteers serving Battlefield scouts in different positions on our committee:
District Committee Chair – Robert Smith
District Commissioner – Beth Leckrone
District Vice Chair of Membership – Krystal Landis
District Vice Chair of Finance – Matt Phillips
District Finance: Matt Phillips (Popcorn Kernel), Dave Campbell (Camp Cards)
We also have several Unit Commissioners that can assist your unit. Our excellent commissioner staff is James Bollinger, Melinda Culp, Linda Deardorff, John Helfrick, Ferd Prehn, Shirley Sanders, and Randy Smith. If you need a commissioner for your unit, please reach out to me at email@example.com to get started.
This year we are asking units to hand in charters earlier than in years past. Units should expect to submit their recharter packets by Monday, November 23, to either the York or Mechanicsburg Service Centers. In order to help our units, we’ll be having collection nights in the district. There will be two nights in Hanover, and two nights near Gettysburg. We will have a District representative at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 127 York St, Hanover, PA 17331, from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 17 and 18. We will also have a District representative in Gettysburg from at Troop 70’s Scout House at 48 Pearl St, Arendtsville, PA 17307, from 6:00pm-8:00pm on Wednesday and Thursday, November 18 and 19. The address is for the Arendtsville Fire Department, the scout house is to the left of the fire hall. We are encouraging units to sign up so that we can expect you at either location.
Our upcoming roundtable dates are:
December 3, 2020*
Our District Roundtables traditionally occur on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at Freedom Valley Church. If you’re a new leader looking for advice, guidance, or help from another experienced volunteer, this is the perfect place to discuss issues you’re having and figure out a way to solve it. Roundtable is also a great place for leaders of any age or experience level to come gather current information from the Battlefield District and New Birth of Freedom Council related to Camping events, Trainings, and other programs we offer.
*Due to COVID-19 concerns, our council will be continuing online roundtables throughout the rest of 2020!
Our Klondike Derby is still on for February 13, 2021! Click on the image to learn more!
Cabins are unavailable for our Klondike Derby this year, however winter tent-camping is still an option for our devoted Troops, Crews, and even Packs.
We will have details on a Spring Camporee coming soon!
If you have not yet given, please consider making a donation to our 2020 FOS Family campaign. If you would like to make an online contribution to scouting in South-Central Pennsylvania today, head over to our council home page and click on the “Donate Now” widget to make an FOS contribution to the Battlefield District. Every dollar of your gift stays in our local program, providing critical funding for our council-owned camps, training supplies, and wonderful financial aid opportunities such as camperships.
– Christopher Lontz, District Executive