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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 or to the New Birth of Freedom Council Website to subscribe to our weekly e-newsletter for all the most recent updates in the District.

Our Volunteers

Our District has some of the most dedicated volunteers serving scouts in different positions on our committee:

District Committee Chair – Robert Smith

District Commissioner – Matt Phillips

District Vice Chair of Membership – VACANT

District Vice Chair of Finance – VACANT

District Finance: VACANT (Family Friends of Scouting), Matt Warner (Camp Cards), Ernie Finrock (Popcorn & Nuts)

District Program: Herb Snyder (Activities), Linda Brown (Advancement), Barb Hanna (Camp Promotions), Diana Miner (Training)

We also have several Unit Commissioners that can assist your unit. If you need a commissioner for your unit, please reach out to sydni.newborn@scouting.org to get started.

Roundtables

Our upcoming roundtable dates are:

February 1, 2024 and March 7, 2024

Our District Roundtables traditionally occur on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm at Freedom Valley Church, except in June and July. 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.

**Specific roundtables throughout the year will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar. To sign up for those roundtables, check our council’s home webpage for a link with more information.

Upcoming Events

 

For more information see the Leaders Guide

Registration Active in Tentaroo!

Fundraising News

I’d like to ask you to please consider making a donation to our 2024 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.

Please notify the Battlefield District Executive to schedule a presentation at sydni.newborn@scouting.org

Happy Scouting!

 

Battlefield District News

  • Don’t Miss Our Council Recognition Reception on May 4

    Let’s Celebrate! The New Birth of Freedom Council would like to invite you to our annual Council Recognition Reception on Saturday, May 4, at Camp Tuckahoe, 400 Tuckahoe Rd, Dillsburg, PA 17019 The highlights of the evening will be honoring our newest recipients of the District Award of Merit and the highest award that a local council can present to … Read More »

  • Battlefield & Heritage Trails “In The Shadows of 1864” Fall Camporee

    Thank you to everyone who attended our Fall Camporee! Our final video wrap-up is now available to watch on New Birth of Freedom’s Vimeo by clicking the link below: Read More »

  • District Award of Merit

    Battlefield District Leader Awards for 2021

    Now Calling for Award Applications! ‘Tis the season for determining awards from the 2021 Scouting year. While it was a difficult year for many of us, we hope that we can still recognize scouters who went above and beyond in 2021. Below you’ll find a diverse assortment of award applications. Some of them can even earn you knots for your … Read More »

  • Register to Attend the October Council-Wide Roundtable

    The New Birth of Freedom Council will be holding our first Council-wide Virtual Roundtable this fall on October 7 at 7:00pm.  For the 2021-22 Scouting year, we will hold a combination of virtual and in-person Roundtable meetings (see the schedule below).  The October Roundtable will feature training for the 2022 Recharter Process.  This is an extremely important Roundtable for the … Read More »

  • Program Fee Study Report and Webinar Recording

    Since January, an ad hoc committee of volunteer leaders from each district in the Council has been meeting to discuss whether to implement a program fee in the New Birth of Freedom Council.  The ad hoc committee decided that implementing a straight across-the-board program fee (an additional fee assessed to every registered member) was not the best approach for our … Read More »

  • July Council-wide Roundtable Follow Up

    Thank you to everyone that joined us for the July 2021 Council-wide Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the presentation we would share both the slide deck and the … Read More »

  • March 2021 Council-wide Roundtable Follow Up

    Thank you to everyone that joined us for the March 2021 Council-wide Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the presentation we would share both the slide deck and the … Read More »

  • Earn Your Way to Camp with the best Camp Card EVER!

    The 2o21 Camp Card is just what your unit and Scouts need to earn their way to Summer Camp!  With 4 versions of the card, an additional 4th break-off tab, and more offers than ever, these cards will practically sell themselves.  Sign your unit up today to participate in our in-person and contactless sale options! Read More »

  • District Award of Merit

    Battlefield District and Leader Awards for 2020

    Now Calling for Award Applications! Tis the season for determining awards from the 2020 Scouting year. While it was a difficult year for many of us, we hope that we can still recognize scouters who went above and beyond in 2020. Below you’ll find a diverse assortment of award applications. Some of them can even earn you knots for your … Read More »

  • Roundtables Announced for March and April

    In doing our part to help with COVID-19 mitigation efforts, we are planning that the March and April Roundtables will continue to be virtual. Thank you to everyone that has contributed to or participated in Roundtable in 2020.  We look forward to continuing to provide the best content possible for 2021 with the hopes that vaccine distribution continues and we … Read More »

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