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.
Now that school has restarted and the Fall is here, it is time to double-down on recruitment! Make sure you read our ALL HANDS ON DECK letter from our council president, and then check out the National Council’s website for recruitment tips. I look forward to using this space to promote some successful strategies that our Cub Scout Packs have used this year to promote their events and recruit more Cub Scouts.
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, Linda Deardorff, John Helfrick, Ferd Prehn, and Shirley Sanders. If you need a commissioner for your unit, please reach out to me at email@example.com to get started.
Our upcoming roundtable dates are:
October 7, 2021*; November 4, 2021; December 2, 2021
Our District Roundtables traditionally occur on the first 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.
*Because of what we learned during the pandemic, we’ll be hosting our October 7 roundtable virtually to discuss Recharter and share the same message across all the Districts of our Council*
Upcoming Events – click on each image to learn more
We hope to see you at our Dragon’s Quest Rendezvous at Hidden Valley on September 24-26, 2021. Click on the image above to learn more!
We will be hosting our Klondike Derby at Camp Tuckahoe on February 18-20, 2022. While we are gathering information to share with your Troop or Arrow of Light den, you are able to reserve a cabin for your unit by contacting Christopher Lontz before December 1, 2021. Cabins are reserved specifically for Battlefield Packs, Troops, and Crews up until December 1, 2021, at a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have not yet made your contribution, please consider making a donation to our 2021 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.
Congratulations to our Camp Card Top Sellers for this year! Our top-selling scout was Trey Royer from Troop 1863B. Our top-selling was Troop 501 in Littlestown, who was also the top-selling unit in the entire Council!
Popcorn & Nuts sales are currently underway, but it’s not too late to sign your Pack, Troop, or Crew up to sell. You can sign up at any time for our Show & Sell consignment program, or even begin the Take Order / Scout Deliver Sale whenever you would like!
– Christopher Lontz, District Executive