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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 and 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 Battlefield scouts in different positions on our committee:
District Committee Chairman –

District Commissioner – Robert Smith

District Vice Chair of Membership – Krystal Landis

District Vice Chair of Finance – Matt Phillips

District Finance: Matt Phillips (Popcorn Kernel), Sam Coover (Family FOS)

District Program: Herb Snyder (Activities), Linda Brown (Advancement), Barb Hanna (Camp Promotions), Steve Rice (Marketing&Promotion)

We also have several Unit Commissioners that can assist your unit. Our excellent commissioner staff is James Bollinger, Melinda Culp, Linda Deardorff, John Helfrick, Beth Leckrone, Anita Miller, Ferd Prehn, Shirley Sanders, Randy Smith, and Deb Peiffer. If you need a commissioner for your unit, please reach out to me at christopher.lontz@scouting.org to get started.

Our District Roundtables occur on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm at the Brethren Home at Cross Keys in their Gallery Room. 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. Our upcoming roundtable dates are:
February 13, 2020; March 12, 2020; April 9, 2020

In February, our roundtable will have topics for a Cub Scout Breakout and a Scouts BSA Breakout. Cub Scout Packs will talk about Blue&Gold events: How to Involve the Whole Pack led by Beth Leckrone. Scouts BSA Breakout will be about Webelos to Scout paperwork and discussion led by Christopher Lontz.

February’s Roundtable will also serve as our Littlestown Area Twilight Camp Kickoff! Come out to learn a little more about Twilight Camp, what the cub scouts who attend get to do, how to register, and learn about opportunities to get involved with your Cub Scout, family, or Pack at Twilight Camp.

Upcoming Events

Our next event will be the 2020 Klondike Derby on February 14-16, 2020 at Camp Tuckahoe. This year the theme will be Sgt. Preston’s Yukon Klondike! Early-bird registration is currently live and switches to late registration on January 21. The early-bird fee will be $10/scouter (youth and adult) and the late fee will be $16/scouter. A 2020 Klondike Packet – Leaders Guide and 2020 Klondike Program Outline can be found by clicking on each link! The Program Outline should be shown to your Troop or Crew’s Patrols or Webelos Den for planning and preparation. All cabins have been reserved for this weekend at Camp Tuckahoe.

Registration is live NOW on Tentaroo

For more information on the Spring Camporee, please follow this link


Fundraising News

As we start the new year, we also start our 2020 FOS Family campaign. District personnel will be hosting a presentation at your unit’s meeting, ask your Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, or Crew Advisor for the date of your unit’s presentation. If you would like to make contribution to scouting in South-Central Pennsylvania online today, head over to our council home page and click on the “Donate Now” widget to make an FOS contribution to the Battlefield District.

Camp Cards are a $5 localized discount/coupon card that scouts can sell to family, friends, and neighbors and earn up to 50% commission. That money can then be put towards any Scouting related expenses such as attending a weekend Camporee, Resident Camp, or a training like NYLT.
Our Camp Card Sale will be starting up after our Roundtable on January 9. We will be having a workshop at the York Scout Office on Wednesday, January 29 at 7pm to learn more methods on having a great sale. Orders will then be due by mid-February. Make sure you talk to your unit committee about selling camp cards and reach out to Christopher Lontz about more information.

Membership News
Congratulations to our Packs, Troops, and Crews of the Battlefield District and our Membership volunteers for achieving membership growth in 2019. All of their hard work has paid off allowing us to impact more young lives through the wonderful opportunities Scouting gives youth. Congratulations to the following units for achieving their Recruitment goals for 2019: Packs 30, 71, 78, 79, 84, 97, 102, 107, 125, and 501; Troop 76G; and Crew 107.

Battlefield District’s Recharter Turn-In was Saturday, December 14. If your unit still needs to submit materials to complete their Recharter packet and post it, make sure they reach out to Christopher Lontz right away to schedule a time and place to submit!


Happy Scouting!
– Christopher Lontz, District Executive

Battlefield District News

  • Battlefield District Reception and Council Recognition Banquet

    Instead of having a District Dinner this year all of the Districts in the Council will be holding a District Reception at the Council Volunteer Banquet on Saturday, May 4th at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Harrisburg . The cost to attend is $30 per person and that includes hors d’oeuvres and a plated meal. It is also being held ... Read More »

  • 2019 Battlefield & Indian Rock District Klondike Derby Cabin Reservations

    You may not be thinking about winter yet but in order for us to prepare for the 2019 Klondike Derby we are.  Any unit wanting to reserve a cabin at Camp Tuckahoe for the Battlefield District Klondike Derby in 2019 must send an email to District Director John Blasius or District Executive Tony Panaway letting them know what cabin you ... Read More »

  • Roundtable

    2018 Roundtable Meetings

    Roundtables are open to all leaders, committee members, and parents of Packs, Troops, and Crews.  They are a great way to network with other leaders, discuss your programs that your unit offers, and to have fun and fellowship.  Important information is also distributed at the roundtables and each month has a theme.  Our meetings begin at 7 pm and are ... Read More »

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