• 2023 Klondike Derby

    Registration is now open on Tentaroo! Make sure you check out the new sled dimension requirements for the sled race!

  • 2022 BF&HT Fall Camporee

    Thank you to everyone who came to the event! You can watch our wrap-up video TODAY!

  • Join Cub Scouts TODAY

    Click here to learn more about how to sign up for Cub Scouts, escape the great indoors, and join in the excitement!

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), Mike Saunders (Camp Cards), VACANT (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 jason.wede@scouting.org to get started.


Our upcoming roundtable dates are:

April, 6th 2023 and May, 4th 2023

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

April 21 –23, 2023

Latimore Valley Fairgrounds

320 Latimore Valley RD

York Springs, PA. 17372


The theme for this event is based on Team Challenges. Saturday will consist of 8 team building challenges. Then after all 8 sessions, the Packs, Troops, Crews and other members of the units will participate in a camp-wide service project to thank Latimore Valley for letting us use their fairgrounds.

For more information see the Leaders Guide

Registration coming soon to Tentaroo!

Fundraising News

I’d like to ask you to please consider making a donation to our 2023 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 jason.wede@scouting.org

Happy Scouting!


Battlefield District News

  • We’re Hiring – Check Out Our Employment Opportunities!

    Are you interested in making Scouting a career?  The New Birth of Freedom Council currently has an opportunity for a District Executive serving the Hanover and Adams County area!    District Executive – Hanover and Adams County Join the New Birth of Freedom Council’s executive staff and serve our community. We are seeking a full-time District Executive for the Hanover … Read More »

  • United Methodist Church Partnership

    As the BSA and the United Methodist Church embark on a new relationship, we have assembled these resources to help your unit decide what the best course of action is and then how to successfully manage your future chartered partner relationship. United Methodist Partnership Recording United Methodist Partnership Webinar (slide deck) Units have 3 options to consider: New chartered partner … Read More »

  • 2023 Internet Rechartering is LIVE

    Everything your unit needs to know about completing the 2023 Internet Rechartering Process is available here!   Read More »

  • Scout Deliver Door Hanger Blitz and Online Sales Race to the Finish

    We have 2 exciting initiatives to share with units as we hit the final stretch of our Popcorn and Nuts Sale.  This year’s sale has been going awesome!  The popcorn and nuts sale is a great way to power your year of Scouting and to earn credit towards your unit’s Annual Unit Program Fee.  Our committee has come up with … Read More »

  • All Hands on Deck Membership Kickoff

    “Join Cub Scouts! Join Cub Scouts!” Though maybe not from our actual deck, this should be on the minds of everyone involved in Scouting. We are calling all registered Scouts, Scouters, volunteers, and family members to help spread the word about our Scouting programs and to let new families know how easy it is to find a Scouting Program and … Read More »

  • National Night Out 2022

    What is National Night Out?  From the National Night Out website, “National Night out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.” (https://natw.org/about/).  National Night out is held typically the first Tuesday in August, which will be August 2nd this year.  What does National Night Out … Read More »

  • Get Ready to Welcome New Scouting Families into Your Unit

    It may be the middle of summer, but in a few short weeks summer vacations will be drawing to a close and the new school year will be starting.  More importantly, the new Scouting year will be starting!  We want to make sure that your unit is prepared to have the best year of Scouting possible and that starts with … Read More »

  • Popcorn 101 and Office Hours

    Are you new to the Popcorn and Nuts Sale? Have you been a kernel before? Do you have questions about the sale and need some answers? The New Birth of Freedom Council, Popcorn and Nuts Committee, has created some awesome resources for you! Popcorn 101 Session July 15 You are invited to attend our Virtual Popcorn 101 Session on July … Read More »

  • Reserve Your 2022 Show and Sell Popcorn and Nuts Dates

    We are excited to announce partnerships with Karns Foods, Rutter’s, and Capitol City Mall to provide Show and Sell opportunities for our Scouts during the 2022 Popcorn and Nuts Sale.  Please read the information below about sign ups and follow the instructions for signing your unit up for dates.  Each partner has different requirements, so please be sure to understand … Read More »

  • Announcing Cub Scout Family Den Pilot Program

    Updated July 8, 2022 As announced at this year’s Program Launch, the New Birth of Freedom Council has been accepted into a national pilot program for Family Dens in Cub Scout units.  The goal of this program is to test solutions to some of the issues that have been common challenges to Family Packs since Family Packs were introduced.   … Read More »

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