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

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

We also have several Unit Commissioners that can assist your unit. Our excellent commissioner staff is James Bollinger, Melinda Culp, Linda Deardorff, John Helfrick, Anita Miller, Ferd Prehn, Shirley Sanders, 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. Our upcoming roundtable dates are:
November 14, 2019; December 12, 2019; January 9, 2020

In November, our Cub Scout roundtable will focus on training Cub Scout leaders (Cubmasters, Den Leaders, and Committee Chairs) would like to see in addition to what is currently offered on ScoutingU. If you would like to be a part of the discussion and have your voice heard, please make sure to come to our next roundtable.
Our Scouts BSA roundtable will talk about getting girls involved in Scouting and will feature Zoe Kind from Troop 82 out of the PA Dutch Council.

Upcoming Events
Thank you everyone who attended Wizard Safari, we hope you had a wonderful time!

Our next event will be the 2020 Klondike Derby on February 14-16, 2020 at Camp Tuckahoe. We will have more details after an Events Committee Meeting on October 27. In the meantime, please contact Christopher Lontz to make any cabin reservations for your Pack, Troop, or Crew.

Fundraising News

Right now we are 91% towards our goal to continue providing the scouting program to Adams county and the greater Hanover area. If you have not yet made your contribution to scouting in South-Central Pennsylvania, head over to our council home page and click on the “Donate Now” widget to make an FOS contribution to the Battlefield District.

Our Popcorn & Nuts Show&Sells is soon wrapping up. Show and Sell Product returns are October 16-19 at the York or Mechanicsburg Scout Office. Take Orders are due by October 23, as well as Prize Order forms. Take Order pick ups will be on November 8 at the UTZ Warehouse on 240 Kindig Ln in Hanover.

Membership News
Our Fall recruitment season is going great so far! The Battlefield District recruited over 120 Cub Scouts in September, and has continued to recruit over 150 new Cub Scouts since August 1, 2019. As we start to turn the corner in to Recharter, don’t forget the importance of always welcoming new families as Scouting is a year-round program. When Fall sports end, Scouting will still be here with new, fun, and exciting challenges for scouts to tackle!


– 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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