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 District has some of the most dedicated volunteers serving Battlefield scouts in different positions on our committee:
District Committee Chairman – Shawn Leppo
District Commissioner – Robert Smith
District Vice Chair of Membership – Krystal Landis
District Finance: Barb Hanna (Camp Cards), Sam Coover (Friends of Scouting), and Matt Phillips (Popcorn Kernel)
District Program: Herb Snyder (Activities), Linda Brown (Advancement), John Hartzell (Training)
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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
August 8; September 12; October 10
If your Cub Scout or their Pack is looking for something to do in July, we have our Littlestown area Day Camp July 22-26. Day Camp is geared towards providing a fun-filled, daily program to Tiger, Wolf, and Bear scouts. Program includes STEAM (STEM + Arts), BB & Archery, Nature, Scout Skills, and Sports & Games. Check out more information by following our link to the right by clicking on “Events” and then “Day Camp”
Our Camp Card sale wrapped up and I’d like to recognize the District’s top-selling units and scouts. I’d like to recognize Pack 30 and Troop 75 for being our runner-ups with $1,700 and $2,245 sold respectively. Congratulations to Troop 105 for being our top-selling unit and meeting their goal with $2,500 sold! Our top-selling scouts were two members of the same troop who tied for it: Nathan Walmer and Drew Walmer of Troop 75.
We just wrapped up the intense part of our FOS family campaign and raised a healthy amount of money (85% to 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, head over to our council home page and click on the “Donate Now” widget to make an FOS contribution to the Battlefield District.
Before you know it, the scouts will be home from camp and it will be time to sell Popcorn & Nuts to start working towards next year. Your Pack, Troop, or Crew’s Show and Sell order is due by July 23. Show and Sell order distribution will be August 16 at the UTZ warehouse (240 Kindig Lane, Hanover, PA 17331). Volunteer help is needed all day to sort orders and help with distribution. If you can volunteer your time, please send an email to email@example.com.
Our Fall recruitment season is right around the corner. On June 25, we held a Membership summit at the Brethren Home at Cross Keys to discuss the challenges facing us this Fall, how to overcome them, and share recruitment methods that work. We had a productive meeting discussing the various methods that work. This year the District is sponsoring Facebook geofencing. For more information and to submit information to set up a fence, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Christopher Lontz, District Executive