• 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 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 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 (Family Friends of Scouting), Dave Campbell (Camp Cards), Michelle Royer (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 christopher.lontz@scouting.org to get started.


Our upcoming roundtable dates are:

January 5, 2023**; February 2, 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.

For a schedule of Roundtable topics, click on the links below:

July 22 – December 22 Roundtable Topics

January 2023 – June 2023 Roundtable Topics

**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 – click on each image to learn more

Information is now available for our Klondike Derby in 2023. The Klondike Derby will be held on February 17-19, 2023, at Camp Tuckahoe. A Leader’s Guide and Program Outline is available for your Troop to start preparing to take home the first-place plaque in February! All of our cabins have been reserved for the weekend.

Registration for the Klondike Derby is open right now!

Fundraising News

I’d like to ask you to please consider making a donation to our 2022 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.

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 »

  • October Council-wide Roundtable

    We will host our next Virtual Roundtable and first Virtual Roundtable of the 2022-23 Scouting year on October 6 at 7:00pm.  This will be in place of any in-person Roundtables for October.  Please share this information with your fellow unit leaders and register to join us on October 6.  All unit leaders are welcome to attend the Roundtable Session.   … 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 a couple of awesome resources for you! Popcorn 101 Session July 13 You are invited to attend our Virtual Popcorn 101 Session … 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 »

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