• 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), Ernie Finrock and Jamie Jackson(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 sydni.newborn@scouting.org to get started.


Our upcoming roundtable dates are:

September 7, 2023 and October 5, 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


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 sydni.newborn@scouting.org

Happy Scouting!


Battlefield District News

  • 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 »

  • April 2022 Council-Wide Roundtable Follow Up

    Thank you to everyone that joined us for the April 2022 Council-wide Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get a lot of good information. We shared that during the presentation we would share both the slide deck and the recording from the meeting.  A list of additional resources is … Read More »

  • Battlefield & Heritage Trails “In The Shadows of 1864” Fall Camporee

    Thank you to everyone who attended our Fall Camporee! Our final video wrap-up is now available to watch on New Birth of Freedom’s Vimeo by clicking the link below: Read More »

  • Register to Attend the April Council-wide Roundtable

    The New Birth of Freedom Council will be holding a Council-wide Virtual Roundtable on April 7 at 7:00pm.  The Roundtable will feature a ton of great information (see the list below).  Roundtable is open to any adult, parent, or volunteer who would like to find out more about supporting and growing our local Scouting programs.   Register for the April … Read More »

  • District Award of Merit

    Battlefield District Leader Awards for 2021

    Now Calling for Award Applications! ‘Tis the season for determining awards from the 2021 Scouting year. While it was a difficult year for many of us, we hope that we can still recognize scouters who went above and beyond in 2021. Below you’ll find a diverse assortment of award applications. Some of them can even earn you knots for your … Read More »

  • Citizenship in Society Merit Badge

    On November 1, the Boy Scouts of America launched the Citizenship in Society merit badge, its newest merit badge for youth in the Scouts BSA program (ages 11-17). In case you’ve heard rumors or seen early reports on this merit badge before its release, let us offer some clarity on what the Citizenship in Society merit badge is. All key … Read More »

  • Register to Attend the October Council-Wide Roundtable

    The New Birth of Freedom Council will be holding our first Council-wide Virtual Roundtable this fall on October 7 at 7:00pm.  For the 2021-22 Scouting year, we will hold a combination of virtual and in-person Roundtable meetings (see the schedule below).  The October Roundtable will feature training for the 2022 Recharter Process.  This is an extremely important Roundtable for the … Read More »

  • Program Fee Study Report and Webinar Recording

    Since January, an ad hoc committee of volunteer leaders from each district in the Council has been meeting to discuss whether to implement a program fee in the New Birth of Freedom Council.  The ad hoc committee decided that implementing a straight across-the-board program fee (an additional fee assessed to every registered member) was not the best approach for our … Read More »

  • July Council-wide Roundtable Follow Up

    Thank you to everyone that joined us for the July 2021 Council-wide Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the presentation we would share both the slide deck and the … Read More »

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