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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.  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 (Popcorn Kernel), Sam Coover (Family FOS), Dave Campbell (Camp Cards)

District Program: Herb Snyder (Activities), Linda Brown (Advancement), Barb Hanna (Camp Promotions), Steve Rice (Marketing&Promotion)

We also have several Unit Commissioners that can assist your unit. Our excellent commissioner staff is James Bollinger, Melinda Culp, Linda Deardorff, John Helfrick, Ferd Prehn, Shirley Sanders, and Randy Smith. If you need a commissioner for your unit, please reach out to me at christopher.lontz@scouting.org to get started.


Our upcoming roundtable dates are:
May 14, 2020; August 13, 2020; September 10, 2020

April 2020 Roundtable Notes & News – Battlefield

Our District Roundtables occur on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in the sanctuary at Freedom Valley Church. 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.

Upcoming Events








For more information on each event, simply click on the patch!


Fundraising News

As we start the new year, we also start our 2020 FOS Family campaign. If you would like to make contribution to scouting in South-Central Pennsylvania online today, head over to our council home page and click on the “Donate Now” widget to make an FOS contribution to the Battlefield District. I’m pleased to report that we are leading the charge with $15,732(61.3%) pledged towards our District’s goal!

Camp Cards are a $5 localized discount/coupon card that scouts can sell to family, friends, and neighbors and earn up to 50% commission. That money can then be put towards any Scouting related expenses such as attending a weekend Camporee, Resident Camp, or a training like NYLT.


Happy Scouting!
– Christopher Lontz, District Executive

Battlefield District News

  • April Council-wide Roundtable

    PLEASE BE SURE TO USE THE LINK BELOW, THIS CHANGED FROM THE ORIGINAL MARCH 26TH POSTING TO MAKE SURE WE CAN ACCOMMODATE UP TO 500 PARTICIPANTS. In order to best support our units and Scouting volunteers in the New Birth of Freedom Council, our district and council leadership have decided to hold the April Roundtable Meetings as a single, council-wide, ... Read More »

  • Camp Cards – New Tool for Unit Chairs this year

    Hello Battlefield Camp Card chairs! New for this year’s sale, I’d like for the district to utilize Trello as a way for us to communicate from unit to unit about our stock of cards. Each unit participating in the sale should have their chair join the Trello board “BF Camp Cards” which can be done by emailing christopher.lontz@scouting.org and requesting ... Read More »

  • 2020 Campership and Reservation Deadlines Extended

    In response to the New Birth of Freedom Council’s offices being closed in compliance with Governor Wolf’s order to contain the spread of the coronavirus, we have extended key deadlines for the 2020 Camping Season.   Campership applications for all Resident Camps and Day/Twilight Camps are now due by April 15.  Campership forms can be downloaded from our Day/Twilight Camp, ... Read More »

  • In the Shadows of 1864 Camporee – POSTPONED

    “In the Shadows of 1864 Camporee” – POSTPONED Given the current and on-going uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and how social distancing and shutdowns effect the delivery of our program, we will be postponing this camporee. The camporee will now be held in the fall, on the weekend of September 25-27. It will still be at the same location, with the same ... Read More »

  • 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 »

  • Roundtable

    2020 Battlefield 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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