• 2022 BF&HT Fall Camporee

    Registration is now closed on Tentaroo for the camporee. If you need to make any additions, please contact your District Executive.

  • Is Your Pack Ready for Fall Recruitment?

    Check out our All Hands on Deck website for materials to get your Pack READY to welcome new families this Fall.

  • 2023 Klondike Derby

    We have a Leader's Guide and Program Outline available for the 2023 Klondike Derby "Race to the Top" happening February 2023!

  • 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.

As school starts back up that means it is time for RECRUITMENT!!! Please email your Pack’s recruitment event details to Krystal and Chris as soon as your Pack has them finalized. When those new scouts join, make sure you have a fundraiser ready for them to begin earning their way to purchasing their uniform supplies, book, camporee registrations, and even next year’s summer camp fees! Make sure your Pack, Troop, or Crew is signed up to participate in our Popcorn & Nuts Sale for 2022!

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.

Roundtables

Our upcoming roundtable dates are:

October 6, 2022**; November 3, 2022; December 1, 2022

Our District Roundtables traditionally occur on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm 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 – 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! If your Pack, Troop, or Crew would like to reserve a cabin at camp, please contact Christopher Lontz before November 30.

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!
– Christopher Lontz, Senior District Executive

Battlefield District News

  • 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 »

  • We are Hiring!

    The New Birth of Freedom Council is currently looking to add some enthusiastic and motivated individuals to our professional team.  In order to bring Scouting Programs to youth in southcentral Pennsylvania, our small-dedicated team works together in support of our local units and leaders.  The New Birth of Freedom Council is a great place to work, and we hope you … 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 »

  • Announcing Cub Scout Family Den Pilot Program

    Updated July 8, 2022 As announced at this year’s Program Launch, the New Birth of Freedom Council has been accepted into a national pilot program for Family Dens in Cub Scout units.  The goal of this program is to test solutions to some of the issues that have been common challenges to Family Packs since Family Packs were introduced.   … Read More »

  • Join us for Program Launch 2022

    We need “All Hands on Deck” to make the 2022-23 Scouting year the best year that it can possibly be!  To help get your unit prepared for the 2022-23 Scouting year we would like to invite you to attend our 2022 Program Launch at Camp Tuckahoe on June 1, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.   Program Launch is open … Read More »

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