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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.  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 Volunteers
Our District has some of the most dedicated volunteers serving Battlefield scouts in different positions on our committee:
District Committee Chairman –

District Commissioner – Robert Smith

District Vice Chair of Membership – Krystal Landis

District Finance: 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 christopher.lontz@scouting.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:
September 12; October 10; November 14

Upcoming Events
Instead of hosting a 2019 Fall Camporee, we will be suggesting units attend the Wizard Safari from October 11-13 at the Wizard Ranch in Hallam. Wizard Safari this year will be themed around time travel, and the cost to attend is $25. You can find more information by visiting the Wizard Safari post on the Council’s home page.

Fundraising News

We just wrapped up the intense part of our FOS family campaign and raised a healthy amount of money (91% 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.

Our Popcorn & Nuts Show&Sells are underway! Units participating in Show&Sells picked up their orders on August 16 and immediately started selling. Make sure you check with your Pack or Troop to promote their Show&Sell and support sending scouts of all ages to camp.

Membership News
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 christopher.lontz@scouting.org.


– Christopher Lontz, District Executive

Battlefield District News

  • Wizard Safari Help Needed

    The Wizard Safari is a Council level event that is held every four years.  Wizard Safari will take place on October 11-13, 2019.  This is one event that every Pack, Troop, Crew, or Ship should plan to attend.  In order for us to pull off this great event though we need about 200 volunteers from around the Council to help ... 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 »

  • 2019 Battlefield & Indian Rock District Klondike Derby Cabin Reservations

    You may not be thinking about winter yet but in order for us to prepare for the 2019 Klondike Derby we are.  Any unit wanting to reserve a cabin at Camp Tuckahoe for the Battlefield District Klondike Derby in 2019 must send an email to District Director John Blasius or District Executive Tony Panaway letting them know what cabin you ... Read More »

  • Roundtable

    2018 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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