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 the weather warms up and the summer is upon us, I want to invite everyone to join us in the Summer of Service initiative from our National Council! Make a plan to get out and serve your community and make an impact this summer! Then share that scouting spirit through social media and show your community that Scouting is a force for good. For more information and support, visit the National Council’s webpage about the Summer of Service program!
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), Dave Campbell (Camp Cards)
We also have several Unit Commissioners that can assist your unit. Our excellent commissioner staff is James Bollinger, Linda Deardorff, John Helfrick, Ferd Prehn, and Shirley Sanders. If you need a commissioner for your unit, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Our upcoming roundtable dates are:
*roundtables will not resume until August, but we are discussing how we can change the format of our roundtables using what we learned from running them during COVID-19*
Our District Roundtables traditionally occur on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm 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.
*Due to COVID-19 concerns, our council will be continuing online roundtables for the foreseeable future of 2021!
Make sure to mark our Program Launch on your calendars for Thursday, June 3, at Camp Tuckahoe! This program launch will be in-person and take the place of the virtual council-wide roundtable for the month of June. We will have a wealth of information about events coming up in the Fall of 2021, all through the Spring of 2022 to assist with your unit’s Program Calendar Planning for your next Scouting year!
Upcoming Events – click on each image to learn more
Check out information on our Littlestown Area Twilight Camp, themed “Weird Science” for 2021!
If you have not yet given, please consider making a donation to our 2021 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.
Congratulations to Troop 1863 of Gettysburg for being our top-selling Popcorn & Nuts unit for 2020!
CAMP CARDS ARE IN!!! If you have not received yours, please reach out to Christopher Lontz ASAP to figure out a way to get your cards to your unit so your scouts can start earning their way to camp this summer! As you sell, please feel free to send pictures of your scouts selling in your community to Christopher Lontz to share on Facebook and promote your unit’s sale.
– Christopher Lontz, District Executive