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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.

In case you missed our seventh annual Lunch-IN you can watch it by following this link. You can also view our Program Pamphlet for information on our Guest Speaker, Eagle Scout Speaker, and the donors who help to make our luncheon a success in supporting our local units.

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), Dave Campbell (Camp Cards)

District Program: Herb Snyder (Activities), Linda Brown (Advancement), Barb Hanna (Camp Promotions)

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 christopher.lontz@scouting.org to get started.

Recharter Turn-In

This year we are asking units to hand in charters earlier than in years past. Units should expect to submit their recharter packets as soon as possible, to either the York or Mechanicsburg Service Centers.  If you have not submitted your recharter packet by now, YOU ARE LATE, and need to reach out to Christopher Lontz immediately.

Roundtables

Our upcoming roundtable dates are:

March 4, 2021*, April 8, 2021* **, May 6, 2021*

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!

**The April Roundtable is one week later because of the Easter holidays.

Upcoming Events – click on each image to learn more

 

Details about the Spring Camporee are available now! Check it out and sign up today!

Check out information on our Littlestown Area Twilight Camp, themed “Weird Science” for 2021!

Fundraising News

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!

Make sure you sign up for our 2021 Camp Card Sale today! We’re excited to finally be able to offer a card exclusively for the Gettysburg/Hanover area!

Happy Scouting!
– Christopher Lontz, District Executive

Battlefield District News

  • Earn Your Way to Camp with the best Camp Card EVER!

    The 2o21 Camp Card is just what your unit and Scouts need to earn their way to Summer Camp!  With 4 versions of the card, an additional 4th break-off tab, and more offers than ever, these cards will practically sell themselves.  Sign your unit up today to participate in our in-person and contactless sale options! Read More »

  • District Award of Merit

    Battlefield District and Leader Awards for 2020

    Now Calling for Award Applications! Tis the season for determining awards from the 2020 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 2020. Below you’ll find a diverse assortment of award applications. Some of them can even earn you knots for your ... Read More »

  • Roundtables Announced for March and April

    In doing our part to help with COVID-19 mitigation efforts, we are planning that the March and April Roundtables will continue to be virtual. Thank you to everyone that has contributed to or participated in Roundtable in 2020.  We look forward to continuing to provide the best content possible for 2021 with the hopes that vaccine distribution continues and we ... Read More »

  • January 2021 Council-Wide Roundtable Follow Up

    Thank you to everyone that joined us for the January 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 »

  • Roundtables Announced for January and February

    In doing our part to help with COVID-19 mitigation efforts, we are planning that the January and February Roundtables will continue to be virtual.  Thank you to everyone that has contributed to or participated in Roundtable in 2020.  We look forward to continuing to provide the best content possible in 2021 with the hopes that as vaccines are distributed to ... Read More »

  • December 2020 Council-Wide Roundtable Follow Up

    Thank you to everyone that joined us for the December 2020 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 »

  • November 2020 Council-Wide Roundtable Follow Up

    Thank you to everyone that joined us for the November 2020 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 »

  • October 2020 Council-Wide Roundtable Follow Up

    Thank you to everyone that joined us for the October 2020 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 »

  • 2021 Internet Rechartering is LIVE

    Everything your unit needs to know about completing the 2021 Internet Rechartering Process is available here!   Read More »

  • Release of New Journey to Excellence Criteria

    Scouting’s Journey to Excellence (JTE) is the BSA’s planning, performance and recognition program designed to encourage and reward the success of our units.  It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA. The National Council announced updates to the unit scorecards for 2020 that take into consideration some of the requirement modifications ... Read More »

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