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  • Summer Camp 2020

    While it may not be what it's been in years prior, this year's virtual summer camp options are sure to make your 2020 summer more fun!

  • New Membership Fees

    Starting August 1, 2020, there will be an updated membership fee for new members. Starting October 1, 2020, these fees will apply to renewing members

  • Updates on 2020 Twilight Camp

    There is an update on 2020 Littlestown Area Twilight Camp

  • Scouting at Home HUB

    Questions on how to continue your unit or personal Scouting experience while at home? Click here to check out our Scouting HUB.

  • In The Shadows of 1864 Camporee

    Click here to learn more about a fun-filled weekend immersing yourself in the experience of joining the Union army

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.

Roundtables

Our upcoming roundtable dates are:
August 13, 2020; September 10, 2020; October 8, 2020

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 may be looking into continuing online roundtables throughout the summer. Our next council-wide roundtable will be Tuesday, July 7.

Upcoming Events


 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Fundraising News

If you have not yet given, please consider making a donation to our 2020 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.

Our Popcorn & Nuts sale will be launching soon! Make sure you sign your unit up to sell this year, and also mark your calendars! Our Battlefield District Online-sale Training seminar will be Monday, July 13, at 7:00PM at Freedom Valley Church.

 

Happy Scouting!
– Christopher Lontz, District Executive

Battlefield District News

  • Beat the Fee Summer Membership Campaign

    The National Council announced that the National Registration Fee will increase effective August 1, 2020 for all new members and will impact all current members during recharter.  Since COVID-19 ruined most Spring Recruitment plans, we are inviting you to join our July campaign to “Beat the Fee!” Any new Scout that joins any Scouting program before August 1 SAVES $22.50 ... Read More »

  • June 2020 Roundtable Follow Up

    Thank you to everyone that joined us for the June 2020 Council-wide Virtual Roundtable.  We had a great meeting and we hope that all of the participants were able to get get a lot of good information on how to KEEP SCOUTING and to do so safely. We shared that during the prevention we would share both the slide deck ... Read More »

  • Day and Twilight Camps Canceled

    To the New Birth of Freedom Council Scouting Family: It is with great sadness that we inform you that, after a thorough review, the New Birth of Freedom Council has been compelled to also suspend our summer Day Camp and Twilight Camp Programs as scheduled for the 2020 season.  The Council Executive Committee unanimously reached this difficult decision after additional ... Read More »

  • Program Launch Postponed

    The 2020 Program Launch that is scheduled for June 3 at Camp Tuckahoe has been postponed. We know that many of you look forward to this event and it is a key event in helping your unit conduct planning for the year.  As the commonwealth moves toward reopening, the current information suggests that we will not be permitted to host ... Read More »

  • Guidelines for Unit Meetings in “Yellow” Phase Counties

    As counties served by the New Birth of Freedom Council move from the “red” to the “yellow” phase of the Governor’s plan to re-open Pennsylvania, we know that some units are eager to resume Scouting activities.  We have assembled guidance for Scouting units to follow as they consider holding in-person meetings, activities, service projects, and other Scouting events.   Read More »

  • Day Camp and Twilight Camp Payment Deadline and Decision Extended

    Day Camp and Twilight Camp Payment Deadline and Decision Extended As noted in the May 13 announcement about resident camp, the Executive Committee elected to make decisions on resident camp independent of day and twilight camps.  These camps are still ON as scheduled.  In an effort to provide some Cub Scout experience, the New Birth of Freedom Council has engaged ... 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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