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 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.
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.
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!
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!
– Christopher Lontz, District Executive