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 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 Vice Chair of Finance – Matt Phillips
District Finance: Matt Phillips (Popcorn Kernel), Sam Coover (Family FOS)
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, Beth Leckrone, Anita Miller, Ferd Prehn, Shirley Sanders, Randy Smith, and Deb Peiffer. If you need a commissioner for your unit, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.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. 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. Our upcoming roundtable dates are:
February 13, 2020; March 12, 2020; April 9, 2020
In February, our roundtable will have topics for a Cub Scout Breakout and a Scouts BSA Breakout. Cub Scout Packs will talk about Blue&Gold events: How to Involve the Whole Pack led by Beth Leckrone. Scouts BSA Breakout will be about Webelos to Scout paperwork and discussion led by Christopher Lontz.
February’s Roundtable will also serve as our Littlestown Area Twilight Camp Kickoff! Come out to learn a little more about Twilight Camp, what the cub scouts who attend get to do, how to register, and learn about opportunities to get involved with your Cub Scout, family, or Pack at Twilight Camp.
Our next event will be the 2020 Klondike Derby on February 14-16, 2020 at Camp Tuckahoe. This year the theme will be Sgt. Preston’s Yukon Klondike! Early-bird registration is currently live and switches to late registration on January 21. The early-bird fee will be $10/scouter (youth and adult) and the late fee will be $16/scouter. A 2020 Klondike Packet – Leaders Guide and 2020 Klondike Program Outline can be found by clicking on each link! The Program Outline should be shown to your Troop or Crew’s Patrols or Webelos Den for planning and preparation. All cabins have been reserved for this weekend at Camp Tuckahoe.
Registration is live NOW on Tentaroo
For more information on the Spring Camporee, please follow this link
As we start the new year, we also start our 2020 FOS Family campaign. District personnel will be hosting a presentation at your unit’s meeting, ask your Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, or Crew Advisor for the date of your unit’s presentation. If you would like to make contribution to scouting in South-Central Pennsylvania online today, head over to our council home page and click on the “Donate Now” widget to make an FOS contribution to the Battlefield District.
Camp Cards are a $5 localized discount/coupon card that scouts can sell to family, friends, and neighbors and earn up to 50% commission. That money can then be put towards any Scouting related expenses such as attending a weekend Camporee, Resident Camp, or a training like NYLT.
Our Camp Card Sale will be starting up after our Roundtable on January 9. We will be having a workshop at the York Scout Office on Wednesday, January 29 at 7pm to learn more methods on having a great sale. Orders will then be due by mid-February. Make sure you talk to your unit committee about selling camp cards and reach out to Christopher Lontz about more information.
Congratulations to our Packs, Troops, and Crews of the Battlefield District and our Membership volunteers for achieving membership growth in 2019. All of their hard work has paid off allowing us to impact more young lives through the wonderful opportunities Scouting gives youth. Congratulations to the following units for achieving their Recruitment goals for 2019: Packs 30, 71, 78, 79, 84, 97, 102, 107, 125, and 501; Troop 76G; and Crew 107.
Battlefield District’s Recharter Turn-In was Saturday, December 14. If your unit still needs to submit materials to complete their Recharter packet and post it, make sure they reach out to Christopher Lontz right away to schedule a time and place to submit!
– Christopher Lontz, District Executive