District Activities

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Upcoming Events


2024 District Awards Celebration

Come celebrate with us as we honor leadership and Scout accomplishments in the Iron Forge District during the 2023-2024 Scout year.  We will be having an ice cream and coffee social as we honor our recipients.

  • Where:  Brickerville Fire Company social hall, 10 Hopeland Rd., Lititz
  • When:  6:30-8:30 PM, the awards presentation will begin at 7 PM.
  • Cost:  $10 per person

Click here to register for the 2024 Iron Forge District Awards Celebration

Registration has been extended through Monday, May 27, 2024!

Join us as we recognize some truly deserving people in our District. Some of the awards we will be presenting include District Award of Merit, Spark Plug, Shining Example, Elbert K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award, and Donald T. Barnhart Spirit In Scouting Award.



2024 Fall Outpost

Even though we have a long time before Fall, our Outpost planning team is already working on ensuring it is an amazing event for you and your Scouts!  This year’s Outpost will take place the weekend of October 11-13, 2024.  Check out the flyer below for the theme and make sure to mark your calendars!

Fall Outpost save the date




Here are the dates for some of the upcoming District events we have scheduled.

  • October 12, 2024 – Fall Outpost at Camp Mack
  • January 25, 25 – Klondike Derby at Camp Mack
  • April 5, 2025 Merit Badge College at Bashore Scout Reservation



Past Events

2024 Merit Badge College

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2024 District Merit Badge College an amazing day!  Patches are in the works and we will let you know when they are in.  The team would appreciate feedback about our event so we can make the 2025 college even better!  Our 2025 date is April 5th and it will be at Bashore Scout Reservation.

District Pinewood Derby

The 2024 Iron Forge District Pinewood Derby was great fun for everyone!  Thank you to Pack 47 for running such a fun event for the District.


Coffee Break meetings

We are working on dates to hold the next round of Coffe Breaks.  They will be held by school district and are open for all Scouters and parents to come and visit with the District Executive and District Commissioner.  These are a chance for everyone to get their questions answered, meet other units in your school district, and work together to help all our units thrive.  Each of these will take place from 6-8 PM.  If you have and questions about the Coffee Breaks contact District Commissioner Jim Fowler at ifddistcommissioner@gmail.com


National just updated their Pre-Event Medical Screening Checklist.  Find the new version at 680-102_PreEventChklist.pdf (scouting.org)