District Activities

Pennsylvania Dutch Council Event Refund Policy

Upcoming Events


2024 Merit Badge College

The college will take place on April 13th at Bashore Scout Reservation. Check in starts at 8 AM.  Lunches are NOT provided by the college, so make sure to be prepared!

Check the prerequisites list now so your Scouts know what will not be covered at the college.  Remember, this is a day only event but units can reserve a campsite for the weekend separately through the Council.

  2024 IF Merit Badge College Prerequisite List

Click here to register!

Registration closes 4/5/24!



District Pinewood Derby

The 2024 Iron Forge District -Pinewood Derby will take place on April 20th at the Manheim Farm Show Building.  Check in runs from 8-9 AM, and the races begin at 9:15.  There are 2 races you could register for.  The Cub Scout race is for those who qualified as Cub Scouts in their Pack race.  Open Class is for anyone else who wants to race!  See the below rules and flyer for more information.

2024 IF District Pinewood Derby Flyer

2024 District Pinewood Derby Rules

Click here to register for the 2024 Iron Forge District Pinewood Derby!




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



Past Events

2024 Klondike

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2024 Klondike Derby an amazing day!  Patches have been ordered and we will let you know when they are in.  There are a few lost and found items that are at the Council office.


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)