Monday, September 20, 2010

Pack 65 Popcorn Sale Fundraiser

It's time for our annual Pack 65 fundraiser. Order forms have been given to all of the Den leaders and should be distributed at your Den meetings. For the returning scouts, you'll notice that the Council has change popcorn suppliers for this year. If you look at the sales flyer, you'll see that magazine subscriptions have been included to give buyers another option. Please note that the Military donation is still an option on the form. Prize lists have also been out to the den leaders to distribute. The prize list sheets give instructions on how to pick out your prize or prizes depending on the amount you sell.

As in previous years, our Pack will earn 30% of the total sales. This money will be used to fund our future events such as Winter and Family Camps, Blue & Gold Dinner, and supplies (snacks) for hikes, picnics and parades.

Order forms will be due back to Neil or Anna Biser no later than Friday October 22nd, the date of our next Pack Meeting at the Hershey Elementary school.

Popcorn will be distributed on Sunday, November the 14th, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 PM at the Biser Household: 1563 Spring Hill Drive, Hummelstown.

Payment for the popcorn will be due back to Neil or Anna Biser no later than Monday November 29th. 2% of our commission is dependent on timely payment to Council.

Additional order forms can be obtained here (Part 1 and Part 2) or from your den leaders or Neil Biser.
Have an enjoyable and safe time while meeting your neighbors and good luck selling!

Monday, September 13, 2010

2010 Fossil Hunt at Swatara Creek State Park Sunday September 26, 2010

  • This activity will help earn the Geologist Belt Loop and Activity Pin but may not satisfy all the requirements.
  • Due the popularity of this event we need to limit the number of people in the Fossil Pit at any one time to about 100 scouts at each of the two sessions. Packs need to car pool as much as possible. Each Cub must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No hammers or chisels are allowed due to safety issues. All you really need out there is a flat head screw driver to pry the rocks apart.
  • Cubs and Parents will be asked to participate in helping clean up the Trash along the Swatara Creek State Park Roads please bring a trash bag with you. Your help in cleaning up the park helps allow us to use the park for this event and keep it free of charge.
  • CUBS MUST PREREGISTER FOR THE EVENT BY THE SESSION THEY ARE COMING TO. We must limit the number of people at the site.
  • First Session: 10 am-12pm Clean Up Parking Area for Rail Trail (AS OF TUESDAY, 09.21.10 THIS SESSION IS NOW CLOSED - if you haven't pre-registered they will not allow any more attendees)
  • Second Session 1:00 pm to 3 pm Clean Up along road and Creek Access Areas (AS OF MONDAY, 09.20.10 THIS SESSION IS NOW CLOSED - if you haven't pre-registered they will not allow any more attendees)
  • Blue Mountain and Union Canal Packs can preregister at their September Roundtables using the attached form or you need to send the form in as directed below.
  • Cubs and parents will not be able to attend the event unless they are preregistered due to safety and insurance concerns. Please do not just come out to the event if you have not pre-registered
  • You will only be contacted if there is a problem with the number of people coming to the session you requested. We will take groups in the order we receive them to fill up the slots available. You must include contact information with your forms.
Questions can be emailed to Mike Stefanic at
To register you can:
1. Turn in the Registration Form at September Roundtables in Union Canal and Blue Mt. District
2. Send the Form into the New Birth Of Freedom Council office by September 17th.
3. E-mail an electronic Copy to SBIKEB@AOL.COM by September 17th

Saturday, September 11, 2010

1st Pack Meeting this Friday, September 17th 7pm to 8pm

Join us for our year's 1st Pack 65 Pack Meeting from 7pm to 8pm at the Hershey Primary Elementary School. We're kicking off another exciting and event-filled year of fun and camaraderie! Please contact Cubmaster Travis Zimmerman @ 717.443.5000 or