Activity Chair Positions

Here is a list of Cub Pack 285 activities. They are listed in calendar year order. If you are interested in being a Chairperson, please contact the Cubmaster!
  • Winter Camp

    The Winter Camp chair’s duty’s start long before January. This person must coordinate with Boy Scout Troop 285 if we’re going as a larger group so we’re all there on the same dates! Additional responsibilities include:

    • Reserve cabins at Tuckahoe
    • Coordinate with Treasurer to collect money
    • Coordinate with Treasurer to pay Tuckahoe
    • Confirm reservations with Tuckahoe
    • Prepare menu / purchase food
    • Arrive a church night of for caravan to Tuckahoe
    • Check in at Tuckahoe
    • Be present the entire weekend (or coordinate with a parent to be adult leader)
    • Camp site clean up
  • Scout Sunday Chair

    Each year our charter church, Chapel Hill UCC, invites the scouts to participate in and attend a Sunday service. This is a great experience for the Scouts and the members of Chapel Hill. Some of the duties of the Scout Sunday Chairperson include:

    • Coordinate with the pastor or church council to set a date for Scout Sunday.
    • Speak at meetings to raise interest in the event.
    • Have Scouts sign up for Scout Sunday.
    • Delegate tasks to attending Scouts (reading, greater, bulletin, collection).
    • Coordinate with Boy Scout Troop 285 to participate.
    • Organize food donations for a meet and greet upstairs after the service.
  • Pinewood Derby Chair

    The Pinewood Derby is an exciting event for both scouts and families. Our pack runs family races so everyone can participate in the fun! However this event takes a lot of planning. This position could require some helping hands. If possible, a Pinewood Derby Committee should be formed each year so the event runs smoothly. Some responsibilities include:

    • Organize work days, coordinate with webmaster to get these dates published
    • Coordinate with Boy Scout Troop 285 for volunteers/family race
    • Set up the night before
    • Organize food donations
    • Make sure the concession stand is manned during the event (this is a big fundraiser for us)
    • Find someone to man the races
    • Cleanup
  • Shelter Drive Chair

    This is a nation-wide scouting event, but it requires local organization to come together. Some responsibilities include:

    • Make sure scouts are signed up to hand out fliers, pick up and sort goods
    • Meet at church to distribute flyers
    • Hand out maps
    • Divide boys into groups and hand out flyers
    • Meet at church to p/u goods
    • Hand out maps again.
    • Divide boys into groups and pick up goods
    • Help to sort goods
    • Deliver food to New Hope Ministries, or other designated scout location
  • Hershey Bears Sleepover Chair

    Cub Pack 285 has a blast at the Hershey Bears Scout Night each year. This event is open to families. The chairperson must:

    • Contact Hershey event coordinator
    • Coordinate with Boy Scout Troop 285 to see if their Scouts would like to attend
    • Reserve spot for scouts
    • Coordinate with Treasurer to collect money
    • Coordinate with Treasurer to pay Hershey
    • Distribute tickets, parking passes
    • Disseminate information at pack meetings to invite attendees and coordinate arrival times (also alert webmaster to add to calendar)
    • Be present as leader (or find adult leader) for night of event
  • Rocks 4 Kids Chair

    This is a day-long event put on by the Central Pennsylvania Rock and Mineral Club. This chairperson must:

    • Reserve our spot (EARLY!)
    • Coordinate with Treasurer to collect money
    • Coordinate with Treasurer to pay Ricks4Kids
    • Be present day of event as leader of our pack
  • Blue and Gold Chair

    Blue and Gold is our end-of-year banquet. We normally service a meal, present awards, and have cake. Additionally, this is when the Webelos will get to participate in the Bridging Over ceremony to become official Boy Scouts. Some duties include:

    • Coordinate with Cubmaster to set a date.
    • Coordinate with Webmaster to update the calendar.
    • Organize food donations so that we have a complete meal (salads, sides, lunch meat, treats, condiments).
    • Coordinate with Treasurer/Cubmaster to purchase cake.
    • Coordinate with Treasurer/Cubmaster to purchase decorations.
    • Coordinate with Boy Scout Troop 285 for Bridging Over ceremony.
    • Arrive early to set up/decorate.
  • Harrisburg Senators Sleepover Chair

    Every summer, our Scouts participate in the Harrisburg Senators Scout Night. The boys really enjoy the game, and they get to sleep over on the field. (Pro tip: this is the best “camping” trip to attend since the field is flat and well-manicured!) The chairperson will:

    • Coordinate with the Cubmaster/Webmaster to post information about the sleepover since this is a summer time event.
    • Get parents to sign up and pay ahead of time.
    • Coordinate with Treasurer to collect payments.
    • Coordinate with Treasurer/Cubmaster to pay the Senators.
    • If the chair does not plan to attend, designate a leader as the Pack’s adult representative.
  • Summer Camp Chair

    The cub scouts and Webelos go to separate camps. But, one chairperson can handle both events if they designate a parent leader for each group of kids attending camp.

    • Make signups available during meetings
    • Coordinate with Treasurer to collect money
    • Coordinate with Treasurer/Cubmaster to pay Tuckahoe
    • Coordinate with parents about arrival time (One leader from Cubs and one leader from Webelos)
    • Check in at Tuckahoe (One leader from Cubs and one leader from Webelos)
    • Coordinate a leader to be present the entire weekend as the leader (One leader from Cubs and one leader from Webelos)
    • Organize the family BBQ
    • Camp site clean up (One leader from Cubs and one leader from Webelos)
  • Tubing Chair

    Tubing is one of our favorite summer-time events! We go tubing in the Conodoguinet Creek. The chair must:

    • Set a date (alert webmaster to update scout calendar)
    • Coordinate with Cub Master to invite attendees
    • Arrive at site early
    • Accompany scouts & parents on float
  • Popcorn Kernel

    Our Popcorn Kernel is in charge of popcorn sales for the pack. This is a major fundraiser for us, allowing us to subsidize some events and purchase awards for the scouts throughout the year. Some responsibilities include:

    • Speak at Pack Meeting(s), get scouts excited, pass out order forms, explain best practices
    • Coordinate Show-and-Sells
    • Field questions at Den and Pack meetings
    • Coordinate prizes for top sellers, get with Treasurer about cost
    • Coordinate popcorn pickup and money collection
  • Camp Card Chair

    Camp cards are a major fundraiser for the pack, and they require some planning and organization to be successful. The Camp Card chairperson must:

    • Speak at Pack Meeting, get scouts excited, pass out order forms, explain best practices
    • Coordinate Show-and-Sells
    • Field questions at Den and Pack meetings
    • Coordinate prizes for top sellers, get with Treasurer about cost
    • Coordinate with Treasurer to collect money
    • Make cards available during Den and Pack meetings
  • Pumpkinfest Chair

    Pumpkinfest is not until October, but the chair person’s duties begin in September. This even affords an opportunity to recruit new members and have a silent auction and bake sale. This can be a big fundraiser for our pack that allows us to subsidize some events and purchase awards. Some responsibilities include:

    • Purchasing space from the township
    • Coordinating at least 5 gift baskets for our raffle (1 per den)
    • Coordinating booth manning
    • Coming up with a game to draw boys into our booth (with the ultimate goal of pack growth)
    • Coordinating with Cub Master/Treasurer to purchase prizes for said game
    • Booth Set up
    • Booth tear down
  • Scouting for Food Chair

    Scouting for Food is a nation-wide event. However, it takes some local organization to bring it all together. Responsibilities include:

    • Make sure scouts are signed up to hand out fliers, pick up and sort food
    • Meet at church to distribute flyers– November 4th
    • Hand out maps
    • Divide boys into groups and hand out flyers
    • Meet at church to p/u food – November 11th
    • Hand out maps again.
    • Divide boys into groups and pick up food
    • Help to sort food
    • Deliver food to pantry
  • Paulus Farm Chair

    Each year, we get to visit Paulus Farm Market in Mechanicsburg. We have dinner together, feed the animals, play in the hay maze/playground, and go through the corn maze in the dark! The boys really enjoy this event. Some of the responsibilities include:

    • Set up date for visit to Paulus Farm Market (to include the tent rental, animal feeding, and corn maze -often 2 groups)
    • Coordinate with Treasurer to collect funds for trip
    • Disseminate information to parents (Headlamps/flashlights needed, timing varies from regular meeting)
    • Coordinate with Cub Master/Treasurer to purchase food for the event
    • Cook hot dogs night of
    • Organize hayride/corn maze groups
    • Coordinate with Treasurer to have a check to pay Paulus night of
    • Cleanup
  • EP Township Halloween Parade Chair

    Each year, the township awards a prize for the best group in costume. The boys also enjoy walking in the parade. A few of the responsibilities for this event include:

    • Sign up with Township
    • Coordinate with Treasurer for payment
    • Decide on theme and float/costume work days
    • Arrive early to corral kids
    • Walk with kids in the parade
  • Halloween Weekend at Tuckahoe

    Camp Tuckahoe has a very nice, not scary, Halloween event each year. This event is open to families, and kids are encouraged to wear costumes. A few responsibilities of this chair include:

    • Coordinate with Treasurer to collect money
    • Coordinate with Treasurer to pay Tuckahoe
    • Check in at Tuckahoe
    • Accompany scouts to events
    • Give badges to Cub Master at next meeting
  • Christmas Caroling

    Each year, the boys and the residents of the nursing home enjoy the carols and togetherness. This chair must:

    • Contact nursing facility to set up a date.
    • Get boys to sign up
    • Coordinate with Boy Scout Troop 285 to ensure strong showing
    • Create song sheets for the boys
    • Coordinate music – pianist or otherwise
    • Provide directions to facility
    • Lead boys in songs
    • In the past we’ve coordinated with other boy scout / cub scout troops. It would be nice to continue that tradition, as this means there is a stronger showing of boys.