Every year, Scouts participate in the Council Popcorn & Nut Sale during the fall. Scouts also sell Discount Cards in the spring to earn money for summer camp. Sometimes, events such as a car wash or similar events are suggested and planned in Committee Meetings and scheduled throughout the year as appropriate. It should be noted that the Council Popcorn Fundraiser is the packs primary fundraiser for each year.
In the fall and in the spring, the Scouts often participate in ecology or conservation service projects. Webelos I & II also help Boy Scout Troup 285 “Keep PA Beautiful” by periodically clearing trash from Erford Road.
(All activities are optional.)
In October, the Pack enjoys an evening trip to local farm and corn maze, marching in a Halloween parade, and a day at the Council Halloween Program at Camp Tuckahoe in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.
In November, the Pack participates in “Scouting for Food”, a food collection drive for those in need.
In December, the Scouts present an annual Christmas caroling event for the citizens of the Golden Living Center in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. December also sees a gift exchange at our Pack Meeting!
In January, the Pack spends a wintry weekend camping in a cabin at Camp Tuckahoe in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. The is always a gret time!
In February, the Pack builds and races Pine Wood Derby cars, which is one of the many highlights of the year for the Scouts!
In March, the Pack attends the annual Scout Sleepover hosted by the Hershey Bears in Hershey, PA. There is a hockey game, then an option to stay overnight in the Giant Center! A movie, ice skating, snacks and an animal presentation is enjoyed by the Cubs and their families!
In April, the Scouts have the option to participate in a Fishing Derby at the Hidden Valley Scout Reservation in Loysville, Pennsylvanina. We also host our annual end of scouting year Blue & Gold Banquet.
In May, the Pack participates in the Council Spring Fling at Camp Tuckahoe in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania.
Cub Pack 285 is a year-round pack. While there are no monthly meetings, Scouts have the option to participate in several events. The Cubs and Webelos attend Summer Camp. A Pack picnic is held over the summer as well. The Scouts really enjoy our creek float and fishing day in and along the Conodoguinet Creek. The Scouts also attend the annual “Overnight at the Senators” event on City Island, Harrisburg with the Harrisburg Senators baseball club.
In November, the Scouts participate in the Good Turn Scouting For Food project where the Scouts canvas the neighborhood community with door hangers promoting the event and then follow up by collecting donated items. This year will also see a shelter drive in the spring. The Cubs will also observe Scout Sunday, a day in which they and their families may attend and assist with Sunday worship services at our church.