Information on Camporall

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There’s a lot of information about this Saturday’s Camporall, and it seems to be updating daily, so here’s the link to the GNFC page:

GNFC Information on Camporall

Of interest…

07:00 AM Reveille
07:45 AM Check-In/Registration at Shelter 2D
08:15 AM Colors at the Sledding Hill Stage
8:30am – 12:00noon Morning Program in Session, ALL AREAS
9:00am – 5:00pm Old Fort Open for Tours (IN UNIFORM)
12:00noon – 12:30pm Lunch at Site or at Snack Shack
12:30pm – 4:30pm Afternoon Program at ALL AREAS
4:30pm – 6:30pm Clean-Up and Dinner at Site or Snack Shack
6:30pm – 7:45pm Religious Services at Designated Sites
7:45pm – 8:00pm March to Sun Lawn for Closing
8:00pm – 10:00pm Closing Campfire, Concert and Fireworks
10:00pm – 11:00pm Scoutmaster/SPL Briefs at Sub-Camp HQ’s
11:00 PM Lights-out / TAPS

  • Bring a chair, cup w/ lid, snacks, bottled water, and dinner if you’re staying that late
  • Drop off anything you’d like at the Troop site (Troop 529) in the Polaris area in the beginning of the day
  • Check-in is from 7:45 to 8:15. Program starts at 8:30
  • At 11:45, make your way to the Troop site for lunch (hot dogs, salads, etc)
  • All camporall participants should enter the park through the North entrance – please carpool!

At the Snack Shack, located on the north end of the park, there will be a Camporall run food service that will be in operation for lunch and dinner on Saturday. Food choices will include hotdogs, hamburgers and sausage; along with chips, soda and bottled water. This is primarily for the use of the visitors to our Camporall.

Mr. Tom, Mr. Ed & Mr. Eric will be camping with the Troop this weekend, and will not be available for last-minute questions. Please consult the GNFC Information on Camporall for answers to any questions you may have.

Camperall Registration Deadline

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The final deadline to register for the 2010 CENTENNIAL CAMPERALL this Friday, 5-7-10.


Here are some CUB SCOUT activities scheduled for Saturday 5-15-10:

  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing demonstrations
  • Games
  • A maze
  • Obstacle course
  • Time capsule
  • Live animal demonstrations
  • Visit the midway, tour the Fort, see Boy Scout and Venturing camping,
  • Visit the armed services displays, see helicopter demonstrations, watch the rocket launching, kite flying, model aircraft, fire building, cheer on your favorite Boy Scouts at the sub-camp competitions in soccer, reverse tug-o-war, volley ball and much….much….more!
  • Webelos Extreme will be under way for all Webelos scouts as well.

Register online at

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GNFC Elite Volunteer Corps

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The Greater Niagara Frontier Council Boy Scouts of America Wants You!

The Greater Niagara Frontier Council, Boy Scouts of America is currently recruiting for an “Elite Volunteer Corps”. During these times of funding cutbacks and staff shortages, we are turning to you, our loyal volunteers, for assistance. We are looking for help at our reception desk, filing, data entry, bulk mailings, entering training records, and more. If you have a few hours a week to spare, we hope you will consider joining our corps. If you would like your name added to our master database please call Paulette Voit at 512-6205 or email and we can discuss your areas of expertise.

GNFC First Annual Pancake Breakfast

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Help send a Scout to camp and treat mom to breakfast – come to the Greater Niagara Frontier Council, BSA’s FIRST ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Saturday May 9, 2009 (Mother’s Day weekend)
Council Service Center
2860 Genesee Street, Buffalo, NY 14225
8:00 AM To Noon only
$10.00 Per person

All you can eat pancakes and sausage!
Door Prizes & Basket Auction

Bring MOM and get a free flower corsage for Mother’s Day!!

All proceeds to benefit the GNFC Campership Fund


Call 891-4073 for ticket information now!

GNFC Book Sale

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The Greater Niagara Frontier Council Museum Committee is sponsoring another Boy Scout Book Sale. It will be held at the Boy Scout Service Center on Friday April 17th from 9:00AM until 5:00 PM as well as Saturday April 18th from 9:00AM until 2:00PM

Make your purchases from among the over 400 scout books, magazines and other printed materials. All proceeds from the sale of these items will go to the Council Museum Fund. Cases are being made and artifacts are being prepared. Soon we will have a beautiful museum to show off the history of the GNFC. It has been long in coming but it is now just around the corner. So come to the Book Sale and help us raise money to make the museum one to be proud of.

Several members of the Western New York Traders Association have agreed to volunteer their services on Saturday from 9:00AM until 2:00PM, for the purpose of appraising any of “YOUR” Boy Scout Items that you wish to have appraised. Many of us have acquired memorabilia from one place or another and have no idea of its worth. Our experts will be on hand to tell you the approximate value. So bring down those items you have always wondered about, but didn’t know what they were or what they are worth. We all hope to see you at the sale Friday or Saturday.

If any one has any books they want to donate to the sale please contact council at 830-7654 and they will make arrangements to receive them.

GNFC will also accept Monetary and Memorabilia donations at this time. So if you have any artifacts of our Council’s Scouting History, that you feel should be on display please bring them to council at this time. Remember not only American Scouting will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2010 so will our Council. GNFC was among the first to become a certified Council (October 1910).