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!

Blue & Gold Information

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Set-up for Blue & Gold is at 3:30 today (if you signed up for set-up). We’ll then break, and return to the school starting at 6:00 to prepare for the dinner. We need all of the boys ready to go before 6:30, which is when we’ll start getting ready for the opening ceremony. If you have any questions, call your den leader.

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).

Work Weekend at Nine Mile Island

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Every 2nd Saturday of the month is a work weekend at Nine Mile Island. All are welcome – we’ll find some work for you to do. This can be a great opportunity for the Cub Scouts to clean-up our environment, specifically where we will be camping this June.

If you have questions, please see TROOP 529’s SCOUTMASTER, Jim “Doc” McClure.

Trip to Penn Dixie

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On Wednesday the 15th Pack 529 will be visiting Penn Dixie from 10:00am until about 1:00pm. If you’re interested in carpooling, meet at the St. Paul’s parking lot at 9:00am.

Directions to Penn Dixie:

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Bring your own tools: handheld claw rake, trowel, shovel – be sure to label your tools! Bring some sort of protective eye wear (sunglasses or prescription glasses are fine) and a bucket or bag to bring your fossils home!

We’ll be eating a bag lunch there, so pack your own lunch (and don’t forget a drink!).

Wear your Activity Uniforms (T-Shirt).

Cub Scouts are free – additional children are $5 while the cost for adults is $6. Pay at Penn Dixie.

While there, we will also log the Penn Dixie Paleontological Earth Cache. To log this “find”, we’ll need to answer:

  1. What is the name of the shale member that covers most of the Penn Dixie site?
  2. Where do trilobites get their name from?
  3. Impressions of what fossils can be found at Penn Dixie?
  4. How many signs did you have to look at for these answers in Penn Dixie?

Leaders & Parents Meeting

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April’s Leader’s Meeting (parents are always invited) will be held on Tuesday April 7th at Mr. Eric’s house (119 Knowlton Ave in Kenmore) starting at 6:30pm. Topics to be discussed include our trip to Penn Dixie, the Blue & Gold dinner, next year’s leadership, and others.

Hope to see you there!