Thursday, October 16, 2014

Reminders for the upcoming weekend and next week

All:  Just a reminder of our two events this coming weekend and next week:

Friday, October 17 - Boone Homecoming Parade, 4 p.m. Contact:  Mardi Esposito, emmy2020@hotmail.com, 407-489-8304

Saturday, October 18 - Orlando Wetlands Park/Ft. Christmas.  Our Pack is planning to meet at 10 a.m. for a hike and picnic lunch (please bring your own). Please meet near the information station near the NW corner of the parking lot. Families can also enjoy the playground and educational center.  More information can be found at: http://www.cityoforlando.net/wetlands/park-information/ .

Wednesday, October 22

Den meeting, 6:30 p.m., Blankner unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader

Award requests due from Den leaders to Mark Jansen

Popcorn pick-up


October 24-26

Cub Halloween Weekends 2014, Camp La-No-Che.  The weekend includes night hikes, movie, costume parade and more!  For more information and to register online please visit: http://cflscouting.org/division/camplanoche/programs-cub-scouts/cub-halloween-camp-csfc/ 

POPCORN
Popcorn will be available for pick-up at the Jansen House, 2301 S. Summerlin Ave, 32806.  Otherwise, it will be brought to the the next Den meeting on October 22.  If you would like to arrange for pick up, please email back with Popcorn Pick-Up in the subject or call Mark at 321 695 5061.

Jeanine Carson, Communications Chair
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Boone High School Homecoming Parade this Friday October 17 at 4 p.m.

Hi All! 


I just wanted to remind everyone about the Boone High School Homecoming Parade this Friday, October 17 at 4 p.m. I am super excited to be the leader for this event and hoping to see lots of our scouts there!  


What you need to know:


  • Where: Meet at the North Bike Rack after School.  I will store backpacks in my car.
  • Wear: Class B
  • Bring: Extra Snack, (Optional: Candy or Trinkets to hand out - enough to share with the other scouts)
  • Provided: WATER, face paint, American flags, and fun!
  • Finish: Boone Parking Lot on Summerlin @ 5pm


If you have not RSVP'd yet, it's not too late to join!  Please provide a phone number where a parent can be reached in the event of an emergency or change, name of Scout, if parent/guardian will be walking, any medical concerns, and how Scout will arrive at and be picked up from the parade. (If you are not walking with your Scout, please be sure to complete the attached medical form.)


**Just a reminder, all Tiger Cubs must have a parent/guardian walking in the parade.  


Please call me, Mardi Esposito, @ 407-489-8304 or email me @ emmy2020@hotmail.com if you have any questions or problems.


Jeanine Carson, Communications Chair on behalf of Mardi Esposito
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pack 168 - Cub-O-Ree and Popcorn Pick-Up

Good Morning!

A few reminders as we head into the weekend:

CUB-O-REE
Cub-O-Ree starts TONIGHT!  I know of several families that will arrive on Saturday morning for the daylong festivities and at least one that will arrive tonight. The online registration is closed, but you can contact the event chair should you desire to register today: Robert Sawyer  / (321) 689-5595 / robbiesawyer@me.com  The Jansen Family will not attend as we made reservations months ago to camp at Ft. DeSoto.  We will be there in spirit for sure!

POPCORN
Popcorn will be available for pick-up at the Jansen House starting Monday night.  2301 S. Summerlin Ave, 32806.  Otherwise, it will be brought to the the next Den meeting on October 22nd.  If you would like to arrange for pick up, please email with Popcorn Pick-Up in the subject or call Mark at 321 695 5061.

Thanks, and have a great weekend!

Stacy Jansen, COR
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida


Fort Gatlin District
 
CUB-O-REE
 
October 10th & 11th, 2014 at Mead Garden, Winter Park
Open to all Cub Scouts & their Families
Cost is $15.00 per person

 
Join the adventure!  You'll make new friends, have lots of fun, and enjoy the great out-of-doors as a family.  Fun activities will include:  Archery, BBs, lots of arts & crafts plus a whole bunch of other CUB-O-REE fun activities.   
 
Where: Mead Garden – 1500 S. Denning Dr., Winter Park FL
Time:    Check In: begins 4:00 p.m. on Friday, the fun ends 4:00pm Sat.                 
Bring:   Uniform, change of clothes, sunscreen, bug repellant, toiletries, tent and tarp, chairs, sleeping bag & pad, pillow, flashlights/lanterns, trash bags, extra batteries, water bottle, rain gear, and food/snacks.
Leave:  No alcohol allowed during any Cub Scout event, no place to park camping trailers, no sheath knives, no fireworks, no firearms, and no ground fires permitted.
Food:    Meals are on your own. 
Cost:     $15 per person Save $2.00 by registering online at:

  
Attendees will receive a commemorative patch!
 
Questions?  Please contact event chairs:
Robert Sawyer                   (321) 689-5595        robbiesawyer@me.com

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Pack 168 - Boone Homecoming Parade Current Medical Form

Good Day!

Please see attached current medical form required for Scouts participating in the Boone Homecoming Parade next Friday, October 17. The previous one transmitted was an outdated version.  Please note that this form is required for Scouts that will not be accompanied by a parent/guardian(Tiger Cubs must have a parent/guardian).  Also, please note that this date is different than shown on the Pack Calendar.

Please contact Mardi Esposito at emmy2020@hotmail.com or 407-489-8304 if you would like to participate or with any questions.  Thank you!

Stacy Jansen, COR
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Monday, October 6, 2014

Upcoming den meeting on Wednesday, 10/8 and other important info. for October

All:  Below are reminders of activities for the upcoming weeks.  We hope to see you this Wednesday for our den meetings.


OCTOBER CORE VALUE - RESPONSIBILITY

Fulfilling our duty to God, country, other people, and ourselves.  Responsibility is fulfilling our duty to help others and take care of ourselves. It is behaving safely and appropriately without having to be told.

SUMMARY (details below)

  1. Attend your den meeting this Wednesday, October 8
  2. RSVP for Boone Homecoming Parade (see details below)
  3. RSVP for camping (see Camping section below)

IMPORTANT DATES

Wednesday, October 8 - Den meeting, 6:30 p.m., Blankner unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader

Thursday, October 16 - Roundtable, 7-8:30 p.m., Delaney Street Baptist Church

Friday, October 17 - Boone Homecoming Parade, 4 p.m. (see details below)

Saturday, October 18 - Orlando Wetlands Park/Ft. Christmas.  Our Pack is planning to meet at 10 a.m. for a hike and picnic lunch (please bring your own).  Families can also enjoy the playground and educational center.  More information can be found at:  http://www.cityoforlando.net/wetlands/park-information/ .

Wednesday, October 22

Den meeting, 6:30 p.m., Blankner unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader

Award requests due from Den leaders to Mark Jansen


Monday, October 27 - Pack Committee Meeting 7 p.m., Doc's Streetside Grille.  Our Pack Committee meeting is open to all adults within Pack 168 to plan and make decisions for the good of our Pack.

Wednesday, October 29

Pack Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Blanker, more details to come

Popcorn orders due.  Please make checks payable to Pack 168.  We must have full payment for your order prior to placing the order with Trail's End. 

BOONE HOMECOMING PARADE

Contact:  Mardi Esposito, emmy2020@hotmail.com , 407-489-8304


On Friday, October 17, the Boone High School Homecoming Parade sets out from the parking lot off of Mills Avenue between Boone and Blankner schools at 4 p.m. 

 

If your Scout wishes to walk with the Pack, please have him to the parking lot by 3:30 p.m.  The streets surrounding the schools close, so it is best to get there as early as possible if you are driving.  Students from Blankner are welcome to meet me by the north bike rack at the walker let out area, at 3 p.m. I can stow backpacks in my car.  I will have water for all participants.  Please pack an extra snack for your Scout if you will not be participating or with your child after school. 

 

We will stay by the bike rack until all that are to arrive after school have arrived, and then we will find a shady place to wait until we need to get in the queue at 3:30 p.m.  Please call my cell phone with any problems – 407-489-8304.  The parade usually winds up around 5 p.m in the Boone parking lot off of Summerlin Ave. 

 

All Tiger Cubs must have a parent/guardian walking in the parade.  All other Scouts must have a  completed medical form returned to me by the Wednesday, October 8 den meeting if a parent/guardian is not present (form is attached).

 

If your Scout would like to pass out candy or trinkets, please provide your own.  They will not be allowed to throw it to people on the side.  Please take a moment to talk about this and also about being fair to all.

 

Scouts should wear their full uniform or Pack t-shirt with appropriate colored shorts for the parade.  Prior to the parade, we will practice cheers!

 

Please respond to emmy2020@hotmail.com if you would like to participate or have any questions.  Please provide a phone number where a parent can be reached in the event of an emergency or change, name of Scout, if parent/guardian will be walking, and how Scout will arrive at and be picked up from the parade. 


CAMPING

CUB-O-REE - October 10-11 at Mead Gardens, Winter Park.  Register here:  http://cflscouting.doubleknot.com/event/fort-gatlin-cub-o-ree-2014-f-354/1588595 .  This is a great opportunity to make new friends, have fun and enjoy the great outdoors as a family.  Activities will include archery, BBs, as well as arts and crafts.  

Cub Halloween Weekends 2014 - October 24-26, Camp La-No-Che.  The weekend includes night hikes, movie, costume parade and more!  For more information and to register online please visit: http://cflscouting.org/division/camplanoche/programs-cub-scouts/cub-halloween-camp-csfc/ 

SCOUT DAYS AT DAYTONA - Tickets for Scout Days 2015 are on-sale now!  Camp in Daytona's infield during IMSA testing, January 9-11.  Our pack is planning to attend as a group.  Click here for the link to purchase tickets - purchase before December 14 for a $10 discount.  

PATCH DESIGN CONTEST FOR SUMMER CAMP

Scout Day Camp is an awesome week for all ages of Cub Scouts and Webelos.  Please see the following contest form to submit a design for the patch that will be handed out to all attendees!  https://gallery.mailchimp.com/2e3b1f2be476ef0107c03cdd7/files/Patch_Design_Form_2015.pdf 

Jeanine Carson, Communications Chair
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

REMINDER - Pack meeting on Wednesday, October 1 @ 6:30 p.m.

We hope to see everyone tomorrow evening at the Blanker Cafeteria from 6:30-7:30 p.m.  We have an exciting program planned and Scouts should be dressed in their full uniform.

Jeanine Carson, Communications Chair
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Den meetings this week (9/24) and additional important information

Good evening.  We hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  Below is some important information about events this week and thereafter.  We hope to see everyone on Wednesday.

SEPTEMBER CORE VALUE - COOPERATION

Cooperation: Being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal.  Cooperation is a key element in teamwork. Cub Scouts will gain a better understanding of the importance of supporting each other as they play games and learn new skills.

SUMMARY (details below)

  1. Pack Committee meeting this week, 9/22
  2. Den meetings this week, 9/24
  3. Popcorn orders due, 9/24
  4. Fall Festival basket items due, 9/24 
  5. Pay dues this week if you haven't already
  6. Register for the CUB-O-REE
  7. Buy your tickets for Scout Days at Daytona

IMPORTANT DATES

Monday, September 22 - Pack Committee meeting, 7 p.m., Doc's Streetside Grille.  Our Pack Committee meeting is open to all adults within Pack 168 to plan and make decisions for the good of our Pack.

Wednesday, September 24

Den meetings, 6:30 p.m., Blankner unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader
Popcorn orders due (this will be the first of two opportunities to turn in orders). Please make checks payable to Pack 168.  We must have full payment for your order prior to placing the order with Trail's End. 
Fall Festival basket items due (see details below).  This is the last day for collection and we really need your help!

Saturday, September 27 - National Public Lands Day, Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.- National Public Lands Day is an opportunity for you to enjoy a city park and all it has to offer FOR FREE and participate in many family activities. Click here for the flyer.  The Pack will not have a formal event at the park, but talk to your den and wear your t-shirt if you go!!

Wednesday, October 1 - Pack meeting, 6:30 p.m.  Blankner cafeteria, full uniform.

DUES

If you haven't paid this year's dues yet, Molly Nowak will be accepting payments via cash or check, made payable to Pack 168 at this week's Den meetings.  You can pick up your book (new Scouts) and t-shirt at that time. 

FALL FESTIVAL BASKET

Each year, a basket will be raffled at the Blankner Fall Festival to raise money for Blankner (our charter organization ~ sponsor) and Pack 168. Anyone who is able to contribute items and/or money to purchase items, please bring them this Wednesday, September 24 (last day to collect). Every little bit helps.  Ideas include:

Flashlights
Cooler (to act as the basket).  If anyone has a connection to obtain a Yeti cooler for less than their exorbitant price, that would surely be an attraction.
Forest police Legos or Lego camper
Glow sticks
Gear- cooking, mess kit, etc.
Gift card- Bass Pro, etc.
Maps
Sleeping Bags
Camping Gear

CAMPING

CUB-O-REE - October 10-11 at Mead Gardens, Winter Park.  Register here:  http://cflscouting.doubleknot.com/event/fort-gatlin-cub-o-ree-2014-f-354/1588595 .  This is a great opportunity to make new friends, have fun and enjoy the great outdoors as a family.  Activities will include archery, BBs, as well as arts and crafts.  

SCOUT DAYS AT DAYTONA - Tickets for Scout Days 2015 are on-sale now!  Camp in Daytona's infield during IMSA testing, January 9-11.  Our pack is planning to attend as a group.  Click here for the link to purchase tickets - purchase before December 14 for a $10 discount.  

PATCH DESIGN CONTEST FOR SUMMER CAMP

Scout Day Camp is an awesome week for all ages of Cub Scouts and Webelos.  Please see the following contest form to submit a design for the patch that will be handed out to all attendees!  https://gallery.mailchimp.com/2e3b1f2be476ef0107c03cdd7/files/Patch_Design_Form_2015.pdf 

FACEBOOK

Facebook - We have a Pack 168 group on Facebook:  Pack 168 Ft. Gatlin District, Orlando, FL.  You can request to join for access to updates, pictures, etc.  

Our Ft. Gatlin District also has a Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Gatlin-Cub-Scouts/132485266836133 .

COOL SCOUTING VIDEO-WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

https://scoutnet.scouting.org/mml/a/mml2/activity/proxy.aspx?Method=OpenLink&LinkCode=youtube_share&MessageCode=UDD52843EF0141309203243863932679

Jeanine Carson, Communications Chair
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida