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

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pack 168 - Popcorn Blitz & No Meeting This Week

Popcorn Blitz
We apologize for the barrage of Popcorn Emails the past few days, but we thank you for your patience and efforts!  If you sold popcorn independently this past weekend and would like a Blitz patch, please let us know via reply to this email no later than Tuesday night. This does not include Show and Sell sales.

No Meeting This Week
There is not a scheduled meeting this week unless communicated differently by your Den Leader. We look forward to seeing you September 24, next Wednesday.

Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

If you are receiving Pack 168 emails and would prefer not to because you are no longer involved, or need to change email addresses, please reply to this email with "Email Change" in the subject.   Thank you!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Jsme Prodali Popcorn!

We were successful on Saturday at ACE Hardware!  Thanks to the following scouts and parents for working shifts at ACE and sharpening their sales skills (if I missed someone, please let me know):
  1. Carson, Gavin
  2. Colon, Evan
  3. Comeaux, Clayton
  4. Cuthbertson, Bryson
  5. Diamond, Michael
  6. Ferranti, Gage
  7. Huff, Jackson
  8. Jansen, Drew
  9. Jansen, Justin
  10. Lester, Brody
  11. Lester, Jacob
  12. Martinez, Andre
  13. Schroeder, Logan
  14. Sherrard, Ethan
  15. Trask, Sean Casey
  
Here are the numbers:
Sales: 
Gross Dollars Collected: $1,103
 
Money Due Council for Popcorn: $546
Profit from Popcorn: $210
Cash Donations: $347

Distribution:
Net Profit, Total $557
Money to Pack (50%) $279
Money to Scout Accounts (50%) $279

Thanks to everyone who joined us and helped make the "pop while you shop" a success!
 
Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida
 
Czech for "we sold some popcorn!"
 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Pack 168- Laten Verkoop wat Popcorn !!!!

POPCORN SHOW AND SELL - Tomorrow!

Popcorn Show & Sell, ACE Hardware, beginning at 9 a.m.  This will be our Fall Fundraiser, and we will have a table in the parking lot at ACE hardware.  Please sign up for a one-hour time slot by clicking here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ChN4Xz4D1XMAZe-ck1eF0TQrfJNanDvwBhu2N2sy5YY/edit?usp=sharing).  


If the link does not work, we basically still have shifts available at 3pm and 4pm.   here are the shifts so far.   You can just reply if you would like to take a time slot if the spreadsheet does not work.  


Time - Crew

8:00 - Setup -Jansen, Drew; Colon, Evan

9:00 AM Matusik/Lester; Carson, Gavin

10:00 AM Martinez, Andre;  Diamond, Michael

11:00 AM Sherrard, Ethan;   Huff, Jackson

12:00 PM Trask, Sean Casey;   Comeaux, Clayton

1:00 PM Schroeder, Logan

2:00 PM Ferranti, Gage

3:00 PM  

4:00 PM  

5:00 PM Jansen (Justin)


Scouts that work a one hour shift will divide half of the entire day's profit among all workers and the amount will be credited towards their scout account.  For example, if the total profit is $200, and 10 scouts work a one-hour shift each, they will receive $10 in their scout account.  ($200 / 2 / 10 = $10).  The other half will be deposited in the Pack's general operating fund.


POPCORN BLITZ WEEKEND!!!!

During the weekend of September 12-14 Scouts from central florida will be canvassing neighborhoods and community areas to provide a "Blitz" on our Popcorn Sale.  Each time a Scout sells a container of popcorn they become eligible to receive the 2014 Blitz Weekend patch (the September 12-14 version).  Please make a special mark to indicate popcorn sold this weekend.  


POPCORN SALES - GENERAL

In general, you can keep selling popcorn through the end of October.  If you have orders that you would like to place and deliver to your customers, you need to collect money and bring your order to one of the due dates below.  About 3 weeks after that, the Pack will bring the popcorn to a meeting and you can pick it up and deliver to your customers.  You can keep selling up to October 29 at which time final orders are due.  


First Order Dates

September 24 Den Meetings- Orders Due (With Payment)

October 22 Den Meeting- Pick up Popcorn from Pack.  Arrangements can be made to pick up as early as October 11.


Final Order Dates

October 29 Pack Meeting - Orders Due (with Payment)

December 3 Pack Meeting - Pick up Popcorn from Pack.  Arrangements can be made to pick up as early as November 15.  


Square Readers

We have a limited number of Square readers that can be used for sales.  Contact pack3168@gmail.com with "Square Request" in the subject line.  It is very easy to use and goes directly into the pack checking account.  


Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

p.s. that's Dutch for "Let's Go Sell Some Popcorn!"

Monday, September 8, 2014

Den meeting this Wednesday, September 10 and additional reminders

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.

Pack 168: It was great to see everyone, new and returning, at our Pack meeting this past Wednesday.  Below are a few key dates and reminders coming up this month (also attached is the 2014-2015 Pack 168 calendar for your reference).

CALENDAR SUMMARY

Wednesday, September 10 - Den meetings, 6:30 p.m., Blankner unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader

Saturday, September 13 - Popcorn Show & Sell, ACE Hardware, beginning at 9 a.m.  This will be our Fall Fundraiser, and we will have a table in the parking lot at ACE hardware (at the corner of Orange and Grant).  Please sign up for a one-hour time slot by clicking here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ChN4Xz4D1XMAZe-ck1eF0TQrfJNanDvwBhu2N2sy5YY/edit?usp=sharing).  Note that scouts will have a portion of the profits deposited in their scout account. Click the link for more details.

Thursday, September 18 - Ft. Gatlin District Roundtable*, 7-8:30 p.m., Delaney Street Baptist Church

Monday, September 22 - Pack Committee** meeting, 7 p.m., Doc's Streetside Grille

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)


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!!

*If you are wondering what Roundtable is, it is a meeting on the third Thursday of every month for Scout leaders and anybody wishing to learn more about Scouting and upcoming events.  We highly encourage all Scouting leaders to come.  There are breakout sessions for each level of scouting and a general session for all at the end.  The premise is to learn from other Scouting leaders that have already been or are going through the program and ask the questions you may have.  It is a great opportunity to find out what events are going on in the Council and District for Units and their families.

**Our Pack Committee meeting is open to all adults within Pack 168 to plan and make decisions for the good of our Pack

DUES

Also, 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 and t-shirt at that time.

NEW VOLUNTEERS

Thanks to the following parents for adding themselves to the growing list of volunteers in our Pack.  Be sure to take one of the open positions before they disappear!

Committee Chair*

Carolyn Huff


Scouting For Food Chair

Patrick Huff


 Space Derby

Eligio Colon


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 (sorry about the short notice) or 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

SUMMARY

  1. Den meetings this week.

  2. Sign up for popcorn show and sell that is happening Saturday.

  3. Pay dues this week, if possible.

  4. Bring Fall Festival Basket items

We hope to see you on Wednesday!

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

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Cub Scouts: Pack Meeting Wednesday Night!

Greetings From Pack 168!  You are receiving this because of your interest from a sign-up night, open house, or other contact in the past few weeks. 

Wednesday night (September 3), we have our first Pack Meeting beginning promptly at 6:30pm at the Blankner Cafeteria (entrance to parking lot is from Mills Ave.).  Please plan to join us to experience a Pack meeting as we welcome you, your son, and your family into the Pack.  We also plan to have an orientation/Q&A session for new parents during part of the meeting while the boys participate in an activity.  We will also have other activities, the opportunity to pay pack dues, and gather other information about the pack. 

I am attaching several documents that you may have already seen in case you need a quick reference.

We all look forward to welcoming you tomorrow night!  Please reply if you have any questions. 


Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Fact: In 2013, there were 1,417,034 registered Cub Scouts nationwide.