Friday, February 24, 2017

Pack 168 - 2017 Pinewood Derby Signup Reminder

Good Friday to You All!

If you have not done so already, we request that you please fill out this form for the Pinewood Derby Race this Sunday.  If you already did and have changes, it is ok to make another entry.  We will use the most current data.  Having this information prior to race day really helps getting set up completed faster and racing started on time. 

Thank you!  Stacy


Greetings Pack 168!
The Pinewood Derby is approaching!  Please join us for this fun event that is a Cub Scout tradition.   Please use one entry per person- if there is a parent or sibling, please fill out another form. 
 
DETAILS:
Date: Sunday, February 26, 2017 (Correction: NOT the day of the daytona 500). 
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM (approx.)
Registration begins at 12:00 pm!  Non-timed track testing will be allowed until 12:30pm. 
 
LOCATION:
Kiwanis Club of South Orlando
1940 Conway Gardens Road
Orlando, FL 32806
 
AWARDS:
• Ribbons will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd  place winners in each den.
• Trophies will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd  place winners Overall (whole pack). 
• A trophy will also be awarded for overall "Best of Show," which awards the best Scout-made design/decoration as determined by a panel of adult judges. 
 
RULES:
Here is a link the rules (same as those for 2016), which we will be following on Sunday. 
http://cflscouting.org/district/fortgatlin/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Fort-Gatlin-District-Pinewood-Derby-Rules-2016.pdf
-In general, weights can be attached to the vehicle however you wish, as long as the overall vehicle meets the dimensional standards provided in the rules.
-Judges do not examine the wheels on the track, they do however look for severely modified wheels. 
-Only the official wheels are acceptable.
-Wheels can be sanded to remove surface imperfections, but the treads must be left flat.
 
REMINDERS:
As leaders, we request that everyone remember a few things:
• Remember to keep the space between the bottom of the car and the track clear of weights as we had a couple of problems last year.  In other words, the 0.375" dimension on the rules link shown above is a minimum.  I suggest a bit more, such as 0.4375" (7/16").
• We are using the same wooden and electronic scoring track as last year. 
• We are hoping that the electronic finishing/timing system works again this year.  If it does not work, it will be adults' eyeballs!
• We are there to have fun.  The boys will be looking to us parents as examples of good sportsmanship.
• We will run a separate adult/siblings race for those cars. Please respond if you need more information.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Pack 168 - Pinewood Derby Week

Wow, Pack Families! We had a great Blue & Gold Celebration and Crossover Ceremony.  We were excited to see so many folks! Now, let's get ready for some racing!


SUMMARY

Pinewood Derby Car Workshop this Week

Pinewood Derby Races this Sunday


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday, February 22 – Pinewood Derby Car Work Night, Jansen House (2301 S. Summerlin Ave. 32806), 6:30 pm.  We will help with cutting cars.  Please review the contents of your box, do some research on a design, and have a basic design sketched out prior to arriving.  We will have some paint and brushes first come first serve. 

Wednesday, March 1 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

Wednesday, March 8 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

Wednesday, March 29 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.


FUNDRAISER

Camp Card sales have begun!  Your Scout earns $2 per card in their Scout Account for every card sold!  Angela Matusik is available for questions and more cards.  She can be reached at angela_matusik@yahoo.com or 407.516.7673.  In addition to individual sales, we will have two dates that we will sell at Ace Hardware on South Orange Avenue.  Please put March 11 and April 8 on your calendar. 


PARENT NEEDS / MEETINGS

We have a few wonderful parents offer to take positions next year!  Now, we just need YOU for Chartered Organization Rep (preferably Blankner parent), Treasurer, Popcorn Kernel, Communications, Scouting for Food, Pinewood Derby, or Rain Gutter Regatta.

Wednesday, March 15 – Pack Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm, Ocean Sun Brewing, 3030 Curry Ford Road 32806 (only free popcorn available here, but can bring in food).

Thursday, March 16 – District Roundtable Meeting, 7:00 pm, Aloma United Methodist Church, 3045 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792 (food available for purchase).


CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

Sunday, February 26 – Pack Activity: Pinewood Derby, 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Kiwanis Club of South Orlando, 1940 Conway Gardens Road, Orlando, FL 32806.

Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 19, Pack Camping: Moss Park, a one-night, two-day Campout to start your Spring Break. Miss Donna will plan activities for all. A separate sign up and information will be emailed out as it gets closer.

Friday, March 17 – Sunday, March 19, Council Camping: Cub Scout Super Hero Weekend, Camp La-No-Che. See attached and links for more information and registration:

http://cflscouting.org/division/camplanoche/cs-superhero-weekend/

https://scoutingevent.com/083-superheroes2017

Friday, March 31 – Sunday, Arpil 2, Council Camping: Lift Off Into Space Cub Weekend, Camp La-No-Che. See attached and links for more information and registration:

http://cflscouting.org/division/camplanoche/cub-scout-space-weekend/

https://scoutingevent.com/083-LiftofftoOuterSpace2017


Summer Day Camp Please see revised Webelos only Day Camp dates and location. Please see attached for registration forms.  Scholarship applications will be provided once we receive.  You may use your Scout Account funds for this activity, but please plan on paying initially, and we will reimburse. 

All Scouts Day Camp 6A (all Dens):  June 12 – 16, LDS Church, 45 E. Par St., Orlando 32804

Webelos Only Day Camp 1W (current Bear and Webelos I Dens): June 26 – 30, 263 King St., Oviedo 32765


Thank you!  Stacy


Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Pack 168 - Webelos Day Camp Correction & Cub Scout Camping Chronicle

Good Day!

Please see below Camping Chronicle Issue from the Central Florida Council with camping opportunities at La-No-Che.

Also, an important correction about Webelos Only Day Camp:  June 19-23 at New Hope Presbyterian Church is actually in Eustis (there happens to be the same church name in Orlando).  The correct week for Ft. Gatlin District is Session 1W - June 26-30 at First United Methodist Church in Oviedo.

Thanks!  Stacy

Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida



SUPER FUN and OUT OF THIS WORLD Cub Weekends!



Have fun with your son at our two great Cub weekend events coming up in March! 
 
Super Hero Weekend, March 17-19, will be filled with all things Super Heroes:  Super Hero agility training, way cool cape making, Wrist Rockets, Shield Toss, Super Hero parade featuring YOU in your own Super Hero Costume and a Saturday evening party!
 
Our Lift Off Into Space Weekend, March 31 - April 2, will feature all of your favorite space-themed activities: build and race space derby rockets, space experiments, hiking through the solar system and star gazing.

BOTH events will also have some of your favorite La-No-Che activities like BB Gun, Archery & Swimming. 

Click on the link below for more information and to register online:
 Super Hero Weekend and Lift Off to Outer Space Weekend
New at Camp La-No-Che this July:  2017 Cub Resident Camp!


A new summer adventure for Cub Scouts and Webelos!
Your scout will have a blast at this 4 day, 3 night camp  All activities will be aligned to cub scout/webelos advancement programs, plus they will participate in shooting sports, swimming and an awesome campfire program!
  
Watch this newsletter for registration link & more information next month.
Do You Love Camp La-No-Che?
Can you not get enough of all things La-No-Che? Do you want to help spread the word about all of the great things everyone can do out at Camp La-No-Che?

We want you to be a part of the Camp Promotions Team! Help spread the word about all of the great things happening at Camp La-No-Che while you are out at other Scouting events, meetings, and Round Tables.

Interested? Our next meeting is March 7th at the offices of Innovative Reasoning, near UCF, at 7:00pm.

For more details and to let us know you'd like to attend, please email Leigh Taylor, Council Program Director at Leigh@camplanoche.com.

TNAW

         

      
Thank you to all of our Scouts who came out for TNAW and made it a great success! 

Thank you to the Order of the Arrow for hosting an awesome TNAW weekend at the beginning of this month. It was a great event full of fun, fellowship, and new experiences for many. We hope everyone had a great time and look forward to seeing you again next year!
Photo Contest
Calling all photographers! We want to see all the fun you had in Scouting in 2016! 

See your work on display and used to help promote Scouting for our entire community. We are contest to collect the top photos that depict fun, action, recognition, friendship, service, and capture the essence of the Scouting experience
  
The contest opens on January 1 and will continue through February 28, 2017. Winning photos will be shown in the March 15 Camping newsletters, congratulated on all our social media channels, and also receive Scouting prizes (to be determined, but cool).
  
Please submit your photos to leigh@camplanoche.com with "Photo Contest" in the subject line or tag us on Instagram at #cflscouting. For questions, contact Leigh Taylor, Council Program Director - Cub Scout Program/Camp Administration at 352-669-8558.
Upcoming Training

Date 
Host District  Location  Time 
For Questions Only Contact:
4/15/2017
Apopka Shores  FUMC
125 N. Lakeview, Winter Garden, FL
8am - 4pm

Bob Foley                                         bfoley99@gmail.com
4/22/2017
Challenger LDS Church, 1801 S. Fiske Blvd. Rockledge, FL  32955
8am - 4pm

Aron Lewington                   aslewington@gmail.com

 
Unit Camping

Central Florida Council strives to provide Unparalleled Experiences for all our members and their families.  The events listed in this newsletter are just a few offered to Cub Scouts at Camp La-No-Che.  Did you know, that your unit doesn't have to wait for a big major event to come to the Leonard and Marjorie Williams Scout Reservation?  Units may come and enjoy all that camp has to offer virtually any time!  Contact our Activities Coordinator, Pam Falconer, at the camp office:  pam@camplanoche.com or call 352-669-8558 and schedule your own unique unparalleled experience today!
 
Dates and Deadlines
Camp Promotions Team Meeting
March 7, 7:00pm at Innovative Reasoning Office

Super Heroes
March 17-19, 2017

Lift Off to Outer Space
March 31-April 2, 2017

As a reminder, online registration closes at 11:59 pm on the Thursday before the event.

Camp La-No-Che Facility of the Month!
Facility of the Month:
W.T. Bland Dining Hall

Our dining hall features a full service kitchen, a fabulous staff and feeds 600 diners at one time.  It also serves as a meeting room for various training programs. 

Contact Information
Camp La-No-Che

Central Florida Council

Pam Falconer
Activities Coordinator

Leigh Taylor
Council Program Director - Cub Scout Program/Camp Administration

Mark Spencer 
Council Program Director - Boy Scout/Venturing/Exploring Program and Program Services
mark.spencer@cflscouting.org

Matt Ragan
Camp Director and Director of Support Services
 
Central Florida Council BSA 
1951 S Orange Blossom Trail
Apopka, FL 32703

Camp La-No-Che
(352) 669-8558 l http://www.camplanoche.com
41940 Boy Scout Road
Paisley, FL 32767 




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Monday, February 13, 2017

Pack 168 - Arrow of Light Crossover Ceremony this Wednesday

The Arrow of Light Crossover Ceremony is this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Dickson Azalea Park (at the intersection of Rosearden and Jefferson, between Robinson and Central).  This is the ceremony where the Arrow of Light Den will be "bridging from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts." 

A small presentation will start the ceremony.  The Arrow of Lights will then cross-over a bridge, sent off by their Cubmasters and Den Leader at one end, and received by their new Scoutmasters at the opposite end.  Five Scouts will join Troop 184 and one Scout will join Troop 23.

Arrow of Lights are required to be in full Class A uniform; epaulets, scarf, and slide in place.  

All members of the Pack are welcome to attend, but not required.  If attending as a observer, please be in full Class A uniform and please be on time.  We do not want the disturbance of walking and talking during the presentation.  

It will be dark upon arrival, so we will have tiki torches to light the way.  We encourage you to bring flashlights for navigation only; not during the ceremony.

We look forward to seeing the Arrow of Lights and their families for this special Ceremony.  From all of us at Pack 168, we wish our Arrow of Light Den the best in their continued Scouting career, and we are honored to have been a part of it!

Thank you!  Stacy

Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Friday, February 10, 2017

Pack 168 - Blue & Gold Dinner Saturday Night!

Good Afternoon to You, Pack Families!

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, Saturday, at our Blue & Gold Dinner and Celebration!  It is located at the Kiwanis Club of South Orlando, 1940 Conway Gardens Road, Orlando, FL 32806.

Pack will provide fried chicken, birthday cake, and drinks.  Please bring the following by Den:

Tiger Cub – Green salad or veggie tray

Wolf – Rolls, sliced, 3 dozen each

Bear – hot vegetable or hot macaroni and cheese

Webelos I – hot macaroni and cheese


Lastly, if anyone will be headed to the Scout store today or tomorrow, please reply to this email or call/text me at 407.758.5061.  Thank you!  Stacy

Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Pack 168 - Den Meetings and Blue & Gold this Week!

Good Day, Pack Families! Thank you for your attentiveness to and support of the Florida Bat Conservancy last week!


SUMMARY

Den Meetings this Week

Blue & Gold Celebration Dinner this Saturday

District Pinewood Derby has been Cancelled


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday, February 8 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

Saturday, February 11 – Pack Celebration: Blue and Gold Dinner! 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Kiwanis Club of South Orlando, 1940 Conway Gardens Road, Orlando, FL 32806.

This is our annual celebration of the Birthday of Scouting! The entire family is welcome and encouraged! We will award completed adventures and rank advancements.  We will also have a special Arrow of Light Ceremony for the Arrow of Light Den to recognize their achievements as Cub Scouts and wish them well before they cross over to a Boy Scout Troop. 

Pack will provide fried chicken, birthday cake, and drinks.  Please bring the following by Den:

Tiger Cub – Green salad or veggie tray

Wolf – Rolls, sliced, 3 dozen each

Bear – hot vegetable or hot macaroni and cheese

Webelos I – hot macaroni and cheese

 Wednesday, February 22 – Pinewood Derby Car Work Night, Jansen House (2301 S. Summerlin Ave. 32806), 6:30 pm.  We will help with cutting cars.  Please review the contents of your box, do some research on a design, and have a basic design sketched out prior to arriving.  We will have some paint and brushes first come first serve.


PARENT NEEDS / MEETINGS

We have a few wonderful parents offer to take positions next year!  Now, we just need YOU for Chartered Organization Rep (preferably Blankner parent), Treasurer, Popcorn Kernel, Communications, Scouting for Food, Pinewood Derby, or Rain Gutter Regatta.


CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

District Pinewood Derby has been cancelled.

Sunday, February 26 – Pack Activity: Pinewood Derby, 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Kiwanis Club of South Orlando, 1940 Conway Gardens Road, Orlando, FL 32806.

Cub Scout Day Camp dates are published!  Please see attached for registration forms.  Scholarship applications will be provided once we receive.  You may use your Scout Account funds for this activity, but you must pay initially, and we will reimburse.

All Scouts Day Camp 6A (all Dens):  June 12 through 16

Webelos Only Day Camp 2W (current Bear and Webelos I Dens): June 19 - 23

 

FUNDRAISER

Camp Card sales will start soon.  In addition to individual sales, we will have two dates that we will sell at Ace Hardware on South Orange Avenue.  Please put March 11 and April 8 on your calendar. 


Thank you!  Stacy


Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Class A Uniforms! Re: Pack 168 - Meeting this Week!

Good Evening!  I neglected to mention that it would be most appropriate to be in Class A uniform this evening for the presentation.  Pack T-shirts is ok, too, if this gets to you too late.

Thanks!  Stacy


Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida


On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 7:36 PM, Pack 168 <pack3168@gmail.com> wrote:

Good Day, Pack Families!  We had a great turn out and so much fun at the Ft. Foster Rendezvous last Saturday!


SUMMARY

Florida Bat Conservancy Presentation this Week

TNAW Camping this Friday through Sunday


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday, February 1 – Florida Bat Conservation Presentation, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

We will try again to have Shari Blissett-Clark from Florida Bat Conservancy.  She will be speaking about the non-profit organization's conservation efforts and all about bats!  Our speaker does not charge for her visit, but we are requesting a donation of $1 to $2 to help cover mileage costs from Brevard County and to contribute to the efforts.

Wednesday, February 8 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

Saturday, February 11 – Pack Celebration: Blue and Gold Dinner! 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Kiwanis Club of South Orlando, 1940 Conway Gardens Road, Orlando, FL 32806.

This is our annual celebration of the Birthday of Scouting! We will award rank advancements to those Scouts that have completed their requirements.  We will also have a special Arrow of Light Ceremony for the Webelos II/Arrow of Light Den to recognize their achievements as Cub Scouts and wish them well before they cross over to a Boy Scout Troop.  Dinner will either be potluck style or provided. 

Wednesday, February 22 – Pinewood Derby Car Work Night, Jansen House (2301 S. Summerlin Ave.), 6:30 pm.  We will help with cutting cars.  Please review the contents of your box, do some research on a design, and have a basic design sketched out prior to arriving.  We will have some paint and brushes first come first serve.


PARENT NEEDS / MEETINGS

We have a few awesome parents offer to take positions next year - thank you!!  Now, we just need YOU for Chartered Organization Rep (preferably Blankner parent), Treasurer, Popcorn Kernel, Communications, Scouting for Food, Pinewood Derby, or Rain Gutter Regatta.


CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 5 – District Camping: TIPISA Native American Weekend (TNAW), Camp La-No-Che. Camping at La-No-Che is always packed with a ton of fun activities!  We will not be organizing food or registrations, so please see http://cflscouting.org/division/camplanoche/t-n-a-w/ for more information.  Register on your own at http://cflscouting.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2023948&OrgKey=1306.

Sunday, February 12 - District Activity: Pinewood Derby. Time and location when we have it. 

Sunday, February 26 – Pack Activity: Pinewood Derby, 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Kiwanis Club of South Orlando, 1940 Conway Gardens Road, Orlando, FL 32806.


FUNDRAISER

Camp Card sales will start soon.  In addition to individual sales, we will have two dates that we will sell at Ace Hardware on South Orange Avenue.  Please put March 11 and April 8 on your calendar. 


Thank you!  Stacy


Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida