Monday, September 26, 2016

Pack 168 - Den Meetings this Week and Cub-O-Ree this Weekend!

Happy Day, Pack 168!  Thanks to all who came out to National Lands Day on Saturday!  We have some new Scouts from our Kaley-Lake Como Sign Up Night starting this week.  Please continue to help us welcome our new families.  This week you will meet with your Den to work on your achievements for the year.

 

SUMMARY

Den Meetings on Wednesday

Cub-O-Ree this Friday/Saturday

Bring in Items for Camping Basket

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday, September 28 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

Wednesday, October 5 - Pack Meeting, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, October 12 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

Wednesday, October 26 – Pack Halloween Party, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.

 

CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

Friday, September 30-Saturday, October 1 – District Camping: Cub-O-Ree, Mead Botanical Garden, 1500 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Register online at: http://cflscouting.doubleknot.com/event/fort-gatlin-cub-o-ree-2016-f-354/1943810

Friday, October 7 - Boone Homecoming Parade.  It is a tradition for our Pack to march in the parade.  We meet right after school and finish about 5 pm.  More details to come at our meeting and via email.

Sunday, October 16 – Scott's Maze Adventures aka Zellwood Corn Maze, Long & Scott Farms, 26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora, FL 32757.  We will meet at Blankner at 12:30 pm for caravan/carpool organization, or meet us there no later than 1:30 pm.  $12/person admission includes: the corn maze, playground, jumping pillow, and small maze fun.  Hayrides and fishing available at additional cost.  Scouts that wear any part of their uniform receive $1 off maze admission. Please visit website for more information: http://www.longandscottfarms.com/scott-s-maze-adventures.html.

Friday, October 21–Sunday, October 23 – Council Camping: Cub Halloween Weekend, Camp La-No-Che, 41940 Boy Scout Road, Paisley, FL 32767, 4:00 pm to 11:00 am

Although you may attend one of the other weekends throughout the month of October, we have chosen this as our official Pack weekend.   Register online at: http://cflscouting.org/division/camplanoche/programs-cub-scouts/cub-halloween-camp-csfc/

 

FALL FESTIVAL CAMPING BASKET

Each year, we assist our Chartered Organization, the Blankner PTSA, with putting together a Camping themed basket to be raffled off at the Blankner Fall Festival.  We are asking for donations of small items and cash to assist with this.  The Pack will purchase the larger items, and we are looking for smaller items like hand wipes, clothesline/rope, tablecloth, aluminum foil, grill spray, glow sticks, etc.  All donations are due by the October 5th Pack Meeting.  Thank you for your consideration!

 

POPCORN FUNDRAISER

Thanks for all the orders thus far! Please see remainder of important dates:

10/8 Afternoon - Popcorn available for pick up from Pack Kernel

10/12 Den Meetings – Pick up your Popcorn at the meeting

10/26 Meeting - Order 2 of 2 due

11/6 Show'n'Sell - Bass Pro Shop, 2:00 - 6:00 pm. The Show'n'Sell consists of signing up for a one-hour time slot to sell popcorn outside of Bass Pro.

11/19 Afternoon - Popcorn available for pick up from Pack Kernel

11/30 Den Meetings – Pick up your Popcorn at the meeting

 

SCOUT ACCOUNTS

Scouts accumulate money in their Scout Account when they sell popcorn, camp cards, or other Scout sponsored fundraisers. They also earn money when they volunteer at a Show'n'Sell. Certain percentages are assigned for each fundraiser. You may use funds in your son's account for Scout purchases like Scout day or summer camp, Scout uniforms, etc.  Reimbursement from available balance requires a receipt documenting the purchase.  

 

DUES

Dues for all Scouts, new and returning, are $85 for the year.  This includes a Pack t-shirt.  Please see Treasurer this month to pay your dues. 

 

HANDBOOKS

We have electronic and hard copy versions of the handbooks available.  Please contact us with your preference.  Either one is at no additional cost once a due payment has been made.

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday!  Stacy

 

Mark Jansen, Cubmaster

Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 

Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

 

Calendar: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=pack3168%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York

Facebook:  Pack 168 Ft. Gatlin District, Orlando, FL

Blog: http://pack3168.blogspot.com/

Fwd: Cub-o-Ree: Pokémon Go Live… This Friday!

Greetings!  We are five days away from Pokémon Live at Mead Gardens.  This is going to be our Pack's first campout, and it is the closest and best one to ease into camping.  Our Pack will stay close together among the several other packs that will be at this district event.  It is important to sign up separately at the link shown below before Thursday if you are going to attend.  . 

·         Dates:  Friday September 30th – Saturday October 1st

·         Location: Mead Garden, Winter Park

·         Open to all Cub Scouts & their Families

·         Cost: $13.00 per person

·         Food: Breakfast ($3) and Lunch ($4) will be available for additional fees.  Information will be sent to registrants later in the week.

Register now at this link: http://cflscouting.doubleknot.com/event/fort-gatlin-cub-o-ree-2016-f-354/1943810

Leave your electronics at home (J), because LIVE activities include:

·         Pokémon Training (Bobcat Training) & Craft- Pokémon Foldable

·         Pokéstop Live (Pokéballs- Catch 'em All)

·         High-Speed Poké-Ball shooting (BB Range)

·         Pokémon Hunt with Archer (Archery)

·         Slingshot Capture (Slingshots)

·         Create your own Pokémon Card (Craft)

·         Pokémon Gym (feats of strength, battles)

·         Incubation Hike (Nature Walk)

·         Commemorative Patch!

Please join us for this great live event to kick off the 2016 camping season.  No Wi-Fi or extended battery packs needed!



Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Pack Campout: Scout Days 2017 Tickets Are On-Sale Now!

Greetings-

This is the first signup for a campout.  It contains a link to go on to let the pack know you are attending, and a second link on which to buy tickets.  We typically just have a pack signup, but this one is special in that we need to buy tickets.

Here is the description and information:  Enjoy two nights of camping in Daytona International Speedway's famous infield with access to all the fun activities during the Roar Before the Rolex 24 IMSA testing. Get the first look at the sleek sportscars of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge as they test the 3.56-mile road course in preparation for the season-opening events.

This link is simply for a "Head Count" of people going to the Roar before the 24. 

 You still need to officially register below. 

DATES: Friday, January 6 - Sunday, January 8. You can also arrive Saturday if necessary.  Drive is about 1 hour from Downtown Orlando (with no traffic). 

COST: Cost and registration is entirely on your own.  PACK IS NOT REGISTERING OR PAYING FOR YOU.  This sheet is simply to see who is going.

FOOD: Will be on-your-own.  Food is available at the track (although it is not the best - concessions- and there can be a wait for it as well).

ACTIVITIES: games, explore the track and garages, other activities provided by the speedway. 


Let me know by email or at the orientation if you have any questions.  Thank you!

Pack 168 - Weekly Reminders & National Public Lands Day

Good Day to You, Pack 168 Families!  Quick reminder that we do not have a regular meeting this week.  We do have New Parent Orientation on Wednesday and National Public Lands Day Activity on Saturday.  Please scroll down to see a couple of new topics this week.

National Public Lands Day

Please come out and join Miss Donna and others at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake.  This is a public event open to all, so come and go as you please. Miss Donna will have a Pack booth set-up if you would like to arrange for a meeting place with others.  


Get ready to explore and get outside at you celebrate National Public Lands Day. This is your chance to learn how to climb a tree and maybe even take home one of your own, visit a butterfly exhibit, go for a hike or a bike, learn to fish, take a swim or perhaps check out some animals and even ride a pony! There is so much to do with your family and friends while you show your support for public lands all around our great nation. And best part is admission is Free!


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday, September 21 - New Parent Orientation, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm.  Adults only are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, September 28 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

Wednesday, October 5 - Pack Meeting, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.


CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

Saturday, September 24 – Back to Scouting at National Public Lands Day, Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake, 3401 South Hiawassee Road, 32835, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. 

Friday, September 30-Saturday, October 1 – District Camping: Cub-O-Ree, Mead Botanical Garden, 1500 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Register online at: http://cflscouting.doubleknot.com/event/fort-gatlin-cub-o-ree-2016-f-354/1943810

Friday, October 7 - Boone Homecoming Parade.  It is a tradition for our Pack to march in the parade.  We meet right after school and finish about 5 pm.  More details to come at our next meeting and via email.

 

FALL FESTIVAL CAMPING BASKET

Each year, we assist our Chartered Organization, the Blankner PTSA, with putting together a Camping themed basket to be raffled off at the Blankner Fall Festival.  We are asking for donations of small items and cash to assist with this.  The Pack will purchase the larger items, and we are looking for smaller items like hand wipes, clothesline/rope, tablecloth, aluminum foil, grill spray, glow sticks, etc.  All donations are due by the October 5th Pack Meeting.  Thank you for your consideration!


SCOUT ACCOUNTS

Scouts accumulate money in their Scout Account when they sell popcorn, camp cards, or other Scout sponsored fundraisers. They also earn money when they volunteer at a Show'n'Sell. Certain percentages are assigned for each fundraiser. You may use funds in your son's account for Scout purchases like Scout day or summer camp, Scout uniforms, etc.  Reimbursement from available balance requires a receipt documenting the purchase.  


DUES

Dues for all Scouts, new and returning, are $85 for the year.  This includes a Pack t-shirt.  Please see Treasurer this month to pay your dues. 

 

POPCORN FUNDRAISER

Thanks to those that turned in forms last week!  If you have a form that you would like to make this deadline, please email us back today!  Please see remainder of important dates.

10/8 Afternoon - Popcorn available for pick up from Pack Kernel

10/12 Den Meetings – Pick up your Popcorn at the meeting

10/26 Meeting - Order 2 of 2 due

11/6 Show'n'Sell - Bass Pro Shop, 2:00 - 6:00 pm. The Show'n'Sell consists of signing up for a one hour time slot to sell popcorn outside of Bass Pro.

11/19 Afternoon - Popcorn available for pick up from Pack Kernel

11/30 Den Meetings – Pick up your Popcorn at the meeting


Enjoy your week!  Stacy

 

Mark Jansen, Cubmaster

Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 

Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

 

Calendar: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=pack3168%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York

Facebook:  Pack 168 Ft. Gatlin District, Orlando, FL

Blog: http://pack3168.blogspot.com/


Monday, September 12, 2016

Pack 168 - Den Meeting Reminders this Week

Happy Monday, Pack 168!  Thanks to all who came out for our Pack Meeting last week.  This week you will meet with your Den to start work on your achievements for the year.

 

SUMMARY

Den Meetings on Wednesday

Bring in Items for Uniform Exchange

Popcorn Forms Due at Meeting (Order 1 of 2)

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday, September 14 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

Wednesday, September 21 - New Parent Orientation, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm.  Adults only are encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, September 28 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

 

CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

Saturday, September 24 – Back to Scouting at National Public Lands Day, Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake, 3401 South Hiawassee Road, 32835, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. 

Friday, September 30-Saturday, October 1 – District Camping: Cub-O-Ree, Mead Botanical Garden, 1500 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Register online at: http://cflscouting.doubleknot.com/event/fort-gatlin-cub-o-ree-2016-f-354/1943810

 

DUES

Dues for all Scouts, new and returning, are $85 for the year.  This includes a Pack t-shirt.  Please see Treasurer this month to pay your dues. 

 

HANDBOOKS

We are trying out a new system for handbooks this year.  We will purchase a Pack electronic version for all to access.  We are testing this now with a couple Dens and should have more complete information at this week's meeting.  If you feel more comfortable with a hard copy, please let us know, and we will provide as part of your dues.

 

UNIFORM EXCHANGE

We request that families bring in unneeded, clean BSA branded uniforms items like socks, hats, belts, shirts, shorts, etc. the first two weeks of the meetings.  At the new parent orientation, we will allow new families first choice on items assuming payment of Pack dues is complete.  At the last Den meeting of the month, all families may choose.  You do not need to give to receive, but we suggest one item per Scout until everyone has a chance to check out the items.  After the October Pack Meeting, we will donate the items to a national exchange that distributes uniforms to Scouts in need.

 

POPCORN FUNDRAISER

BSA's major fundraiser of the year has begun!  Returning Scouts should have already received a form in the mail.  New Scouts can obtain a form at our meetings. 

Key Dates:

9/14 Den Meetings - Order 1 of 2 due

10/8 Afternoon - Popcorn available for pick up from Kernel

10/12 Den Meetings – Pick up your Popcorn at the meeting

 

Thank you for your time!  Stacy

 

Mark Jansen, Cubmaster

Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 

Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

 

Calendar: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=pack3168%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York

Facebook:  Pack 168 Ft. Gatlin District, Orlando, FL

Blog: http://pack3168.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 5, 2016

Pack 168 - Welcome Back Campfire Pack Meeting

Good Day, Pack 168!  We are looking forward to Welcoming You Back this Wednesday!  Lots to read here, so hang in there with us for the first official Pack email of the Scouting Year.

 

SUMMARY

Pack Meeting on Wednesday

Bring in Items for Uniform Exchange

Community Garden on Saturday

Popcorn Fundraiser

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday, September 7 – Welcome Back Campfire Pack Meeting, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, September 14 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

Wednesday, September 21 - New Parent Orientation, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm.  Adults only are encouraged to attend

Wednesday, September 28 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

 

CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

Saturday, September 10 – Community Garden, Engelwood Park, 6050 Lake Underhill Rd, 32807, 9:00-10:00 am.

Saturday, September 24 – Back to Scouting at National Public Lands Day, Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake, 3401 South Hiawassee Road, 32835, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. 

Friday, September 30-Saturday, October 1 – District Camping: Cub-O-Ree, Mead Botanical Garden, 1500 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park, FL 32789, 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm. register online at: http://cflscouting.doubleknot.com/event/fort-gatlin-cub-o-ree-2016-f-354/1943810

 

DUES

Dues for all Scouts, new and returning, are $85 for the year.  This includes a Pack t-shirt.  Please see Treasurer this month to pay your dues. 

 

POPCORN FUNDRAISER

BSA's major fundraiser of the year has begun!  Returning Scouts should have already received a form in the mail.  New Scouts can obtain a form at our meetings. 

Key Dates:

9/14 Den Meetings - Order 1 of 2 due

10/8 Afternoon - Popcorn available for pick up from Kernel

10/12 Den Meetings – Pick up your Popcorn at the meeting

 

UNIFORM EXCHANGE

We request that families bring in unneeded, clean BSA branded uniforms items like socks, hats, belts, shirts, shorts, etc. the first two weeks of the meetings.  At the new parent orientation, we will allow new families first choice on items assuming payment of Pack dues is complete.  At the last Den meeting of the month, all families may choose.  You do not have to give to get, but we suggest one item per Scout until everyone gets a chance to check out the items.  After the October Pack Meeting, we will donate the items to a national exchange that distributes uniforms to Scouts in need.


CALENDAR & CONTACTS

2016-17 Calendar and Contacts are attached for your use.  Please see the calendar link at the bottom of the email to import the calendar.

 

Finally, if you no longer are participating with the Pack, and you would like to be removed from this email list, please simply reply with a request.  IFeel free to email if you have any questions, and thank you for your time! Looking forward to seeing you all Wednesday, Stacy

 

Mark Jansen, Cubmaster

Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 

Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

 

Calendar: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=pack3168%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York

Facebook:  Pack 168 Ft. Gatlin District, Orlando, FL

Blog: http://pack3168.blogspot.com/



Sunday, August 21, 2016

Pack 168 - August Pack Planning Meeting & September Pack/Den Meeting Dates

Good Day, All!  A quick reminder about our August Pack Planning Meeting and a glance at our Pack/Den Meetings for the month of September. We will publish the schedule for the year prior to our Welcome Back Pack Meeting.

SEPTEMBER MEETING DATES
Wednesday, September 7, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Welcome Back Pack Meeting, Blankner School Cafeteria
Wednesday, September 14, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Den Meetings, Blankner School Cafeteria (unless indicated otherwise by Den Leader)
Wednesday, September 28, 6:30 - 7:30 pm, Den Meetings, Blankner School Cafeteria (unless indicated otherwise by Den Leader)

PACK PLANNING / COMMITTEE MEETING
Parents & Guardians: Please join us to help plan the 2016-2017 year!  We would love more input and involvement.  We are also looking for new Leaders to take on organizing events and to lead the Wolf Den.
Monday, August 22, 7:30 pm, Jansen House, 2301 S. Summerlin Ave., 32806

LOOKING FOR NEW SCOUTS!
You may see flyers at school for "Scout Sign-up Night," but you do not need to attend since you are already part of our Pack. If you know of any families that are interested in joining, please encourage them to attend one of the following meetings and attend our Welcome Back Pack Meeting:
Tuesday, August 30th, at 6:00 pm at Blankner School
Thursday, September 1, 6:00 pm at Kaley School

Thanks to all that came out to beautify Blankner and went bowling with us earlier this month!  Finally, if you no longer are participating with the Pack and would like to removed from this email list, please simply reply with a request.  Thank you! Stacy 

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

Calendar: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=pack3168%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York
Facebook page:  Pack 168 Ft. Gatlin District, Orlando, FL
Blog: http://pack3168.blogspot.com/