Friday, April 24, 2015

Scout Camp Card Show & Sell at ACE Hardware, Saturday, April 25

Hi All -

We need one boy for the 1-2pm shift and two boys for the 12-1pm shift.  Please sign up at:

Or you can email me (angela_matusik@yahoo.com) or text (407-516-7673) directly.

For those of you already signed up to work, if we don't get any other boys to volunteer then I'll have Jacob and Brody do it.

Thank you,
Angela Matusik, Scout Camp Card Chair
Pack 168

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

REMINDER for tonight - Scout Camp Cards and Scout Day Camp Campership forms due

Please bring any remaining Camp Cards and money for the cards sold to the meeting tonight, Wednesday, April 22.  

Also, don't forget to sign up for the Ace Hardware Camp Card Blitz Weekend sale to take place on Saturday, April 25.  If more boys don't sign up, the sale will have to be cancelled.  You can sign up online at:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E3sYjcJADQdH0M5xWIFUSgq9bF2KAGlyDJ3UdJtUPdg/edit?usp=sharing

Finally, tonight is the last night to bring your Campership forms for Scout Day Camp.  Please bring the completed attached forms to turn in to Mark or Brently.  

Thank you,
Angela Matusik, Scout Camp Card Chair
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sign-Up for Scout Camp Card Sell & Show @ ACE Hardware, 4/25

All:  Our last opportunity to sell the Scout Camp Cards is coming up on Saturday, April 25 at ACE Hardware (2218 S. Orange Avenue, on the corner of Grant St. and Orange Avenue) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last shift is at 6 p.m.).

We are looking for three (3) Scouts to sign-up for each one-hour shift (first-come, first-serve and Scouts can sign-up for multiple shifts).  Following is the link to the online sign-up sheet:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E3sYjcJADQdH0M5xWIFUSgq9bF2KAGlyDJ3UdJtUPdg/edit?usp=sharing

Please have your Scout wear their uniform and adults should plan to stay with their Scout during their entire shift(s).

(REMINDER:  Scout Camp Cards being sold individually are due back to me on Wednesday, April 22).

Thank you in advance for your participation.

Angela Matusik, Scout Camp Card Chair
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

May 23rd Pack Campout- Pack 168- Memorial Day Daytona Tortugas Baseball Game and Sleepover

Please note the date and team name from Cubs to Tortugas correction to your paper calendars.   
 
Kindly indicate your interest in this outing. 
 
Date: Saturday Night, May 23rd.  Game starts at 7:05 pm.
Join the Daytona Tortugas as they take on the Jupiter Hammerheads on Saturday, May 23 at 7:05pm, and then spend the night ON THE FIELD at Jackie Robinson Ballpark!
 
$10 per person, includes:
  • 1 General Admission Ticket to the night's game
  • Participation in the Pre-Game Scout Parade  (begins at 6:30 sharp)
  • Cubs Scout Night Patch
  • Movie on the Field
  • Breakfast on Sunday Morning
  • Add a food voucher for $5
Please indicate your interest in this outing.  Looks great and something a bit different.  Seems like a good value as well. You will be responsible to pay for the ticket (10) as well as food vouchers if you would like them.
Please use this signup simply to let the pack know you are going, and purchase tickets yourself before the deadline. If you would like to give money to the pack for a group registration, please indicate such, and we will collect money at the May pack meeting.
 


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

April Campout THIS WEEKEND- Wekiva Springs State Park

Hello!  The last Pack Campout of the Year is this weekend! 

ATTENDANCE:
Please indicate your attendance, even if you are not planning to go:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1dkXW1aCscmYpk-XuNOhTq9AVk7QK_qKosZE5alU9XJk/viewform?usp=send_form

DETAILS:
We have a group campsite reserved at the facility, so space is not an issue.  The park is very close and great for first-time campers.
General information about the campout:
DATES: Friday, Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 20.   You can also spend the day only on Saturday if necessary. 
LOCATION:
Wekiva Spring State Park: http://binged.it/1EtYNaC
https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Wekiwa-Springs
Group Campsite 3
COST: Pack will pay for camping/admission fees. There will be a nominal cost for Saturday Breakfast per person ($2).
FOOD: Pack will work together for the breakfast on Saturday.  We typically depart after breakfast and packing up on Sunday.  Please provide your own lunch and dinner on Saturday, and your own breakfast Sunday.
The pack will provide campfire snacks on both nights. 

ACTIVITIES:
-we will be enjoying the park and hiking
-Earth Day event sponsored by the park on Saturday
-working on Kickball and Marbles belt loops.  We may try to work on Language and Cultures belt loop requirements as well.
-Weather permitting, we will have "family time" during which families can do whatever they want as long as it is not associated with BSA, including swimming at the spring. 
-Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday after lunch
-We will also have campfires both nights
-of course, lots of running around.


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

Monday, April 13, 2015

Reminders for this week

Below is some information for upcoming Pack 168 activities:

APRIL CORE VALUE
Faith:  Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God.  (Robert) Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, believed that reverence and duty to God should be an important part of the Scouting movement, and for every Scout and Scouter. With family guidance, Cub Scouts will develop in their own faith. 

SUMMARY
  • Plan to attend the Community Garden field trip this Wednesday (see below)
  • Sign up for this weekend's camping trip
  • Sign up for the ACE Hardware Show & Sell (April 25)
  • Continue selling Scout Camp Cards (due April 22)
  • Work on your Space Derby rocket 
UPCOMING MEETINGS (Den and Pack meetings:  6:30 p.m., Blankner unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader)
  • Wednesday, April 15 - Community Garden field trip, 6:30 p.m. at Englewood Park (see below)
  • Thursday, April 16 - Roundtable, 7 p.m., LDS Church, Par Street
  • Friday, April 17-Sunday, April 19 - Pack campout at Wekiva Springs (see below)
  • Wednesday, April 22 - Den meeting.  Scout Camp Cards due to Angela Matusik.  Scout Day Camp Campership forms due to Mark Jansen or Brently Cuthbertson (see attached forms)
  • Saturday, April 25 - Scout Camp Card Show & Sell at ACE Hardware, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Sign-up sheet forthcoming.
  • Monday, April 27 - Pack Committee meeting, Doc's Streetside Grille, 7 p.m.  Donna Lucier will be our guest speaker discussing the new scouting program.
  • Wednesday, May 6 - Pack meeting with Space Derby. This year's organizer, Eligio Colon, has offered up a tour of the Air Traffic Control Tower for the den with the highest percentage of participation.  Be sure to get there on time to allow plenty of time to run the races.  Scouts will need to shape and paint their rockets ahead of time.  It's not quite as labor intensive as the Pinewood Derby cars and there are some helpful videos on YouTube if you do a search on Space Derby.
COMMUNITY GARDEN FIELD TRIP
This Wednesday, April 15, the Tigers will be meeting at Englewood Park at 6:30 p.m. to do some garden projects and would like to invite the Pack to join then.  We will be touring the Community Garden.  Each scout will be able to harvest a few things depending on what is ready (e.g., spinach, lettuce, green beans, potatoes, banana peppers, herbs).  We will also be planting a few things for them to take home.  

Each scout (and sibling) will need to bring:
* a clear, empty, clean, label removed 2 liter bottle
* a small, clear, empty, clean, label removed water bottle
* 2 grocery bags (to carry their stuff home with)

If possible, bring $1 to off set costs.

Englewood Park is located off Lake Underhill Rd. Take Lake Underhill past 436 (Semoran) to Oxalis ( you will see garden on the right before you get to Oxalis).  Turn right on Oxalis and right on Applian.  Parking is on the right. Now the hard part: the garden is at the back of the park past all the play equipment.  Donna will have a big cement table with garden supplies for our use.

After we garden they will have time in the park to play.

RSVP by text 407-496-0114 or donna_rayfield@yahoo.com.

CAMPING
SCOUT CAMP CARDS
Selling Scout Camp Cards is a big fundraiser that helps pay for Scouts to go to Cub Scout and/or Webelos Summer Day Camp.  The cards are only $5 each and Scouts receive $2 of each sale in their Scout account.  Proceeds from your Scout Camp Card sales and unsold cards due back to Angela Matusik by Wednesday, April 22.

SCOUT DAY CAMP
The Ft. Gatlin Scout Day Camp will be the week of June 8-12 and the Webelos Day Camp will be June 15-19.  Registration is now open at: cflscouting.org/cubactivities/cub-scout-day-camp

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April Pack 168 important dates and reminders

We hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break!  Below is a summary of upcoming activities for our Pack over the next few weeks:  

APRIL CORE VALUE

Faith:  Having inner strength and confidence based on our trust in God.  (Robert) Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, believed that reverence and duty to God should be an important part of the Scouting movement, and for every Scout and Scouter. With family guidance, Cub Scouts will develop in their own faith. 

SUMMARY
  • Plan to attend the Pack meeting this week
  • Sign up for Scout Day Camp
  • Sign up for April and May camping trips
  • Continue selling Scout Camp Cards
UPCOMING MEETINGS (Den and Pack meetings:  6:30 p.m., Blankner unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader)
  • Wednesday, April 1 - No "foolin'" it's our Pack meeting
  • Wednesday, April 8 - Den meeting
  • Thursday, April 16 - Roundtable, 7 p.m., LDS Church, Par Street
  • Friday, April 17-Sunday, April 19 - Pack campout at Wekiva Springs
  • Wednesday, April 22 - Den meeting
  • Monday, April 27 - Pack Committee meeting, Doc's Streetside Grille
CAMPING
SCOUT CAMP CARDS
Selling Scout Camp Cards is a big fundraiser that helps pay for Scouts to go to Cub Scout and/or Webelos Summer Day Camp.  The cards are only $5 each and Scouts receive $2 of each sale in their Scout account.  Proceeds from your Scout Camp Card sales and unsold cards due back to Angela Matusik by Wednesday, April 22.

SCOUT DAY CAMP
The Ft. Gatlin Scout Day Camp will be the week of June 8-12 and the Webelos Day Camp will be June 15-19.  Registration is now open at: cflscouting.org/cubactivities/cub-scout-day-camp

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