Friday, September 22, 2017

Reminder about Cub-O-Ree Day Event - Saturday, Sept. 23nd

Good Afternoon, Pak Families!

As many of you know, the original Cub-O-Ree has been revised.  Please see details below:
  • The event is now going to be a day event only, 9 am to 3 pm
  • Location is the LDS Church on 45 E Par St. 32804 
  • Everyone who paid previously has been refunded
  • The event will be FREE to attend, but the Council appreciates donations and will be taking donations for the Jurassic Pack patches
  • This event will still have many fun activities for Scouts to enjoy, so please consider attending for all or part of the day (archery, BBs, crafts)
Normally, we stay together as a Pack at this District level event, but due to the last minute changes, you will likely be grouped up with others coming in at the same time.  

Please enjoy all or part of the day!  I don't have much more information than this, but if you do have more questions, please free to email back.  Thanks!  Stacy

Brently Cuthbertson, Cubmaster
Grail Schroeder, Assistant Cubmaster
Ryan Stead, Committee Chair
Jessica Stead, COR & Communications
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Reminder Cub Scout Pack Meeting, tomorrow, Wednesday, September 20th

Good evening,

Just a reminder that tomorrow night, Wednesday, September 20th is an All Pack Meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Blankner so that we can get the year started! For our returning Scouts, please wear your pack t-shirts.  For our new Scouts, no uniform is required this week; once your pack dues are paid, a t-shirt will be provided to your child. If possible (but please don't stress about it), please bring a small pack of cookies to share with the group so the kids can enjoy a sweet treat while they get back into the swing of things.

Please note next Wednesday, September 27th will be a Den Meeting and we will simultaneously (in a different area) hold New Parent Orientation as well since everything is a little off track due to Irma.

And speaking of Irma, we are also going to provide our first service project opportunity for those who would like to participate.
We would ask that your scout brings supplies either tomorrow night or next Wednesday, September 27th, to put together hygiene kits that will be distributed through the United Methodist Church Committee on Relief (UMCOR).  They will get the kits where they are needed most in the wake of all of the natural disasters that have impacted so many in our own backyard and around the globe. The list of supplies needed to make the kits are at the end of this e-mail.  Please bring whatever you can and our Scouts will sort and assemble at our Den Meeting on September 27th.  

See some other announcements and hygiene kit info below.
     
DUES
Dues for all Scouts, new and returning, are $100 for the year.  This includes a Pack t-shirt.  Please see Treasurer, Jessica Bennett, this month to pay your dues. If you don't know who that is, just ask any one of us at a meeting and we will direct you!

CUB-O-REE
CUB-O-REE at Mead Gardens is canceled this weekend as the park was heavily impacted from the storm. The event is now going to be a Saturday, September 23rd-only event at the LDS Church on Par St. and Formosa Ave. in College Park. It will start at 9 am and go until 3 pm.
- Everyone who paid for cub-o-ree has been refunded
-The Saturday event will be FREE to attend, but the Council appreciates donations.
- This event will still have many fun activities for Scouts to enjoy, so please consider attending for all or part of the day.

POPCORN FUNDRAISER
BSA's major fundraiser of the year has already begun but has been extended yet again! Scouts sell popcorn to friends, neighbors and at events organized by our Pack, called Show n Sells.  Returning Scouts should have already received a form in the mail.  Please pick up a form at the meeting this week if you do not already have one.  Stacy Jansen is the 2017 Kernel. She can be reached at slrjansen@live.com or 407 758 5061. Remember - you are selling an investment in Scouting, not necessarily just a bag of popcorn!

Revised Key Popcorn Dates:
10/15  3 to 7 pm - Show 'n' Sell at Bass Pro Shops (5156 International Drive)
11/1 Den Meetings - Popcorn Orders Due (Unlike previous years, there is only one order date)
11/18 Afternoon - Popcorn available for pick up from Kernel
11/29 Den Meetings - Pick up at Blankner

Service Project/ Hygiene Kit Info


Hygiene Kit Materials
  • 1 hand towel
    • 15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches
    • Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not acceptable
  • 1 washcloth

  • 1 comb
      • Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long
      • No pocket combs or picks please
      • Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with a minimum of 6 inches of teeth
  • 1 metal nail file or nail clippers
                  • No emery boards, pleas
  • 1 bath-size soap
              • 3 oz. and larger sizes only
              • No Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content
              • Do not remove from original packaging
  • 1 toothbrush
            • Adult size only
            • Do not remove from original packaging
  • 6 adhesive bandages
          • ¾ inch to 1 inch-size
          • Common household Band-Aids
  • 1 plastic bag
        • One-gallon size sealable "Ziploc" bag only
  • $1.00 to purchase toothpaste
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow.  As always, please let us know if you have any questions.

Warm Regards,
Jessica

Brently Cuthbertson, Cubmaster
Grail Schroeder, Assistant Cubmaster
Ryan Stead, Committee Chair
Jessica Stead, COR & Communications
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Cancelled - Webelos to Scout Transition Camping this Weekend at La No Che

Pack Families -

We have received word that the Webelos to Scout Transition Camping this weekend at La No Che has been cancelled.  When/If it is rescheduled, we will let you know.

Thank you! 

Brently Cuthbertson, Cubmaster
Grail Schroeder, Assistant Cubmaster
Ryan Stead, Committee Chair
Jessica Stead, COR & Communications
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pack 168 Meeting Cancelled for Tomorrow, Wednesday 9/13

Good Afternoon, All!  We hope that everyone is safe and sustained minimal damage.  

Due to the uncertainty of whether school will rep-open, many folks lack of power, and general clean-up, we will NOT meet tomorrow.  

Next week was supposed to be New Parent Orientation.  We will revise the schedule so that Wednesday, September 20th is an All Pack Meeting so that we can get the year started! 

Thank you, and please us know if anyone of us can lend a hand, Stacy Jansen

Brently Cuthbertson, Cubmaster
Grail Schroeder, Assistant Cubmaster
Ryan Stead, Committee Chair
Jessica Stead, COR & Communications
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Wednesday Night, September 6th Pack Meeting- CANCELED

Good evening,

To allow families time to prepare for Hurricane Irma, Wednesday night's Pack Meeting is CANCELED, and we will kick off our year with the regularly scheduled Den Meetings on Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the Blankner Cafeteria (unless another location is specified by your den leader).

This may serve as an opportunity to encourage your scout to help family and friends prepare and practice "helping other people at all times."

While we know you have probably already seen many resources and have been through hurricane preparations before, please see the attached checklist that serves as a good guide for families with kids.

Stay safe and we will look forward to seeing everyone on September 13th.

As always, please let us know if you have questions.

Regards,
Jessica


Brently Cuthbertson, Cubmaster
Grail Schroeder, Assistant Cubmaster
Ryan Stead, Committee Chair
Jessica Stead, COR & Communications
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Monday, September 4, 2017

Upcoming Pack Meeting for Returning Scouts

Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend; just a reminder that we have our first Pack Meeting for returning scouts this Wednesday, September 6th at 6:30 p.m. in the Blankner Cafeteria.  Please have your scout wear their Cub Scout Pack T-shirt and if possible, please bring a small pack of cookies to share with the group so the kids can enjoy a sweet treat while they get back into the swing of things. 

See attached updated calendar as well for key dates and some further reminders below. 

DUES
Dues for all Scouts, new and returning, are $100 for the year.  This includes a Pack t-shirt.  Please see Treasurer, Jessica Bennett, this month to pay your dues. 
 
POPCORN FUNDRAISER
BSA's major fundraiser of the year has begun and has been extended!  Returning Scouts should have already received a form in the mail.  Please contact the Kernel if you did not receive one and would like one before the first meeting.  Stacy Jansen is the 2017 Kernel. She can be reached at slrjansen@live.com or 407 758 5061. Remember - you are selling an investment in Scouting, not necessarily just a bag of popcorn!

Revised Key Dates:
10/11 Den Meetings - Order Due (Unlike previous years, there is only one order date)
10/15  3 to 7 pm - Show 'n' Sell at Bass Pro
10/28 Afternoon - Popcorn available for pick up from Kernel
11/1 Den Meetings – Pick up popcorn 
 
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 that request. 
 
Feel free to email if you have any questions and thank you for your time!  Jessica Stead

Brently Cuthbertson, Cubmaster
Grail Schroeder, Assistant Cubmaster
Ryan Stead, Committee Chair
Jessica Stead, COR & Communications
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Friday, August 25, 2017

CANCELLED Re: Pack 168 - Last Movieola Tonight!

This event has been cancelled due to weather.

Brently Cuthbertson, Cubmaster
Grail Schroeder, Assistant Cubmaster
Ryan Stead, Committee Chair
Jessica Stead, COR & Communications
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida


On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 11:14 AM, Pack 168 <pack3168@gmail.com> wrote:

Friday, August 25 -  Movieola "Rogue One" at Lake Eola. Movie starts at 8:15 pm.  More info at: http://www.cityoforlando.net/parks/movieola/


Thank you!  Stacy

Brently Cuthbertson, Cubmaster
Grail Schroeder, Assistant Cubmaster
Ryan Stead, Committee Chair
Jessica Stead, COR & Communications
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida