Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Blue & Gold Banquet Invitation (Wednesday, 2/4) & Action Requested

Blue signifies the sky, truth, spirituality, and loyalty.  Gold stands for warm sunlight, good cheer, and happiness.  Together they symbolize what Cub Scouting is all about. 
We are honored to invite you and your family to one of the most prestigious events for our Pack, our Blue and Gold Banquet, taking place on Wednesday, February 4, from 6 p.m. to app. 8 p.m.

The Blue & Gold Banquet is the birthday party for Cub Scouts and a time when we celebrate the achievements of our Pack, specifically the boys in each den completing their required achievements.

For this special occasion, we will have an Honor Guard from Crew 911 there to start us off and a special Guest Speaker to conduct the Arrow of Light ceremony. This highest award in Cub Scouts is earned by Webelos that have been active participants in their den and are ready to join a Boy Scout troop. Many of the requirements for the Arrow of Light are intended to familiarize the scout with a local troop and show him that crossing over into a troop is the next step to take in scouting.

Because we have dinner and a packed program following thereafter, we ask that you and your family plan to arrive at the Blankner, K-8 Cafeteria between 5:45 and 5:55 p.m. as our program will start promptly at 6 p.m.

Please have your Cub Scouts wear their full uniform-shirts, badges, neckerchiefs, sliders, etc.

Our dinner theme is Italian and we are asking that each den be responsible for bringing the following:  

Tigers-Salads (garden, pasta, potato, etc.)
Wolves-Bread/Rolls
Bears-Side dishes
Webelos-Main dishes (lasagna, baked ziti, meatballs, etc.)

As you can imagine it takes many volunteers to make this evening special so if you are able to assist with set up (5:15-5:45 p.m.) or clean up, we would welcome your help.

We are VERY proud of our Cub Scouts and look forward to seeing you and your family for this special evening.

On behalf of the Pack 168 leaders,
Jeanine Carson, Communications Chair
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida



Monday, January 26, 2015

Invitation to tour CBS Radio on Friday, January 30, 4-5 p.m.-RSVP by Thursday if interested

All:  Donna Rayfield, the Tigers leader, has arranged a tour of CBS Radio on Friday, January 30 from 4-5 p.m. for her den and has graciously invited the rest of the Pack to join them.

If you are interested, RSVP to Donna by 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 29 at donna_rayfield@yahoo.com.

The address for CBS Radio, Inc. is 1800 Pembrooke Dr., Suite 400, Orlando, FL  32810.  Plan to meet Donna outside by the front entrance so everyone can go in together.

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

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Pack meeting on Wednesday, Pack Committee meeting tomorrow

All:  Just a quick reminder of our Pack Committee meeting tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. and den meetings this week (see details below).

JANUARY CORE VALUE
Positive Attitude: Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.  As boys participate in various activities, they will come to understand that all things change and they can make a difference in how that change affects their lives. A positive outlook will provide hope and excitement for their future. 

SUMMARY
  • Attend your den meeting this week
  • Attend the Pack Committee meeting tomorrow
  • If you haven't already, start working on your Pinewood Derby car
UPCOMING MEETINGS (Den and Pack meetings:  6:30 p.m., Blanker unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader)
  • Monday, January 26 - Pack Committee meeting, 7:30-9 p.m., Doc's Streetside Grille
  • Wednesday, January 28 - Den meeting
  • Wednesday, February 4 - Blue & Gold Banquet - It's the birthday celebration of Cub Scouting!  (keep an eye out for a separate email with details and food sign-up)
  • Saturday, February 7 - Blankner Beautification - this is a great way to give back to our sponsor organization
  • Wednesday, February 11 - Den meeting
  • Thursday, February 19 - Roundtable, 7 p.m. Delaney Street Baptist Church
CAMPING
Pack Campout on Friday, February 13 - Lake Kissimmee State Park (in Lake Wales http://binged.it/1DY7wRt).  (Note the venue has changed from previously planned and more details will be coming soon.)

OTHER
  • 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 expected to open up in early March.
  • Scout Sunday - The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. Our Pack will not hold a separate event, but many churches will have a special recognition during their regular Sunday worship.
  • Pinewood Derby races are zooming soon!  Sunday, February 22
Jeanine Carson, Communications Chair
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Thursday, January 22, 2015

FYI and Action-Scout Camp Cards

Hi, All.  If you didn't already know, Scout Camp Cards are 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 the pack can earn up to 40% for the sale of each card.  Additionally, the boys have the chance to win a new bike each week in a drawing for every 20 cards they sell.  We will be providing more information on Camp Cards and Show-And-Sells in the future.

However, if anyone is interested in helping count and sort Camp Cards into the kits so our Pack can get their cards early, here is all the information you need:

Location:  Council Office in Apopka (1951 South Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL 32703) 
Dates: Beginning February 2 and continue until the task is completed (or Feb 19) 
Times:  Anytime between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm

If our Pack helps for 4+ hours, we can get our cards early and get a head start on sales.

If you are interested and available, please sign up at this link: https://cflscouting.doubleknot.com/form/formjump.asp?bidx=0&surveyID=42969&OrgKey=901.  (My understanding is that it could be 2 people working 2 hours but you do have to pick a 4 hour block when signing up online.) 

Please email Angela Matusik (angela_matusik@yahoo.com) if you have any questions.

Thanks!

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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Meeting and Activity reminders

JANUARY CORE VALUE
Positive Attitude: Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.  As boys participate in various activities, they will come to understand that all things change and they can make a difference in how that change affects their lives. A positive outlook will provide hope and excitement for their future. 

SUMMARY
  • No den meetings this week unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader
  • If you haven't already, start working on your Pinewood Derby car
UPCOMING MEETINGS (Den and Pack meetings:  6:30 p.m., Blanker unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader)
  • Monday, January 26 - Pack Committee meeting, 7:30-9 p.m., Doc's Streetside Grille
  • Wednesday, January 28 - Den meeting
  • Wednesday, February 4 - Blue & Gold Banquet - It's the birthday celebration of Cub Scouting!  (keep an eye out for a separate email with details and food sign-up)
  • Saturday, February 7 - Blankner Beautification - this is a great way to give back to our sponsor organization
  • Wednesday, February 11 - Den meeting
  • Thursday, February 19 - Roundtable, 7 p.m. Delaney Street Baptist Church
CAMPING
Pack Campout on Friday, February 13 - Lake Kissimmee State Park (in Lake Wales http://binged.it/1DY7wRt).  (Note the venue has changed from previously planned and more details will be coming soon.)

OTHER
  • 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 expected to open up in early March.
  • Scout Sunday - The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. Our Pack will not hold a separate event, but many churches will have a special recognition during their regular Sunday worship.
  • Pinewood Derby races are zooming soon!  Sunday, February 22
Jeanine Carson, Communications Chair
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Pack Meeting Tonight- Bring Jackets and Outdoor Chairs

Greetings Pack 168!

We have a couple of outdoor activities for everyone (adults as well).  The forecast looks chilly, so please bring jackets if you think it is necessary, and some outdoor seating/folding chairs if you would like.

Thanks and we hope to see you tonight!


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

Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year and January Pack reminders

Happy New Year!  Please see below for important information regarding upcoming activities for Pack 168.

CORE VALUE
Positive Attitude: Being cheerful and setting our minds to look for and find the best in all situations.  As boys participate in various activities, they will come to understand that all things change and they can make a difference in how that change affects their lives. A positive outlook will provide hope and excitement for their future. 

SUMMARY
  • Pack meeting this Wednesday
  • Camping this weekend
  • Webelos only - RSVP online and to Steve Nowak for Webelos Woods camping
MEETINGS (Den and Pack meetings:  6:30 p.m., Blanker unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader)
  • Wednesday, January 7 - Pack meeting, full uniform
  • Wednesday, January 14 - Den meeting
  • Thursday, January 15 - Roundtable, 7-8:30 p.m., Delaney Street Baptist Church
  • Monday, January 26 - Pack Committee meeting, 7:30-9 p.m., Doc's Streetside Grille
  • Wednesday, January 28 - Den meeting
CAMPING
OTHER
Saturday, January 17 - District Pinewood Derby (see earlier email from today)

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