Thursday, February 11, 2016

Camping this Weekend - Reply if Interested

All: there has been minimal interest in camping this weekend, however several have still indicated interest.  I have no big sign-up, just please reply if you are interested.  I have heard from many of you - no need to respond again.  I will generate an e-mail to anyone interested tomorrow (Friday).

I was just checking the website for info on Fort Foster, and found that the "rendezvous" - the re-enactment etc. was held January 30-31, 2016.:(   https://www.floridastateparks.org/content/fort-foster-rendezvous-1    

Regardless, we still have reservations here.  :

From park to fort here at this link.

The fort still has tours, just not the big re-enactment.  You could probably still have a good visit to the fort and do hiking around the campsite area, but it won't be as i had excitedly advertised before.

Here is info on the camping area.  Note that there is NO potable water, you will need to bring your own drinking water.  WE have the group site. Should be a nice, quiet campsite.  Code for the gate is: 3571

http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/areas/uh-alston_tract.html


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Blue and Gold Banquet Invitation for this Wednesday, February 10

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 10, from 6:15 p.m. to app. 7:30 p.m.


The Blue & Gold Banquet is the anniversary 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. 


Because we have dinner and a packed program following thereafter, we ask that you and your family plan to arrive at the Wadeview Community Center, 2177 S Summerlin Ave., at 6:15 p.m. as our program will start promptly thereafter.


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-Italian-themed salads with dressing, along with serving spoons/tongs

Wolves-Italian-style bread or rolls

Bears-Family-friendly side dishes and veggies

Webelos 1-Italian-inspired main dish (lasagna, baked ziti, meatballs, etc.) with serving utensil

Webelos 2-Fun finger foods or snacks


*Please remember to label your containers.


As you can imagine it takes many volunteers to make this evening special so if you are able to assist with set up (5:30-6:15 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 event.


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

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Pack 168 Reminders for February

Below are the upcoming Pack 168 events for February.  We hope to see everyone at Blue & Gold next week!

SUMMARY
  • Den meetings on Wednesday
  • Blankner Beautification on Saturday
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
  • Wednesday, February 3 - Den meetings (NOTE this is a change from the original calendar), Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted by your den leader
  • Saturday, February 6 - Blankner Beautification, begins at 8 a.m.  Any time between 8 a.m. and noon you can give is appreciated and it's a great way to give back to our sponsor/charter organization, Blanker K-8.
  • Wednesday, February 10 - Blue & Gold Banquet to celebrate the birthday of Scouting AND Arrow of Light ceremony for Webelos IIs, Wadeview Community Center, 2177 S Summerlin Ave., (adjacent to Boone High School) at 6:15 p.m.  Our dinner and program will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.  (NOTE this is a change from the original calendar including date, time and location).  This will be a potluck dinner much like our holiday dinner in December and details will be forthcoming.  Full uniform required.
  • Wednesday, February 17 - Crossover ceremony for Webelos IIs, Dickson Azalea Park, 6:30 p.m.  Our Webelos IIs will be moving from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts during this ceremony.  This is a normal "off week" for meetings but all are welcome to join the Webelos IIs and their families.
  • Monday, February 22 - Pack Committee meeting, Jansen's home at 2301 S. Summerlin Ave., 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 24 - Den meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted by your den leader
  • Sunday, February 28 - Pack Pinewood Derby, Kiwanis Club of South Orlando, 12:30-4 p.m.  If you didn't receive your derby car, see Mark Jansen or Brently Cuthbertson.
  • Sunday, March 13 - District Pinewood Derby (you do not have to win our Pinewood Derby to participate), Orlando Fashion Square Mall, 3201 E. Colonial Drive, 1 p.m. Register via the following site:  http://cflscouting.org/district/fortgatlin/fort-gatlin-district-pinewood-derby/
CAMPING
Friday, February 12-Sunday, February 14 - Fort Foster, Hillsborough River State Park, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/fort-foster.  Sign-up and more information will be forthcoming.

SCOUT DAY AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO
Saturday, April 9, - Group discounts are available to Scouts and their Families. Click here for the Order Form

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

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

2016-01 Committee Notes

Committee Notes

1/25/16

Jeanine Carson

Jim Carson

Brently Cuthbertson

Crystal Cuthbertson

Phil Diamond

Angela Matusik

Bruce Humphries

Blue and Gold

Feb. 10

Theme: Cub Scouts are one in a Minion

Wadeview

6:15pm gather.

Location is the Big Art Room

75 chairs available

6 x 8' tables.  4x 6' tables.  75 chairs

Mark and Jim to bring more tables

Mark, Jim, Crystal to bring their chairs

Placemats- Mark has 100 of them

Water and Lemonade (with towel) - Jansen

Program to be put together by Jeanine

Special invitation at the pack meeting Feb. 3.

Sign and possibly a scout at the Blankner to re-direct people to Wadeview.

 

Invite:

·         Red

·         Gail, Chip, Lee Crosstwahite, Principals

Donation Concepts:

·         4Rivers – Brently Contacted them

·         Lido's - Brently

·         Olive Garden - Brently

Food Last Year if no Catering:

·         Tigers-Salads (garden, pasta, potato, etc.)

·         Wolves-Bread/Rolls

·         Bears-Side dishes

·         Webelos-Main dishes (lasagna, baked ziti, meatballs, etc.)

Advancement:

·         Bears

·         W2- Arrow of Light

Program:

·         Invocation/Blessing

·         Dinner.  Front tables go first. 

·         Set up Chairs for Court of Honor

·         Flag

·         FOS

·         Webelos Woods Presentation – ribbons

·         Tiger

·         Wolf

·         Bear

·         Webelos 1

·         Arrow of Light

·         Cutting Cake

·         Cleanup

Communications

Gmail Username: pack3168@gmail.com

Password: bulldogs168

Use the "all-packgroup" group in the bcc: line.  That includes facebook and blog posting.

Dens are also set up as email groups.

Crystal is taking over for next year.

Pinewood Derby

Louis Patrick to assist

Several tracks available- going to investigate the one from the troop

Timing system purchase?  Decision was to try to use the other pack's equipment.

Build 24-FEB-16 at Jansen carport.

Derby is 28-FEB-16 1pm.  Registration 12:30pm.

Lawrence – additional Scroll Saw.  Brently to check.

Snacks, cookies, lemonade.  NO other food.

Mark re-send the email and registration when it gets closer.

Committee voted to invite scoutreach pack.

Camp Cards

Given out Feb. 18 meeting roundtable

Up to 40% back to the pack.   Up to $2 per card.  Goes right to scout

To get 40%- 15% if order.  10% if we go to kickoff.  10% if turn in money on time.  5% if we sell more than last year or recruit new scouts. 

Will give everyone 20 cards. 

Stacy send Angela the information.

Angela will make announcements next week (Feb 2).

Arrows

Jim will do the arrows and the committee voted to reimburse for the arrows. 

Advancement- send Jeanine the information for other advancement.   

Mark to check with Donna, Grail – see if they have any advancement

Camping

Mark to send out RSVP

April 16- Salt Water Fishing Weekee Wachee

Treasurer

Mark to add scout accounts to google sheets

Mark to send Bruce the budget worksheet who will convert to google sheets

Bruce to initiate an online account access ID

VISA cards to be issued to those with multiple transactions.  Suggest Mark, Brently, Bruce


Mark Jansen, Recording Secretary
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Friday, January 22, 2016

Pack 168 Reminders for January/February

TGIF!  Following are upcoming events for our Pack.  We look forward to seeing everyone next week.

SUMMARY
Pack Committee meeting on Monday
Den meetings on Wednesday

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
  • Monday, January 25 - Pack Committee meeting, Jansen's home at 2301 S. Summerlin Ave., 7 p.m. The purpose of this meeting is for leaders and parents in our Pack to get together to make decisions such as format for Pack meetings, where we go camping, how we allocate our funds, etc.  All adults are welcome and if childcare is an issue, you can bring children along.  We hope to see you there.
  • Wednesday, January 27 - Den meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted by your den leader
  • Wednesday, February 3 - Den meetings (NOTE this is a change from the original calendar), Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted by your den leader
  • Saturday, February 6 - Blankner Beautification, begins at 8 a.m.  Any time between 8 a.m. and noon you can give is appreciated and it's a great way to give back to our sponsor/charter organization, Blanker K-8.
  • Wednesday, February 10 - Blue & Gold Dinner to celebrate the birthday of Scouting AND Arrow of Light ceremony for Webelos IIs, Wadeview Community Center, 6:15 p.m.  Our dinner and program will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.  (NOTE this is a change from the original calendar including date, time and location).  This will be a potluck dinner much like our holiday dinner in December and details will be forthcoming.
  • Wednesday, February 17 - Crossover ceremony for Webelos IIs, Dickson Azalea Park, 6:30 p.m.  Our Webelos IIs will be moving from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts during this ceremony.  This is a normal "off week" for meetings but all are welcome to join the Webelos IIs and their families.
  • Monday, February 22 - Pack Committee meeting, Jansen's home at 2301 S. Summerlin Ave., 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 24 - Den meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted by your den leader
  • Sunday, February 28 - Pack Pinewood Derby, Kiwanis Club of South Orlando, 12:30-4 p.m.  If you didn't receive your derby car, see Mark Jansen or Brently Cuthbertson.
  • Sunday, March 13 - District Pinewood Derby (you do not have to win our Pinewood Derby to participate), Orlando Fashion Square Mall, 3201 E. Colonial Drive, 1 p.m. Register via the following site:  http://cflscouting.org/district/fortgatlin/fort-gatlin-district-pinewood-derby/
CAMPING
Friday, February 12-Sunday, February 14 - Fort Foster, Hillsborough River State Park, https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/fort-foster.  Sign-up and more information will be forthcoming.

Have a great weekend!

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

Friday, January 8, 2016

2016 Pack Pinewood Derby Information

Greetings Pack 168!


The Pinewood Derby is approaching!  Please join us for this fun event that is a Cub Scout tradition.


Sign up here by February 24, 2016

http://goo.gl/forms/YWIXaXYW0T




DETAILS:

Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016 (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 design/decoration as determined by a panel of adult judges.  


RULES:

Here is a link the rules for 2016, which we will be following on Sunday.  

-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.


http://www.pinewoodderby.org/#/one/buildit


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.

Lost Neckerchief

Greetings:

We found a wolf neckerchief slider on Wednesday Night. We will bring it to next meeting. Someone also lost a bear neckerchief.  Please return to Michael Diamond at the next meeting if possible.  Thanks!