Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summertime activity on Saturday, July 26 - Mini Golf at the Putting Edge

On the heels of our Rain Gutter Regatta this past Saturday, we have another summertime activity for our Pack this coming Saturday, July 26.  Plan to meet us at Putting Edge at 5250 International Drive, Festival Bay Suite 43 at 11:15 a.m. for a round of indoor (i.e., air conditioned!) mini golf.  If at least 15 people attend, the cost is $7.50 per person; otherwise, the cost is $10.50 for adults (13 and older) and $8.50 for children 12 and under.  More information about Putting Edge can be found at http://www.puttingedge.com.


Also, a reminder that our final summertime event will be on Saturday, August 9 for Blanker Beautification.  The school clean-up is from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and we would welcome your help any time during that period to give back to our charter organization.


Hope to see you soon!


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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fwd: Summertime activity on Saturday, July 19 - Rain Gutter Regatta at Wadeview Park

Just a reminder of our Rain Gutter Regatta event this Saturday.  Our Pack will provide the boats and Pack 42 will provide lunch.

Correction from below:  Pack 42 was generous to let us use their Pinewood Derby track back in February.  The track for the Rain Gutter Regatta is courtesy of our resident engineer, Patrick Huff.  Thanks in advance to Patrick and Brently Cuthbertson for their efforts to put together this event for our pack.

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


All:  We have our next Pack 168 summertime activity, a Rain Gutter Regatta, planned for this coming Saturday, July 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Wadeview Park.  If you are wondering what a Rain Gutter Regatta is, it is a race with small model boats along a water-filled rain gutter (similar to our Pinewood Derby).  Perfect for a hot July day!

Our friends from scouting in Pack 42 will be joining us.  They are providing the track and lunch so thank you in advance to Holly and the Pack for their hospitality.

We hope to see everyone there!  Be sure to bring your own refreshments to keep hydrated during the regatta.

Also, please tentatively mark your calendars for an event on July 26 (more details to follow once firmed up) and for Blankner Beautification on Saturday August 9.

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

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Summertime activity on Saturday, July 19 - Rain Gutter Regatta at Wadeview Park

All:  We have our next Pack 168 summertime activity, a Rain Gutter Regatta, planned for this coming Saturday, July 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Wadeview Park.  If you are wondering what a Rain Gutter Regatta is, it is a race with small model boats along a water-filled rain gutter (similar to our Pinewood Derby).  Perfect for a hot July day!

Our friends from scouting in Pack 42 will be joining us.  They are providing the track and lunch so thank you in advance to Holly and the Pack for their hospitality.

We hope to see everyone there!  Be sure to bring your own refreshments to keep hydrated during the regatta.

Also, please tentatively mark your calendars for an event on July 26 (more details to follow once firmed up) and for Blankner Beautification on Saturday August 9.

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

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Pack 168 Summer Bowling Outing!!!!

If you have trouble viewing or submitting this form, you can fill it out online:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/15gWDvZHNO-ZtLspV__SsgXhjFGhhA8GFrNXzt8KLuOc/viewform?c=0&w=1&usp=mail_form_link

Pack 168 Summer Bowling Outing!!!!

Colonial Lanes
Saturday June 28
10am - 12pm
Cost: $5.50 per bowler (group rate). Includes shoes and two games of bowling!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Pack 168 : 2015 Planning Minutes, Calendar and Facebook Links

Greetings!

Pack planning conference minutes have been posted here:


Also, please note the links to the calendar on the right hand side of the page.  You should be able to subscribe using a mobile device or Microsoft Outlook (or google).  Note the calendar is not finalized, but a work in progress until mid-August.

Final reminder, our facebook page can be joined by clicking this link; if you have photos of the cubs, please upload them for a recruiting slideshow to be presented to possible scouts in August:



Mark Jansen, Chair Emeritus
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Pack Planning Conference 2015- Minutes from Meetings


Pack 168 Annual Pack Planning Conference Session I

May 12, 2014.  7:45pm to 9:30pm

I.                   Attendees – 2014-2015 Leaders


Position
Name
Session I
Session II
Committee Chair
 
 
 
Cubmaster
Mark Jansen
x
x
Asst. Cubmaster. Asst. Bear Leader
Brentley Cuthbertson
X
x
Webelos II Leader
Steven Nowak
 
 
Webelos I Leader
Jeanine Carson
x
x
Wolf Leader
Angela Matusik
x
x
Tiger Leader
Donna Rayfield
x
 
Pack Trainer
Mark Jansen
 
 
Secretary
Mark Jansen
 
 
Bear Leader
Scott Comeaux
 
x
District Rep
 
 
 
District Commissioner
 
 
 
Committee Member
 
 
 
Committee Member
 
 
 
Committee Member, Internet Advancement
 
 
 
Committee Member
 
 
 

II.                 Next Meeting


A.                  June 23, 2014.  7pm.


III.              Purposes of Scouting


B.                  Character Development


C.                  Spiritual Growth


D.                 Good Citizenship


E.                  Sportsmanship and Fitness


F.                   Family Understanding


G.                 Respectful Relationships


H.                 Personal Achievement


I.                    Friendly Service


J.                    Fun and Adventure


1.                  When I say “We have a scout meeting tonight,” I want the boys to say “yea!”


K.                  Preparation for Boy Scouts


IV.             Methods of Scouting


A.                  Living the Ideals


B.                  Belonging to a Den


C.                  Using Advancement


D.                 Involving Family and Home


E.                  Participating in Activities


1.                  Participants List Three Ideas for Activities – Pack - Per Attendee- No Discussion, Just 3 Ideas


F.                   Serving Home and Neighborhood


G.                 Wearing the Uniform


H.                 Making Character Connections


V.                Opening Discussion


A.                  One positive thing about 2014 scouting year- each attendee offered something positive about the previous scouting year.


1.                  More Organized


2.                  LaNoChe, then the pack- boys were able to see both.


3.                  Blue and Gold ceremony.  Good celebration. Opportunities. 


4.                  Communications- Newsletter


5.                  Everybody was trained.  Extra training.


6.                  Youth protection at the beginning of the year.


7.                  Somebody to continue doing the recognition.


8.                  Continuing the attendance and participation. 


9.                  Seeing the tigers cross over.


10.              Campouts were fun- new places. 


B.                  One thing to change about 2015


11.              More Service?


12.              Dens take care of setup/breakdown


13.              Webelos II- Game at Pack Meetings


14.              Uniform Inspections.  Awards for uniforms.  Opening or closing.


15.              More parent involvement.


16.              Blue and Gold – have one source of pictures and video. 


17.              Photo sharing in general.


18.              Pack meetings- use the microphone system. 


19.              Room setup- get people to the front.


20.              More camping.


21.              More information on Scout Accounts.


22.              Microphone/Amplification. 


23.              Parents.  No mobile phones during meetings.  Code of conduct. 


24.              More dividing up the chores.


VI.             Meeting Location


A.                  DECISION: Remain at Blankner and not introduce many more changes at this time.  Modify seating, acoustics to try to make it better.


B.                  Remain at Blankner- need to rearrange tables, get places for kids to sit and pay attention. 


C.                  Need to get a microphone/PA system.


II.                 2014-2015 Leadership/Committees


Position/Committee

Responsible

*Committee Chair

 

*COR

Stacy Jansen

*Cubmaster

Mark Jansen

*Secretary

Mark Jansen

*Treasurer

Molly Nowak

Advancement Chair

Patrick Huff

Assistant Cubmaster

Brentley

Bear Den Leader

Brentley and Scott

Blankner Cleanups

 

Blue and Gold Dinner

Webelos I

Boone Parade

 

Camping

Mark Jansen

Chaplain

Jim Carson

Citrus Parade

 

Communications

Jeanine

End of Year Picnic

Wolf

Facebook

Crystal Cuthbertson

February Visit to Senior Center

Jeanine Carson

Halloween Party

Bear

Holiday (Christmas) Party

Tiger

Other Races

Pat Huff

Pinewood Derby

Mark Jansen

Popcorn

 

Scout Cards

Angela

Scout Show

 

Scouting for Food

 

Tiger Den Leader

Donna Rayfield

Training

Mark Jansen

Webelos I Den Leader

Jeanine ok but would like assistant

Webelos II Den Leader

Steven Nowak

Webelos Woods

 

Wolf Den Leader

Angela Matusik


·         Required positions for recharter

III.              Dates for Summer Events


A.                  June 7:  Library Party – 20 going to attend.


B.                  June 21: SPCA Visit-


C.                  June 28: Bowling Day at Colonial Lanes


D.                 July 19: Raingutter Regatta


E.                  July 26: Brentley Mini Golf and Movie at Festival Bay


F.                   August 9: Library end of summer party


G.                 August 9: Blankner Cleanup Service Project and Pack Picnic


H.                 Neighborhood Night Out Summer Events- Delaney Street, Wadeview, SODO, etc.


VII.           Calendar


A.                  Weblinks: http://pack3168.blogspot.com/ look at the right column, about one screen down.  It contains links to the ical version and the html version.


B.                  Camping


1.                  District wants cub o ree to be the first experience.  October 10-11


2.                  See camping committee.


3.                  Plan on  or exceed one pack camping event per quarter.   This is in addition to the opportunities provided by the district, LaNoChe, etc.


C.                  2015 Pack Calendar- under development 


4.                  First Wednesday- Pack Meetings


5.                  Second- Den Meeting


6.                  Third- district meeting- no pack or den meeting. 


7.                  Fourth- Den Meeting


8.                   Fifth- keep them as breaks/up to dens but will not be published.


D.                 OCPS Calendar- attached


E.                  District Events- not yet available


VIII.        Communication


A.                  DECISION: keep google account up to date


B.                  Facebook is secondary and a place for photos.


C.                  Single POC for dens.


D.                 Newsletter- Feedback? Seems like people like the newsletter. 


E.                  Blog- has a record of all communications and is a good place to send newcomers. Could refresh page for newcomers.


IX.              Training


F.                   Cub Scout Leaders are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection, New Leader Essentials, and Cub Scout Leader Specific training for their position.


G.                 Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection, New Leader Essentials, Scoutmaster Specific Training, and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.


H.                 Pack or Troop Committee Members are considered trained when they have completed Youth Protection, New Leader Essentials, and Committee Specific Training.


I.                    Forms- who needs to fill out forms?


1.                  Den Leaders / Cubmasters-


2.                  Tiger parents – do not need forms


X.                Dues/Budget I


A.                  General


1.                  Average about $30/scout for awards. 


2.                  Scout Accounts effective?  Worth the record keeping?  Alternatives?


3.                  Our dues are traditionally less than other Pack Dues.


4.                  General Discussion and desire to keep dues $75/year


B.                  2013-2014 Budget vs. Actual – just about broke even- account is at zero. 


C.                  Preliminary Required Budget Items


1.                  Annual Dues - $25


2.                  District Dues -none


3.                  Boy’s Life - optional


4.                  T-Shirts – 6-


5.                  Awards- 25/scout


6.                  Camping- wish to have fees included in dues


7.                  Small budget items for pinewood, events, gifts to leaders, training for leaders, equipment.


IV.             Next Year Camping


A.                  Locations- Ideas


1.                  Lake Louisa biking


2.                  Wekiva Spring State Park


3.                  Den campouts- pick a month


4.                  Sea World


5.                  Tampa Aquarium


6.                  Lake Kissimmee State Park?


7.                  Hillsborough River


B.                  General Philosophy


1.                  Pack - One per month


2.                  Do not make LaNoChe a priority


3.                  August: none


4.                  Sept. none


5.                  Oct: Halloween at LaNoChe is a good one


6.                  Leave a Tiger Growl Weekend Open


7.                  Nov: Farther away location – remember two weekends of scouting for food.


8.                  Dec.: Local


9.                  Jan: Daytona Roar Before 24


10.              Jan: Webelos Woods


11.              Feb: Hillsborough for Re-Enactment


12.              March: (Spring Break) – Wekiva


13.              April- Open.  Kelly Springs 


14.              May - Daytona Cubs Campout.


V.                Next Year Activities- Day Trips.  Initials: report on Research


A.                  AM: OPD Open House- OPD Families Only. 


B.                  AM: Post Office- Tour – NO GO.


C.                  AM: Reptile Discovery Center in DeLand – Generally 10am -1pm.  $9/each with 20 or more.  Probably flexible.


D.                 AM: Rock Climbing


E.                  BC: Central Florida Zoo -


F.                   BC: CSX Switch Yard – NO CSX.


G.                 BC: Ropes Course- South of Kissimmee- and Central Florida Zoo


H.                 BC: Tour of OUC Stanton Power Plant- NO.  He called them and they do not have tours. 


I.                    Donna: Airheads- Scout Night


J.                    Donna: Fire Station Visit


K.                  JC: Fort Xmas


L.                   MCJ Civics Trip- Downtown, etc.


M.               MCJ: Blue Spring in December- will make reservations.


N.                 MCJ: Mazes- Kissimmee cornfields?  One up in Zellwood, etc.


O.                 MCJ: Orlando Executive- no published yet. 


P.                  MCJ: OSC- Planetarium


Q.                 MCJ: Owl o Ween at Raptor Center – not up yet.  http://fl.audubon.org/events-and-programs


R.                  MCJ: Sunrail tour


S.                   MCJ: Tour of Landfill


T.                  SC: Tour of TV/Media Station:


XI.              Service Projects


A.                  Ideas


1.                  Collect Batteries


2.                  SPCA Visit and Collecting Information


3.                  Ronald McDonald


4.                  Hubbard House


5.                  Kiwanis Bike Build


6.                  Food Store Michigan/Tracks


7.                  Senior Visits- Valentine’s Day


8.                  Blankner Cleanup


9.                  Scouting for Food


10.              1/quarter


B.                  Quarters:


1.                  Fall: Blankner and Scouting for Food


2.                  Winter: Kiwanis Bike Build


3.                  Spring: Valentines at Senior Center


4.                  Summer: Blankner Cleanup or Hubbard House


XII.           Picnic


A.                  Jansen- Burgers, Dogs, Charcoal, Buns, Fold up tables.  Arm Bands for game.  Don’t worry about tablecloths.


B.                  Carson- Drinks- tea, lemonade, water.  Ice.  Use Jansen 5 gallons.  One fold up table. 


C.                  Brentley- utensils, plates, napkins.



 

 

Pack 168 Annual Pack Planning Conference Session II

June 23, 2014.  7:00 pm to 9:30pm

XIII.         Next Meeting


A.                  August 11, 2014.  7pm.


XIV.        Raingutter Regatta


A.                  Huff- MCJ to talk to Patrick to ask him to organize and make it work.


B.                  Wadeview 9:30-noon


C.                  Hot dogs after


D.                 Simple boats


XV.          Scout Store


A.                  MCJ: Need to add various people to scout account so they can charge things.  Nowak, Jansen, Brentley are suggested.


B.                   


XVI.        Annual Program


A.                  Summertime Pack Award- June, July, Aug. 50 percent of the den’s Cub Scouts participating


B.                  Journey to Excellence – the “Quality Unit Award-“ various items such as meetings, attendance, etc.  http://www.scouting.org/jte.aspx .  Need to actively track a bunch of information on a website.  Committee chair will do this for now. 


XVII.     Identity


A.                  Happy with T-Shirt Design, etc.


B.                  MCJ: Check prices for Wicking shirts


C.                  Price still included in dues.


D.                 Order more long sleeve


E.                  Order them to be delivered during the first Pack meeting in September (if the last week in august can be done, that is preferred). 


F.                   Shirts – Class “B” T-shirts still the preferred 


XVIII.   Future Pack Committee Meeting Schedule-


G.                 Mondays following Roundtable.  Skip December.  See calendar.


XIX.        Day Events


A.                  October- Owl O Ween


B.                  May- Sunrail Repair Yard or Something else


XX.           Pack Code of Conduct & Discipline


A.                  Development of Pack Code- Initial Ideas


1.                  No Toys or Electronic Devices at Meetings


2.                  No Running in Cafeteria


3.                  Uniforms & Shirts – Need to Require these as they are a method of scouting


4.                  Do not leave Tigers at meeting without Akela


5.                  Do not go outside without Qualified den chief


6.                  Listening-respect must be emphasized


7.                  Parents- Set the example.  Engage your children; participate with them; put down your mobile phones.


B.                  Enforcement/Consequences-  Den Leaders need to develop these per den.     Must be supported by parents.


XXI.        Documents & Literature


A.                  Planning Guide for Each Den Leader, Cubmaster


B.                  MCJ to ask Steve for Cubmaster and Webelos guide(s). 


C.                  Cub Scout Leader Program Notebook


D.                 Transition- Pass down Documents


E.                  Baloo's Bugle, your online Cub Scout Roundtable.   http://usscouts.org/bbugle.asp


XXII.      Recruiting


A.                  Meet your teacher first


B.                  District staff for the Scout Night


C.                  Slide Show on Mobile Tablet Device Desired.


D.                 Leaders from Pack will attend in addition to the District Staff. 


E.                  www.beascout.org is updated. Also a lot of billboards up around town. 


XXIII.   Fundraisers


A.                  Popcorn-need a Popcorn Kernel        


B.                  Camp Cards- all money went to kids


XXIV.  Pack Meetings


A.                  Dens for set-up, clean-up, opening and closing ceremonies, refreshments


B.                  Awards


C.                  Skits, songs were the norm. 


D.                 Important to keep the monthly theme in the rotation.


E.                  Get Kids Involved


F.                   Provide guidance for den chiefs.


G.                 Celebrate birthdays with Cake, trinkets,


H.                 Anonymous Suggestion Box at every meeting


I.                    Sign-in sheet and roster


J.                    Programs Award


K.                  Uniform inspections and award.


L.                   Scoutmaster will plan and lead the six Pack Meetings.  Asst. cubmaster to serve as backup.


XXV.     New Business


A.                  Den Chef- MCJ to talk to T184.  Possibly go through training.


XXVI.  Adjourn


XXVII.                        Action Items


A.                  PH: organize raingutter regatta.  Food, racing rules.  Pick up gutter and boat materials from jansen.


B.                  BC: organize July 26 event.  Get info to JC by 12-July for emailing to pack.


C.                  SLRJ-  find date(s) for Blankner cleanup


D.                 MCJ- determine pricing for wicking t-shirts and order shirts for the fall


E.                  MCJ- packmaster software


F.                   MCJ- finalize budget


G.                 MCJ: finalize schedule- camping schedule


H.                 MCJ: Scout account paperwork


I.                    MCJ: send minutes and calendar to existing pack


J.                    JC- test loudspeaker/PA system


K.                  JC- slideshow for recruiting event


XXVIII.                     Administration/Recordkeeping <<not discussed>>


A.                  Medical Forms


B.                  Medical Kit- Brently is in Possession


C.                  Scout Awards/Gear Box- Nowak to Transfer to Jansen/Brentley


D.                 Outing Forms


E.                  Trained Leaders


XXIX.   Pack Resources <<not discussed>>


A.                  Uniform Closet


B.                  Book Library


C.                  Badge Recycling


D.                 Slidemaking


E.                  Loudspeaker- if we stay at Blankner