Monday, December 15, 2014

Pack 168 - Bike Build Thanks & Popcorn Extras

Good Evening, Pack 168!

A HUGE thank you to the following Scouts, Parents and Leaders for participating in the South Orlando Kiwanis Bike Build on Saturday.  We helped build, check, inflate tires and organize 175 bicycles for kids that are otherwise unable to have a bike and helmet. It's really a great time and we'd love to see more next year to return the favor for hosting our Pinewood Derby Race.

Brody Lester
Justin Jansen
Jacob Lester
Evan Colon
Eligio Colon
Angela Matusik
Jeannine Carson

Also, we have a few bags and tins of popcorn available should you need a last minute gift for anyone!  They make great host and white elephant gifts!   We are offering them at wholesale price.  Please reply to this email with "Popcorn" in the subject should you be interested.

Buffalo Cheddar Tin - $13 (2 available)
Dark & White Chocolate Drizzle - $13 (4 available)
White Cheddar Cheese - $10 (1 available)

From all of us at Pack 168, have a Very Safe and Happy Holiday Season, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!

Stacy Jansen, COR
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Monday, December 8, 2014

December Reminders-Den meeting on Wednesday, Bike Build on Saturday

Happy Holidays and thank you to everyone who participated in our Pack Holiday Dinner last week.  It was a tasty potluck and everyone seemed to enjoy the games (thank you Ms. Donna and the Tigers!).

DECEMBER CORE VALUE - Respect: Showing regard for the worth of someone or something.  Through interacting with pack families, Cub Scouts will develop appreciation and respect for different families and traditions. Through pack service projects, they will learn to treat the environment with care. 
KEY DATES

Wednesday, December 10 - Den meeting, 6:30 p.m., Blankner unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader

Thursday, December 11 - Roundtable, 7-8:30 p.m., Delaney Street Baptist Church

Saturday, December 13 - Kiwanis Bike Build, 9 a.m to 12 p.m.  This is one of our Pack's service projects to give back to the organization who lends us their space for our Pinewood Derby race. Please plan to join us any time you can between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

CAMPING

Have a wonderful holiday!

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

Monday, December 1, 2014

Pack Holiday Dinner this Wednesday, December 3 @ 6 p.m.

Season's Greetings!  Just a reminder of our Pack Holiday Dinner this week on Wednesday, December 3 at 6 p.m. at the Blankner cafeteria.

The Pack will provide ham, utensils, drinks and ice and we are asking our dens to bring the following:

Tigers - Salad
Wolves - Sides (veggie and starch)
Bears - Breads (rolls for sandwiches) and butter, cups, plates, napkins
Webelos I and II - Dessert

Please also bring a clean, dry 2-liter bottle per child (siblings included) for a craft at the holiday party.

We look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday!

Also, if you haven't already, please sign up for Blue Spring State Park Campout this weekend by Wednesday, December 3. If you are considering coming for the day, there is a park capacity at which time gates are closed. The park opens at 8 a.m. and the best manatee viewing is in the morning. Cubs will take the Ranger-led Manatee Boardwalk tour at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.  You can sign-up via the email sent previously on 11/20 or using the following link: 

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

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Blue Spring State Park Pack Campout - December

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Blue Spring State Park Pack Campout - December

We are planning our pack campout and would like to make sure we have enough campsites. General information about the campout:

DATES: Friday, December 5 - Sunday, December 7. You can also arrive Saturday if necessary. Drive is less than 1 hour from Downtown Orlando (with no traffic that is).

COST: Pack will pay for camping/admission fees. There will be a nominal cost for food per person ($5-10).

FOOD: Pack will work together for the two breakfasts and dinner on Saturday. We typically depart after breakfast and packing up on Sunday. A small fee will be collected at the campout for food. Please provide your own lunch on Saturday.

ACTIVITIES: we will be enjoying the park and will hopefully see some manatees. There is a small interpretive center to learn about the spring and the manatees. We will have games, campfire, and lots of running around.

In the meantime, you can learn more about the park and its camping amenities by following this link: http://www.floridastateparks.org/bluespring/default.cfm

Blue Spring State Park
2100 W. French Avenue, Orange City, FL 32763
(386) 775-3663

* Required
    Adults
    Children
    Tents

Daytona Roar Before the 24 Campout - Attendance Count Only

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Daytona Roar Before the 24 Campout - Attendance Count Only

This is simply for a "Head Count" of people going to the Roar before the 24. You still need to officially register below.

DATES: Friday, January 9 - Sunday, January 11. You can also arrive Saturday if necessary. Drive is about 1 hour from Downtown Orlando (with no traffic that is).

COST: Cost and registration is entirely on your own. PACK IS NOT REGISTERING OR PAYING FOR YOU. This sheet is simply to see who is going.

FOOD: Will be on-your-own. Food is available at the track (although it is not the best - concessions- and there can be a wait for it as well).

ACTIVITIES: games, explore the track and garages, other activities provided by the speedway.

TICKETS:
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Tickets For Scout Days 2015 Are On-Sale Now!
Camp in Daytona's infield during IMSA testing, January 9-11

Each package includes:
• Two nights of camping in Daytona’s infield
• Friday night welcome party on pit road
• Fun activities during sports car testing
• $10 DAYTONA Dollars to use at any DIS concession stand
• Speedway tour
• Fishing on Lake Lloyd
• Scavenger hunt
• Collectible patch & more!

Order early and save!
$30 per person through December 15
$40 after December 15

* Required
    Adults
    Children
    Tents

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November/December reminders including Popcorn and Camping

All:  Below is some important information around popcorn, camping and other upcoming important events.  No den meetings this week (unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader) and best wishes for a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

NOVEMBER CORE VALUE - Citizenship: Contributing service and showing responsibility to local, state, and national communities.  Cub Scouts develop good citizenship when they are learning about respecting the flag and providing service to the community.


SUMMARY (details below)

  1. Pick up your popcorn order by Saturday, November 22
  2. Bring designated item and 2L bottle to the Pack Holiday Dinner on Wednesday, December 3
  3. Sign up for the Blue Springs camping trip OR Webelos to Scout Transition (both weekend of December 5)
  4. Sign up for Scout Days at Daytona by December 14

IMPORTANT DATES


Thursday, November 20 - Roundtable, 7-8:30 p.m., Delaney Street Baptist Church

Friday, November 28 - Award requests due from Den Leaders to Mark Jansen


Wednesday, December 3 - Pack Holiday Dinner, 6 p.m., Blankner


We are kicking off the holiday season with our Pack Holiday Dinner.  The Pack will provide ham, utensils, drinks and ice and we are asking our dens to bring the following:


Tigers - Salad
Wolves - Sides (veggie and starch)

Bears - Breads (rolls for sandwiches) and butter, cups, plates, napkins

Webelos I and II - Dessert


Please also bring a clean and dry 2-liter bottle per child (siblings included) for a craft for at the holiday party.


Friday, December 5 - Sunday, December 7

  • Pack Campout at Blue Springs (see below)
  • Webelos to Scout Transition (see below)

Wednesday, December 10 - Den meeting, 6:30 p.m., Blankner unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader


Thursday, December 11 - Roundtable, 7-8:30 p.m., Delaney Street Baptist Church


Saturday, December 13 - Kiwanis Bike Build, 9 a.m to 12 p.m.  This is one of our Pack's service projects to give back to the organization who lends us their space for our Pinewood Derby race. Please plan to join us any time you can between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

CAMPING

POPCORN

Popcorn orders are in and available for pick-up at the Jansen's house (2301 S. Summerlin Avenue) this week through Saturday, November 22. Pick up will commence again on December 1.  All unclaimed orders will be brought to the Pack Holiday Party on December 3.  Please call 407-835-9258 or email pack3168@gmail.com with POPCORN PICK UP in the subject line to arrange for a convenient time.


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

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pack 168 Anastasia Camping Details

YOU BRING:
  1. Saturday lunch
  2. Food for special dietary needs
  3. Snacks
  4. Tent
  5. Sleeping Bag/Blankets
  6. Water bottles
  7. Reusable mess kits if you have them (flatware, plates, etc.). 
  8. Bundle of firewood per family
  9. Pack T-Shirt (Saturday)
PACK WILL HAVE:
  • Large coolers of water, lemonade
  • Lantern(s) for main site
  • cooking gear
  • Cleanup gear
  • We are trying to minimize waste this year and will have a limited number of plastic forks, paper plates, etc.  See #7 above.

FOOD

Pack will work together for "eggs in a bag" breakfast and "foil dinners" on Saturday. Also work together on Sunday for breakfast. We typically depart after breakfast and packing up on Sunday. A small fee will be collected at the campout. Please provide your own lunch on Saturday.
  • Breakfast Saturday: eggs in bag
  • Lunch Saturday: on your own
  • Dinner Saturday: foil dinners; various meat, vegetables, seasonings, potatoes for cooking over the fire
  • S'mores Saturday night
  • Breakfast sunday: leftovers; pancakes
SITES
 
Family Last Name and Campsite #
Friday Only:
Moore 70
*Daignault 70.  Will need to move Saturday if possible. 

Friday and Saturday:
Lester (Matusik) 35
Rayfield 35
Cuthbertson 33
Comeaux 33
West 31
Benford 31

Saturday only:
Jansen 103
Carson 103
 
Mark Jansen will call the campground on Friday and obtain gate code, information, etc. and email it out to all.  I will also send a text to everyone whose number I have.  If you don't think I have your mobile, please email back to me. 
 
*unconfirmed
 
ACTIVITIES:
Note site 33 will be the "Base" Campsite as it is central to the three and adjacent to the playground.
  • Friday: Arrive, setup, cracker barrel (9PM)
  • Saturday AM: Visit Historic Fort in St. Augustine (after breakfast)
  • Saturday Afternoon: Games and activities at Campsite
  • Saturday Evening (optional): Music in the Park event (6-9pm) at Island Beach Grill inside the park. This is an open jam session of which anyone can join in with the musically inclined. Bring an instrument, your voice, or just your willingness to listen and enjoy some local musicians
  • Saturday night: campfire (8:30 pm)
  • Sunday Morning: Scout's own service, (7:30am).  15 minutes.  Optional. 
  • Sunday Morning: Bird Walk.  (8:30-10:30).  Led by a park volunteer, this fun and informative walk is open to participants of all birding levels. Participants will observe a diverse variety of shore birds, marsh birds, and hammock birds by walking the beach, boardwalks, nature trails, and other areas. Please dress for the weather and bring binoculars, water, comfortable walking shoes, and a field guide if you have one. We will meet at the Island Beach Shop & Grill pavilion located at the end of the main park drive.

Directions:
From I-95 take exit 311. Go east on State Road 207. Turn right on State Road 312. Turn left on A1A. Travel approx. 1.5 miles north to main park entrance. Turn right after The Surf Station.

CONTACTS (MOBILE):
Scott Comeaux  407.758.5226
Brently Cuthbertson  407.716.0212
Mark Jansen 321.695.5061


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