Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pack Celebration on Wednesday, May 27

Just a reminder of our last pack get-together tomorrow, Wednesday, May 27.


Our pack leaders are planning a fun-filled evening of dinner, activities and, of course, awards.  The fun begins at 6 p.m. at Wadeview Park at the pavilion closest to Osceola.  The pack will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks and we are asking our dens to coordinate amongst themselves and help out with bringing the following:


Tigers - Fruits and vegetables (ex., fruit salad, green salad, spinach salad, etc.)

Wolves - Desserts

Bears - Side dishes (ex., beans, pasta, potato salad, chips/dip, etc.)

Webelos - Condiments (ex., ketchup, mustard, relish, mayo, cheese, tomatoes/lettuce)


Please ensure your scout wears his full uniform with a t-shirt underneath.


Also, since seating is limited at the pavilion, please bring chairs.


Finally, please stay tuned to your email and phone that day if we have inclement weather.  We will use those avenues to communicate any location changes.


We look forward to seeing everyone there!


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


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fwd: May 23rd Pack Campout- Pack 168- Memorial Day Daytona Tortugas Baseball Game and Sleepover

Good morning!

This is the last day to sign up (with the pack) for the baseball outing this weekend.  If you would like the pack to purchase tickets for you, please use the link below by 3pm today!!!.   
 
Kindly indicate your interest in this outing. 
 
Date: Saturday Night, May 23rd.  Game starts at 7:05 pm.
Join the Daytona Tortugas as they take on the Jupiter Hammerheads on Saturday, May 23 at 7:05pm, and then spend the night ON THE FIELD at Jackie Robinson Ballpark!
 
$10 per person, includes:
  • 1 General Admission Ticket to the night's game
  • Participation in the Pre-Game Scout Parade  (begins at 6:30 sharp)
  • Cubs Scout Night Patch
  • Movie on the Field
  • Breakfast on Sunday Morning
  • Add a food voucher for $5
Please indicate your interest in this outing.  Looks great and something a bit different.  Seems like a good value as well. You will be responsible to pay for the ticket (10) as well as food vouchers if you would like them.
Please use this signup simply to let the pack know you are going, and purchase tickets yourself before the deadline. If you would like to give money to the pack for a group registration, please indicate such, and we will collect money at the May pack meeting.
 


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

Monday, May 18, 2015

Pack Celebration on Wednesday, May 27 - Action Requested

All:  Our year of scouting is winding down but we are gearing up for our last pack get-together on Wednesday, May 27.


Our pack leaders are planning a fun-filled evening of dinner, activities and, of course, awards.  The fun begins at 6 p.m. at Wadeview Park at the pavilion closest to Osceola.  The pack will be providing hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks and we are asking our dens to coordinate amongst themselves and help out with bringing the following:


Tigers - Fruits and vegetables (ex., fruit salad, green salad, spinach salad, etc.)

Wolves - Desserts

Bears - Side dishes (ex., beans, pasta, potato salad, chips/dip, etc.)

Webelos - Condiments (ex., ketchup, mustard, relish, mayo, cheese, tomatoes/lettuce)


Please ensure your scout wears his full uniform with a t-shirt underneath.


Also, since seating is limited at the pavilion, please bring chairs.


Finally, please stay tuned to your email and phone that day if we have inclement weather.  We will use those avenues to communicate any location changes.


We look forward to seeing everyone there!


Jeanine Carson, Communications Coordinator
Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, COR
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May reminders for Pack 168

All:  It's our last month of get-togethers for this school year!  Please see below for information on upcoming Pack 168 activities this month and over the summer:

MAY CORE VALUE
Health and Fitness: Being personally committed to keeping our minds and bodies clean and fit.  Cub Scouts will learn that it is important and easy to eat a healthy diet and how a fitness program can be part of their daily routine. 

SUMMARY
  • Attend this week's Pack meeting with your Space Derby rocket 
  • Sign-up for our last camping trip of this school year (see details below)
UPCOMING MEETINGS (Den and Pack meetings:  6:30 p.m., Blankner unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader)
  • Wednesday, May 6 - Pack meeting with Space Derby. This year's organizer, Eligio Colon, has offered up a tour of the Air Traffic Control Tower for the den with the highest percentage of participation.  Be sure to get there on time to allow plenty of time to run the races.  Scouts will need to shape and paint their rockets ahead of time.  It's not quite as labor intensive as the Pinewood Derby cars and there are some helpful videos on YouTube if you do a search on Space Derby.
  • Wednesday, May 13 - Den meetings
  • Saturday, May 23 - Boy Scout Sleepover at Jackie Robinson Ballpark with the Daytona Tortugas baseball game, Sign-up:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1anigWkgbAW77htTqU_hpyBz5QDV49cXoAxSQOq5UHYk/viewform?usp=send_form 
  • Wednesday, May 27 - End-of-Year Picnic, Wadeview Park, 6-8 p.m., more details (including sign-up sheet) will be forthcoming
SUMMER SAVE THE DATES
The Pack will be hosting several summertime events to keep everyone in touch.  Following are a few tentative dates and activities:
  • Saturday, June 13, Tour of Doctor Phillips Performing Arts Center, Time TBD
  • Saturday, July 18, Raingutter Regatta, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, Wadeview Park
  • August 9, Tampa Bay Rays Home Game, 1:10pm 
LAST BUT NOT LEAST
Free Beginners Archery Shoot (shared by Melissa Tankovich) on Saturday, May 18 (see attached flyer)

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Pack Committee Minutes 4/27/15


Attendees: Mark Jansen, Jeanine Carson, Phil Diamond, Donna Rayfield, Brently Cuthbertson, Angela Matusik, Jim Carson

Guests: Donna Lucier, Chip Vanture, "Bob"

 

NEW ADVENTURE PROGRAM:

  • Donna Lucier gave an overview.
  • New materials look promising- better leader guides, etc.
  • New books were examined.  Simplified rank requirements, etc.
  • Group was generally positive and excited.
  • No new training will be conducted.  Leaders to review books and look at online resources.
  • Mark will buy new leader guides from the scout shop when available.

PICNIC PLANNING:

  • Angela is planning it.
  • Pack provides paper, dogs, burgers, buns, water cooler, lemonade cooler
  • Dens to provide same type of things as last year.  Refer to old email.
  • Date will remain May 27
  • Awards, neckerchief passing on, gifts, running around.  Mark will try to lead capture the flag or other game if there is time.
  • Neckerchiefs to be distributed at picnic.  Books next fall.
  • Stacy will request Blankner for 27-MAY (rain backup), 5:30pm opening
  • Will use text tree (Mark to text den leaders, who will text their dens) in the event of relocation (remember last year).
  • Webelos pins and other pins/patches for Donna.

CAMP CARDS

  • Thank you Angela.  We will miss you next year as you become district card "coordinator."  J
  • Total of 573 cards were sold, for a total of $1,146 to scout accounts ($2/each to scouts). 

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

  • June 13, Tour of DPAC, Time TBD [Angela]
  • July 18, Raingutter Regatta, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm, Wadeview Park, [Mark]
  • August 9, Tampa Bay Rays Home Game, 1:10pm [Volunteer Needed- John Benford???]
  • Mini Golf was popular concept
  • Free movies at Eola wil not work this year.
  • Other ideas will be concepted, but the first two are definite.

NOTES

  • Campouts- lower attendance this year.  Need to promote these within dens and convince parents to attend.
  • Space derby- next week.  Eligio colon running the race.
  • Raingutter regatta- agreement that it is a good event and we should do it again.
  • Boys life- we will check the budget and see if we will include it (one per family) next year (either as dues or pack pays out of excess funds).  We all thought it was a good idea and would like to get it in their hands.
  • Reminder to group that we have SQUARE units to collect funds.  Phil Diamond to verify and confirm. https://squareup.com/reader .  Consider this for fundraiser/popcorn and registration in the fall.  We pay 2.75% per swipe for Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express

POTENTIAL PURCHASES


CUBOREE PLANNING

  • Date appears to be October 2-3, 2015
  • Location: Mead Gardens
  • Need to select theme. Recent past themes were superheroes, knights/medieval times,
  • Focus on new achievements.  Possibly break out by age instead of pack to facilitate the adventures.
  • Possible themes:
    • Cuboree 2015: A New Adventure! 
    • Pirates!
  • Need to have the best campfire program on Friday night
  • Helsinger looking at assistance on skits from Shakespeare staff
  • Former scouter Mandy Longo agreed in principle to lead songs
  • Should get a budget and district support on signup, advertisement, etc.

SCOUT ACCOUNTS

  • Used for Scout Purposes only (summer camp, gear, equipment, uniforms, etc.)
  • Dues is the first item that is paid out of scout accounts.
  • Money comes from:
    • 9% of gross popcorn sales (before giving cut to district). This is about 25% of new sales or profit.
    • All of Camp Card net proceeds
    • Participation in other fundraisers (popcorn and camp card show and sell).
  • Must show receipts to treasurer
  • Money carries over from year to year.
  • Can be transferred to a troop or another pack
  • If you leave the pack and do not continue in scouting, the balance is returned to the Pack.

FUTURE LEADERSHIP

  • 2015-2016 Wolf leader needed.  Brently to talk to parents at next meeting and the picnic.  Mark will try to get new manual before that.
  • Will try to give out more discrete tasks next year.  Parents that have been asked have done a great job so far. 
  • "Coordinator" is the new buzzword - less intimidating than "Chair."

RELOCATION

  • Good place not immediately obvious.
  • Methodist Church downtown?

FUTURE CAMPING

  • Webelos- LaNoChe with ropes course
  • Cub Halloween Campout
  • Fort Foster/Hillsborough
  • Lake Louisa regular sites
  • Tampa Bay Rays – Camp on field
  • Central Florida Zoo.  Minimum 50 guests, $20/each.  = $1,000 minimum

NEXT MEETING

  • June 15, 2015, 7:30pm



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

Friday, April 24, 2015

Scout Camp Card Show & Sell at ACE Hardware, Saturday, April 25

Hi All -

We need one boy for the 1-2pm shift and two boys for the 12-1pm shift.  Please sign up at:

Or you can email me (angela_matusik@yahoo.com) or text (407-516-7673) directly.

For those of you already signed up to work, if we don't get any other boys to volunteer then I'll have Jacob and Brody do it.

Thank you,
Angela Matusik, Scout Camp Card Chair
Pack 168

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

REMINDER for tonight - Scout Camp Cards and Scout Day Camp Campership forms due

Please bring any remaining Camp Cards and money for the cards sold to the meeting tonight, Wednesday, April 22.  

Also, don't forget to sign up for the Ace Hardware Camp Card Blitz Weekend sale to take place on Saturday, April 25.  If more boys don't sign up, the sale will have to be cancelled.  You can sign up online at:  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E3sYjcJADQdH0M5xWIFUSgq9bF2KAGlyDJ3UdJtUPdg/edit?usp=sharing

Finally, tonight is the last night to bring your Campership forms for Scout Day Camp.  Please bring the completed attached forms to turn in to Mark or Brently.  

Thank you,
Angela Matusik, Scout Camp Card Chair
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida