Tuesday, February 24, 2015

FEBRUARY and MARCH Pack reminders and schedule

Hello everyone.  We had a great showing at our Pinewood Derby this past Sunday and congratulations to all the participants and winners!  A BIG "thank you" to our Cubmaster, Mark Jansen, for pulling together the event for our Pack.  Thanks to his efforts, the races went smoothly and everyone had fun.

Below is a summary of upcoming activities for our Pack over the next few weeks:  

FEBRUARY CORE VALUE

Resourcefulness: Using human resources and other resources to their fullest.  Cub Scouts will gain the knowledge and the means to meet situations effectively whether they are working on a service project or completing a den activity. 

SUMMARY
  • Plan to attend the Webelos Crossover/Arrow of Light this Wednesday
  • See Angela Matusik to pick up your Scout Camp Cards
  • Sign up for Scout Day Camp
UPCOMING MEETINGS (Den and Pack meetings:  6:30 p.m., Blanker unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader)
  • Wednesday, February 25 - Webelos Crossover/Arrow of Light, 6:30 p.m., Blanker.  Please plan to have your Scout wear their full uniform for this ceremony.
  • Wednesday, March 4 - Pack meeting
  • March 7-8 - Scout Camp Card Blitz weekend (sell cards this weekend and earn a commemorative patch)
  • Wednesday, March 11 - Den meeting
  • Saturday, March 14 - Scout Camp Cards Sales, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bass Pro Shop (more details to follow via a separate email)
  • Friday, March 20-Sunday, March 22 - Pack Campout
  • Thursday, March 29 - Roundtable, 7 p.m., Delaney Street Baptist Church
CAMPING
  • Spring Break Pack Campout on Friday, March 20-Sunday, March 22, Location TBD.  Kick-off your Spring Break camping with our Pack.  More details to follow.
  • Friday, April 17-Sunday, April 19, Wekiva Springs
  • See the Camp La-No-Che website for additional camping opportunities not organized by our Pack:  http://cflscouting.org/division/camplanoche/
SCOUT CAMP CARDS
Scout Camp Cards are ready for pick-up.  Selling Scout Camp Cards is 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 Scouts receive $2 of each sale in their Scout account.  Key dates related to the cards are as follows:
  • March 7-8 - Scout Camp Card Blitz weekend (sell cards this weekend and earn a commemorative patch)
  • Saturday, March 14 - Scout Camp Cards Sales, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bass Pro Shop (more details to follow via a separate email)
  • Wednesday, April 22 - Proceeds from your Scout Camp Card sales and unsold cards due back to Angela Matusik
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 now open at: cflscouting.org/cubactivities/cub-scout-day-camp

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

Thursday, February 19, 2015

2015 Pinewood Derby Details- Yes/No Response Requested

Greetings-

The pinewood derby is this Sunday!  Please click here or the link below for more information and to sign up.  Please indicate whether or not you are attending. Thanks!




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

Monday, February 9, 2015

February reminders, den meetings this week

All:  Thank you for your participation and contributions at last week's Blue & Gold Banquet.  We are proud of all our Scouts and appreciate the support of parents and family members.  Below are a few reminders of events this month.

FEBRUARY CORE VALUE
Resourcefulness: Using human resources and other resources to their fullest.  Cub Scouts will gain the knowledge and the means to meet situations effectively whether they are working on a service project or completing a den activity. 

SUMMARY
  • Attend your den meeting this week
  • 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)
  • Wednesday, February 11 - Den meeting
  • Thursday, February 19 - Roundtable, 7 p.m. Delaney Street Baptist Church
  • Sunday, February 22 - Pinewood Derby, 1-4 p.m., Kiwanis Club, 1940 Conway Gardens Road
  • Wednesday, February 25 - Webelos Crossover/Arrow of Light, 6:30 p.m., Blanker OR Den meeting (see your Den leader for direction)
CAMPING
Pack Campout on Friday, February 13 - Lake Kissimmee State Park (in Lake Wales http://binged.it/1DY7wRt).  (See separate email for details and RSVP.)

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 Camp Cards - Coming soon!  Selling Scout Camp Cards is 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.  Look for information coming soon from our coordinator, Angela Matusik.
Jeanine Carson, Communications Chair
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

February 2015 Pack Campout- Lake Kissimmee State Park - Yes/No Response Requested

Greetings,

Please click the link here or below to fill out a short form indicating your camping status this coming weekend.  The link also contains most information about the campout.  Even if you are not attending, please click the link and select "not attending." 

General information about the campout:

DATES: Friday, February 13 - Sunday, February 15. You can also arrive Saturday if necessary.

LOCATION:
Lake Wales http://binged.it/1DY7wRt
Drive is about 1.5 hours from Downtown Orlando (with no traffic that is). Despite the name, it is not in Kissimmee, basically on the way to legoland.

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

Monday, February 2, 2015

REMINDER - Blue & Gold Banquet Invitation (Wednesday, 2/4 @ 6 p.m.) & 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 (and please don't forget your serving utensils):  

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.

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

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