Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pack 168 - End of Year Celebration Tonight at Blankner!

Good Day, Pack Families!  Great turnout and time at Kelly Park this weekend - thanks to all that attended and made it a fun weekend!

SUMMARY
End of Year Celebration Tonight at Blankner! Due to high potential for inclement weather, location is inside. Please wear Class A Uniform!

MEETINGS
Wednesday, May 24 – End of Year Celebration, Blanker Cafeteria, 6:00 pm – early start!  We will have organized play, awards, and dessert & drinks.  Please bring a dessert (fruit counts, too!) to share and Pack will provide drinks.

ACTIVITIES
Stay tuned for summer activities list!

Thanks!  Stacy

Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pack 168 - Parent Meetings & Camping this Week!

Good Day, Pack Families! 

 

SUMMARY

Pack Committee Meeting and District Roundtable Meeting this week

Let us know about this weekend's Camping by Friday 4 pm

 

MEETINGS

Wednesday, May 24 – End of Year Celebration, Wadeview Park, 6:00 pm – early start!  We will have free/organized play, awards, and dessert & drinks.  Please bring a dessert (fruit counts, too!) to share and Pack will provide drinks.

 

PARENT NEEDS / MEETINGS

Please consider talking to Cubmasters Mark or Brently or COR Stacy Jansen about a position next year; Camping, Popcorn Kernel, Communications, Scouting for Food, Pinewood Derby, or Rain Gutter Regatta.  During our committee meeting in May, we will schedule at least three summer activities.  Please consider becoming part of our leadership / committee team and coming in May.  We have a few key positions filled, but we need activity leads so that Committee Chair, COR, and Cubmasters can focus on those roles.  We meet over the summer to discuss activities and make our calendar for the upcoming school year.  It is a really important time to get involved to help set the stage for a successful 2017-18 Scouting year.  Thank you for your consideration!

Wednesday, May 17 – Pack Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm, Broken Cauldron Taproom, 1012 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805 (no food served here).

Thursday, May 18 – District Roundtable Meeting, 7:00 pm, LDS Church, 45 E Par St, Orlando, FL 32804.

 

CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21 – Camping at Kelly Park / Rock Springs, Apopka. We will camp in a group site at Kelly Park.  Please see below link for more information on the park and its amenities.  What you need to know:

·        Please reply to this email by this Friday 4 pm with a cell number if plan to participate so that we can give you the gate code. 

·        Food plans have been made as of last week's meeting, so if you were not part of the discussion, please plan to bring your own food.

·        We have a gate code to access group sites A and B after hours / for the day on Saturday.

·        There are places to rent tubes nearby or bring one of your own inflatables (the large tubes are oftentimes too large for the boys). 

·        http://www.orangecountyfl.net/CultureParks/Parks.aspx?m=dtlvw&d=22#.WQeio2nyupo

 

FUNDRAISER

We would like to have an All Pack Yard Sale!  Please start setting aside any items that you would donate.  We don't know yet when / where the sale will be, but it could be in June.  If you would consider hosting the sale (with help!) on a Saturday, please let us know right away.  Thank you!!

 

SUMMER CAMPS

Cub Scout Summer Day Camp 

We just found out about a STEM Day Camp in conjunction with Orange County:

·        STEM Camp is open to boys and girls entering the 3rd-6th grades

·        When: June 26-30 8:30am-4:30pm

·        Drop off/Pick up 7:30am-5:00pm (included in price)

·        Where: Tildenville Elementary School, Winter Garden

·        Cost is $150 which includes all activities, a t-shirt, breakfast and lunch and snack.

·        Contact: John Larsen 407-489-4186 or john.larsen@lflmail.org

·        https://scoutingevent.com/083-12297

Please see links for registration forms and Campership form (scholarship applications). You may use your Scout Account funds for this activity, but please plan on paying initially, and we will reimburse. 

All Scouts day Camp is also in need of parent volunteers. You will get a discount on registration if you work all work. 

All Scouts Day Camp 6A (all Dens):  June 12 – 16, LDS Church, 45 E. Par St., Orlando 32804 https://scoutingevent.com/083-11996 

Webelos Only Day Camp 1W (current Bear and Webelos I Dens): June 26 – 30, First United Methodist Church Oviedo, 263 King St., Oviedo 32765 https://scoutingevent.com/083-12002  

City of Orlando Parks & Rec is offering three different Outdoor Camps at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake where we camp yearly and Miss Donna works.  A few Scouts attended last year and had a great time!  Registration is through City of Orlando.


Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Pack 168 - Access to Camping at Kelly Park

Hi All!


Since we will camping in a group site, there is a separate entrance to the park.  The entrance is past the regular entrance, north on Baptist Camp Rd., on the right. The group sites are a father walk to the spring, but allows you to enter the park without going through the regular gated entrance.  This helps with the park filling up if you plan to arrive on Saturday.  A code will be needed to enter the gate, so we will need to know by Friday 4 pm if you are planning on coming so that we can send a message with the gate code.  Please provide a cell number to receive a text.


Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 21 – Camping at Kelly Park / Rock Springs, Apopka. We will camp in a group site at Kelly Park.  Please see below link for more information on the park and its amenities.  What you need to know:

·        If you want to come for Saturday only, please be aware that the park capacity fills up very early.  They open at 8:00 am, and we advise that you get there as early as possible. 

·        There are places to rent tubes nearby or bring one of your own inflatables (the large tubes are oftentimes too large for the boys). 

·        We will meet directly after the May 10th Den Meeting to discuss food / communication.

·        Please reply to this email ASAP if you would like to camp or come for the day.  Get ready for some floating fun!

·        About the Park: http://www.orangecountyfl.net/CultureParks/Parks.aspx?m=dtlvw&d=22#.WQeio2nyupo

Thank you!
Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Pack 168 - Den Meetings this Week

Good Day, Pack Families!  We hope everyone had as much fun at the Rain Gutter Regatta as we did!!

 

SUMMARY

Den Meetings this Week – last one of the year!

Let us know via email about Camping 

Let Donna know about Gatorland ASAP!

 

MEETINGS

Wednesday, May 10 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your Den leader (no Webelos meeting).

Wednesday, May 24 – End of Year Celebration, Wadeview Park, 6:00 pm – early start!  We will have free/organized play, awards, and dessert & drinks.  Please bring a dessert (fruit counts, too!) to share and Pack will provide drinks.

 

PARENT NEEDS / MEETINGS

Please consider talking to Cubmasters Mark or Brently or COR Stacy Jansen about a position next year; Camping, Popcorn Kernel, Communications, Scouting for Food, Pinewood Derby, or Rain Gutter Regatta.  During our committee meeting in May, we will schedule at least three summer activities.  Please consider becoming part of our leadership / committee team and coming in May.  We have a few key positions filled, but we need activity leads so that Committee Chair, COR, and Cubmasters can focus on those roles.  We meet over the summer to discuss activities and make our calendar for the upcoming school year.  It is a really important time to get involved to help set the stage for a successful 2017-18 Scouting year.  Thank you for your consideration!

Wednesday, May 17 – Pack Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm, Broken Cauldron Taproom, 1012 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805 (no food served here).

Thursday, May 18 – District Roundtable Meeting, 7:00 pm, LDS Church, 45 E Par St, Orlando, FL 32804.

 

CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

Saturday, May 12 - Scout Day at Gatorland! If you are interested in attending, please let Donna Rayfield know by Monday, May 8th so that she can make a reservation.  Cost is $9.50/person and includes general admission, educational presentation, scavenger hunt, and Gator safety Scout patch.  We need a minimum of ten for the discount.  Donna can be reached at (407) 496-0114 or donna_rayfield@yahoo.com.


Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20 – Camping at Kelly Park / Rock Springs, Apopka. We will camp in a group site at Kelly Park.  Please see below link for more information on the park and its amenities.  What you need to know:

·        If you want to come for Saturday only, please be aware that the park capacity fills up very early.  They open at 8:00 am, and we advise that you get there as early as possible. 

·        There are places to rent tubes nearby or bring one of your own inflatables (the large tubes are oftentimes too large for the boys). 

·        We will meet directly after the May 10th Den Meeting to discuss food / communication.

·        Please reply to this email ASAP if you would like to camp or come for the day.  Get ready for some floating fun!

·        About the Park: http://www.orangecountyfl.net/CultureParks/Parks.aspx?m=dtlvw&d=22#.WQeio2nyupo

 

FUNDRAISER

We would like to have an All Pack Yard Sale!  Please start setting aside any items that you would donate.  We don't know yet when / where the sale will be, but it could be in June.  If you would consider hosting the sale (with help!) on a Saturday, please let us know right away.  Thank you!!

 

SUMMER CAMPS

Cub Scout Summer Day Camps 

We just found out about a STEM Day Camp in conjunction with Orange County:

·        STEM Camp is open to boys and girls entering the 3rd-6th grades

·        When: June 26-30 8:30am-4:30pm

·        Drop off/Pick up 7:30am-5:00pm (included in price)

·        Where: Tildenville Elementary School, Winter Garden

·        Cost is $150 which includes all activities, a t-shirt, breakfast and lunch and snack.

·        Contact: John Larsen 407-489-4186 or john.larsen@lflmail.org

·        https://scoutingevent.com/083-12297

Please see links for registration forms and Campership form (scholarship applications). You may use your Scout Account funds for this activity, but please plan on paying initially, and we will reimburse. Use coupon code FOSJTE16 to get a 10% discount!

All Scouts day Camp is also in need of parent volunteers. You will get a discount on registration if you work all work. 

All Scouts Day Camp 6A (all Dens):  June 12 – 16, LDS Church, 45 E. Par St., Orlando 32804 https://scoutingevent.com/083-11996 

Webelos Only Day Camp 1W (current Bear and Webelos I Dens): June 26 – 30, First United Methodist Church Oviedo, 263 King St., Oviedo 32765 https://scoutingevent.com/083-12002  

City of Orlando Parks & Rec is offering three different Outdoor Camps at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake where we camp yearly and Miss Donna works.  A few Scouts attended last year and had a great time!  Registration is through City of Orlando.


Thanks a bunch! Stacy


Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Awards for our Leader & Pack!

It is with great excitement that I write that Cubmaster Mark Jansen will receive the District Award of Merit at the the District Banquet on May 26th along with three other outstanding District Leaders. 

Also, our Pack has has been awarded the 2016 Journey to Excellence Platinum Unit Award!  Basically, our Pack has done the best that we can at being contributing members to the District and bettering our Pack.  JTE award allows us discounts on rank awards and also at camps.  If you register for CubScout Day camp online, enter coupon code FOSJTE16 for a 10% discount.

Thanks!  Stacy

Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Monday, May 1, 2017

Pack 168 - Rain Gutter Regatta at Wadeview Park this Week

Good Day, Pack Families!  Did anyone attend Family Fest or Blankner Beautification?  Let us know at our meeting if you did – we'd love to hear about it!

 

SUMMARY

Rain Gutter Regatta at Wadeview Park this Week


MEETINGS

Wednesday, May 3 – Pack Rain Gutter Regatta, Wadeview Park, pavilion closest to Grant St., 6:30 pm. We will provide all the materials for the boats. Siblings welcome! Should there be inclement weather, we will meet in the cafeteria for a Den Meeting.  Please watch email for any changes!

Wednesday, May 10 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your Den leader.

Wednesday, May 24 – End of Year Celebration, Wadeview Park, 6:00 pm – early start!

 

PARENT NEEDS / MEETINGS

Please consider talking to Cubmasters Mark or Brently about a position next year; Camping, Popcorn Kernel, Communications, Scouting for Food, Pinewood Derby, or Rain Gutter Regatta.  During our committee meeting in May, we will schedule at least three summer activities.  Please consider becoming part of our leadership / committee team and coming in May.  We meet over the summer to discuss activities and make our calendar for the upcoming school year.  It is a really important time to get involved to help set the stage for a successful 2017-18 Scouting year.  Thank you for your consideration!

Wednesday, May 17 – Pack Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm, Ocean Sun Brewing, 3030 Curry Ford Road 32806 (no food served here, but can bring in).

Thursday, May 18 – District Roundtable Meeting, 7:00 pm, LDS Church, 45 E Par St, Orlando, FL 32804.

 

CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

Saturday, May 13 - Scout Day at Gatorland! If you are interested in attending, please let Donna Rayfield know by Monday, May 8th so that she can make a reservation.  Cost is $9.50/person and includes general admission, educational presentation, scavenger hunt, and Gator safety Scout patch.  We need a minimum of ten for the discount.  Donna can be reached at (407) 496-0114 or donna_rayfield@yahoo.com.


Friday, May 19 – Sunday, May 20 – Camping at Kelly Park / Rock Springs, Apopka. We will camp in a group site at Kelly Park.  Please see below link for more information on the park and its amenities. Get ready for some floating fun! What you need to know:

  • If you want to come for Saturday only, please be aware that the park capacity fills up very early.  They open at 8:00 am, and we advise that you get there as early as possible. 
  • There are places to rent tubes nearby or bring one of your own inflatables (the large tubes are oftentimes too large for the boys). 
  • We will meet directly after the May 10th Den Meeting to discuss food / communication.
  • Please reply here ASAP if you would like to camp or stay for the day.  
  • http://www.orangecountyfl.net/CultureParks/Parks.aspx?m=dtlvw&d=22#.WQeio2nyupo

 

FUNDRAISER

We would like to have an All Pack Yard Sale!  Please start setting aside any items that you would donate.  We don't know yet when / where the sale will be, but it could be in June.  If you would consider hosting the sale (with help!) on a Saturday, please let us know right away.  Thank you!!

 

SUMMER CAMPS

Cub Scout Summer Day Camp  Please see links for registration forms and Campership form (scholarship applications). You may use your Scout Account funds for this activity, but please plan on paying initially, and we will reimburse. 


All Scouts day Camp is also in need of parent volunteers. You will get a discount on registration if you work all work. 

All Scouts Day Camp 6A (all Dens):  June 12 – 16, LDS Church, 45 E. Par St., Orlando 32804 https://scoutingevent.com/083-11996 

Webelos Only Day Camp 1W (current Bear and Webelos I Dens): June 26 – 30, First United Methodist Church Oviedo, 263 King St., Oviedo 32765 https://scoutingevent.com/083-12002  


City of Orlando Parks & Rec is offering three different Outdoor Camps at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake where we camp yearly and Miss Donna works.  A few Scouts attended last year and had a great time!  Registration is through City of Orlando.


Thanks a bunch!  Stacy


Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Pack 168 - Den Meetings & Camp Card Return this Week

Good Day, Pack Families!  This email outlines our last few meetings and events of the year.  During our committee meeting in May, we will schedule at least three summer activities.  Please consider becoming part of our leadership / committee team and coming in May.  We meet over the summer to discuss activities and make our calendar for the upcoming school year.  It is a really important time to get involved to help set the stage for a successful 2017-18 Scouting year.  Thank you for your consideration!

 

SUMMARY

Den Meetings this week – Last chance to turn in unsold camp cards and $$$.

Family Fest on Saturday

 

MEETINGS

Wednesday, April 26 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

Wednesday, May 3 – Pack Rain Gutter Regatta, Wadeview Park, 6:30 pm.

Wednesday, May 10 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

Wednesday, May 24 – End of Year Celebration, Wadeview Park, 6:00 pm – early start!  Activities will include free / organized play, awards, and dessert.

 

PARENT NEEDS / MEETINGS

Please consider talking to Cubmasters Mark or Brently about a position next year; Chartered Organization Rep (preferably Blankner parent), Treasurer, Popcorn Kernel, Communications (these emails!), Scouting for Food, Pinewood Derby, or Rain Gutter Regatta. 

Wednesday, May 17 – Pack Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm, Ocean Sun Brewing, 3030 Curry Ford Road 32806 (no food served here, but can bring in).

Thursday, May 18 – District Roundtable Meeting, 7:00 pm, LDS Church, 45 E Par St, Orlando, FL 32804.

 

CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

Saturday, April 29 – Council Activity: Family Fest, 10 am – 2 pm, IDrive 360, 8375 International Drive, Orlando, 32819. A fun day of Packs and Troops showcasing activities for the community to enjoy!  We will not have our own booth, but please plan to attend and have fun!


Friday, May 19 - Sunday, May 21 - Pack Camping: Kelly Park at Rock Springs. You don't want to miss this one! 

 

FUNDRAISER

The absolute last date that we can accept unsold cards for return is at the April 26th Den Meeting.  Please don't forget!  If you need to make arrangements for turn in outside of the meeting, please do so BEFORE the meeting.  You will need to bring them to Angela's home at a convenient time for her. 

Contact Angela if you have any questions! angela_matusik@yahoo.com or 407.516.7673.


New!  We would like to have an All Pack Yard Sale!  Please start setting aside any items that you would donate.  We don't know yet when / where the sale will be, but it could be in June.  If you would consider hosting the sale (with help!) on a Saturday, please let us know right away.  Thank you!!

 

OVERDUE DUES & CAMPING FEES

We are trying to balance out our Pack finances as we prepare for the end of year celebration.  If you have not fully paid dues, please provide your difference.  If you are not sure, please reply via email and, we will let you know.  Also, if you camped with us this so far this school year and took part in food, but did not pay at the time, we would appreciate any reimbursement.  We don't know who exactly paid, but we can let you know what the cost per person was for each campout if you are unsure.  Thank you so much! 

Cub Scout Summer Day Camp  Please see links for registration forms and Campership form (scholarship applications). You may use your Scout Account funds for this activity, but please plan on paying initially, and we will reimburse. 

All Scouts Day Camp 6A (all Dens):  June 12 – 16, LDS Church, 45 E. Par St., Orlando 32804 https://scoutingevent.com/083-11996 

Webelos Only Day Camp 1W (current Bear and Webelos I Dens): June 26 – 30, First United Methodist Church Oviedo, 263 King St., Oviedo 32765 https://scoutingevent.com/083-12002  

City of Orlando Parks & Rec is offering three different Outdoor Camps at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake where we camp yearly and Miss Donna works.  A few Scouts attended last year and had a great time!  Registration is through City of Orlando.


Have a great day!  Stacy

Mark Jansen, Cubmaster
Brently Cuthbertson, Assistant Cubmaster
Stacy Jansen, Chartered Organization Representative 
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida