Monday, January 16, 2017

Ft. Foster Sign-Up Page - Pack Campout


RESPOND BY: January 25, 2017.

We are planning our pack campout and would like to know if you are interested!  We have 5 sites in Loop #2 (4,6,7,12,13).  General information about the campout:

DATES: Friday, January 27 to Sunday, January 29 (2017). You can also arrive Saturday if you need to and/or only stay the day.  Drive is about 65 minutes. 

COST: Pack has already paid for camping fees.   You will be asked to pay for your own $5 per person entry to the Fort Foster exhibition (across the road); Ages 5 and under, FREE.  Proceeds benefit the Hillsborough River State Park Preservation Society.  

FOOD: See check box below.  You must indicate number of people below, and you must respond and pay by Wednesday before the campout.

ACTIVITIES: approximate schedule follows.  Main focus will be visiting the Fort and seeing the exhibits and canon firing at 1pm!!

The Department of Environmental Protection's Fort Foster State Historic Site is hosting its 21stAnnual Fort Foster Rendezvous.  This event is a living history reenactment featuring military, Seminole, and civilian reenactors, sutlers, traders, and craft demonstrations. An opportunity to purchase period merchandise & refreshments is available to park visitors.  This weekend event will offer ongoing daily live firing demonstrations and a skirmish between the Seminoles and military after 1:00 pm both days. 

We will also have time to work on achievements/requirements during Saturday.  Plan ahead to complete those final requirements before blue and gold!


The Fort Foster State Historic Site is located adjacent to Hillsborough River State Park on U.S. 301 North, 9 miles north of Fowler Avenue and 6 miles south of Zephyrhills.

In the meantime, you can learn more about the park and its camping amenities at:  https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Hillsborough-River


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Pack 168 - Den Meetings this Week & Webelos Woods Camping this Weekend

Good Day, Pack Families!  Cold, wet fun had by all at Daytona this past weekend!  We are on the road to the Blue & Gold Dinner to celebrate our Scout's Achievements with four pit stops for Den meetings to work on required adventures.


SUMMARY

Den Meetings this week

Webelos Woods Camping this Friday through Sunday

Please See Parent Needs


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday, January 11 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

Wednesday, January 25 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

Wednesday, February 1 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

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

Saturday, February 11 – Pack Celebration: Blue and Gold Dinner! 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Kiwanis Club of South Orlando, 1940 Conway Gardens Road, Orlando, FL 32806.

This is our annual celebration of the Birthday of Scouting! We will award rank advancements to those Scouts that have completed their requirements.  We will also have a special Arrow of Light Ceremony for the Webelos II/Arrow of Light Den to recognize their achievements as Cub Scouts and wish them well before they cross over to a Boy Scout Troop.  Dinner will either be potluck style or provided. 


PARENT NEEDS / MEETINGS

Needs:  We are looking for someone to shadow Angela Matusik on Camp Card Sales.  Angela will perform the duties this year, but we would like a shadow to be aware of what she is doing and make notes for February-April 2018.

Current committee members, leaders, and activity coordinators Mark, Stacy, Scott, Angela, Bruce, and Brook will have "crossed over" as of February 2017 or 2018.  Now is the time to find out where you can contribute to our Pack and learn the process while we are still here (Committee Chair, Chartered Organization Rep, Treasurer, Camp Card Sales, Popcorn Kernel, Communications, Scouting for Food)

Wednesday, January 18 – Pack Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm, Ocean Sun Brewing, 3030 Curry Ford Road 32806 (no food served here). Please consider attending this meeting! 

Thursday, January 19 – District Roundtable Meeting, 7:00 pm, Aloma United Methodist Church, 3045 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792 (food available for purchase).


CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

Friday, January 13 – Sunday, January 15 – District Camping: Webelos Woods (Webelos & Arrow of Light Dens Only), Moss Park.

If you are Webelos parent and do not know what this is, please talk to your Den Leader or the Cubmasters.  This is super awesome fun and a great prep for Boy Scouts.  We would love to see all our Webelos out for at least the day on Saturday to support the activities competition and experience the ceremony in the evening.  Registration link:

http://cflscouting.doubleknot.com/event/fort-gatlin-webelos-woods-2017-f-356/2042294

Friday, January 27 – Sunday, January 29 – Pack Camping: Fort Foster Rendezvous, Hillsborough River State Park.

Join our Pack as we attend the 21st Annual Fort Foster Rendezvous on January 28-29, 2017 at Fort Foster State Historic Site in Thonotosassa, FL. The Fort Foster Rendezvous is a living history reenactment featuring military, Seminole, and civilian reenactors, sutlers, traders, and craft demonstrations. The annual Fort Foster Rendezvous features military demonstrations and a small reenactment that is loosely based on the skirmish and varies from year to year. This Fort Foster Rendezvous weekend will offer ongoing daily live firing demonstrations and a skirmish between the Seminoles and US military after 1:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday. We will provide a sign-up link. More general info:

https://www.floridastateparks.org/content/fort-foster-rendezvous-1

http://www.crazycrow.com/site/event/fort-foster-rendezvous/

Sunday, February 12 - District Activity: Pinewood Derby. Time and location when we have it. 

Sunday, February 26 – Pack Activity: Pinewood Derby, 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Kiwanis Club of South Orlando, 1940 Conway Gardens Road, Orlando, FL 32806.


Thank you!  Stacy


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

Friday, January 6, 2017

Daytona Campout- Respond if you're Going

Name and mobile number please.  Thanks!

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

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Pack 168 - Pack Meeting this Wednesday & Camping this Weekend

Good Day, Pack Families!  We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back from winter break and starting the second half of our Scouting year!  A huge thanks to our families to your commitment to Scouting.  It only gets more fun, so please read through all of these activities and let us know what questions you may have.  We hope to see more of you camping this year!


SUMMARY

Pack Meeting this week Wednesday – Guest Speaker about Bats

Daytona Roar Before the Rolex 24 Camping this Friday through Sunday – Please ask us about this if your questions are not answered in the link provided.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday, January 4 – Pack Meeting, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm.

We will have a guest speaker from Florida Bat Conservation.  She will be speaking about the non-profit organization's conservation efforts and all about bats!  Our speaker does not charge for her visit, but we are requesting a donation of $1 to $2 to help cover mileage costs from Brevard County and contribute to the efforts. Please talk to your Scout about digging into their piggy banks!

Wednesday, January 11 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

Wednesday, January 25 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

Wednesday, February 1 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

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

Saturday, February 11 – Pack Celebration: Blue and Gold Dinner! 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Kiwanis Club of South Orlando, 1940 Conway Gardens Road, Orlando, FL 32806.

This is our annual celebration of the Birthday of Scouting! We will award rank advancements to those Scouts that have completed their requirements.  We will also have a special Arrow of Light Ceremony for the Webelos II/Arrow of Light Den to recognize their achievements as Cub Scouts and wish them well before they cross over to a Boy Scout Troop.  Dinner will either be potluck style or provided. 


PARENT MEETINGS

Wednesday, January 18 – Pack Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm, Ocean Sun Brewing, 3030 Curry Ford Road 32806 (no food served here).

Thursday, January 19 – District Roundtable Meeting, 7:00 pm, Aloma United Methodist Church, 3045 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792 (food available for purchase).


CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

Friday, January 6 – Sunday, January 8 – Pack Camping: Scout Days - Roar Before the Rolex 24, Daytona International Speedway. This is one of our favorites!! Our Pack will camp together inside the track. More info and tickets link:

http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com/Events/2017/Scout-Days/Scout-Days.aspx?PromotionCode=DIS:EM:PE:WL:TS:IM:RC:ID543801_17ScoutsReminder617

Friday, January 13 – Sunday, January 15 – District Camping: Webelos Woods (Webelos Dens Only), Moss Park. If you are Webelos parent and do not know what this is, please talk to your Den Leader or the Cubmasters.  This is super awesome fun and a great prep for Boy Scouts.  We would love to see all our Webelos out for at least the day on Saturday to support the activities competition and experience the ceremony in the evening.  See attached and registration link:

http://cflscouting.doubleknot.com/event/fort-gatlin-webelos-woods-2017-f-356/2042294

Friday, January 27 – Sunday, January 29 – Pack Camping: Fort Foster Rendezvous, Hillsborough River State Park

Sunday, February 12 - District Pinewood Derby. Get working on your cars!

 

Thank you!  Stacy


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

Friday, December 16, 2016

Family Serve & Celebrate Opportunities

Good Evening, Pack!  No official business, just  passing along an opportunity to serve on your own and family events at Lake Eola!  We hope that everyone had a fun time at the party on Wednesday.  Thank you, Tiger Cub Den!

SERVE Joy Maker Challenge 
For every child or teen who volunteers throughout the Joy Maker Challenge from November 21st—December 23rd, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots, up to 1 million dollars' worth.


CELEBRATE Downtown for the Holidays 

Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree Show

Throughout the entire month of December, Downtown Orlando is offering free holiday events for all to enjoy! Stroll around Eola Wonderland. See the beautifully illuminated  six-story Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree and watch in wonder as the lights dance to popular holiday music. Grab a blanket and enjoy a holiday movie by the lake. And many more festive events!

Be sure to visit Santa Claus at the Eola House from 4:00 p.m – 10:00 p.m. on the following days in December: 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18.

Please see below for holiday happening details. We look forward to seeing you Downtown for the Holidays!

Every Night from December 2 through January 6

Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree Show

Lake Eola Park

Every night at 5:45 p.m.; 6:45 p.m.; 7:45 p.m.; 8:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., the Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree comes alive with a synchronized light and music show.

December 17 The Nutcracker, performed by the Russian Ballet Orlando 7:30 p.m.Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park / Celebrate the holiday season with The Nutcracker, featuring unforgettable characters, dazzling costumes, onstage blizzards, timeless choreography and Tchaikovsky's extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Russian Ballet Orlando.

December 23 Holiday Movie at Lake Eola Park – A Christmas Story 7:00 p.m. Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

December 29 Florida Citrus Bowl Parade 11:00 a.m. The Florida Citrus Parade has grown to become one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation, and annual tradition that occurs each year!


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







Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Pack 168 - Pack Holiday Party Tonight at 6:00 pm!

Good Day, Pack Families!  Thanks to all of those that spent time on Saturday building bikes!


SUMMARY

Pack Holiday Party Tonight at 6:00 pm!


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Wednesday, December 7 - Den Meetings, Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:30 pm unless otherwise noted by your den leader.

Wednesday, December 14 – Pack Holiday Party! Blankner K-8 Cafeteria, 6:00 pm. The Tiger Cub will host our party!  We will have dinner, awards, and games!  Please bring the following to share:

Tigers:  Roles (sliced, three dozen each)

Wolves: Desserts

Bears:  Green Salad or Vegetable tray

Webelos/Arrow of Light Dens: Starch or Vegetable sides

Pack will provide ham, turkey, paper products, utensils, drinks, ice, and butter.


PARENT MEETINGS

Thursday, December 15 – District Roundtable Meeting, 7:00 pm, Aloma United Methodist Church, 3045 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792 (food available for purchase)

Wednesday, January 18 – Pack Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm, Ocean Sun Brewing, 3030 Curry Ford Road 32806 (no food served here)


CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

Thursday, December 29 – Florida / Citrus Bowl Parade

In general, Scouts from the Central Florida march as a group in the parade.  Families should plan to individually drop off their Scouts. More information to follow once we have more details. https://www.floridacitrussports.com/event/florida-citrus-parade/ 


DUES PAYMENT FOR RECHARTERING

We have successfully re-chartered our Pack, so please contact us if you need to discuss outstanding dues. 


Thank you!  Stacy


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