Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Scout Days at Daytona- Order Soon!

Pack 168 - Den Meetings Today & Bike Build this Saturday

Good Day, Pack Families!  There was a great group of folks that attended the day trip to Blue Spring last Saturday, and they were rewarded with over 140 manatee!!


SUMMARY

Den Meeting Wednesday

Kiwanis Bike Build Saturday at 9 am (previously listed as 8 am). Please bring Allen wrenches and Phillips head screwdrivers.


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 meat, 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)


SERVICE PROJECT

Saturday, December 10, 2016 – Kiwanis Bike Build, 9:00 am – 12 noon, Kiwanis Club of South Orlando, 1940 Conway Gardens Road, Orlando, FL 32806.

Help us give back to the Kiwanis who loan us their clubhouse for Pinewood Derby and Blue & Gold Dinner Events.  The Bike Building effort provides hundreds of bikes to kids who would otherwise not be able to receive one for Christmas.  It's a fun tradition with duties for all ages!


CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

Friday, December 29 – 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.


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

Friday, December 2, 2016

Pack 168 - Blue Spring State Park Activity on Saturday

Good Friday to All!

Please see attached and below schedule for your reference.  If you cannot make it right away in the morning, please come when you can.  You can always catch up after viewing the manatees on your own, but note that they are best earlier and park sometimes closes after reaching capacity.  Times are subject to float, but this is the general plan:

8:30am - Meet at Manatee Statue Along Boardwalk
8:30 – 9:30am - View Manatees
9:30 – 10:00am - Manatee Movie
10:00 – 10:30 - Activity 
10:30 – 11:00 - Float in schedule
11:00 – 11:30am - Free Time (plyaground?)
11:30- 12:00pm  - Lunch
12:00 – 12:30pm - Free Time
1:00 – 1:30pm - Tour Thursby House
1:30 – 2:30pm - Hike

Donna or Mark should be contacted directly day of activity if you need to meet up with the group or have questions.  
Donna Rayfield (407) 496-0114
Mark Jansen (321) 695-5061

Lunch will be provided for a nominal cost.  Hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, fruit, lemonade, gatorade, and dessert!  Please bring a mess kit or plastic dishes/silverware from home plus a water bottle.  We are trying to go green and promote reusable products.

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

Have fun!  Stacy

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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Pack 168 - Reminders for Wednesday & December

Good Day, Pack Families - We hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving week!


Popcorn will be at the meeting for delivery.  If you know that you won't be there, please let us know so that we can arrange for a time for you to pick it up.


I failed to thank Brook Sherrard for his years of service, including this year, with arranging Scouting for Food.  His son, Ethan, will be crossing over in February, so we are sad to see them all go. thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!


SUMMARY

Den Meetings Wednesday

Blue Spring State Park Manatee Viewing Saturday


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

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. We will have dinner, awards, and games!  Pack will purchase main dish, and we will be asking for families to bring a side.  Assignments to follow.


PARENT MEETINGS

Thanks to a couple new faces that attended our Committee Meeting in November.  It was great to get to know new families!  Our next one will be January 18th.  Please help us help you by making this a great Pack! 

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)


SERVICE PROJECT

Saturday, December 10, 2016 – Kiwanis Bike Build, 8 am – 12 noon, Kiwanis Club of South Orlando, 1940 Conway Gardens Road, Orlando, FL 32806.

Help us give back to the Kiwanis who loan us their clubhouse for Pinewood Derby and Blue & Gold Dinner Events.  The Bike Building effort provides hundreds of bikes to kids who would otherwise not be able to receive one for Christmas.  It's a fun tradition with duties for all ages!  Stay as long or little as you like.


CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

Saturday, December 3 - Manatee Viewing at Blue Spring State Park, 8:30 am - close, Blue Spring State Park, 2100 West French Avenue, Orange City, FL 32763. 

Come join us for a day of fun!  Donna Rayfield will provide an activity schedule closer to the end of the week.  The Webelos I Den will grill lunch for a small fee (likely hotdogs and hamburgers).  Regardless, plan to on getting there early (they open at 8 am) since they oftentimes fill to capacity during this time of year when the manatees take refuge in the spring in the morning. 

Friday, December 2 – Sunday, December 4 - Council Camping at Camp La-No-Che

   - Cub Holiday Weekend More info: http://cflscouting.org/division/camplanoche/programs-cub-scouts/cub-holiday-camping/

   - Webelos to Scout Transition (Webelos only) More info: http://cflscouting.org/division/camplanoche/webelos-to-scout-camp/

Saturday, December 31 – 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.


DUES PAYMENT FOR RECHARTERING

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


Thank, all!  Stacy

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

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Pack 168 - Last Reminder for Pack Committee Meeting Tonight!

Calling all Tiger, Wolf and Bear (and Webelos invited, too) Parents & Guardians. We really need your help! We would like your input on how we are doing and with defining more leadership to move the Pack forward. We would like to see you at the Pack Committee Meeting tonight at 7:00 pm. We will be meeting at the Ocean Sun Brewing Company (3030 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, FL 32806). It will be lots of fun and last about an (happy) hour. This is for adults only. The first new parent there, Brently will buy you a drink!


Thanks!

Brently, Mark & Stacy




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


Monday, November 14, 2016

Pack 168 - Tiger Growl Campout & Parent Meeting Reminders

Good Evening, Pack Families! A huge thanks to our Scouting for Food families!  We should have a report from the Council on how many pounds of food was collected very soon.


I have neglected to remind folks of the Tiger Growl Camping at Camp La No Che that is THIS weekend.  Although it says Tiger, all Dens are allowed to attend.  This is our off week for meetings with the Scouts, but we have the adult meetings with the Pack and District this week.  We would LOVE to see new faces to help us lead our Pack! 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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

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 (last meeting of 2016).

 

PARENT MEETINGS

We are in need of new and future leaders of our Pack!  Here are a couple opportunities to get to know how we make things happen and see how you can assist.  We are specifically looking for folks to shadow positions the reminder of the year so that next year they can take on the positions while the current leader is still available for assistance.  

Wednesday, November 16 – Pack Committee Meeting, 7:00 pm, Ocean Sun Brewing, 3030 Curry Ford Road 32806 (no food served here)

Thursday, November 17 – District Roundtable Meeting, 7:00 pm, Aloma United Methodist Church, 3045 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792 (food available for purchase)

 

CAMPING / ACTIVITIES

Friday, November 18 to Sunday, November 20 - Tiger Growl Campout at Camp La No Che.  Please see attached for information.  Registration ends 11/17/2016 11:55:00 PM.  Registration link: 

http://cflscouting.org/division/camplanoche/programs-cub-scouts/tiger-growl-tg/

 Watch for Blue Spring State Park Day trip and more La No Che Campouts in the next email!

DUES PAYMENT FOR RECHARTERING

We will be rechartering our Pack; paying the Council for our members this week.  In order for your Scout to be a member of BSA through the end of 2017, please true up your account at the November 30th Den meeting.  Dues are $85 for all Scouts.  Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any special circumstances.  Also, if you are not sure if/what you have paid, please reply to this email.

 

POPCORN FUNDRAISER

11/19 Afternoon - Popcorn available for pick up from Pack Kernels, Mark & Stacy Jansen

11/30 Den Meetings – Pick up your Popcorn at the meeting

 

Enjoy your week! Stacy


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

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Pack 168 - Mini Golf Outing Today

Good Morning!

Please reply to this email, including Donna, if you plan to meet at the Glow in the Dark Mini Golf, 12 noon, Putting Edge, 5250 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. Cost $8.50/person.  

Donna can be reached via phone at (407) 496-0114.  

Thank you!

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