Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fwd: Welcome back to Pack 168 (Important information and dates included)

Good Afternoon, Pack 168 Families!

Meeting Clarification:
Your son(s) may have brought home a flyer from school stating that there is a meeting tonight at 7 pm.  This is for new Cub Scouts only.  We are excited to see you all Wednesday, September 3rd!

Please Respond - Day Camp Awards:
We are planning on recognizing Scouts with awards for their All Scouts and Webelos Day Camp work at at our first Pack Meeting.  Please respond to this email if your son attended day camp (and which one(s) if they are Webelos). We do not have an all inclusive list, so it is important that you respond by this Saturday so that we can prepare.  Thank you for your support!

Thank you!
Stacy Jansen, COR
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida


On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 8:11 PM, Pack 168 <pack3168@gmail.com> wrote:

September Core Value - Cooperation

Cooperation: Being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal.  Cooperation is a key element in teamwork. Cub Scouts will gain a better understanding of the importance of supporting each other as they play games and learn new skills.

Pack 168 Families and Leaders:  As the new school year starts, you are probably wondering when the Cub Scouts from Pack 168 are getting together again.  Well, our first Pack meeting of the year (and orientation for new Cub Scouts) will be in two weeks on Wednesday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blankner Cafeteria.  In the spirit of our monthly core value, we are asking families to Cooperate with us as we welcome new Scouts and their families to Pack 168.  We could use help from our seasoned Scouts and their families during this time to help answer questions, talk about experiences in scouting, etc.  If you are interested, please let us know via a response to this email.


Attached is the 2014-2015 Pack 168 calendar for your reference.  In summary, here are key upcoming dates:

  • Thursday, August 28 - Pack 168 New Cub Scout Sign-Ups at Blankner, Kaley and Lake Como at 7 p.m.  If you know of any families that are interested in joining our Pack, please encourage them to attend the sign-up meetings.  
  • Thursday, August 28 - Ft. Gatlin District Roundtable, 7 p.m., Delaney Street Baptist Church (yes, same evening as our New Cub Scout Sign-up)
  • Wednesday, September 3 - Pack meeting (see above details) and Orientation for new Cub Scouts, full uniform (i.e., official Cub Scout shirt and matching shorts).  Note we are combining this meeting with our new Cub Scout Orientation and will still plan to have our flag ceremony, awards and details on the upcoming year.
  • Wednesday, September 10 - Den meetings, 6:30 p.m., Blankner unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader
  • Saturday, September 13 - Popcorn Show & Sell, ACE Hardware, time TBD
  • Thursday, September 18 - Ft. Gatlin District Roundtable, 7 p.m., Delaney Street Baptist Church
  • Monday, September 22 - Pack Committee meeting, location TBD
  • Wednesday, September 24 - Den meetings, 6:30 p.m., Blankner unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader
  • Saturday, September 27 - National Public Lands Day, Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Also attached is the leadership roster for our Pack.  Note there are several gaps with some of our leadership spots so if you are interested in volunteering, please let Mark or Stacy Jansen know via a response to this email.


We look forward to seeing everyone in the next few weeks.


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


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Welcome back to Pack 168 (Important information and dates included)

September Core Value - Cooperation

Cooperation: Being helpful and working together with others toward a common goal.  Cooperation is a key element in teamwork. Cub Scouts will gain a better understanding of the importance of supporting each other as they play games and learn new skills.

Pack 168 Families and Leaders:  As the new school year starts, you are probably wondering when the Cub Scouts from Pack 168 are getting together again.  Well, our first Pack meeting of the year (and orientation for new Cub Scouts) will be in two weeks on Wednesday, September 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Blankner Cafeteria.  In the spirit of our monthly core value, we are asking families to Cooperate with us as we welcome new Scouts and their families to Pack 168.  We could use help from our seasoned Scouts and their families during this time to help answer questions, talk about experiences in scouting, etc.  If you are interested, please let us know via a response to this email.


Attached is the 2014-2015 Pack 168 calendar for your reference.  In summary, here are key upcoming dates:

  • Thursday, August 28 - Pack 168 New Cub Scout Sign-Ups at Blankner, Kaley and Lake Como at 7 p.m.  If you know of any families that are interested in joining our Pack, please encourage them to attend the sign-up meetings.  
  • Thursday, August 28 - Ft. Gatlin District Roundtable, 7 p.m., Delaney Street Baptist Church (yes, same evening as our New Cub Scout Sign-up)
  • Wednesday, September 3 - Pack meeting (see above details) and Orientation for new Cub Scouts, full uniform (i.e., official Cub Scout shirt and matching shorts).  Note we are combining this meeting with our new Cub Scout Orientation and will still plan to have our flag ceremony, awards and details on the upcoming year.
  • Wednesday, September 10 - Den meetings, 6:30 p.m., Blankner unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader
  • Saturday, September 13 - Popcorn Show & Sell, ACE Hardware, time TBD
  • Thursday, September 18 - Ft. Gatlin District Roundtable, 7 p.m., Delaney Street Baptist Church
  • Monday, September 22 - Pack Committee meeting, location TBD
  • Wednesday, September 24 - Den meetings, 6:30 p.m., Blankner unless otherwise noted by your Den Leader
  • Saturday, September 27 - National Public Lands Day, Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Also attached is the leadership roster for our Pack.  Note there are several gaps with some of our leadership spots so if you are interested in volunteering, please let Mark or Stacy Jansen know via a response to this email.


We look forward to seeing everyone in the next few weeks.


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

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Committee Meeting Location Change

Greetings all!  Tomorrow's committee meeting will be relocated to the Jansen Residence. Time will remain at 7:00pm.   Hope to see you there, all are welcome!

2301 S Summerlin Ave.
Orlando, FL 32806

(Summerlin and Grant, east of Ace/Chipotle)

Mark Jansen
Cub Scout Pack 168, Orlando, Florida

Thursday, August 7, 2014

REMINDER - Blankner Beautification this Saturday, 8/9

Just a reminder that Blanker Beautification is this Saturday, August 9 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Bring your own yard tools and RSVP & Questions: text/call Lisa Snead @ 407.267.7384.  This is a great way to give back to our charter organization.  And you don't need to stay the entire time-we'll take any time you can give.

Also, be on the lookout for your popcorn order form in the mail.  You'll need it to participate in our popcorn fundraiser-it's not too early to start taking orders.

Finally, our next Pack Committee meeting is on Monday, August 11 at 7 p.m. at Doc's Streetside Grille.  

We hope to see you soon.

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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summertime activity on Saturday, July 26 - Mini Golf at the Putting Edge

On the heels of our Rain Gutter Regatta this past Saturday, we have another summertime activity for our Pack this coming Saturday, July 26.  Plan to meet us at Putting Edge at 5250 International Drive, Festival Bay Suite 43 at 11:15 a.m. for a round of indoor (i.e., air conditioned!) mini golf.  If at least 15 people attend, the cost is $7.50 per person; otherwise, the cost is $10.50 for adults (13 and older) and $8.50 for children 12 and under.  More information about Putting Edge can be found at http://www.puttingedge.com.


Also, a reminder that our final summertime event will be on Saturday, August 9 for Blanker Beautification.  The school clean-up is from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and we would welcome your help any time during that period to give back to our charter organization.


Hope to see you soon!


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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fwd: Summertime activity on Saturday, July 19 - Rain Gutter Regatta at Wadeview Park

Just a reminder of our Rain Gutter Regatta event this Saturday.  Our Pack will provide the boats and Pack 42 will provide lunch.

Correction from below:  Pack 42 was generous to let us use their Pinewood Derby track back in February.  The track for the Rain Gutter Regatta is courtesy of our resident engineer, Patrick Huff.  Thanks in advance to Patrick and Brently Cuthbertson for their efforts to put together this event for our pack.

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


All:  We have our next Pack 168 summertime activity, a Rain Gutter Regatta, planned for this coming Saturday, July 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Wadeview Park.  If you are wondering what a Rain Gutter Regatta is, it is a race with small model boats along a water-filled rain gutter (similar to our Pinewood Derby).  Perfect for a hot July day!

Our friends from scouting in Pack 42 will be joining us.  They are providing the track and lunch so thank you in advance to Holly and the Pack for their hospitality.

We hope to see everyone there!  Be sure to bring your own refreshments to keep hydrated during the regatta.

Also, please tentatively mark your calendars for an event on July 26 (more details to follow once firmed up) and for Blankner Beautification on Saturday August 9.

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

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Summertime activity on Saturday, July 19 - Rain Gutter Regatta at Wadeview Park

All:  We have our next Pack 168 summertime activity, a Rain Gutter Regatta, planned for this coming Saturday, July 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Wadeview Park.  If you are wondering what a Rain Gutter Regatta is, it is a race with small model boats along a water-filled rain gutter (similar to our Pinewood Derby).  Perfect for a hot July day!

Our friends from scouting in Pack 42 will be joining us.  They are providing the track and lunch so thank you in advance to Holly and the Pack for their hospitality.

We hope to see everyone there!  Be sure to bring your own refreshments to keep hydrated during the regatta.

Also, please tentatively mark your calendars for an event on July 26 (more details to follow once firmed up) and for Blankner Beautification on Saturday August 9.

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