Good evening Pack 183 families! Well the time is almost here to attend the awesomely wonderful camp at Camp Sawyer in the beautiful Florida Keys!! PLEASE READ ENTIRE EMAIL!! Very important information is included. What to bring in addition to the usual camping gear: - Dinner for your family for Friday or stop on the way down - Sunscreen (very important), hats, visors, water shoes (we don't want boo boos on the little ones, big ones either. Lol) & bug spray. Mosquitos can sometimes be a little awful. Hopefully, not this weekend, but be prepared! - Salt water ready fishing rods, if you have them. There will be free time Saturday afternoon - Folding tables, if you have them. We will not have use of the pavilion this time, so extra tables would come in handy - Firewood - Water!! At least 2 gallons per family- it will be on the warm side and WATER will be vital!! Address: Florida Keys, Scout Key mile marker 33.9 Arrival time: - Gates will not be unlocked until 5pm, please do not arrive before 5pm Where to go upon arrival: - We will be setting up camp in the Snapper & Wahoo section(see attached map of campground) The menu and duty roster are attached. If you have any questions, please let me know! Call or text 954-651-8775 on Friday if you need anything! Amy Camp+Sawyer+Map+2013 Camp Sawyer 2015 meal menu Camp Sawyer 2015 Duty Roster
Our second and final “Cut the Car” night for the Pinewood Derby is tonight Thursday March 12 6:30-7:30pm at Manatee Bay Elementary. This is a chance to get your scout’s wood block cut into the rough shape that he wants.
If you have not received your Pinewood Derby car kit yet we will have them at the school tonight. We will have extra cars available for $5 each at the Cut the Car night.
We want this to be fun for the scouts and the best way to make it fun is to let the scout do the work himself. Win or lose every scout will be rewarded at the Pinewood Derby for his efforts.
Pinewood Derby Rules:
1. Cars can weigh a maximum of 5.0 ounces. The cars will be officially weighed in on the pack scale at the Pinewood Derby.
2. Only powdered graphite is allowed as a lubricant. NO we lubricants are allowed to be used on the axles or wheels.
3. Cars run in the 2015 Pinewood Derby must have been built this year. Previous year’s cars cannot be entered and run.
4. Axles and wheels must be installed in the pre-cut area in the car. No modifications to the axle or wheel are allowed.
5. Wheels and axles must be official BSA Pinewood Derby wheels and axles.
6. Pre-cut cars or kits are not allowed.
If there are any questions please see your den leader or let me know.
Hello Pack 183!
Thursday the 12th is our final “Cut The Car Night” at Manatee Bay Elem. at 6:30pm. If you still have a block of wood instead of a aerodynamic Pinewood Derby car then don’t miss this chance to have your car cut… If you didn’t receive your Pinewood Derby Car Kit yet we will have them on hand to give out to scouts and if Siblings or parents want to participate we will have extra kits available for only $5.00 each… Any questions contact your Den leader.
Hello Pack 183!!!
The camping committee is gearing up to give you a great experience in the Keys next weekend at Camp Sawyer.
During the next week, if you haven’t done so already, we need you to fill out the BSA Annual Health Form for your scout AND take the Youth Protection course as a requirement for camping.
The health form can be filled out online and emailed back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org – http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf I do not keep electronic copies of the health form due to privacy issues. Forms are kept in a folder in the camping trailer. We are required to have a health form on file for all camping scouts in case of emergencies.
All camping and Tiger parents MUST take the Youth Protection course. The Youth Protection course is essential to ensure the safety of our scouts and families.
To take Youth Protection training go to MyScouting.org and create an account. From the MyScouting.org portal, click on E-Learning and take the Youth Protection training. Upon completion, print a certificate of completion to submit to the Pack Chair, Julie Romaniw, in person or send to email@example.com
Thank you to those parents who have already sent me their certificates and health forms.
Please let me know of any questions – Julie Romaniw, Pack 183 Commitee Chair – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Pack 183,
A reminder for this Friday’s pack meeting, going to be kind of busy so here goes:
1. Awards and recognition for each den.
2. Games and fun activities, theme is ‘Flight’ thinking about planes, airports, travel etc.
3. The raffle
4. Talk on the upcoming summer camps from the Camp Director, camps are fantastic events and a great deal compared to other summer camps in and around Weston.
5. A talk to parents from council on Friends of Scouting to help support the BSA South Florida Council.
We will also be visited by senior staff members of Council, the Senior District Executive and the Council Program Director, they will be available to answer any questions us parents have on the operation of the Council and BSA policies in general, don’t be shy with questions, the pack is run by volunteers and we must follow certain policies and rules, if you want to see changes to these policies in the BSA then these staff are the folks who will be a step to making that change.
Also, please, please, please remember to bring any payments for camp cards you have sold, remember we ask that each scout sell 25 cards at $5 each, this helps to fund the awards that each scout receives following their den activities.
And please, please, please, remember to bring any payment for next weeks campout, the cut off is Friday 3/6 for the 3/13 campout to allow the camping committee time to plan and buy provisions for the weekend.
As with all payments, we can take check, cash, PayPal and credit cards (with a small fee).
Hope to see you all there.
Cubmaster Pack 183
Burger King Benefit Nights
Every Tuesday Night for the month of March participating Burger King restaurants will donate 10% of the purchase price back to Scouting.
Proceeds will help fund the campership and scholarship funds of the South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America.
More than 130 restaurants are participating. Click here to find the one nearest you.
You must present our benefit flyer at the restaurant in order for Scouting to receive the donation. Please click here to print the flyer.
A big thanks to Burger King for their participation in our Camp Card Program and holding the Benefit Nights for Scouting.
Dear Pack 183 Families,
Our Camp Card Fundraiser is well underway!
Please note the following:
- If you have not yet checked out your 25 cards from your Den Leader, please make arrangements to do so at your earliest convenience! Each Scout is being asked to sell 25 cards to help fund the Pack. 50% of the proceeds on the first 25 cards will go to South Florida Council, while, Pack 183 will receive the remaining 50%.
- DUE AT MARCH 6TH PACK MEETING – Please submit your money to settle up for your initial 25 cards that you have sold. If you are unable to attend the Pack Meeting, please find a way to get your camp card money to your Den Leader before March 6th.
- IF you choose to sell more than the initial 25 cards, I will need for you to tell me the quantity of cards you would like by March 7th, and you must pay up front for them. There will be no refund for unsold cards. Remember: For all camp cards sold after your initial 25, you will receive 50% into your Scout Account, while South Florida Council will receive the remaining 50%.
- If you should have any questions, please contact your Den Leader or Jennifer Phillips.
Thank you all for supporting our favorite Scouts!
Committee Fundraiser Chair
Attention Scouts, Parents & Leaders
Tonight, February 27, at 6:30 PM is our first CUT THE CAR NIGHT at Manatee Bay Elementary for the upcoming Pinewood Derby… If you have not yet received your Official Pinewood Car Kit from your den leader the kits will be available at the school.
Each registered Scout receives 1 free official car kit. Additional kits can be purchased for $5.00 each for Siblings or Parents who wish to build a car and enter it in the derby… We will have several race divisions including a Sibling division and an Adult division during the Pinewood Derby on April 11th, trophies will be awarded in all divisions…
During the Cut the Car night activity you will have the opportunity to trace your car design pattern onto your car and have it cut out on the band saw, then it will be up to you to sand, paint and individualize your cars for Derby day…
We encourage everyone to try to make it out to the 1st Cut the Car Night to give the scouts as much time as possible to prepare their cars for the derby… If you can not make it this Friday we will have one more Cut the Car Night before the derby on Thursday, March 12th…
I look forward to seeing all of you there…
The Pine Wood Derby Committee
Pack 183 Pinewood Derby is almost here! Mark your calendars:
Friday February 27 at Manatee Bay Elementary – #1 Cut the Car Night
Thursday March 12 at Manatee Bay Elementary – #2 Cut the Car Night
Saturday April 11 at New River Civic Center – PACK 183 PINEWOOD DERBY
The food pantry we donated to in December, Bread of Life Food Pantry in Pembroke Pines http://www.aplaceintime.org/bread-of-life-food-pantry/ , has invited 10 of our scouts and a parent each to assist in their monthly food distribution on Saturday, February 28.
The food distribution is from 8am – 12pm. You need not stay the entire time. Scouts can help fill boxes of food 8am-9am; give out donuts to the guests as they arrive, sweep and help clean up afterward. Webelos could help carry boxes of food to people’s cars with assistance.
There’s a short worship service at 10:00 for 20 – 25 minutes. It’s usually 2 songs and then a message of hope. Everyone is welcome to sit in, or they can remain at the front if they prefer not to take part. After the worship service, people ‘shop’ for clothing items if needed and food boxes are carried out to the cars.
If you are interested in attending with your scout, please contact me at email@example.com.
Thank you – Julie Romaniw, Pack 183 Committee Chair