“CUT THE CAR” night for the Pinewood Derby is Thursday, February 11 from 6:30-7:30pm at Manatee Bay Elementary. This is the first of 2 chances 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. We will also have extra cars available for $5 each.
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 2016 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.
Please see www.pinewoodderby.org for more information and ideas.
Hello Pack 183,
February 12th – 14th 2016 sees our February campout at the South Florida Council organized 2016 Scoutmasters Camporee.
This is the councils flagship event and see upwards of 2,500 scouts from all over South Florida attend for which is a great weekend of activities.
This year’s theme is “Scouting in a Digital World”, full details can be found here http://sfcbsa.org/activities/scoutmasters-camporee/ and here http://smcc.us/sites/default/files/pdf/2016_Scoutmasters_Camporee_Flier2.pdf
Key events include, separate cub scouts events on Saturday, moving to Boy Scout area in the afternoon, obstacle courses, climbing walls, competitions, police, FD, SWAT team trucks, scouting history, a great chili cook off, and loads more events for all ages. Saturday evening concludes in a great Arena show with more awards, music, shows, skits and the best fireworks display this side of July 4th.
Please register on the link in your email if you wish to attend, we are checking when the cut off date is as there is a $5.00 increase for late registrations so please sign up via the link as soon as you can.
Reminder – we have a great opportunity to visit the Coast Guard base, Miami Beach, courtesy of the fantastic Captain Gould (Bear den leader).
Please register on the Google doc in your email and review meeting details. The event is free but we need to have an accurate roster for the Coast Guard. Please wear Class A uniforms.
The itinerary is as follows:
11am -1pm, Tour of the Coast Guard and learn about all the cool things they do to keep us safe.
1pm, Lunch on the grill, we are keeping it simple, burgers, hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks, please let us know of any food allergies or dietary requirements.
1pm – 3pm is free time, you can hang around and relax on base or head back home if you need to.
Please email with any questions.
Hello Pack 183,
A friendly reminder that this Friday is our first pack meeting of 2016, we will meet as usual in the cafeteria of Manatee Bay, 630pm SHARP, Friday January 15th. The theme is A Scout is Trustworthy.
We will have award recognitions, an activity to make the 2016 pack flag, a race activity and the ever popular quietest time of the meeting (the raffle).
We also have a few new families joining us too, so please welcome them, make them feel at home and answer any questions they may have.
Finally please keep an eye out over the next few days for several emails that please need your input/registration:
Coast Guard Miami visit, please register (free but we need to know numbers) for the visit on Jan 31st
Blue and Gold – please register for the event on Feb 5th
Scoutmaster Camporee, please register for camping on Feb 12,13,14th.
Hope to see you all there.
Pack 183 Scouts and Family Members
Celebrate Scouting’s Birthday this year at our Annual Blue and Gold Banquet Dinner on February 5th, 2016
A larger than life pack meeting where we celebrate not only the Birthday of Scouting but also the crossover of our Webelo II’s into their Boy Scout Troop.
Enjoy a full catered Dinner, Entertainment, Awards, Advancement Crossover Ceremony, Special Guest, Raffles and lots of Fun!
Friday, February 5th, 2016
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family for this special night
Tickets $15 each ~ kids under 5 free
Please RSVP – check your email for Google doc link
Location – Manatee Bay Elementary
19200 Manatee Isles Drive
Weston FL 33332
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Pack 183!!!!!
Hello Pack 183,
Just a reminder for this Fridays pack meeting, 630pm in the cafeteria of Manatee Bay. This month’s theme is a Scout is Reverent.
There will be awards, activities and the popcorn fundraiser roundup with a pizza party for all the scouts.
Also please remember (if you are able) to bring your Christmas cards for the troops and a new or gently used teddy bears for the council Christmas teddy bear drive.
For fundraising please try your best to sign up for the gift wrapping at Barnes & Noble and bring your fundraising ideas to Kim Kummler and the committee to help them work on future fundraising ideas.
Hope to see you all Friday.
The time has come for the most anticipated Camping Trip of the year! The Tropical Aquatic Wonderland known as “CAMP SAWYER” located in the beautiful Florida Keys. We will be camping Friday December 4th to Sunday December 6th… Campsites 2 & 3 (Tarpon & Sailfish)…
The Cost is $30.00 per scout, adult or sibling 5 and over… Please pay online with PayPal or bring your check to the next Parent/Leader meeting on December 1 at 6:45pm at Chili’s on Weston Road.
If you have any questions please contact one of our Camping Committee members… We are more than happy to assist with any questions. Check your email about the Camp Sawyer trip for our cell phone numbers.
Thank you – Jody, Amy, Oksana & Sherrie
Hello Pack 183,
A reminder for this Friday October 16th, 630pm at Manatee Bay.
The theme for the month of October is ‘A Scout is Brave’ one of the 12 scout laws, so the scouts will choose their superheros with special hero powers and show them off to the rest of the pack.
Along with the award recognition, the super hero activity and the popular raffle it will be a busy evening.
A reminder from Ms Jennifer, our fundraising chair, if you have any popcorn sell sheets completed then please bring them to the meeting to submit to Council.
Hope to see you all there
Cubmaster Pack 183
Hello Pack 183,
I just wanted to let you know of some Council run events available to us on top of the usual den and pack schedule.
The first is the Family Fun Day at our local Camp Elmore, Davie, this weekend Saturday October 10th, a full day of activities for scouts and families, Registration is direct with Council at http://events.sfcbsa.org/index.php/event/136/2015-Family-Fun-Day—Camp-Elmore
Secondly is the Haunted Forest Trail, again at Camp Elmore on October 24th, this is an event by the Order of the Arrow and features a walkthrough haunted forest – there are two trails, one for older scouts and a little less scary version for the younger cubs – Registration is direct with Council https://events.sfcbsa.org/index.php/event/143/2015-Haunted-Forest-Trail
Hope to see you there, in the meantime keep an eye out for the regular emails from you den leader for den meetings and other leaders for our own upcoming pack run events.