Camp Cards!!



Dear Pack 183 Families,

Our Camp Card Fundraiser is well underway!

Please note the following:

  1. 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%.
  2. 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.
  3. 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%.
  4. If you should have any questions, please contact your Den Leader or Jennifer Phillips.

Thank you all for supporting our favorite Scouts!

Jennifer Phillips

Committee Fundraiser Chair



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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

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Pinewood Derby

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

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Food Pantry Volunteers

Hello Pack 183!

The food pantry we donated to in December, Bread of Life Food Pantry in Pembroke Pines , 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

Thank you – Julie Romaniw, Pack 183 Committee Chair

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BSO celebration

Pack 183,

The Broward Sheriffs Office is celebrating their 100 years of service protecting the good people of Broward County and will host a centennial showcase event on Saturday March 7th, 10am to 4pm, up in Markham Park.

It would be great to see everyone there, in scout uniform if you can, to support the BSO and help show our appreciation for what they do for us as Pack 183 but for the communities in Broward as a whole.

More details on the attached flyer.




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Blue and Gold, Friday, February 6

Pack 183,

A reminder that this Friday February 6th, 630pm, is our regular pack meeting but also our Blue and Gold Dinner, where we celebrate the birthday of scouting but also see our Webelo II den leave us as they cross over into their boy scout troop.

We will have the usual awards, recognitions and a lavish** banquet.

Please RSVP/register on the link below if will be attending, it would be great to see everyone there.


Cubmaster Pack 183

** nearly as lavish as the Saturday hot breakfast on the camping weekends…

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Popcorn Fundraiser 2014


Dear Families of Pack 183,


Pack 183 is once again participating in our annual POPCORN Fundraiser!  Last year, our Gross Sales totaled $3,748.  We were in the top 30% Gross Sales in our District!  As a result, our Pack made a commission of $1,423.20. Collectively, our hard-working Scouts earned a total of $431 into their Scout accounts. With your help this year, we will once again yield high margins and your Scout and family will reap its benefits!!

Our POPCORN fundraiser helps Pack 183:

  • Scouts earn money into Scout Accounts to reduce/pay for activities.
  • Subsidize costs for our camp-outs
  • Cover the costs of our Pack Meetings
  • Cover the costs of our Pack Activities

With funds raised this year, Pack 183 hopes to:

  • Purchase new tents for our Webelos.
  • Enjoy additional activities
  • Purchase additional gear

*2014 POPCORN SALES Rewards*

Council Sponsored: 

  • All Scouts participating in the POPCORN sale will receive a custom South Florida Council Patch!
  • Go for 30 Drawing!  Complete an order form and you will have a weekly chance to win Gift Cards.
  • $300 Fin Club – Sell $300 and qualify to receive a free ticket to a Miami Dolphin’s Game.

Pack 183 Sponsored:

  • Every Scout will receive 20% of their total sales into their Scout account, for all sales above $75.
  • Every Scout will earn one raffle ticket for selling $75 in sales. Earn one additional raffle ticket for every additional $25 in POPCORN Sales.
  • The POPCORN Den Challenge – The Den tallying the most sales during Show and Sell Events will win a Pizza Party and bragging rights!
  • Top 3 sellers get to pie Cub-Master, Warren Howard.

How will Popcorn Sales work this year?

In order to have a successful fundraiser, we need everyone in the Pack to participate in two aspects of the fundraiser, PART 1, the INDIVIDUAL SALES and PART 2, the SHOW & SELL events.

PART 1:  INDIVIDUAL SALES:  This will be achieved through a combination of Take Orders, Military Donations, and Online Sales. Here are 3 ways to sell:

Step 1:  RIGHT NOW, you can get a head-start in POPCORN sales by Selling Online.  It’s the easiest way to make a sale to those who live a distance away but want to support your scout.  Please note that the items bought from your son’s family and friends, will be shipped directly to the buyer and will be subject to a flat rate shipping and handling charges.  **NOTE that your scout will get credit for all online sales from his family and friends, as long as the buyer picks his name from the list when choosing which scout they are supporting.

To Sell POPCORN Online:

i.      Go to

ii.      Click on the word SCOUTS (in Red) in the top Right Corner.

iii.      Click Create an Account.

iv.      Click SCOUT.

v.      Enter Date of Birth.

vi.      Fill in the information requested.  Please note that if a Scout is under a certain age, the parents will be contacted at the email listed for parent.  Click Sign Up at the bottom of the page.  Be sure to write down your username and password.

vii.      If the Scout is under age, the parent will receive an email.  The parents must click on the Activate Account button.

viii.      The Account must then be approved.

ix.      You will then be taken to a Log-On Screen.

x.      After you Log in, you will arrive at a screen where you can manage your online sales.

Step 2:  Show and Deliver – Scouts will be issued products of POPCORN from their Den Leaders after September 20th to Show and Deliver their neighbors and friends.  When you receive your POPCORN products, Parents will be asked to sign a contract/check-out form.

PLEASE NOTE:  This year we are contacting you early so that we can “Friendly-encourage” your family to submit $75 to Pack 183 when you check out your POPCORN products. The $75 is the cost of the POPCORN products.  By you fronting the $75, you are helping the Pack avoid countless hours of tracking down families, collecting the money. The good news is that the sooner you sell your POPCORN, the sooner you will get your $75 back. J  

Step 3:  A “Take Order is when an order is placed using a sales sheet and products are delivered to the customer at a later date. Your Den Leader will provide you your order form after August 23.

PART 2:  SHOW AND SELL: New this year….we will have THE POPCORN DEN CHALLENGE!  All Dens will participate in Show & Sell events that the Pack will sponsor. Show & Sell, for those who have not yet participated, is a scheduled date on which your Den sells POPCORN outside a Publix, using POPCORN inventory purchased specifically for Show & Sell events.

New and Noteworthy:  This year we have 2 great opportunities to help support our communities both near and abroad! We will continue to sell donation gifts of POPCORN for our TROOPS and NEW this year…we will sell donation gifts of POPCORN for THOSE IN NEED to assist a local community food bank.

Here are the key POPCORN dates to remember:

  • Now – Start selling POPCORN Online.
  • August 17th – ROCKET DERBY – More information will be provided about our 2014 POPCORN Fundraiser.
  • August 24 – Take Order Sales Sheets will be made available through your Den Leader. *Note to your customers that POPCORN orders will be delivered to them between November 15 -28.
  • September 11 – First Pack Meeting and POPCORN Fundraiser Kick-Off!

I am excited to see our Pack work together so we can make this year the most successful POPCORN Fundraiser yet!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at

Happy POPCORN selling!!

Jennifer Phillips, Pack 183, Fundraising Chair

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4th of July Parade, Weston


Pack 183,

A reminder for 4th July as we parade through Weston as part of the City’s celebrations.

We will please meet at 1000am along Town Center Blvd – look out for us with the Pack banner, flags, ‘Lets go Camping’ float/trailer. I hope to have our exact parade line up position soon and will send it out before Friday.

The parade starts at 1030am sharp, proceeds along Town Center Blvd, Three Village Road, a little of Bonaventure and through Main Street in Weston Town Center, route is under a mile in length and is over by 1115am

Please wear Class A uniform, bring water and your scout spirit – it’s pretty cool being welcomed into Main Street with all the crowds, dancers, other participants and the usual great spirit we all enjoy on this great holiday.

Everyone is welcome, scouts, siblings, parents, grandparents, other visiting family and friends, the more the better and it’s a great opportunity to promote scouting and our pack.

See you there



Warren Howard
Cub Master Pack 183
Cell 954 300 6479

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Pack Meeting May 16th

Join us for our last Pack Meeting before school ends, this Friday May 16th, 630pm in Manatee Bay Elementary

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Pinewood Derby Saturday April 5th

Pack 183 Families,

Hope to see you all tomorrow, Saturday April 5th, at our annual Pinewood Derby race day, being held at:

New River Civic Center
60 Weston Road
Sunrise, FL 33326

We are planning to start our weigh in and car checks at 9am sharp, so if you are able to be there a little early to please help with tables and set up it would be appreciated.

Then we are scheduled to have all the races complete, awards announced and cleaned up by 12noon.

Also please RSVP and pick an item off the pot luck sheet

Class A uniform please, need to look smart for those awards photographs.

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