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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Keys Campout 3-2014

Hi everyone,

We had such a fantastic time at Scoutmasters. The kids had a blast on Saturday participating in so many activities. Our pack won three awards! 1st Place for Best Gateway, 1st Place for Best Campsite and 2nd Place for Best Overall Gateway!

Thank you to all the parents that brought their children out to join us. Special thanks to parents Austin, Armando, Emiliya, John, Jody & Warren for helping the kids learn how to build the gateway and being there to oversee them, while keeping parents hands off!! The boys are now award winning pros!

I personally want to thank everyone who jumped in to help out with everything that needed to be done and there was a lot! We couldn’t do it without everybody pitching in.

So, onto our next camp out!! We will be camping in the Keys. This was such a fun Campout last year, we just had to do it again!!


The game plan is to arrive on Friday, meals on your own, and set up camp. Saturday will be filled with activities! In the morning we will be setting up the BB and archery range, alternating dens. While one den is at the range, the remaining dens will be spending time in the water looking for marine life and enjoying time with the other scouts. You are welcome to bring fishing rods to throw in lines when you can!


In the afternoon we have special arraignments to tour the Coast Guard station in Key West. This is a great opportunity for our boys to explore the facilities and have a up close look at what the Coast Guard does for us!

Please sign up as soon as possible! The more, the merrier! Sign up and payments are due by March 4th! Click here for sign up and turn in payment at either your next den meeting, at Cut the Car night on Friday the 21st, the Parent leader meeting on March 4th or mail it directly to Nell Forrester, checks payable to Pack 183! Checks must be received no later than March 4th.

Mail to:

Nell Forrester

3962 Pinewood Lane
Weston, FL 33331


If you have any questions, please email Warren Howard or myself at I will send out another email closer to the date with full details on menu and schedule. In the meantime, in addition to the usual camping gear, I do HIGHLY, recommend water shoes, as the area we will be exploring has very sharp and slippery rocks! Walmart has a decent select for a good price.


I hope to see a great turn out!

– Amy, Camping Chair

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Camp Card Sales 2014

Hi Parents,

It’s Camp Card Sales time!

Camp Cards were handed out at the Blue and Gold Ceremony on Friday night.  If you were unable to attend, please contact your Den Leader to arrange pick up.

Our wonderful Fundraising Chair, Jennifer has created an easy signup page for you to schedule the date that is best for your family to sell.  You can sell them on your own, but this helps some families get started.

Sign-Up Genius

Take a look at the great deals on this years camp card!

 Happy Selling!

– Ryann, Pack Chair

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Pinewood Derby 2014

Hi Parents, 
To help all the boys prepare for the upcoming Pinewood Derby (April 5th) we have set up the following “Cut the Car” nights.

February 21st at 6:30pm


March 6th at 6:30pm

Please be sure you get your car from your den leader.  If anyone has access to a ban saw that they could let the pack borrow, please contact our Bear Den Leader Jody Hess at

Just a reminder that you always want to check out our calendar for the pack schedule and any updated events that may be posted.

See you at the cut the car night!!

– Ryann, Pack Chair

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Blue & Gold 2014



To download the PDF Version to print, please click HERE.
Please be sure to turn the completed form with your payment at the
January 24th Pack Mtg so that we can get a proper headcount.

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First service project of 2014 coming….. 1/4/2014

On Saturday January 4, 2014 we will be participating in the Pine Island District day of service at Camp Elmore.  The nursery is in need of some TLC to get ready for the upcoming growing season.  We will also be removing some of the non-native plants from the landscape before they overtake the wanted plants.

Please come out to Camp Elmore starting at 9am on Saturday 1/4/2014 to help in this great service project.  This will count as one of the 4 required service projects for Pack 183 throughout the year and we need as much help as we can get at the camp.

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December 2013 Christmas Concert

Hi Parents,

Please have your scout join our Chartered Organization IBB Church of Weston

at their Christmas Concert..See the attached announcement.


**This is a free concert
**Please dress in Class A uniform


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Final Popcorn Sales

Dear Scout Families,
I am in the process of closing out our Popcorn Sales Fundraiser! In doing so, I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that we do have 10 extra bags of Cheddar Cheese that have yet to be sold. In order for our Pack to neatly close out this fundraiser, I was hoping that your Scout family would consider purchasing one or more of these bags….perhaps for the upcoming holidays. Instead of sending your relatives those cookies via the mail….why not send a bag of Cheddar?
If you are interested in further supporting our Pack and your Scout, please contact me by Friday, November 1. Reminder: Cheddar Cheese bags are $15.
A special Thank you….to all the Scouts, Scout Families, Neighbors and Friends who have already been so supportive this year!

Yours in Scouting,
Jennifer Phillips

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Lion Country Safari Campout November 8, 2013


Don’t forget to sign up online and pay your camping fees by the November Parent/Leader meeting on November 5th.

Please see the email below from Amy our wonderful camping chair who gets to organize this rascal bunch of scouts and parents over the next few camping months!

We love our Camping Chair!!

Lion Country Sign up Link

– Ryann, Pack Chair



Here it is! The first camp out sign up of the year! And what a great place to be going for our first camp out! If you have been there before, you haven’t fully experienced it until you camp overnight at the park! And woken to the sounds of the lions waking…. It’s an awesome thing to hear in the morning!


We will be arriving on Friday November 8th and packing up the Sunday morning after breakfast. Saturday will be a fun filled day you and your scouts will remember for a lifetime! We will be enjoying an educational program Saturday morning, (kids, don’t worry! It’s fun and interactive!!) After that, we will tour the park in our cars, and then we will be free to walk around the rest of the park, which includes rides and a water park!! Yah! Sounds like a perfect day, right!? So don’t delay and sign up ASAP.


The fees can be paid at the next Pack meeting on October 18th, but you have until the parent leader meeting to get the fees to your den leader!! Everything MUST be turned in and on the log BY 11/6/13. I will send plenty of reminders, so you won’t have to worry about forgetting!!     =)


Here is the link for the sign-up sheet. The first page includes instructions, if you haven’t filled one out before.

Lion Country Sign up

Also, if you haven’t camped with us before, click the link below for a list of suggested items to have for camping.

Camping Supplies

About a week before the camp out, I will send out an email with important things to know! Menu, duty roster, directions, etc!


Keep an eye out for my emails!

I hope to see a lot of people on this camp out!!

As always, if you have any questions, please email or call anytime.


Thank you,

Amy Hess

Camping Committee Chair

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Cub Scout Family Fun Day 2013

Please remember everyone to register for the family fun day at Camp Elmore, registration is discounted until Oct 7, with the event on Oct 12th. The event is open to the whole family, scouts, siblings, mom, dad, grandma & grandpa and any friends who are thinking of joining cub scouts get a chance to see what scouting is all about.

2013 Family FunDay

Details can be found in the attached flyer, it is sure to be a great day, led by great volunteers and I guarantee your cub will come home wanting more from his scouting adventures.

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