We welcome new and returning scouts to the Pack 197 fall campout at Camp Otter Run.
On this page you will find:
- Who is invited?
- 2019 Event Dates and Location
- Online Registration link
- Campout agenda
- Campsite assignments
- Helpful tips; Dos and Don’ts
- Recommended gear
Who is invited?
The fall camp out is for Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts and their parent/guardian/siblings. Lion cub scouts may attend if they are siblings.
2019 Event Dates and Location
When: Saturday, Sept. 28th – 2:00 PM through Sunday, Sept. 29th – 10:00 AM
Optional: Friday, Sept. 27 – 6:00 PM for Webelos/AoLs only
Where: Camp Otter Run, 7647 County Rd 144, East Liberty, Ohio 43319
It will take one hour to drive from Westerville to the Camp without stopping. Check for travel times and highway construction in Marysville, OH.
To help offset the cost of food, the Pack collects a $10 per camper fee for those arriving Saturday. For those arriving Friday (Webelos and AOL’s only), the camper fee is $15 per camper. Registration is closed for this event. Please contact Sarah O’Bryan or Nathan Ericson if you have questions about registration.
12:30 – Den Leader arrival and set up
1:15 – Den Leader Meeting at Shelter (Campground Walk Through & Logistics)
2:00-3:00 – Family arrival and camp set up
- Drop Gear & Shuttle to Mad River
- See campsite assignments for location
- Webelos and AoLs assist with gear and tents
3:00 – Camp Opening Ceremony as a Pack
- Meet at the flagpole and line up as Dens
- Webelos/AoL Lead Flag Ceremony
3:05 – Campout Briefing
- Campsite Rules – Pack 197 & Mr. McConnell (Otter Run Ranger)
- Bathroom Rules
- Water Rules
- Emergency Rules
3:15-5:45 – Program Time w/Den (Rotation between 5 Stations – See Map // Work on Skits at Rocket Building Station)
5:15-5:45 – Dinner Prep (One Designee from Each Den to Support)
5:45 – Flag Lowering (Bugler – Alex Stoycheff)
5:45-6:30 – Dinner
6:30-6:45 – Dinner clean up (One Designee from Each Den to Support)
6:30-7:00 – Skit Preparation
7:00-8:00 – Campfire Program as a Pack
- Bring chairs
- Skit from each den
- Flag Retirement (Nathan)
- Cubmaster Minute/Vespers (Rob)
8:00 – S’mores, each campsite (Den Leader Responsible for Fire to be Cold at Lights Out)
9:00 – Lights out
6:30 – Breakfast prep (Bob-head chef), One Designee from Each Den
7:00 – Rise and Shine (Reveille – Alex Stoycheff)
- Begin to Pack Up Gear
7:30-8:30 – Pack breakfast eat together at the shelter
- Webelos and AoL – clean tables and assist chefs
8:30-9:00 – Pack Up Personal Gear
9:00 – Campwide Policing the Area
9:10 – Shuttle to Vehicles for those not attending the Interfaith Service
9:30-10:00 – Interfaith Service (Tentative)
Saturday Dinner: hot dogs, hamburgers, condiments, chips and watermelon
Saturday Campfire: s’mores
Sunday Breakfast: pancakes, sausage, bananas or other fruit, condiments, coffee and hot chocolate
If you have dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, gluten free or food allergies, please feel free to bring an alternative item and put it in the pack coolers upon arrival at camp. Bob O’Bryan can cook veggie/black bean/tofu/etc burgers or dogs on a separate grill pan, if needed. Check with Sarah O’Bryan if you would like to look at the ingredient labels.
Campsite assignments will be distributed at check-in upon arrival. All campsites are relatively close together.
Helpful tips; Dos and Don’ts
This is a family camping event and we ask at least one parent to accompany their scout.
We will be staying in personal tents. Campsites are primitive. There are porta potties and a hand washing station but no shower facilities. There are NO carts at this facility so please pack in a large backpack or bring a wagon to shuttle your gear.
Upon arrival, check-in with the designated Pack Leader in the parking lot to turn in your medical forms, if you have not done so already. Medical forms are required. Please make sure to fill out BSA medical form (both parts A & B). Both adults and Scouts need to provide these forms to Den Leaders.
A schedule of activities will be distributed at check-in. Your Den Leaders will have activities planned in order to meet rank-specific goals.
Scouts should not bring or play on any portable video games or other electronic devices.
Unfortunately pets cannot join us for this fun campout.
Check weather forecast (sun/rain, low/high temperature) and prepare for it!
Scouts will be building and launching rockets at the activity stations. Please bring an empty 2-liter bottle for each Scout attending.
Meal kit (plate, cup, fork)
Hiking boots or hiking shoes
Tall hiking socks (and change)
Sunscreen, Lip balm
Folding chair or blanket
Layers of clothes for weather
Rain jacket or sturdy poncho
Warm jacket or vest
Scout t-shirt for hot weather
Soft cap (hoodie might be OK)
Sleeping pad or an air mattress (with battery powered pump).
Sleeping bag (rated 20 degrees below the forecasted low temperature)
Thermal underwear for colder nights.
Tent camping add-ons
Tent (campsite is mostly flat)
Rain fly for tent (unless it’s built-in)
Full set of tent stakes
Tarp or tent footprint
Battery pump – no AC power.
Pocket knife (Whittling Chip card holders only! Bear rank and up).
Wagon to transport gear to campsite.