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Cold Toes is Back!

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Saturday April 17th, 2p-7p @ Camp Lazarus

Hello Scouting Families,

We are SO excited to announce that we will be back at Camp Lazarus for Cold Toes this Spring. While this year’s plans may look a little different, we still have plenty to look forward to. Enclosed is a flyer with preliminary details, with more to follow as the date approaches.

Yours in Scouting,
Stephanie Stevens

Covid: Council guidelines

Category : News


In light of Governor DeWine’s statewide curfew order on November 17, 2020, Simon Kenton Council is immediately implementing the below guidelines for all camping reservations:

  • All campers must be in their campsites by 10 PM EST.
  • Please plan to arrive at camp prior to the curfew with enough time to ensure all attendees are within the rented campsite.
  • All campers must remain in their campsite until 5 AM the following morning.
  • All previous guidelines are still in effect.

If you have any questions, please reach out to

Complete Details:

2021 Day Camp – Weird Science

Category : Featured , News

July 19-23, 2021 @ Camp Lazarus

Are you ready for Cub Scout Day Camp? Then have your Cub Scout grab their gear and join us for an awesome adventure!

Scouts will participate in many types of activities including archery, BB-guns, field sports, nature, arts and crafts, Scout skills, and all-around FUN!
Day Camp is open to all Cub Scouts who will be going into 1st through 5th grades in Fall 2021.

Cost: $100 (includes Day Camp Shirt)



DATES / Camp Fees

Buckeye Day Camp, Camp LazarusJuly 19-23, 2021
Early Bird Fee $100Must be PAID IN FULL
by March 31, 2021
Regular Fee $120Must be PAID IN FULL
by May 31, 2021
Late Registration Fee $150
Adult Walkers $30

Hiking Club – FEB 27

Deer Haven Park this Saturday at 10am. (4184 Liberty Rd, Delaware)

Hello Pack 197 Families!

It’s been a very fun and busy week! We’ve had Valentine’s Day sledding, checked in and raced our Pinewood Derby cars, AND we have a virtual Pack Meeting on deck…but, we can’t close out February without our Monthly Family Hike!

We’ll be meeting at Deer Haven Park this Saturday at 10am. (4184 Liberty Rd, Delaware) The weather will be warming up this week…so it’s a great time to join other families in the great outdoors!

Once again we will be taking advantage of the Delaware Preservation Parks Letterbox Adventure…but adding our own spin on it! Our guided hike will be about 1 mile long and culminate in Scouts finding the “treasure box” with the bead for their hiking stick, and a small prize.

And, as always, whether this is your 1st family hike or your 5th…all are welcome. The guided hike file will be sent later in the week, and we will have hiking stick supplies on hand if your Scout is missing any pieces!

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me at

(more about Hiking Club)

2021 – Pinewood Derby Voting

VOTING is NOW OPEN! Have fun! We’ll close voting FRIDAY NIGHT!

2021 Pinewood Derby Race – VOTING

2021 – Pinewood Derby FLOW

Car Check-inFeb 18th (signup sheet)

Table of Contents

  • Checkin Flow
  • Curbside Check in
  • Race Day Schedule
  • Design Awards
  • Race Format


Race Day Schedule 

Saturday February 20th

9:45am Slide show of entered cars begins 

10am Lions & Tigers races begin
10:30 Wolves races begin
11:00 Bears races begin

11:45 Webelos races begin
12:15 Arrow of Light races begin
1pm Recap, Design Awards, & Pack Finals 

Hiking Club – Hogback Park

Category : News

Weather forecast predicts Saturday to be sunny as well…lets make the most of it by going for a guided hike! Our monthly family hike is Saturday, January 23rd at 10am at Hogback Ridge Park (2656 Sunbury Rd, Sunbury). The first half of your 1 mile hike will be following the Preservation Parks of Delaware County’s Winter Letterbox Adventure (PDF attached). (A little birdie told me that the Corbin family has visited SEVEN of the 8 Preservation Parks in the last few weeks…WOW!). The second half will be using our own guided hike PDF, which I’ve enclosed. At the end, you’ll need to find the hidden treasure box to receive your bead and a prize.

Whether this will be your first family hike or your 4th, all are wanted and welcome. It’s a new year and a great time to redouble our commitment to being outside with the ones we love. Please be sure to wear a mask and feel free to bring the hiking stave (stick) you received this summer. If you are new to the pack, or are missing elements (compass, paracord, leather cord, rubber footer), we do have some extras, while supplies last. AND, we’ll have some older Scouts available to help get your stave ready for the trails!

As always, if you have any questions, don’t be afraid to reach out to me via email or my cell at 260-409-6166.

Pack 197 Pinewood Derby Car Clinic 2021

Category : Pack Activities

Date: 01/30/2021 (Sat.) Pick a slot in this signup sheet!

Need help cutting your car? Need guidance from steady hands?

Pick a slot and come learn from each other, it’ll be fun!

NOTES: Mask is required and social distancing will be enforced. Please have the cuts you want marked on your car prior to arriving for the event.

more information:

Hiking Club!

Category : Activities , Featured , News

NEXT HIKE: Saturday, January 23rd at 10am at Hogback Ridge Park (2656 Sunbury Rd, Sunbury)

Start the year by joining Pack 197’s Hiking Club, to get your Scout out and around nearby parks! Earn beads to add to their hiking sticks, every hike will award a new bead! Need help making the wrap for your hiking stick? Find detailed steps in the Hiking Club page.

Hope to see you there!

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