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Meetings cancelled for remainder of March

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Pack 197 Families,

Maintaining the safety of our scouts, families, and volunteer leaders is our top priority. As news continues to spread regarding the impacts of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, we wanted to proactively reach out with our current plan of action.

After discussion, both Nathan and I agreed that it is best for all Pack 197 activities for the remainder of March to be placed on hold. This will include the den meeting scheduled for March 16th as well as the Pack meeting scheduled for March 30th.

We will re-evaluate April during the last week of March and will provide an update to families no later than March 31st.

Yours in Scouting,

Rob Bryant
Pack 197 Committee Chair

Nathan Ericson
Pack 197 Cubmaster


2020 Cold Toes Campout: April 18-19th

The date is quickly approaching. Pack 197 will be holding our annual Cold Toes Campout at Camp Lazarus April 18th and 19th.

Please register by April 12th so we have an accurate count for food.

Who: Pack 197
What: Cold Toes Campout
When: April 18th, 2:00pm – April 19th, 10:00am
Where: Camp Lazarus – 4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015
Why: To CAMP, of course.

You can register here:
https://westervillepack197.org/shop/spring-campout-2020-registration/

More details here: https://westervillepack197.org/activities/cold-toes-spring-campout/


sample derby kit

2020 Pinewood Derby Clinic

WHEN: On Saturday, JANUARY 11th, 2020.

WHERE: The Point is at 60 Collegeview Rd. There is ample parking.

Is this your first Pinewood Derby with the pack? Don’t worry, we got you covered! On January 11th we are holding a Pinewood Derby Clinic at The Point at Otterbein. Scouts can draw the cuts they want on their block of wood and our experts at The Point will make the cuts for the scouts with their state of the art cutting machines. Don’t freeze out in your garage with some rusty old saw, come to The Point! It is HEATED!!!!!

Pinewood Derby Clinic Signup – Please sign up for one of the cutting time slots. We will also have Room 122 available for you to sand your car after the cut or ask one of our Derby Experts to answer any questions you might have about the event.

This in an opportunity for our Scouts to get some assistance working on their cars. We’ll have a limited number of design concepts available for the Scouts to choose from, or they are welcome to bring their own ideas. We will have tools for the Scouts to cut out and sand their cars, as well as drill holes for weights. Weights will be available for purchase at the event. Please keep in mind that the cars will not be complete as we won’t be painting or installing wheels. Please also remind your Scouts that we will have a limited amount of time available so we won’t be able to help with overly complex designs.

Clinic Parent Volunteers Signup – Volunteers are needed! Please let Chris Smiley know if you can help. If you can spare an hour (or two!) please signup using the link above. We need help at our check in table and in room 122.

Check out the Pinewood Derby page for more race information!


2020 Pinewood Derby

The 2020 Event

When: Saturday, February 15th, 2020.
Where: Room 230 at the Heritage Christian church.
Registration starts at 10:30 AM.
Registration closes at 11:30 AM.
Voting for the best design will begin after registration closes.
Car registration number will be used during anonymous voting for the best design and computer tracking of race results. Cars must display registration numbers on the front.

Head over to the Pinewood Derby page for all of the details and rules!


2020 Arrowhead District Twilight Camp – June 15-19, 2020

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2020 Arrowhead District Twilight Camp – June 15-19, 2020
Arrowhead District Day Camp is live for registration! Here are the details so you can decide if your Scout can attend:

How to Register
Here is the link on the Simon Kenton Council website to register for Arrowhead Day Camp.

How much does it cost?
Fees based on payment IN FULL by date listed.
Early Bird Fee (by 3/31) $85
Regular Fee (by 5/15) $105
Late Fee (after 5/15) $125
Adult participants/walkers/den leaders are $15

NEW
Arrowhead District is a twilight camp this year with camp hours of 4:00-8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Still offering the same fun camp activities while enjoying summer’s longer sunlight.

If you are looking for traditional daytime hours still at Camp Lazarus, I recommend looking at Buckeye or Delaware Districts.

Do I need to attend camp with my Scout?
Yes and no. If you have an incoming Tiger Scout (currently a Lion for 2019-20 school year), they must have a parent/guardian attend every day of camp with them.

If you have any other Cub Scout, you do not need to attend every day, but we would love it if you did! This camp is not like your typical camp. These are all volunteers giving up their day jobs to volunteer at camp. That said, we can’t have camp without them (or you!). Work with your den leader to identify who can be at camp with the Scouts. Each pack is responsible for sending 1 adult for every 5 scouts, each day.

For questions, please reply to this email or reach out to Sarah O’Bryan, Arrowhead District Day Camp Director, at 913.226.8596.


December Pack Meeting

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Event: Pack Meeting
Where: Heritage Christian Church, 7413 Maxtown Rd, Westerville, OH 43082
When: Dec 16, 2019 7pm-8pm (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time

This is a regularly scheduled Pack Meeting to celebrate the accomplishments of our Scouts!


2019 Cabela’s Bell Ringing

Good morning Pack 197 parents,

We will be participating in our annual bell ringing with the Salvation Army at Cabela’s on Saturday, December 14th. This is a fun opportunity for the pack to provide a valuable service to the community during the holidays.

When: Saturday, December 14th From 9am – 3pm
Where: Cabelas 1650 Gemini Pl Columbus OH 43240.
What To Bring: Class A Uniforms. Dress in layers as it can be chilly

How To Register: Up to two scouts can register for each 30 minute slot using the sign-up below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044AAAA623A7FB6-cabelas1

This is not a drop-off event. Parents will need to remain with their scouts.

Yours in Scouting,
Rob Bryant
Pack 197 Cubmaster


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