Category Archives: Activities

Family Hike this Saturday 9/18 @10am!

Category : Activities , Featured , News

Hello Pack 197 Families!

It’s here! Our first family hike of the new Scouting year!

WHERE: Gertrude Lawrence Woods Nature Preserve

4856 Red Bank Rd, Galena, OH 43021

WHEN: Saturday Sept 18th @ 10:00 am

Once a month, we have a hike (or other fun activity) to allow your whole family to enjoy Scouting together. It’s meant to be a casual and fun social opportunity for our community to get to know each other better.
This month we have a gem that’s “hidden in plain sight!” It’s not far from our immediate area, but isn’t well known. It’s a beautiful trail that’s not as well traveled as some of our Metro Parks.
Our plan is to hike about 1.2 miles.

Some things to keep in mind for Saturday:
1) We do have to cross Red Bank Rd to access the preserve. Park at the Twin Bridges boat ramp and escort your Scouts to the entrance.
2) This trail definitely has some rocks and some areas with water nearby. Be sure to wear shoes that you are comfortable with getting a little wet or dirty.
3) Pants or long socks are recommended if you are sensitive to poison ivy. It’s not necessarily on the trail currently, but it is nearby in some areas.


Pack 197 Fall Campout 10/2 weekend

Category : Activities , Camping , Featured , News

Pack 197 Fall Campout Details

Who is invited?
The fall campout is for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts and their families. Lion Cub Scouts may attend if they are siblings.

When is the camp out?
Saturday, Oct. 2 at 2:00 p.m.
through
Sunday, Oct. 3 at 10:00 a.m.

*Optional (Webelos/AoLs only): Friday, Oct. 1 at 6:00 p.m. for an additional fee

What is the cost?
$10 per person for Sat-Sun
Includes: Saturday Dinner, Evening S’mores, Sunday Breakfast & Camp Fees

$15 per person for Fri-Sun (Webelos/AoL only)
Includes: Friday Cracker Barrel, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Evening S’mores, Sunday Breakfast & Camp Fees

*Please let Sarah O’Bryan know of any allergies or health concerns.

Pay & Register online:
Saturday-Sunday
Friday-Sunday
Reservation closes EOD Monday, Sept. 27.

Where are we camping?
Camp Falling Rock
12637 Houdeshell Dr.
St. Louisville, Ohio 43071
Click Here for Directions

What do we bring?
1. BSA Health Form A/B for ALL Participants (Scouts, Parent/Guardians, Siblings) is REQUIRED. I will have some copies available at the Den meeting on Monday at Heritage if you do not have access to a printer and we do not have one on file.

2. Camping Gear – For more details on what to pack, please visit the pack website here.

Our Arrow of Light Scouts will be sharing some camping tips and demonstrations at our Pack meeting on Monday, Sept. 27. For questions, please reply to this email or reach out to Sarah O’Bryan at 913.226.8596. I hope you can join us for this fun event!

Yours in Scouting,
Sarah O’Bryan
Cubmaster, Pack 197


Aug Family Hike: Aug 14 @10a @Glacier Ridge Park = SUCCESS!

Category : Activities , News , Summer Fun

WHAT: August Family Hike

WHEN: August 14th @10am

WHERE: Glacier Ridge Metro Park

9801 Hyland-Croy Rd, Plain City, OH 43064


We’ll get some energy out on the cedar play

structure with ropes and a zip line, hiking through

the natural play area, giving disc golf a try, and making

our way through a half mile obstacle course!


Raingutter Regatta – Aug 21st @3pm @Freeman Park = SUCCESS!!! Great fun!!

Category : Activities , News , Summer Fun

Pack 197 – Raingutter Regatta
Hello Parents and Leaders,

The annual Pack 197 Raingutter Regatta race is scheduled for Saturday, August 21 from 3-5p.m. This is such a fun summer event that includes the trimaran race and a potluck. 

Purchase a regatta boat. We have 15’ish boats that can be paid for in cash or PayPal me and picked up at the O’Bryan house. The boats are $6.00 each. Regatta boats can also be purchased from the Scout Store or online. The Scout Shop is located at 807 Kinnear Road. 

Scouts shape and finish/paint the boat according to their design and instructions (see attached tips). This is A LOT easier than pinewood derby cars. Sign up to bring a potluck dish on this sign up genius, TBD. Bring a gallon or other large jug of water to help fill the raingutters. Siblings can participate in a separate race at the end. Come on to have a great time! 

Looking forward to seeing everyone. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah O’Bryan.

TRAINING HINTS from former cubs …… HERE!

Details:
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What: Pack 197 Raingutter Regatta
Where: Freeman Park, 6460 Freeman Rd. Westerville, OH 43082
When: Saturday, August 21st from 3-5 p.m.
Categories: Scouting, Food, Sports, Character (tv/movie/cartoon/comic), Other
Uniform: Activity Uniform (Class B – any Pack 197 or Scouting shirt)


Ice Cream Social – Jul 26, 2021 6:30pm = SUCCESS!

Category : Activities , News


Event: Ice Cream Social
Where: Graeter’s
When: Jul 26, 2021 6:30pm (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Meetup with some Cub Scout friends for ice cream at Graeter’s in Uptown. Don’t forget to bring your summer passport!


’21 Day Camp – July 19-23 – Weird Science = SUCCESS!

Category : Activities , News

Summary

Day Camp was a complete success! It was sad when it ended, but the leaders said they looked forward to seeing the scouts next year! Please contact any parent who had gone, or Sarah, to get a quick summary — or even a deep dive with pictures etc…

Thanks to all the parents who helped make this event a wonderful success! The Scouts had amazing adventures!

As always you can contact me at ‘webmaster@westervillepack197.org’ to get details.

Continue to have a great rest of July!


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)

DETAILS: https://skcscouts.org/camps/summercamps/cub-scout-day-camp/

REGISTER: https://scoutingevent.com/441-Buckeye2021DayCamp%20


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

Blue & Gold – May 10 @6pm @Heritage

Category : Activities , News

Blue & Gold Tailgate
May 10 @ 6:00 PM
(Earlier Start Time to Accommodate for the Entertainment)
Heritage Christian Church
(Park in the main parking lot, and then walk around to the parking area to the right.)

1// Size Restrictions – The BSA guidance calls for spreading out, and having immediate groupings no larger than 10. We’ve done this very well with Den meetings and Cold Toes, so we will continue to follow this at the Blue & Gold. We kindly ask that your grouping of family and/or friends be no larger than 10.
2// Masks – We will continue to wear masks for all attendees unless actively eating.
3// Food – We will not be able to serve dinner this year, so we opted to go with a tailgate-style event. You are welcome to bring dinner or snacks with you. (Please no cooking on site.)
4// Distancing – Each family will have their own parking space to tailgate in, and then participate in the ceremony from. We’ll ask that everyone stays in their designated parking space during the evening to keep the distance required.
5// RSVP – Please RSVP at this link – https://forms.gle/2fVibeTnpXuvDx1m7


Cold Toes is Back!

Category : Activities , Camping , News

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


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 steponmeg@yahoo.com.

(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