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2022 – Cold Toes campout – SUCCESS

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When: April 9th, 2:00pm – April 10th, 10:00am

Where: Camp Otter Run – 7647 Co Rd 144, East Liberty, OH 43319

To help offset the cost of this event, fee is $10 per camper by 4/4/2022.

If you have a popcorn discount code for your Scout, you can enter it in the coupon code box. Pay online here. (Registration is closed – contact cubmaster@westervillepack197.org if you need assistance)


DETAILS

The Pack 197 annual Cold Toes campout will be here before you know it! Please email Sarah O’Bryan or your Den Leader if you have questions.

Note: The event agenda is subject to change.

Saturday
2:00-3:00 Campers and families arrive and set up camp
3:00-3:15 Flag ceremony
3:15-4:15 Conservation project/tree planting
4:15-5:30 Den Activities/Skit planning
5:30-7:00 Dinner/Free time for scouts
7:00-8:00 Campfire/Skits/Songs
8:00-10:00 Cracker-barrel
10:00 lights out

Sunday
7:30-10:00 Breakfast and teardown
9:00am – Optional non-denominational service

Your Den Leaders may have activities planned in order to help all of our Scouts reach their goal of completing rank by Blue and Gold.


Please make sure the Pack has a copy of the BSA medical forms, both parts A & B. Both adults and Scouts need to have these forms to attend camp. 

Recommended Gear
Medications
Toothbrush, toothpaste
Flashlight with extra batteries
Lightweight hiking boots or hiking shoes
Tall hiking socks
Pack hat

Lip balm
Sunscreen
Folding chair
Reusable plate, silverware and cup (mess kit)
Shovel, if you have one
Gardening gloves, optional

Layers of clothes for weather
Rain jacket or sturdy poncho
Warm jacket or vest
Long pants
Long-sleeve shirt
Scout t-shirt for hot weather
Thermal underwear

Sleeping
Soft cap (hoodie might be OK)
Sleeping bag, rated 20 degrees colder than lowest forecasted temperature
Sleeping pad or an air mattress, with battery pump
Water bottle
Day pack/small backpack (for scouts going on a hike)
Tent
Rain fly for tent (unless it’s built-in)
Full set of tent stakes
Tarp or tent footprint
Battery pump instead of AC powered.

Optional
Gloves
Hiking stick
Pocket knife (scouts must have Whittling Chip with them and follow its rules).

Note:
Scouts should not bring or play on any portable video games or other electronic devices.
Otter Run parking lot is small and we will need to park cars in such a way that some will not be able to move until everyone leaves. Please contact Sarah if you need to leave early before the event.


July 2022 – Day Camp (early bird price ends Mar 31)

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Hello Pack 197!
Registration is open for Cub Scout Day Camp. The early bird deadline to save an extra $20 per Scout ends on March 31, and must be paid in full by that date.

We are in Polaris District which is the week of July 11-15.

Here is a link to sign up: https://scoutingevent.com/441-2022_Polaris_DC

Day Camp is run with volunteers. Please take a look at your schedule and consider registering yourself as an “adult participant.” We can work out a schedule among the dens to share adult supervision for the kids – at least 2 adult leaders per den each day. If you are registering an incoming Tiger/1st, you must have an adult with your Scout every day.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Yours in Scouting,
Sarah O’Bryan
Cubmaster


Pack 197 Fall Campout 10/2 weekend = AMAZING!!!

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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


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


2020 Cold Toes Campout: April 18 – Virtual campfire!

In lieu of a Cold Toes Campout this Saturday, we’ll be having our very first Cold Toes Virtual Campfire!

April 18
6:00-7:00

zoom meeting – check your email for the zoom info.

If it is nice outside, feel free to start a safe fire in the back yard and enjoy the evening.

We’ll be having some stories and songs and some skits … and mostly we’ll be having FUN!!!!

Should you have any questions, please reach out to me via email or text me.

Joyfully.

-Nathan


2019 Fall Campout

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You are cordially invited to the Pack 197 Fall Campout. New location this year at the beautiful Camp Otter Run!

Pack 197 Fall Campout Details

Who is invited?
The fall campout is for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts and their parents/guardians/siblings. Lion cub scouts may attend if they are siblings.

When is the camp out?
Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2:00 p.m.
through
Sunday, Sept. 29 at 10:00 a.m.

*Optional (Webelos/AoLs only): Friday, Sept. 27 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 your Den Leader know of any allergies or health concerns.

Pay & Register online:
Saturday-Sunday
Friday-Sunday
Reservation closes Monday, Sept. 23.

Where are we camping?
Camp Otter Run 
7647 County Rd 144
East Liberty, Ohio 43319
Click Here for Directions

What do we bring?
1. Health Form A/B for ALL Participants (Scouts, Parent/Guardians, Siblings) – This MUST be turned in to your Den leader before you arrive, or as soon as you get to camp. Form can be downloaded here.

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

For questions, please reply to this email or reach out to Sarah O’Bryan.


2019 Cold Toes Campout

The date is quickly approaching. Pack 197 will be holding our annual Cold Toes Campout at Camp Lazarus April 13th and 14th. 

Please register by April 7th so we have an accurate count for food.

Who: Pack 197
What: Cold Toes Campout
When: April 13th, 2:00pm – April 14th, 10:00am
Where: Camp Lazarus – 4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015
Why: To CAMP, of course. 

This year instead of pizza for dinner we will be cooking.
Scouts and families are invited.

We will also have a campfire program on Saturday night. Parents and leaders are encouraged to participate with a skit or song of their own.

You can register here:
https://westervillepack197.org/shop/spring-campout-2019-registration/

BSA requires that all registered participants provide their medical form sheet (A & B ).
This form should include emergency contact information for an adult not coming to camp.

More details to follow as the date nears.

If you have any questions please contact me via email or Scoutbook.

Thanks,
Eric Hatton


Message from the Chaplain

Friends of Pack 197,

As some of you know, we have an optional interfaith worship service on Sundays before departure from camp. As our spring camp out approaches, I wanted to invite any cub who wants to share his or her story, to feel welcome to do so at Cold Toes. No “testimony” required, any opportunity to share in fellowship is important. If any cub would like to give a couple of quick thoughts on what “Duty to God” means, share a lesson learned, shout in joy, or participate at any level, they are encouraged to do so. 

The service is interfaith. We take the time to recognize and focus on our spiritual development. The service is open to anyone, and I am always open to having representatives from any background assist in leading the service. 

Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, some musical talent is needed. I sing, horribly, during service. If your cub has got the music bug, I’m looking for singers or musicians to show off their talents and “Lift a Joyful Noise”. (Could be a great opportunity to see how those lessons you are paying for are working out, wink).

Let me know if you cub is interested in participating, or simply join me at camp.

Yours in Scouting,
-Bennett


Pack 197 Cold Toes Campout

The date is quickly approaching. Pack 197 will be holding our annual Cold Toes Campout at Camp Lazarus April 13th and 14th. 

Who: Pack 197
What: Cold Toes Campout
When: April 13th, 2:00pm – April 14th, 10:00am
Where: Camp Lazarus – 4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015
Why: To CAMP, of course. 

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This year instead of pizza for dinner we will be cooking.
Scouts and families are invited.

We will also have a campfire program on Saturday night. Parents and leaders are invited to participate with a skit or song of their own.

You can register here:
https://westervillepack197.org/shop/spring-campout-2019-registration/

BSA requires that all registered participants provide their medical form sheet (A & B ).
This form should include emergency contact information for an adult not coming to camp.

More details to follow as the date nears.

If you have any questions please contact me via email or Scoutbook.

Thanks,
Eric Hatton


Cold Toes Campout

Mark your calendar. Pack 197 will be holding our annual Cold Toes Campout at Camp Lazarus April 13th and 14th. 

Who: Pack 197
What: Cold Toes Campout
When: April 13th, 2:00pm – April 14th, 10:00am
Where: Camp Lazarus – 4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware, OH 43015
Why: To CAMP, of course. 🙂

This year instead of pizza for dinner we will be cooking.
Scouts and families are invited.

More details to follow as the date nears.

If you have any questions please contact me via email or Scoutbook.

Thanks,
Eric Hatton