Category Archives: Camping

2019 Fall Campout

Category : Activities , Camping , News

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. 

🙂

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


2018 Pack 197 Fall Camp Out Details

Category : Activities , Camping , News

Who is invited?
The fall camp out is for Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos and Arrow of Light Scouts and their parent/guardian/siblings.

When is the camp out?
Saturday, September 29 – Arrive at 2:00
through
Sunday, September 30 – Depart at 10:00

*Optional (Webelos/AoL only): Friday, Sept. 28 for an additional fee.

What is the cost?
$5 per person (Saturday Dinner, Evening S’mores, Sunday Breakfast & Camp Fees)
$10 additional per person (Webelos/AoL who also add on Friday night) (Friday Snack, Saturday Breakfast & Lunch)
*Please let your Den Leader know of any allergies or health concerns.

Pay & Register online at the pack website
Reservation closes on September 24.

Where are we camping?
Camp Falling Rock – 12637 Houdeshell Road, Newark, Ohio 43055
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

  1. Camping Gear – For more details on what to pack, please visit https://westervillepack197.org/activities/fall-campout/

For questions, please reach out to Sarah O’Bryan.


Fall Campout 2018

Category : Activities , Camping , News

Time to start planning for the first camping trip for the 2018-2019 scouting year!  Check out the Fall Campout page for more information.

Here are the key details:

2018 Event Dates and Location

When: 2:00 PM on September 29th – 10:00 AM September 30th
Where: Camp Falling Rock, 12637 Houdeshell Rd, Newark, Ohio 43055

It will take one hour to drive from Westerville to the Camp without stopping. Check for travel times and highway construction in Newark, OH.

(Camp Map)

Registration

To help offset cost of food Pack collects a $5 per camper fee. Registration will close on Monday 9/24 (pack meeting) for this event.  Head over to the shop and and register today!


Pack 197 at Thunderbase 2018

Greetings Pack 197 Families!

Don’t miss this once every 4 years event!  Complete your registration for Thunderbase 2018 today!!

 

What is Thunderbase?  From the official event flyer:

Thuderbase is THE largest party in the area for all Scouts, Scouters, and their families!

Our leaders are ready to help our new and existing members get the most out of this unforgettable experience!

Here is more from the official event announcement from Simon Kenton Council:


Thunderbase is the ultimate Scouting experience for your Scouts. This weekend-long event that starts on Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6 at the Ross County Fairgrounds brings all the excitement Scouting has to offer in one location.

Visit the Thunderbase Page for Full Details


Over three days Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Seas Scouts, Venturers, Explorers, and their friends will enjoy:

BB Shooting
Rappelling
5K Run
Obstacle Course
Bungy Activities
Rock Climbing
Fireworks Show
Fishing
Zip Line
Archery
Military Demos
Conservation Area
 Pinewood Derby
Inflatables
Scout Store
OA Dancers
Food Trucks
Geo Caching
Monkey Bridge
GaGa Ball
Volleyball
Nature Hikes
Trading Post
Clay Shooting
and More!

Regular Rate
$45 from Nov. 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018
Walk-In Rate
$50 from April 1, 2018 – May 4, 2018

Summer Camp Early Bird Deadline – April 1st

Category : Activities , Camping , News , Summer Fun

Hello Parents,
Just a friendly reminder that the Early Bird Deadline, April 1st, for summer camps is approaching. This is for both Day Camp and Webelos Resident Camp. I’ve spoken with many families making summer plans for camps and vacations. If you have any questions about attending camp, please feel free to contact us:

Sarah O’Bryan
Pack 197 Day Camp Coordinator & Camp Director
Sign up now!

Pete Carmona
Pack 197 Webelos Resident Camp Coordinator
Sign up now!

Once we get a few more registrations, I will send an email to those people attending Day Camp to coordinate volunteering and carpooling.

And last but not least, the patch contest ends on March 15th. As of yesterday, council said they only had 3 entries!! I encourage you to have your kids submit a design. I’ve attached the form. It does not have to be mailed – you can email it to Chris Wiseman. This is so cool to have your design made into a patch; plus, the winner also receives free Day Camp! Have a great weekend.

Yours in Scouting,
Sarah O’Bryan
Upcoming events for Pack 3197:

Mar 12 – Pack Meeting (Crossover to BSA) 7pm @ Heritage
Mar 26 – No Den Meeting – Spring Break 7pm @ Heritage Church
Apr 03 – Committee Meeting 6:30pm @ Heritage Church
Apr 14-15 – Cold Toes 2pm @ Camp Lazarus
Apr 30 – Pack Meeting 7pm @ Heritage

Day Camp Patch Design Contest 2018.pdf


2018 “Cold Toes” Registration

Category : Activities , Camping , News

Time to start getting your camping gear ready!

The “Cold Toes” Spring Campout is scheduled for April 14-15 … so make sure you get your taxes done early so you can join us for some fun in the outdoors!  Click the link above for more information, recommended gear, and everything you need to get prepared.

Registration and payment is available in the Shop under Activities now!