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2020 Cold Toes Campout: April 18 – Virtual campfire!

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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


2020 Race Day!

We made it! Finish up those last minute adjustments on your car, today is race day!!!

Follow race results online at: https://derbynet.westervillepack197.org/derbynet/

Attached find our menu of great concession items available for purchase. Cash only. Proceeds benefit Troop 197.

Your last minute instructions are attached. We have opened up check in a little earlier for those of you who have some sporting events tomorrow morning. Check In will begin at 9:30AM. Please see the attached document on our 3 Step check in process. We encourage you to come early. If everyone comes at 11:15 to check in, it may cause delays.

I have also attached a schedule of how the race will progress.

See you on the track!!!!


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!


IMPORTANT – November Pack Meeting Location Change

Good evening, Pack 197 families –

As it is listed on the calendar, next Monday’s Pack meeting will take place at the Westerville Public Library at 7:00. (Plan to arrive by 6:45 because parking will be at a premium, and we’ll have everyone sign in to know their breakout room.)

This will be a fun evening behind the scenes at the library, and, MOST IMPORTANTLY, we’ll get to see the super cool book return sorting machine from the OTHER SIDE! I’ve seen it a few times, and it is VERY COOL!

Space is a consideration, so we’ll be moving through four different stations. (All parents must accompany their children during the meeting.)

In order to make this as efficient as possible, please RSVP through this link – https://forms.gle/WqkySRzKLF8XXui49

You’ll fill out your name, the name of your Scout(s), and a contact email and phone number. Siblings are encouraged to attend, and this is why we need everyone to fill out the form.

Please fill out the form by Friday evening at 9:00 p.m. so we can plan accordingly for Monday.

Have a super week.

Nathan

Pack 197 Assistant Cubmaster


2019 Pumpkin Race!

Pack 197 Families, below are the categories for this years Pumpkin Race. Is is largely unchanged from previous years, but we introduced Halloween as a category in lieu of a Pokémon only category.

1) Scouting
2) Pokémon/Cartoons/Super Heroes/Movies/Video Games
3) Animals/Nature
4) Halloween
5) Other

More details on the race can be found on our pack website:

Yours In Scouting,

Rob Bryant
Cubmaster, Pack 197


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


Crossover Monday

Come Support Our Arrow of Lights!
On Monday evening we will be celebrating 22 Scouts earning their Arrow of Light, the highest award in Cub Scouting. They will be crossing over to Scouts BSA (formerly Boy Scouts) where they will continue their scouting journey. I highly encourage everyone from the pack to attend to celebrate this milestone. It is also a great encouragement for the younger Scouts to see that they will one day get to participate in the same ceremony.

Meeting Details
Meeting Location: Church Sanctuary (not the normal meeting place)
Time: Monday February 25 @ 6:30p (1/2 hour earlier than normal)
Scouts and Leader Attire: Field Uniform (Class A)
There will be cake served following the ceremony

If you have any questions, please contact me or Kenwyn Chambers.

Yours in Scouting,
Bob O’Bryan
Pack 197 Committee Chair