Category Archives: Pack Activities

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

2021 – Pinewood Derby FLOW


Car Check-inFeb 18th (signup sheet)

Table of Contents

  • Checkin Flow
  • Curbside Check in
  • Race Day Schedule
  • Design Awards
  • Race Format

Pinewood_Derby_Flow


Race Day Schedule 

Saturday February 20th

9:45am Slide show of entered cars begins 

10am Lions & Tigers races begin
10:30 Wolves races begin
11:00 Bears races begin

11:45 Webelos races begin
12:15 Arrow of Light races begin
1pm Recap, Design Awards, & Pack Finals 


Pack 197 Pinewood Derby Car Clinic 2021

Category : Pack Activities

Date: 01/30/2021 (Sat.) Pick a slot in this signup sheet!

Need help cutting your car? Need guidance from steady hands?

Pick a slot and come learn from each other, it’ll be fun!

NOTES: Mask is required and social distancing will be enforced. Please have the cuts you want marked on your car prior to arriving for the event.


more information: https://westervillepack197.org/2021-pinewood-derby/


sample derby kit

2021 – Pinewood Derby

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Racer Results


https://derbynet.westervillepack197.org/derbynet/racer-results.php


Virtual Design ClinicJan 25th @ 6:30PM
Car Cutting ClinicJan 30th (signup sheet)
Car Check-inFeb 18th (signup sheet)
Race DayFeb 20 – Tune In Virtually
Key Dates

This event is quickly approaching, and the boys are getting excited!

By now you should have received your cars, if you did not please contact your Den Leader and they will assist.


Hints and Tricks – by Mr Chris Smiley (HOT HOT HOT!)

Cutting and Sanding

Weight technology

Wheels and Axles


More Details: https://westervillepack197.org/2021-pinewood-derby/


2020 Pumpkin Races! – VOTE

Vote for the Best Designs HERE!


2020 PUMPKIN RACE!
Monday, October 26

Times:

  1. Lions/Tigers (6:30-7:00 PM),
  2. Wolves/Bears (7:00-7:30 PM),
  3. Webelos/AOLs (7:30-8:00 PM) &
  4. 8:00 (Cleanup)
    Location: Heritage Christian Church, Main Auditorium (Downstairs)
    Bring: Your Pumpkin Racer!
    Wear: Your “Class A” Scout Uniform

Categories

  1. Scouting
  2. Pokemon / cartoons / superheros / movies / video games
  3. Animals / nature
  4. Halloween
  5. Sports
  6. Other

Check out the fun we had in 2019!


Vote for the Best Designs HERE!


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


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!