Category Archives: Service Project

2019 Cabela’s Bell Ringing

Good morning Pack 197 parents,

We will be participating in our annual bell ringing with the Salvation Army at Cabela’s on Saturday, December 14th. This is a fun opportunity for the pack to provide a valuable service to the community during the holidays.

When: Saturday, December 14th From 9am – 3pm
Where: Cabelas 1650 Gemini Pl Columbus OH 43240.
What To Bring: Class A Uniforms. Dress in layers as it can be chilly

How To Register: Up to two scouts can register for each 30 minute slot using the sign-up below.

This is not a drop-off event. Parents will need to remain with their scouts.

Yours in Scouting,
Rob Bryant
Pack 197 Cubmaster

2019 Scouting for Food Details (updated)

Good evening Pack 197 parents,

We will be participating in our annual Scouting For Food drive in partnership with Troop 197. Rather than distribute bags on a Saturday (we have historically struggled with participation on distribution), we are distributing bags this Thursday, November 14th from 7pm-8pm.

When: Thursday, November 14th
Where: Meet At Alcott Elementary At 6:45pm. We will distribute bags from 7pm-8pm.
What To Bring: Dress for the weather, bring flashlights.

This is not a drop-off event. We will canvass neighborhoods by dens and parents are required to stay with their cubs. We need participation from all of the families in Pack 197 in order to make this event successful, which is again why we are distributing bags on a date and time where we would normally meet.

We are planning on picking up bags on Sunday, November 17th in the afternoon, but time still TBD. This is to avoid conflict with University of Scouting on Saturday, November 16th.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me or your Den Leader.

Thank you for your quick attention to this matter.

Yours in Scouting,
Rob Bryant
Pack 197 Cubmaster

2019 Scouting for Food

“A Scout is Helpful. “

Be on the lookout for details for the Pack’s participation in the Scouting for Food service project.

We are planning on distributing bags during the November 11th den meetings from 7pm-8pm and meet at Alcott Elementary for route assignments. We would then pick up the bags on Sunday, November 17th in the afternoon to avoid conflicting with University of Scouting on 11/16.

Feel free to shoot me an email with questions or chat with Nathan Ericson or Russ Leadbetter.

Yours In Scouting,
Rob Bryant

ABC Meal Packing

Pack 197 will be serving Heritage Christian Church, our chartering organization, with its yearly ABC Meal Packing event.

What’s Happening? /// We’ll be helping fill and package many thousand dry goods meals for families in need. The dry goods being packaged will be rice, beans, and several other powdered nutrients. They are measured out, and then sealed in quart-size plastic bags for distribution to families. Scouts will be shown how to measure everything, and then will work in teams of six to fill each quart-sized bag.

Who’s Invited? // All Scouts, parents, and older siblings are invited to participate. Due to the nature of keeping a clean food packing station, non-school-aged siblings will wait in the lobby of the church with parents. Pack 197 Scouts have participated in this event the last two years, and it is a very tangible way to see service efforts come to fruition in a very short morning.

When? /// October 12 from 9:00-10:30 — We’ll meet in the church lobby as a group at 8:50.

Where? /// Heritage Christian Church — The same place we have Scouts!

Why? /// To support our Chartering Organization. To serve others. To have fun!

Other Details ///

– Scouts will wear gloves and hairnets while packaging food. If there are any allergies to food preparation/medical gloves, please check in with me about substitutes.

– Parents are requested to stay on-site and participate alongside their Scouts during the service project.

– Please wear your Activity Uniform (uniform shirt), and be ready to have fun!

Families are welcome to show up the morning of the event. However, if you definitely plan on coming, please notify Nathan Ericson.

-Nathan, Assistant Cubmaster

Scouting For Food Pickup & Delivery

Pack 197 Scouting For Food – Pickup
This weekend is the 2nd part of the 2018 Scouting For Food Drive. Last weekend, bags were distributed around the neighborhoods surrounding Alcott Elementary school. On Saturday, November 17th at 9am, we will be making the rounds and collecting those bags for WARM.

Where: Alcott Elementary School
When: Saturday, November 17th 9am-noon

Last weekend, due to weather and other commitments, we had very light participation. This weekend, we need every scout and parent available to help us collect these bags and deliver to WARM. This is a great opportunity for the pack to give back to a great community.

Yours In Scouting,

Rob Bryant
Cubmaster, Pack 197

Cabela’s Bell Ringing

Pack 197 Bell Ringing At Cabelas

Pack 197 Parents – we have another fantastic opportunity to give back to the community during the holidays. Similar to prior years, we will be assisting the Salvation Army through bell ringing at Cabelas on Saturday, December 8th from 10am – 3pm.

This is not only a great service opportunity, but a really fun event!

Sign Up
Please sign up for a time slot using the Sign Up Genius link attached. Please sign up for only one spot.

Spots will fill up quickly, so don’t delay!

Yours In Scouting,

Rob Bryant
Cubmaster, Pack 197

Election Day Help

Good Evening,

Election Day is this Tuesday, November 6th. This creates a great service opportunity for our pack. We will be assisting Heritage Christian Church from 4-6pm by greeting voters as they come to the church to vote.

A sign-up genius link is below for you to register for a 30-minute slot.

Please have your scout wear their full Class A uniform (uniform, neckerchief, belt, and pants).

Yours In Scouting,

Rob Bryant
Cubmaster, Pack 197

Scouting For Food

Attention Pack 197:

Our Saturday event for November will be Scouting For Food.

The initial bag drop off will be the 10th of November.
Please meet at Alcott Elementary at 9:00 AM (should be done by noon).
There we will break into Dens, receive the routes and go forth.

Bag pickup will be on the 17th of November.
Please meet at Alcott Elementary at 9:00 AM (should be done by noon).
There we will break into Dens, receive the routes and go forth.

Yours in Scouting,
April Hyer
Pack Secretary

Please Note: If you have any questions about this event, please contact your Den Leader.

Heritage Meal Packing – 10/27

Dear Pack 197 Families,

Apologies for the relatively short notice, but Heritage Christian Church (our charter organization) is holding their annual meal packing event this Saturday, October 27th from 9am-noon.

If your schedule permits, please consider donating some time towards this service opportunity.

Yours In Scouting,
Rob Bryant

July Service Project – Heritage Cleanup

Parents and Leaders,

Please join us in our service project to give back to Heritage Christian Church on July 22nd from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. We will be cleaning up the Children’s wing including wiping tables, chairs and counters, dusting window sills and baseboards, mopping floors, vacuuming carpets, cleaning toys, replacing batteries, and sorting and organizing books.

This is a great opportunity for us to demonstrate that a Scout is “Helpful” and “Clean”. Your Scout’s service hours will also be logged and will count toward the National Summertime Pack Award.

Please sign up in this Sign Up Genius link, and contact me if you have any questions.

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