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Pack 197 – Raingutter Regatta

Category : Activities , News , Summer Fun

Pack 197 – Raingutter Regatta
Hello Parents and Leaders,

The annual Pack 197 Raingutter Regatta race is scheduled for Friday, August 9 from 6-8:30 p.m. This is such a fun summer event that includes the trimaran race and a potluck. 

Purchase a regatta boat. I have 8 boats that can be paid for in cash or PayPal me and picked up at my house. The boats are $6.50 each. Regatta boats can also be purchased from the Scout Store or online. The Scout Shop is located at 807 Kinnear Road. 

Scouts shape and finish/paint the boat according to their design and instructions (see attached tips). This is A LOT easier than pinewood derby cars. Sign up to bring a potluck dish on this sign up genius, https://www.signupgenius….raingutter. Bring a gallon or other large jug of water to help fill the raingutter. Siblings can participate in a separate race at the end. Come on Friday evening to have a great time! 

Looking forward to seeing everyone. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah O’Bryan.

Details:
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What: Pack 197 Raingutter Regatta
Where: McNamara Park, 7049 Big Walnut Rd, Galena, OH 43021
When: Friday, August 9th from 6-8:30 p.m.
Categories: Scouting, Food, Sports, Character (tv/movie/cartoon/comic), Other
Potluck: https://www.signupgenius….raingutter
Uniform: Activity Uniform (Class B – any Pack 197 or Scouting shirt)


Pack 197 – Summer Fishing

Category : Activities , News , Summer Fun

Pack 197 – Let’s Go Fishing!
At our recent committee meeting, we decided to offer another July pack event for our Cub Scouts. So grab a scout friend and your fishing pole and come meet us at the park!

Who Can Attend?
All Cub Scouts, family members and siblings. This is NOT a drop off event. At least one parent needs to stay with their cub scout(s). PLEASE send me an RSVP so I know how much bait to bring – sarah@obryan.net or text 913.226.8596. 

When?
Monday, July 22 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Where?
Hilmar Park
6533 Hilmar Dr

I have reserved the Hilmar Gazebo.

What to bring?
This is a BYOP event – bring your own fishing pole. I will bring some bait (worms) to share with the group. No license is required to fish at this location. However, this is a catch and release pond, and I am not good at taking fish off of hooks so please plan to help your scout if they make a catch. 

This is a great opportunity for incoming Bears to work on their “A Bear Goes Fishing” elective. 

Feel free to bring your own snack to have under the gazebo. Water will be provided. Please bring a reusable water bottle.

Future Pack 197 Events
Here is a list of upcoming events:
Tuesday, August 6, 6:30 p.m. – Committee Meeting @Heritage Christian Church
Friday, August 9, 6-8:30 p.m. – Raingutter Regatta @McNamara Park
Tuesday, August 13 – First Day of School @Alcott/Fouse Elementary
Monday, August 19, 7 p.m. – Pack Meeting @Heritage Christian Church
Monday, August 26, 7 p.m. – Den Meeting/Popcorn Kickoff 

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


2019 “Day with the Clippers”

Category : Activities , News , Summer Fun

Hello Scout families,

As the school year wraps up, please remember there are numerous fun activities planned for Pack 197 this summer. A new activity this year will be Pack 197 day at Huntington Park to watch the Clippers on June 23 at 2:05 PM. Our group will be seated together in section 3. The pack will be recognized on the scoreboard and will likely have a visit from the mascot for photos. After the game, the kids are allowed to run the bases. If you haven’t been to a Clippers game, you are missing out on the fun!

PLEASE NOTE, this is not a drop off event, each family will be responsible for supervision of their scout.

Please click on this link to select and reserve tickets: https://westervillepack19…ctivities/

Families can purchase either the Family Pass which includes tickets for two adults and up to four kids, or individual tickets. Ticket orders will be taken through June 12, 2019, and families will pick them up at the Will Call window at the stadium on the day of the game.

When registering, use the name of the person that will be picking up the tickets at Will Call, they must show an ID to pick up the tickets.

Be sure to use our coupon code for a discount of up to $13 per family toward tickets to this game!!

WP197-SUMMER-CLIPPERS19

This is a great way to see your scout friends over the summer and help Pack 197 qualify for the Summertime Achievement Award.

If you have questions, please contact Jim Pipo or your den leader.

Yours in Scouting,
John Johnson
Pack 197 Webmaster


Cub Scout Day Camp 2019

Category : Activities , News , Summer Fun

It’s that time of year again to think about summer plans. Sign up for Cub Scout Day Camp! Our theme this year is Passport to Adventure and will include all your scouts’ favorite activities including  archery, BB-guns, sling shot, sports, nature, crafts, Scout skills, and a variety of other events. All areas (especially range activities) place a special emphasis on safety procedures. It’s a fun-filled week of challenging Cub Scout activities, exciting adventures and new friendships. Each camp offers action packed days filled with fun, learning, adventure, and more!

Register by April 15th to receive a discounted Early Bird Special for $85!

If your scout(s) needs some financial assistance to attend camp, today (3/1/2019) is the deadline for turning in an application for a campership. This is part of the registration process so you can do it online.

Here is the link to register for Arrowhead Day Camp, June 10-14, 2019:

https://scoutingevent.com/441-2019arrowheaddaycamp#

Want to win FREE admission to day camp? Enter the 2019 patch contest. Entries must be submitted by March 15th. Details in this link:  https://skcscouts.org/2019/01/23/patchdesign/

Let the adventure begin!

Yours in Scouting,
Sarah O’Bryan


Webelos Resident Camp – July 15-19

Category : Activities , News , Summer Fun

The Votes Are In!
The votes are in, and half of the respondents indicated that the week of July 15-19 worked best. So please plan your summertime calendars accordingly.

Registration
Please note that this year we plan to register as a Pack. This will ensure our scouts get assigned to the same den. It will also help us with campground selection and simplify the first day of camp. 

This is different than how we’ve done it in the past, so please don’t register your scout on the Simon Kenton website!!! We’ll be using the RSVP function on Scoutbook to determine who plans to attend. Please look for a separate message from Scoutbook. 

Camp Fees
Early Bird Rate (before 4/15) – $180
Regular Fee (4/16-5/15) – $200
Late Fee (after 5/15) – $220
Adult Fee (Before 6/15) – $110
Adult Late Fee (After 6/15) – $125

Please note that these include a $40 non-refundable deposit due at the time of registration.

Important Dates
March 17 – Respond to the RSVP
April 15 – Final Payment due for Early Bird Rate
TBD – Parent Orientation Meeting
July 15 – First Day of Camp
July 19 – Last Day of Camp

For More Information
Please visit the council’s website for additional information. (https://skcscouts.org/cam…ling-rock/). Also, please feel free to contact me or Rob Bryant with questions.

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


2018 Raingutter Regatta

Parents and Leaders,

The annual Pack 197 Raingutter Regatta race is scheduled for Sunday, July 29 from 3-6 p.m. This is such a fun summer event that includes the trimaran race and a potluck. It will also be our last opportunity to earn July’s summertime pack award. Here are the details to participate:

Purchase a regatta boat. I have 25 boats that can be paid for in cash, check or paypal.me/RaingutterRegatta and picked up at my house. The boats are $6.44 each including tax. Regatta boats can also be purchased from the Scout Store or online. The Scout Shop is located at 807 Kinnear Road.

Scouts shape and finish/paint the boat according to their design and instructions (see attached tips). Bring a gallon or other large jug of water to help fill the raingutter. Siblings can participate in a separate race at the end. Come on Sunday, July 29 to have a great time! Please note — we are at a NEW location this year: McNamara Park!

— Sarah O’Bryan

The 2018 Event

When: Sunday, July 29th, 2018. From 3 PM to 6 PM.
Where: McNamara Park NEW 7049 Big Walnut Rd, Galena, OH 43021
Registration is from 3:00 PM to 3:15 PM at the park.
Uniform: Class B (any Pack 197 or Scouting shirt)

Potluck sign up is on Sign Up Genius (Pack provides hot dogs).

2018 Design Categories

Judging for best design will occur before the race, so it is important to arrive on time. Design trophies will be awarded for best decoration in the following categories (as well as Best Overall):

  • Scouting
  • Food
  • Sports
  • Character (TV/Movie/Cartoon/Comic)
  • Other

2018 4th of July Parade

Pack 197…..I wanted to send out a note reminding everyone of the upcoming Westerville, 4th of July Parade. Last year we had a great turnout with a big group of walkers. We are hoping for another big group this year too. This year, rather than walking with our Pinewood Derby Car float, another Westerville Cub Scout unit, Pack 966 has invited us and all other area Arrowhead units, including Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts to walk together under the banner #Westerville Strong. Having all scouts walking together is a really cool idea and a great way to support our community. Our procession will be led by an American and State of Ohio flags, then a flag from each participating pack/troop.

We are about 2-1/2 weeks away from July 4th. I will send out more information soon with more details as to where and when to drop your scout off and where to pick up your scout at the end. I just wanted to get this event on everyone’s calendars.

Thank you,
Mark Varekojis
Asst. Webelo Den Leader


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


2017 Raingutter Regatta

The 2017 Event

When: Saturday, August 12th, 2017. From 3 PM to 6 PM.
Where: Freeman park shelter (6460 Freeman Rd., Westerville, OH 43082).
Registration is from 3:00 PM to 3:15 PM at the Freeman park.
Trimaran registration number will be used during anonymous voting for the best design and manual tracking of race results.
Potluck sign up is on Sign Up Genius (Pack provides hot dogs).

2017 Design Categories

Judging for best design will occur before the race, so it is important to arrive on time. Design trophies will be awarded for best decoration in the following categories (as well as Best Overall):

  • Scouting
  • Movies
  • Food
  • Comic/Video Game/Cartoon Character
  • Sports