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Cold Toes is Back!

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Saturday April 17th, 2p-7p @ Camp Lazarus

Hello Scouting Families,

We are SO excited to announce that we will be back at Camp Lazarus for Cold Toes this Spring. While this year’s plans may look a little different, we still have plenty to look forward to. Enclosed is a flyer with preliminary details, with more to follow as the date approaches.

Yours in Scouting,
Stephanie Stevens

Covid: Council guidelines

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In light of Governor DeWine’s statewide curfew order on November 17, 2020, Simon Kenton Council is immediately implementing the below guidelines for all camping reservations:

  • All campers must be in their campsites by 10 PM EST.
  • Please plan to arrive at camp prior to the curfew with enough time to ensure all attendees are within the rented campsite.
  • All campers must remain in their campsite until 5 AM the following morning.
  • All previous guidelines are still in effect.

If you have any questions, please reach out to

Complete Details:

2021 Day Camp – Weird Science

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July 19-23, 2021 @ Camp Lazarus

Are you ready for Cub Scout Day Camp? Then have your Cub Scout grab their gear and join us for an awesome adventure!

Scouts will participate in many types of activities including archery, BB-guns, field sports, nature, arts and crafts, Scout skills, and all-around FUN!
Day Camp is open to all Cub Scouts who will be going into 1st through 5th grades in Fall 2021.

Cost: $100 (includes Day Camp Shirt)



DATES / Camp Fees

Buckeye Day Camp, Camp LazarusJuly 19-23, 2021
Early Bird Fee $100Must be PAID IN FULL
by March 31, 2021
Regular Fee $120Must be PAID IN FULL
by May 31, 2021
Late Registration Fee $150
Adult Walkers $30

2021 – Pinewood Derby Voting

VOTING is NOW OPEN! Have fun! We’ll close voting FRIDAY NIGHT!

2021 Pinewood Derby Race – VOTING

Hiking Club – Hogback Park

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Weather forecast predicts Saturday to be sunny as well…lets make the most of it by going for a guided hike! Our monthly family hike is Saturday, January 23rd at 10am at Hogback Ridge Park (2656 Sunbury Rd, Sunbury). The first half of your 1 mile hike will be following the Preservation Parks of Delaware County’s Winter Letterbox Adventure (PDF attached). (A little birdie told me that the Corbin family has visited SEVEN of the 8 Preservation Parks in the last few weeks…WOW!). The second half will be using our own guided hike PDF, which I’ve enclosed. At the end, you’ll need to find the hidden treasure box to receive your bead and a prize.

Whether this will be your first family hike or your 4th, all are wanted and welcome. It’s a new year and a great time to redouble our commitment to being outside with the ones we love. Please be sure to wear a mask and feel free to bring the hiking stave (stick) you received this summer. If you are new to the pack, or are missing elements (compass, paracord, leather cord, rubber footer), we do have some extras, while supplies last. AND, we’ll have some older Scouts available to help get your stave ready for the trails!

As always, if you have any questions, don’t be afraid to reach out to me via email or my cell at 260-409-6166.

Hiking Club!

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NEXT HIKE: Saturday, January 23rd at 10am at Hogback Ridge Park (2656 Sunbury Rd, Sunbury)

Start the year by joining Pack 197’s Hiking Club, to get your Scout out and around nearby parks! Earn beads to add to their hiking sticks, every hike will award a new bead! Need help making the wrap for your hiking stick? Find detailed steps in the Hiking Club page.

Hope to see you there!

Recent Events!

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Check out the fun current events!

sample derby kit

2021 – Pinewood Derby

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Racer Results

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:

Fall Virtual Campout Campfire

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Event: Fall Virtual Campout Campfire
Where: Please see the zoom link in the email.
When: Sep 26, 2020 6:30pm-7:30pm (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time

Pack 197 – Virtual Fall Campout Campfire

2020 Popcorn Sales Have Begun!

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Monday, Sept 21Sale Begins!  The beginning of the sale is the most effective time to sell!
Tuesday, Sept 29First week of sale complete.  Send e-mail if you sold more than $300 so far to
Thursday, Oct 22Sale ends!  Enter any orders you took at Payments for popcorn due at pickup
Wed Nov 18 5pm-8pmHelp unload popcorn truck, pickup popcorn and drop off payments
Nov 19/Nov 20  6p-8pmPickup Popcorn and turn in payments


· The first scout in each rank to reach $300 in sales gets a Meijer gift card (Meijer has a great toy section!)
· A chance to win a remote control model sports car for selling $300 in the first week of the sale
· The Top 3 selling scouts get free summer day camp admission
· All scouts who sell over $300 during the sale season get free admission to the cold-toes campout
· Numerous prizes and a popcorn sales patch start at just $125 of sales
· Selling $1,500 awards 2 tickets to the Columbus Blue Jackets Scout Nite Game with special Blue Jackets experience


· The pack will establish an account for the Scout through the parent’s e-mail address. Watch your e-mail for an invitation to sell online from Online sales are shipped directly to the customer and payment is taken online from the customer.
· See our parent information sheet for step-by-step instructions on setting up your account at
· Order Forms, Prize Forms, Nutrition Info, and photos you can use in online postings are all here:
· Social media is a great way to advertise your popcorn. Your invitation will include a template message and “Shop” button you can share out to your social media contacts. Want to get more creative? Try using some graphics and text from our social media toolkit located here: