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Virtual Blue & Gold – Jun 15, 2020 6:30-8:00 PM

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Pack 197 | Virtual Blue & Gold Celebration
Jun 15, 2020 6:30-8:00 PM

The Pack 197 Virtual Blue & Gold Celebration – one of our most exciting events of the year – is just two weeks away! 

Please RSVP here so we can plan for all available zoom logins – https://forms.gle/epKXmhY5wjDmqjie7

Like every other year when we celebrate together in person, this is an event for the whole family. Everyone, not just your Scout, is invited to sit together for the evening and celebrate this past Scouting year. Grandparents and/or aunts and uncles aren’t able to make it? Invite them to join the virtual celebration as well! (Please RSVP them at the link above.)

Rank advancements will be celebrated as well as entertainment from local author and illustrator – Jason Tharp! (https://www.wondervillestudios.com/) Please have each Scout, as well as any siblings and kids at heart, be ready with blank paper and a favorite drawing tool.

What is Blue and Gold?


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Meetings cancelled for remainder of April

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Pack 197 Families,

Maintaining the safety of our scouts, families, and volunteer leaders is our top priority. As news continues to spread regarding the impacts of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, we wanted to proactively reach out with our current plan of action.

After discussion, both Nathan and I agreed that it is best for all Pack 197 activities for the remainder of April to be placed on hold. Den leaders will contact you and hold virtual meetings as resources allow.

We will re-evaluate late April/May and will provide an update to families as the city / state / country endures these difficult times.

Yours in Scouting.


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!


(CANCELLED) Arrowhead Twilight Camp – June 15-19, 2020

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** ALL PRE-REGISTRATION MONEY SHOULD HAVE BEEN REFUNDED **

[DETAILS KEPT FOR HISTORY]
2020 Arrowhead District Twilight Camp – June 15-19, 2020
Arrowhead District Day Camp is live for registration! Here are the details so you can decide if your Scout can attend:

How to Register
Here is the link on the Simon Kenton Council website to register for Arrowhead Day Camp.

How much does it cost?
Fees based on payment IN FULL by date listed.
Early Bird Fee (by 3/31) $85
Regular Fee (by 5/15) $105
Late Fee (after 5/15) $125
Adult participants/walkers/den leaders are $15

NEW
Arrowhead District is a twilight camp this year with camp hours of 4:00-8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Still offering the same fun camp activities while enjoying summer’s longer sunlight.

If you are looking for traditional daytime hours still at Camp Lazarus, I recommend looking at Buckeye or Delaware Districts.

Do I need to attend camp with my Scout?
Yes and no. If you have an incoming Tiger Scout (currently a Lion for 2019-20 school year), they must have a parent/guardian attend every day of camp with them.

If you have any other Cub Scout, you do not need to attend every day, but we would love it if you did! This camp is not like your typical camp. These are all volunteers giving up their day jobs to volunteer at camp. That said, we can’t have camp without them (or you!). Work with your den leader to identify who can be at camp with the Scouts. Each pack is responsible for sending 1 adult for every 5 scouts, each day.

For questions, please reply to this email or reach out to Sarah O’Bryan, Arrowhead District Day Camp Director, at 913.226.8596.


December Pack Meeting

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Event: Pack Meeting
Where: Heritage Christian Church, 7413 Maxtown Rd, Westerville, OH 43082
When: Dec 16, 2019 7pm-8pm (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time

This is a regularly scheduled Pack Meeting to celebrate the accomplishments of our Scouts!


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.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044AAAA623A7FB6-cabelas1

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

Yours in Scouting,
Rob Bryant
Pack 197 Cubmaster


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