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Cold Toes 2024, April 20-21st

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Hi Pack 197,

I’m excited to invite you and your family to our upcoming Cold Toes Campout on Saturday, April 20-21. The event will take place at Dragonfly Daycamp, which is part of Highbanks Metro Park.

To celebrate Earth Day, this campout will feature a couple of age-appropriate conservation projects. 🌎🌳 I’m still working out the exact details, but most likely, the older Scouts will help the park clear out some invasive Honeysuckle plants. The younger Scouts will work on a simpler project that doesn’t involve the use of gardening tools 🙂 – most likely making a simple bird feeder and/or wildflower seed pods. We’ll split into two groups, and I’ll let parents choose which activity they deem most appropriate for their families.

In addition to the conservation project, we’ll hand out advancements/awards, play some fun field games, and have a campfire program—starring your Scouts!

Please note that this is not a drop-off event. A trusted adult must accompany all Scouts at all times. Siblings are also welcome to attend.

Please see below for all the details and registration info…

 TIME & LOCATION

Arrival Time: 1:00 PM on Saturday, April 20th
Departure Time: 10:00 AM on Sunday, April 21st
Location: 685 Powell Road, Lewis Center, OH 43035 (https://goo.gl/maps/habZK8bnxatVqqsZA)

Note that you cannot use the main park entrance to access Dragonfly – you must use the entrance noted above.

 BONUS: SUMMER PLANNING SESSION

If you would like to help us plan some fun summer activities for our Scouts, come to the campout early (11:00 AM) for a planning meeting and lunch.

 COST & REGISTRATION

The cost is $5 per person (used to purchase food), and Scouts who achieved the popcorn goal may attend for free. If your Scout is eligible for the free admission, you will receive a coupon code in a separate email.

To register for the event, you can click below and submit a registration for each person attending the campout. Note that you will need to add an item for each participant to your cart. Parents and siblings are also welcome to attend!

https://westervillepack197.org/shop/spring-campout-2024-registration/
(Registration will close on April 18)

 MEDICAL FORMS

If you do not have a medical form on file with the Pack (dated within the past 12 months), you will need to complete parts A & B of the form for each person attending. A physician sign-off is NOT required.

http://www.scouting.org/filestore/HealthSafety/pdf/680-001_AB.pdf

 HELP & SUPPLIES NEEDED

We need every parent’s help to make this campout a success! Please see below for a list of things that we need help with for this campout:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4CADA72DA1FA7-49041118-spring#

 MEALS

Dinner (tacos or hot dogs) and s’mores will be provided on Saturday night, along with breakfast (pancakes and bacon) on Sunday morning. Please be sure to bring a mess kit (plate & fork) for each person. We will have food options to accommodate gluten and nut allergies. Please reply and let me know if you have any other dietary concerns.

 RECOMMENDED GEAR

See this page for a full list of recommended gear: https://westervillepack197.org/2023/04/2023-cold-toes-campout/ If you don’t have a tent, sleeping bags, or other camping gear, just let us know! Many families in the Pack have extra gear that they don’t mind lending out.

We look forward to seeing you and your family at the Cold Toes Campout. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Yours in Scouting,
Joe Hohman
Cubmaster


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