How do I subscribe to the Pack event calendar?

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If you use Google Calendar, the quickest/easiest way to get started is to navigate to the Event Calendar page, and click the +Google Calendar button in the lower right.  This will give you all Pack-wide events, including holidays, local sporting events, etc.

However, you should also subscribe to events published by your Den leaders.  To do this, login to and navigate to My Dashboard > Events > My Calendar.

At the bottom of the page, you will find Subscribe links for the Pack and the Den for each of your scouts.  Click each to find a URL like:

To add these to your calendar, it depends on which type of calendar you’re using.  Here are some quick instructions to get you started on a few of the most popular!

Google Calendar

  1. Log into your Google calendar.
  2. On the left side of the page, find “Other Calendars” and click on the pull down arrow on the right.
  3. Click on “Add by URL.”
  4. Find “Other Calendars” and click on the pull down arrow on the right.

  1. Go to Outlook 2016 > Go to the Calendar.
  2. Next, go to the Home Tab in Outlook 2016 and click the “Open Calendar” dropdown. Select “From Internet”
  3. Paste your CalendarWiz iCal URL into the field. Click OK.
  4. Click “Yes” that you want to add this calendar to outlook and subscribe to updates.

iOS (iPhone/iPad)


  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Tap on Add Account… under the Mail section.Launch the Settings app, tap on the Mail, contacts, calendars button, and then tap on the Add account button.
  4. Tap on Other.
  5. Tap on Add Subscribed Calendar under the Other section.
  6. Enter or copy in the server location of the calendar. This is typically a web address that ends in .ics.Tap on the Other button, tap on the Add Subscribed Calendar button, and then enter the server location.
  7. Enter any username, password, or SSL info you need to. Most times you don’t have to with public subscriptions.
  8. Tap the Next button.
  9. Tap the Save button.Enter any username, password, or SSL info you need to, then tap the Next button, and then tap the Save button.

National Donut Day – 6/4

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Do-nut forget! Our first June event is this Friday (6/4). We are celebrating ‘National Donut Day’ at Duck Donuts (825 Polaris Parkway) at 9:30am. Meetup with other Pack 197 families (this is not a dropoff event) and grab a donut…or two…or a dozen…

Depending on crowd size, we may reconvene at Hoff Woods Park (556 McCorkle Blvd) to maintain distancing.

Summer Scouting …

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Coming sooooon!

Blue & Gold – May 10 @6pm @Heritage

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Blue & Gold Tailgate
May 10 @ 6:00 PM
(Earlier Start Time to Accommodate for the Entertainment)
Heritage Christian Church
(Park in the main parking lot, and then walk around to the parking area to the right.)

1// Size Restrictions – The BSA guidance calls for spreading out, and having immediate groupings no larger than 10. We’ve done this very well with Den meetings and Cold Toes, so we will continue to follow this at the Blue & Gold. We kindly ask that your grouping of family and/or friends be no larger than 10.
2// Masks – We will continue to wear masks for all attendees unless actively eating.
3// Food – We will not be able to serve dinner this year, so we opted to go with a tailgate-style event. You are welcome to bring dinner or snacks with you. (Please no cooking on site.)
4// Distancing – Each family will have their own parking space to tailgate in, and then participate in the ceremony from. We’ll ask that everyone stays in their designated parking space during the evening to keep the distance required.
5// RSVP – Please RSVP at this link –

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

Hiking Club – FEB 27

Deer Haven Park this Saturday at 10am. (4184 Liberty Rd, Delaware)

Hello Pack 197 Families!

It’s been a very fun and busy week! We’ve had Valentine’s Day sledding, checked in and raced our Pinewood Derby cars, AND we have a virtual Pack Meeting on deck…but, we can’t close out February without our Monthly Family Hike!

We’ll be meeting at Deer Haven Park this Saturday at 10am. (4184 Liberty Rd, Delaware) The weather will be warming up this week…so it’s a great time to join other families in the great outdoors!

Once again we will be taking advantage of the Delaware Preservation Parks Letterbox Adventure…but adding our own spin on it! Our guided hike will be about 1 mile long and culminate in Scouts finding the “treasure box” with the bead for their hiking stick, and a small prize.

And, as always, whether this is your 1st family hike or your 5th…all are welcome. The guided hike file will be sent later in the week, and we will have hiking stick supplies on hand if your Scout is missing any pieces!

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me at

(more about Hiking Club)

2021 – Pinewood Derby Voting

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

2021 Pinewood Derby Race – VOTING

2021 – Pinewood Derby FLOW

Car Check-inFeb 18th (signup sheet)

Table of Contents

  • Checkin Flow
  • Curbside Check in
  • Race Day Schedule
  • Design Awards
  • Race Format


Race Day Schedule 

Saturday February 20th

9:45am Slide show of entered cars begins 

10am Lions & Tigers races begin
10:30 Wolves races begin
11:00 Bears races begin

11:45 Webelos races begin
12:15 Arrow of Light races begin
1pm Recap, Design Awards, & Pack Finals 

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.

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