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.

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.

Pack 197 Pinewood Derby Car Clinic 2021

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Date: 01/30/2021 (Sat.) Pick a slot in this signup sheet!

Need help cutting your car? Need guidance from steady hands?

Pick a slot and come learn from each other, it’ll be fun!

NOTES: Mask is required and social distancing will be enforced. Please have the cuts you want marked on your car prior to arriving for the event.

more information:

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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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:

2020 Pumpkin Races! – VOTE

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Vote for the Best Designs HERE!

Monday, October 26


  1. Lions/Tigers (6:30-7:00 PM),
  2. Wolves/Bears (7:00-7:30 PM),
  3. Webelos/AOLs (7:30-8:00 PM) &
  4. 8:00 (Cleanup)
    Location: Heritage Christian Church, Main Auditorium (Downstairs)
    Bring: Your Pumpkin Racer!
    Wear: Your “Class A” Scout Uniform


  1. Scouting
  2. Pokemon / cartoons / superheros / movies / video games
  3. Animals / nature
  4. Halloween
  5. Sports
  6. Other

Check out the fun we had in 2019!

Vote for the Best Designs HERE!

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:


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Activities cancelled by COVID?

Looking to have fun outdoors with good friends?

Video: Cubs Camping

Check out Cub Scout Pack 197!  We are currently meeting virtually with our first in person meeting on September 14th.  

We have a number of informational sessions available where families who are interested to learn about Scouting can attend and learn more about our Pack.

Meetings will occur virtually via Zoom on the following dates/times:

  • Monday 8/31, 7pm-7:30pm
  • Wednesday 9/9, 7pm-7:30pm
  • Tuesday 9/15, 7pm-7:30pm

RSVP here:

August 31 – Invite Your Friend to Scouting

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This week is “Invite Your Friend to Scouting” Week!

To New Scouts – See this post!

To Current Scouts – if you have friends that would like to join Scouting for the year, send them to either Mr. Rob or Mr. Nathan and they will help answer any questions.

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