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.

2020 Pumpkin Races!

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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.

September 14 – First Den Meeting

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The first den meetings will be OUTDOOR.

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 –

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! ( 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

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.



2020 Race Day!

We made it! Finish up those last minute adjustments on your car, today is race day!!!

Follow race results online at:

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!!!!

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