About Us

Welcome to Pack 197!

We are excited to see you exploring our cub scout unit! Our pack was established in 2002 in Westerville Ohio. We are blessed to have the Heritage Christian Church as our chartering organization.

Cub Scout Packs are for elementary school age (grades 1 – 5) boys. Starting in 2016, the pack has been participating in the Lion pilot program for kindergartners (age 5-6). And for the first time in 2018, girls are joining the Pack!

Starting at this early age our pack helps boys and girls learn important outdoor skills, appreciate the environment, stay safe and become good citizens while having lots of fun. Entire families are involved in pack life – mothers, fathers, grand parents and siblings (brothers and sisters).

We are a neighborhood pack. Historically nearly all of our scouts are attending the Allcott and Fouse elementary schools.

Journey to Excellence

Our unit’s annual program routinely meets and exceeds unit goals recommended by Boy Scouts of America Journey to Excellence program.

Organization Chart

Here is the Pack’s organizational chart as of 3/31/2019:  Org Chart

Any box without a name in it is where Pack 197 needs volunteers!  Contact Bob O’Bryan, Robert Bryant, or a Den Leader if you can help!!

The next sections describe some of the open positions.

Scout Night

Assist the Membership Chair plan the Scout Night in August for prospective new Scouts. This position starts in mid-summer, and is done as soon as Scout Night is done. We have very good documentation for this event.


Assist the Membership Chair with T-Shirt, sweatshirt, and hat sales. This person needs to contact our vendor to get current pricing, get an order form from the vendor, and coordinate with the webmaster to make orders available online. Orders are distributed at Pack and Den meetings in September.


We are seeking someone to coordinate with the leads for the crossover and Blue and Gold ceremonies. Ideally this volunteer would have experience helping with one or both of these events so they can provide guidance and answer questions for those running the events. These events are typically done in February and May.


With a group of parent volunteers, plan the crossover ceremony. This includes reserving the church, preparing the script/PowerPoint, and ordering cakes. This event is done in February.

Raingutter Regatta

Plan the Raingutter Regatta in August. This low key event welcomes our scouts back from summer break in early August. This position includes reserving a park shelter, coordinating food, ordering trophies, and sending out communication to the pack.

Pinewood Derby

With a group of parent volunteers, plan and run the Pinewood Derby in February. There are a number of volunteers that will take care of trophies, timing, and food, but we need someone to take on the overall planning for the event.

Assistant Cubmaster

Assist our Cubmaster as needed to plan and run pack meetings, camp outs, and other activities. Ideally, this is someone that has a strong scouting background, and could be someone that already is serving in another role.