PACK Meeting Tomorrow Night 12-18

Please join us for the December pack meeting to be held in the Fairmount Cafe at 7PM.  Boys that earned over $300 in popcorn sales will be throwing pies in leaders faces.

Please remember those that did not pass uniform inspection will have an opportunity to pass and receive their Pinewood Derby Car Kit.

Hope to see you there!

Scouting for Food Pickup – Saturday Nov 17th 10AM

Please meet at Fairmount @ 10AM.  We will be working in Dens covering specific areas to collect cans.  Please see map for your Dens location.


Scouting For Food 2012 – Next Two Saturdays

It is that time of year again and our chance to make a difference in the community while teaching our boys about giving.

Scouting for Food is the largest one-day food drive in the Boy Scouts of America. Started in 1985 here in the St. Louis area, Scouting for Food has expanded to other councils across the country.

Did you know more than 43 million items have been collected since 1985?

Each year, our Scouts, leaders, and parents collect approximately two million items that serves approximately 500 pantries within the Greater St. Louis Area Council, which includes the St. Louis metropolitan area, southeastern Missouri, and southern Illinois. This November 2012 collection meets a four-month demand for food.

Bag Distribution Day – November 10, 2012
Bag Collection Day – November 17, 2012

We will meet as a PACK at Fairmount @ 9AM – Side Parking lot.

Maps and bags will be distributed to Dens

Please make an extra effort to make it to this event.  It is a very important outreach and the more families that come the fast we can get our bags out.


To learn more about hunger in our area, visit the St. Louis Food Bank’s website,

Trunk or Treat – THIS FRIDAY!

PACK 30 ~ This Friday night is our second annual trunk or treat.  We are hosting this event with the Fairmount PTO, our Charter Organization.  We need to come out in force!

Each Den is responsible for decorating at least 1 car, more are welcome.  More importantly EVERYONE bring a bag of candy.  We not only have our scouts but all the kids from Fairmount.

The trunk or treat will start at the end of the PTO movie night @ 7:30.

Let Charlie Parko or David Burton know if you have any questions.

Popcorn Kick Off Sept. 29th

This Saturday PACK 30 will hold its annual Popcorn Kick Off. The PACK will meet in the west parking lot of Fairmount @9AM. Please try to be on time. Each Scout will receive an attendance prize for attending. This allows the Scouts to get a jump start on their selling. If this is done effectively a lot of Scouts clear 1/2 there quota in this short event.

Also, remember PACK 30 is a week behind as our Camp Out to precedence over the official kick off weekend. Your Scout CAN BE, and we are encouraging them, to sell this week if they have some time after school.

Please remember this is our only fund raiser each year and it allows us to have great Camp Outs with free actives, Bigger, Better, less expensive Blue and Gold banquets, free Pinewood Derby cars, Free Rockets in the spring, and much much more throughout the year.

Webeloree 2012

From TROOP 30:

Troop 30 holds an annual weekend outing with 2nd year Webelos that we call the Webeloree. This year our Webeloree is October 26-28. The Troop will have all kinds of activities planned for the weekend. Have the Webelos bring their books and a pen and get those outdoor/Scout skill requirements signed off! This is a great opportunity for the Webelos to get a feel for Boy Scout outdoor activities and for Troop 30.

The Webeloree is open to any registered 2nd year Webelos Scout and a parent. Scouts whose parents can’t make it are welcome but there must be at least a 2 to 1 ratio of Webelos to Adults. Moms are as welcome as Dads. If Scouts can’t make it for the entire weekend they can join us for 1 night or just Saturday if that works best. Let us know.

This year, we are inviting first year Webelo scouts for the day on Saturday (anytime from 9am to 9pm), if they would like to get a taste of Boy Scouts before attending next year’s full Webeloree.

We will be close by at Beaumont Scout Ranch. We will be camping for 2 nights in Adirondack cabins. These are cabins with 3 enclosed sides and a roof. One side of the cabin is open to nature (think of a garage with the door open — see attached pictures). It is a lot of fun! Each Adirondack has 2 bunk beds so they sleep 4 per cabin (there is room for a cot to sleep a fifth person if necessary). The bunks have a piece of plywood for a mattress so bring something to put under your sleeping bag. Webelos bunk with Webelos and adults bunk with other adults. No mixed sleeping arrangements between Men, Women, Webelos, and Scouts. Our plan is to fit the Webelos and Scouts into the Adirondacks first, then any open spots will go to Webelos parents, then Scout parents/leaders. People not in Adirondacks will be in tents. If a Webelo parent needs a tent for the weekend, please let us know.

The cost is $15 for each Webelo II Scout and $8 for Webelos I Scouts. The cost for Adults is $10 per person. This will cover food for the weekend. We will need the money and completed permission slips (see attached) by Thursday, October 18 so we can plan the Adirondack arrangements and purchase the food. The Troop will take care of all supplies except personal items. The Boy Scouts will be responsible for the cooking and clean up and the Webelos will help.

The dates are Friday evening, October 26th to Sunday morning, October 28th. We leave Fairmount PROMPTLY at 6:00pm on Friday so please arrive early. If you know you can’t make that time please let us know in advance so we can get you directions to Beaumont and the Adirondacks. There will be dinner/snack at Beaumont on Friday night after we get set up. We will arrive back at Fairmount at approximately 11:00am on Sunday.

You are invited to our Troop 30 meeting on Thursday, October 18 at 7:00. We’ll be meeting in the cafeteria at Fairmount Elementary School. You are invited to any Troop 30 meeting, but we’ll have some special activities planned for the Webelos that night. This will give you (parents and Webelos) an opportunity to meet the Troop, talk with Scouts and Leaders, and see what we are like. It will also give you a chance to get your questions answered about the Webeloree and turn in permission slips and money. We can also address any questions you might have about Scouting in general. Best of all, it meets some of your Arrow of Light requirements!

If you have any questions please feel free to give me a call (636-379-8584) or reply to this e-mail. I look forward to meeting you on October 18th.

John Ficht
Troop 30 – Scoutmaster

2013 Budget Review

Last evening, 8/20, the committee met and created an Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2013 beginning in Jan 2013. Please review the budget and contact Charlie ( or David ( with any questions.  We will be voting on approval at the next committee meeting held Monday Sept. 10th.

View .PDF Budget Here.

School Night to Join Scouting

Join us Aug. 23rd at 7pm in the Fairmount new gym. With lots of fun badges to earn, Scouts learn the best part of success is the journey. Start yours with Pack 30!

Cub World – This weekend 6/16

Plan on attending Cub World from 10AM – ???  For those that have not been here are a list of some of the great activities.  Plan on getting muddy if you hike in the mud cave.  There is also a chance on getting pretty wet in the creek afterwards.

Cub World contains the following activity areas:

Castle Blackhawk — Located high on a hillside is a castle with a dungeon, attack ladder, catapult, and slide.  Knights of Yore theme is a natural in this area.

Eagle’s Nest Tower — Located behind Castle Blackhawk on one of the highest points of Beaumont is the Eagle’s Nest Tower.  A three-level tower more than 20 feet high offers a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside.

Webelos Way Obstacle Course — A series of physical challenges.

Maze — Have fun trying to get through the many corridors of the maze.  Only one way is correct, so don’t be surprised if you find many dead ends.

Fort Hussmann — This area provides your Webelos the chance to dream about life in a frontier fort.  The area contains a fort, fire ring and picnic tables.

Sea Wolf Pirate Ship — Relive the days of Blackbeard the Pirate.  The ship contains cannons, knotting racks, sails and rigging.

Lost Beaumont Mine — Sand and tunnels abound in this unique area.  A miner’s cabin with a potbelly stove is a major feature, along with an ore wagon and panning for gold in Antire Creek.

Sports Field — A sports field exists for softball or other sports activities in which your Cub Scout pack or den wants to participate.

Mud Cave — Your unit can make a reservation to tour Mud Cave. We do keep it locked when not reserved. The cave has been a highlight for Scouts for generations, and is self-guided.

Scout Popcorn – CHEAP

Charlie said we have a metric ton of popcorn.  All types can be purchased. $5 each.  First come first served.  Contact Charlie of you would like some!