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.
Troop 30 – Scoutmaster