Pack Meeting Tonight, Tuesday, Oct 25th

Please do not forget the pack meeting tonight,  7PM Fairmount.

This Week ~ Oct 24-30

We wanted to  remind everyone that popcorn order are due Oct. 27, and the goal for each scout is $250.00 in popcorn sales.  However, we are Cub Scouts and encourage our scouts to just “Do Their Best”.  You can turn in your order forms and money early at the pack meeting this Tuesday night (7PM Fairmount).  Otherwise, please arrange  with your den leader to have it turned in by Thursday the 27th.
Also at Tuesday night’s pack meeting we will be collecting recharter dues of 45.00 (60.00 with boys life) for the 2012 year.  If you just joined, your recharter dues have already been paid as part of the initial sign up fees.
We will also have T shirt order forms available and will be taking orders at the pack meeting.
T shirts are:
15.00 (2.00 extra for 2xl and up)
Hooded sweat shirts are:
25.00 (2.00 extra for 2xl and up)
Last but not least on Sat Oct 29th we will be having a trunk or treat at Fairmount from 7-9 PM and costumes encouraged,and the whole family is welcome.  Each den will be supplying one trunk for the kiddos, but anyone who would like to participant and use their trunk as additional stops we would love it.  The more the merrier.  In addition each den should supply the candy for their trunks.  Should be fun……

Pack 30 Now Has Voice Mail

Pack 30 has setup a Voice Mail box using Google Voice.  This number is meant as an additional communicate tool to reach out to the Pack Committee/Leadership for any messages or information needed.  Additionally, if the Pack has a weekend activity such as the car wash that was recently cancelled, a committee leader will leave a “rain out” message on this line.  The new number is (636) 486-6538.

Flag Retirement Ceremony this Weekend

Sunday, October 9th 11:00am – T.R. Hughes Ballpark Parking lot

DIRECTIONS FROM FAIRMOUNT

Did you know that the Boone Trails Scout District, which Pack 30 belongs to,  hosts the nations largest official flag retirement ceremony? Last year over 2000 flags where retired from around the world. Join in this truely exciting event. Some Dens plan on attending as a group so please contact your leader(s) about your Den’s plans. More information at this LINK.

POPCORN SALES FORMS

Popcorn Sales are in full swing!  If you did not get your order forms yet contact your Den leader and arrange to get them.  This is the best way to off set the cost of scouts.

This Weekend’s Activities Oct 1st

Reminder this Saturday is the popcorn kick off. We would like all scouts in full uniform (shirt, neckercheif and slide). It will begin at 9 from Fairmount and we will be dispersing to sell in our designated areas by 9:30 at the latest. Afterwards I wanted to remind our scouts that there will be a Tiger/Cub Scout advancement day in the afternoon the information for this events is as follows:

This Saturday, October 1st, Boone Trails District volunteers and our District Boy Scout staff are looking forward to hosting this year’s Tiger Day – Cub Scout Advancement Day. The event will be held at Broemmelsiek Park, 12 noon to 6:00 pm. Check-in starts at 11:30 am. We hope that your Pack’s new scouts and family can attend. We would also like to invite any of your existing scouts who may not have experienced a Cub Scout Day Camp yet.

We have opened up the event this year so that your new Pack families can arrive and leave at any time. Scouts are free to pick whatever activities interest them the most. Some will be busier than others, which they can then move onto something else if they wish not to wait.

Parking (as usual) will be at a premium. Please consider carpooling with other families. We have a large shelter reserved for family picnicking. If any of your Pack families would like to pack a picnic lunch they are welcome to do so. We do ask that everyone practices “Leave No Trace” at the event. We have a great host in the St. Charles County Parks Department.

All scouts need to check-in first before proceeding to any of the activities. There is a $5 per scout register fee, which helps pay for the cost of the event. For more information please see the flyer on the District website at http://www.stlbsa.org/districts/boone-trails/Pages/Boone-Trails.aspx

The St. Charles County Parks Department informed us yesterday that they will be hosting a “Kids Bike Safety and Trail Riding” seminar at Broemmelsiek Park on Saturday as well. They would like for our Cub Scouts to participate. They will be teaching them the requirements to earn the Bicycling belt loop.

PLEASE NOTE: In order for a scout to participate he will need to bring his bicycle and safety helmet.

They will be starting earlier at 10:00 am and stopping around 2:00 pm. You may show up earlier than the 12 noon start time if you wish your scout to participate in the bicycle program. Do check-in at registration first. He will need his activity card to get credit for the belt loop.

Important Upcoming Dates

After reviewing the calendar it seems that the next 6-8 weeks are filled with exciting events for our Pack. I wanted to make note of the following dates and events so that you can plan accordingly. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to any of the leadership in our Pack/Den(s)

OCT 1 – POPCORN SALES KICKOFF
be at Fairmont by 9AM, an attendance prize for each scout will be presented. We are looking for a complete Pack turn out to start off 2011 Popcorn fundraiser with a bang!

OCT 1 – TIGER DAY
This is for all NEW scouts not just Tiger Cubs. The event allows the new scouts to jump start there achievement earning by participating in a wide variety of activities. Please see this LINK for the flyer.

OCT 9 – FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY
Did you know that the Boone Trails Scout District, which Pack 30 belongs to,  hosts the nations largest official flag retirement ceremony? Last year over 2000 flags where retired from around the world. Join in this truely exciting event. Some Dens plan on attending as a group so please contact your leader(s) about your Den’s plans. More information at this LINK.

OCT 15 – FALL FRIGHT FEST
Please see the LINK for information. Register early as this is limited to the 1st 1000 scouts from the Greater St. Louis area and it sells out every year.

OCT 21-23 – FALL ENCAMPMENT
See this LINK for more information

OCT 25 – PACK MEETING

OCT 29 – PACK 30 1st ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT
More details to come… Stay tuned!

Pack Camping at Pere Marquette State Park

Moms, Dads, brothers, sisters, grandpa, grandma, aunts, uncles, cousins… everyone is invited to this family campout at Pere Marquette State Park.  Join us for a great weekend of camping and family time September 16 – 18 RAIN or SHINE!  More information will be available from your den leaders.  Hope to see you there!!!

2011 Fall Campout Events Schedule
Camping Rules for Scouts and Families

 

 

 

CANCELLED – Car Wash – Fundraiser

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER… Hope to reschedule for later in the fall!

 

The annual Pack 30 car wash fundraiser is Sept 10th at the Mc Donalds at Spencer and Mexico Roads.

We will be washing cars from 10am until 1pm.  60% of funds raised will go to the pack treasury, and the remaining 40% will be split  evenly among the accounts of the boys who participate.  Let your den leader know if you plan to help out.

New Scout Orientation

This Thursday in the Fairmount Elemenary Cafeteria we will be having our new scout orientation.  You will have a chance to meet your Den Leader’s and be placed into a Den.  We will be discussing the wonderful world of Cub Scouts and what to expect.  If you are interested in being a Tiger Den Leader, please feel free to reach out to me for more information 636-577-6038.

Yours In Scouting,
Gene
Cubmaster