Candlelight Vigil June 15th

Fairmount elementary has lost 2 children in a tragic event. There will be a candlelight vigil held in their honor this Wednesday, June 15th at 7pm.

If you would like to attend, please contact Cubmaster Jeremy Patterson

Pack 28 Campout–this weekend!

The Pack 28 campout is coming this weekend from May 13-15 at Pere Marquette State Park. Look out for an email from Mr. Meurer as well as your Den Leader for more information. See everyone there!

Pack 28 Meeting–April 26

Tuesday, April 26th (7pm) is the next Pack 28 meeting. Don’t forget that it is Rain Gutter Regatta night…have your Scout bring their boat. See you there!

Clean Stream this Saturday – April 16

Project Clean Stream is coming this Saturday, April 16th! Meet at the Rec-Plex parking lot at 8am, and expect the event to go until at least 11am. We encourage you to dress in clothes and shoes that will get dirty. Talk to your Den Leader if you have any questions. See you bright and early on Saturday!

Save the Date: Project Clean Stream

Save the date! Project Clean Stream is coming on April 16th! Details coming soon…

Blue and Gold–February 20th

This year’s Blue and Gold will be on February 20th!
Where? Knights of Columbus, 5701 State Highway N, St Charles, MO 63304
What time? 12pm

See you there!

Pack 30 Hike today!

Before the Super Bowl, why not go for a nice hike today? Meet us at Lakeside Park Trail at 3pm…you can’t ask for better weather! See you there!

Pinewood Derby is this weekend!

This Friday and Saturday is Pack 30’s Pinewood Derby weekend! It will be held at the new gym at Fairmount Elementary. Time Trials is Friday night at 7:30pm and will be open until everyone has tested and had their cars inspected. Saturday, the schedule for the ranks are below:

Webelo I and Arrow of Light Scouters Check in at 8:30 and Race Time is 9:00
Bear Scouts Check in at 9:15 and Race Time is 9:45
Wolf Scouts Check in at 10:00 and Race Time is 10:30
Tiger Scouts Check in at 10:30 and Race Time is11:15
Finals Check in at 11:30 and Race Time is 12:00
Adult Races Check in at 12:15 and Race Time is12:30

Check your email for more details. District Pinewood Derby rules will be enforced. You can find that info here:

Good luck, and see you all this weekend!

Save the Date: December Pack 30 Meeting

Don’t forget that this month’s Pack 30 Meeting is on December 22nd (Tuesday) at 7pm!

Pinewood Derby Rules (2015-2016)

Car Dimension Rules

  • The overall length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches.
  • The overall width of the car shall not exceed 2 ¾ inches.
  • The car must have 1 ¾” clearance between the wheels.
  • The car must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body so it does not rub on the track.

Weight and Appearance

  • Weight shall not exceed 5.00 ounces (141.75 grams).
  • The readings of the official race scale will be considered final.
  • The car may be hollowed out and built up to the maximum weight by the addition of wood or metal only, provided it is built into the body and/or firmly affixed to it. 

  • Weights cannot be taped to the car. 

  • No loose or moving materials of any kind, including mercury, are permitted in or on the car.

  • Details such as steering wheel, driver, spoiler, decals, painting, interior details, etc., are permissible as long as these details do not cause the car to exceed the maximum length, width, and weight specifications.

  • Cars with wet paint will not be accepted.

Wheels and Axles

  • Official BSA wheels must be used. The wheels may not be cut, drilled, beveled or rounded. You may remove the seams and imperfections from the wheels.
  • Only official Scout Grand Prix wheels and axles can be used.  Axles may be polished, but may not be grooved.  Axle diameter may not be decreased.

  • Wheels may be lightly sanded to remove mold imperfections and flashings.  This light sanding is the only wheel modification allowed.  NO material may be removed from the wheel, this includes removal of the step from either end of the wheel bore, or outer hub face, or removing material from the wall of the wheel for “balancing”.  Beveling, tapering, sanding, wafering, rounding, lathe truing, reducing diameter, narrowing, thinning, etc., is prohibited.  NOTE:  Illegal wheels, purchased or modified, are the #1 cause for disqualification.

    For clarification:

    • i.  Wheel diameter may not be reduced below 1.170 inches

    • ii.  Wheel width may not be reduced beyond 0.360 inches

  • Wheel bearings, washers or bushings are prohibited and the car shall not ride on any type of springs.

  • The car must be free-wheeling with no starting device or other propulsion.

  • Distance between front and rear axles must be maintained at 4 ½ inch spacing (See 1.e.ii).

  • The car must have four wheels, free spinning on axles, in the normal position, with axles installed in the precut slots, but it is not required that all four wheels contact the track.

  • Axles may be bent or angled in the slot to adjust steering, angle a wheel or to raise a wheel from touching, however, the axles must be in the slot.

  • The axles, including the tip, must be visible to the inspector.  Any glue or epoxy in the slot must be transparent.


  • Only dry lubricants, such as powdered graphite, may be used.  Krytox, XOil, Nyoil, and similar liquid lubricants are NOT allowed.  Car must have visible evidence of dry lubricant application.  Regular oils or silicone sprays may soften the plastic wheel or damage the track and are prohibited.

  • Powdered graphite will be permitted only in the Pit Stop Area inside the derby location.

  • Cars may be lubricated in the Pit Stop Area before inspection.  No further lubrication will be permitted.

Car Modifications Not Allowed

  • The official pine wood block must be used. The block may be shaped in any way that is desired.

Other Pinewood Derby Race Rules

  • Once a car passes inspection and is entered into the race, only race committee members can touch it.
  • If the car loses a wheel, or is otherwise damaged, the racer shall have 5 minutes to make repairs.
  • Each car must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete.
  • The Inspection Committee has the responsibility to disqualify those cars that do not meet these rules.

Derby Race Rules — Open Class

  • Rules are the same as the Scout Class, with the following exceptions:
    • Weight shall not exceed 1 pound (16 ounces)
    • No spikes are allowed