Pack News

Nov. Pack Meeting - Regatta

posted Nov 13, 2018, 7:52 AM by Matt Wagner

Our annual Rain gutter Regatta is this week at our Pack meeting.  The meeting starts at 6:15pm in the gym at Randall.  No need to bring anything but be ready to have fun.  We will make, decorate and race our boats that night in the gym.  We will make them out of pool noodles, paper plates, and Popsicle sticks and then race them in our rain gutters.  It is always a fun time.

We will also have a station to make cards for our Veterans.  In addition  to the cards we make that night we will be collecting items for Operation Gratitude.  The list of suggested items is attached.  If you want to learn more about their organization here is their website: 

As usual at our Pack meetings we will be handing out any awards that the scouts have earned as well as the awards for our fundraising efforts.

Upcoming this Saturday on November 17th we will be visiting the Garcade in Menomonee Falls.  The sign up and information(starts at 11am) will be present at the meeting on the table.  This should also be fun where the scouts can learn what original video games were like and not hand held devices. 

All of us leaders look forward to seeing the scouts in their uniform, looking sharp and ready to have some fun.

Arcade Day

posted Oct 10, 2018, 12:45 PM by Webmaster Pack30   [ updated Oct 14, 2018, 5:59 PM ]

This year's fall event will be a trip to an Arcade.
Saturday, Nov. 17th starting at 11:00am.
The Garcade is in Menomonee Falls and features over 150 games and 20+ pinball machines.

N85 W15920 Appleton Ave
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051

Typical admission is $15. If we get a large enough group, it will be $10. 
Pack 30 will pay half of the entry fee for any registered scouts, bringing that price down to $5 for scouting participants.
Admission fee gets you a wristband and allows unlimited play, all day. The games do not use quarters, they are all set to free play.
We need one adult per family to accompany their scout(s) as not all games are age appropriate, and only you can decide which games your scout should be able to play.

There is no food in the gaming area, but we may have some snacks and such in their lounge. Again, you will be able to leave and return later if you'd like to find something to eat later.
We are officially ending the Scouting event at 2:00pm, however you are welcome to stay longer if you'd like.

For more details on The Garcade:

Oct. Pack Meeting

posted Oct 10, 2018, 12:40 PM by Webmaster Pack30   [ updated Oct 10, 2018, 12:46 PM ]

Our next pack meeting is next Wed. Oct. 10th at 6:15pm.  We hope that we have a fun meeting planned for the scouts.  We have the following planned:
  • Costume Parade.  Please have your scout wear their Halloween costume (conforming to all the same Randall rules for costumes).  If they have not picked their costume for this year yet, recycle last years for this event.
  • Den Leader Mummification – We will have a challenge where the dens will “mummify” their den leader using toilet paper – this will be fun for all…except maybe the leaders.
  • Police Officer visit.  They will discuss safety tips for children during Halloween and Trick or Treating
  • We will have a station to decorate gourds to take home.
  • Sign up for River Rats camping in the Spring
    • Typically this event occurs the first weekend in May, Fri night until Sun morning
    • Will be at Camp Long Lake in St. Cloud, WI
    • Fun weekend of great experiences for the scouts including, shooting sports, games, crafts, scout skills, etc.  The events change each year.
    • Camping outdoors with the family
    • Last year we had over 70 family members go, we were one of the largest groups there.
    • The signup sheet will be at the meeting.  I will need names, contact info, t shirt size and a $15 deposit per person attending.  Typically the cost is around $50 per person.  We encourage full payment, if possible, but there is a deadline to have all payments in that we will communicate to all.


We will also squeeze in a Bobcat ceremony for any new scouts who have completed their Bobcat requirements.


Lastly, if your scout has finished selling, please bring in their sales sheets to turn in.  All sheets must be turned in before or on Oct. 13th.


Thoughts for the weekend…GO BREWERS!!! And stay dry.

Swamp Fox 2018

posted Sep 30, 2018, 8:56 PM by Webmaster Pack30

We had a good turnout for the annual Potawatomi Area Council Swamp Fox weekend camp-out. This was the 32nd anniversary for Swamp Fox. There were  12 families (35 people) participating, and we enjoyed a full weekend of fun activities. This year we were at the Phantom Lake YMCA Camp in Mukwanago, WI due to Camp Long Lake being closed from wind damage. 

The weekend was amazing with temperatures in the 60s and beautiful weather. Friday night was chilly, with temperatures dropping to 34 deg. Saturday was beautiful. Around 6:00pm the rain started, and we moved the Campfire program into one of their main buildings. 
Those that came were able to practice archery, BB gun shooting, a wood project to make a toolbox, capture the flag, "rock, paper scissors ultimate showdown" and more great activities that our Cub Scouts can only do at camp. 

All of our Scouts had a great time, enjoyed some fun with their fellow scouts and family, and met some new friends.

Everyone that participated attained the Shooting Sports patch for Archery and BB Gun Shooting, progress toward their Outdoor Activity awards and some rank advancement for the activities they participated in.

This was an excellent weekend, and I hope to see you all again next year!

Congratulations to Szymon S. and Sam W. for being awarded the Order of the Swamp Fox. We look forward to seeing great things from you!

Webelos Jam-o-Ree 2018

posted Sep 30, 2018, 8:43 PM by Webmaster Pack30

On Sept. 15-16, Pack 30 had 3 Webelos scouts join 20 Boy Scout Troops from the Potawatomi Area Council for a fun day of scout skills and personal reflection. This was a great opportunity for our scouts to see Boy Scout troops in action and also get an idea of which one they may want to join after they graduate from Cub Scouts.

Temperatures were in the high 80s during the day and a cool 50 deg F. at night. The dew point was pretty high, though, and most of the tents were soaking wet in the morning.

Our scouts had a great time, and spent the evening having a lot of fun with the scout troops in the area.

This is a highly recommended event for all Webelos scouts, so look for it in mid-September next year!

For an informational video, check out this one from 2017:

New Parent Orientation Night

posted Sep 12, 2018, 1:08 PM by Webmaster Pack30

September 13, at 6:30pm - 8:00pm we will have an opportunity for you to come and learn about Pack 30. Matt Wagner, our Committee Chair, will be there to explain the scouting program and the benefits that our youth  If you bring your scout, we will have our Den Chief and some of our Webelos scouts available to help teach the Bobcat requirements.

Bring your questions, your applications, and your "Can Do" attitude, and join us for another great year of scouting.

Sept. Pack Meeting

posted Aug 29, 2018, 8:06 AM by Matt Wagner

Wednesday, Sept. 12th at 6:15pm will be the first Pack meeting of the year. We are excited to see all of the Pack 30 scouts, and some new faces. Each of our dens will be putting on an obstacle course event and share it with the pack. Following that, we'll have a popcorn tasting.

Parents, please stay to have your questions answered about events for this year, and pick up your fundraising packets. If you're new to Pack 30, you'll have an opportunity to meet our pack committee and den leaders and have your son or daughter introduced to their den leader.

Randall Open House

posted Aug 9, 2018, 7:55 AM by Webmaster Pack30

If you're looking to get some early information on Pack 30 events, stop by our booth at the Randall Open House on Aug. 29th between 5:00 and 8:00pm. We'll have some information on our planned events for the year, our updated 2018-2019 pack calendar, and can answer any questions you may have about Family scouting. Remember, registration for Scouting is open to boys and girls entering Kindergarten through 5th grade in the Fall. We look forward to seeing you there!

August 15th Summer Pack Event - Water Balloons

posted Aug 9, 2018, 7:55 AM by Webmaster Pack30

Join us Wednesday, August 15th at 6:30 at Buchner Park where we will be having a water balloon fun night. We have several hundred water balloons and will be coming up with some fun games for the Scouts. Please RSVP to Mrs. Wagner if you plan to attend (and haven't rsvp'd already).  

Webelos Resident Camp - 2018

posted Aug 9, 2018, 7:54 AM by Webmaster Pack30

This year we had 5 Webelos scouts attend the Potawatomi Area Council Webelos Resident Camp at Camp Long Lake in Dundee, WI. It was 4 days and 3 nights of great activities, where our scouts experienced a brief taste of how a BSA summer camp would be. The Long Lake Camp staff did a phenomenal job of teaching our scouts many activities toward their Webelos and Arrow of Light ranks. The Pack 30 scouts also attended an overnight outpost camp where they set up tents in a remote section of the camp and cooked their own dinners under the supervision of the staff.

All of our scouts had a great time, and were glad they could attend. A special thanks to the Webelos Den Leaders: Mr. Kohlmann and Mr. Windish, as well as Assistant Cub Master Mr. Bradley and Committee Chair Mr. Wagner for attending as adult leaders for the camp.

We hope to see many more great things from our Webelos this year!

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