Pack News

Woodfield Park Cleanup 2019!

posted Apr 9, 2019, 11:42 AM by Webmaster Pack30

Pack 30 will again participate in the City of Waukesha Earth Day Cleanup event as one of our community service projects, and we can use everyone's help.  This year's event will be on Saturday April 27th from about 9 AM - noon.  We will be cleaning up Woodfield Park (107 Cambridge Ave in Waukesha).  Jeff Sullivan will send out additional details prior to the event.  Please mark your calendars if you are able to attend.

April Pack Meeting - Camp Safety

posted Apr 9, 2019, 11:37 AM by Webmaster Pack30   [ updated Apr 9, 2019, 11:38 AM ]

Our April Pack meeting looks to be a lot of fun with 1st Aid and Weather Safety, Fire Safety, Tent Setup, and Skits/Songs.

We'll spend the first part of the meeting rotating to each of the stations, where some of our parents and adult leaders will go over the fun and safe way to camp. Then our dens will break out to practice their skits/songs and perform them at the end of the meeting. We're looking forward to seeing all of your there!

We will meet at the Randall School Gym on Wednesday, 4/10 at 6:15pm.

Farwell to our Webelos Arrow of Light Scouts

posted Mar 14, 2019, 12:09 PM by Webmaster Pack30   [ updated Mar 14, 2019, 12:09 PM ]

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019, we had 11 scouts earn their Arrow of Light awards, and all of them have selected a local troop to continue their scouting careers. It has been great having them as part of our Pack, and it was wonderful to watch them grow over these last six years. It is great that you have found a Troop that you enjoy, and we want to congratulate you on the hard work and dedication it took to earn your Arrow of Light awards. You met the challenge put forth when you first joined Cub Scouts, and we all look forward to you taking that next step into Scouts BSA, and hopefully meeting the challenge of earning your Eagle Scout award. Troops 159G, 13 and 4 have some great scouts entering their ranks.

Also, a big thank you to Mr. Kohlmann and Mrs. Wagner, who have been their Den Leaders from the beginning in Seeker year, and also, Mr. Windish, who became Den leader when the Den was so large we needed to split into two, and Mrs. Werner who became returned as a Webelos AoL Den Leader for the girl Den we added this year. You each have been an instrumental part of this pack, this den, and the lives of your scouts. We wish you the very best as you relax the reins of running meetings and can now watch as your scouts grow to responsible young adults.

Registered Scouter Awards - 2019

posted Mar 14, 2019, 12:00 PM by Webmaster Pack30

This year there are a few Adult Leaders from Pack 30 that we would like to recognize, that have done an exceptional job to help run the Pack. As we mentioned a few months ago, Pack 30 received the Journey to Excellence Gold award through the efforts of each of the Scout leaders and committee members.

Tenure Awards
This year we would like to commend the following leaders for the following Anniversary dates:
  7 yearsJennifer Werner (Den Leader, Committee Chair, COR) 
 6 6 years    Eric Johnson (Den Leader, Cubmaster)
 Darrell Kohlmann (Den Leader, Training Chair)
 Laura Wagner (Den Leader, Advancement Chair)
 Matt Wagner (Cubmaster, Committee Chair, COR)
 4 years David Hackel (Treasurer)
 Doreen Plautz (Den Leader)
 Matt Windisch (Den Leader)
 3 years Andrew Slater (Den Leader)
 Jeff Sullivan (Den Leader)
 2 years Anna Dembowski (Den Leader) 
 1 year Steven Bradley (Assistant Cubmaster)

Council Awards
This year we also commend the following leaders on earning these awards.
Scout Leader Training Award

Darrell Kohlmann, Webelos Den Leader, Pack Trainer, resident Eagle Scout
 was awarded the Scout Leader Training Award for his outstanding leadership as a Den Leader and Committee Member.
Award Requirements:
  • Complete at least 2 years of tenure as a registered adult leader in a Cub Scout pack.
  • Complete basic training for any Cub Scout leader position.
  • Complete This Is Scouting training.
  • Attend a pow wow or university of Scouting (or equivalent), or attend at least four Round Tables (or equivalent) during each year of the tenure used for this award.
  • Participate in an annual pack planning meeting in each year.
  • Serve as an adult leader in a pack that achieves at least the Bronze level of Journey to Excellence in each year. 
  • Give primary leadership in meeting at least one pack Journey to Excellence objective in each year.
  • Participate in at least one additional supplemental or advanced training event at the council, area, region, or national level during the two years.
Congratulations to all of our leaders, and thank you for helping the youth of our community!

Blue & Gold / Cross-over - 2019

posted Mar 12, 2019, 6:59 AM by Webmaster Pack30

Blue & Gold Patch
The Blue & Gold banquet is a time to celebrate the beginning of Scouting in the United States, and celebrate the fun we have throughout the year. This year, our Webelos Arrow of Light scouts will be crossing over to Scouts BSA Troops as well. We will be having the meeting off-site at a venue that provides a more comfortable atmosphere for eating and providing the ceremony. 

Southminster Presbyterian Church 

200 Richard St, Waukesha, WI 53189

6:00 pm - Gathering/Setup
6:15 pm - Dinner
6:45 pm - Friends of Scouting Presentation
7:00 pm - Arrow of Light ceremony.
7:15 pm - Cross-over ceremony.
7:30 pm - Dessert/Clean-up

We look forward to seeing all of you there to see one of the pinnacle moments of the Cub Scout experience.

Please note, we could use some help serving the meal so our Webelos Arrow of Light families can enjoy the evening. If you could volunteer some time this evening please sign up here: 
For more information please visit: Scoutbook Pack 30 Calendar

Please RSVP through the RSVP Sign-up link you received in your e-mail: Pack 30 Blue & Gold Dinner 2019

Scouting for Food - 2019

posted Mar 11, 2019, 3:21 PM by Webmaster Pack30

Scouting for Food is a chance for our Pack to reach out to the community to help fill the Waukesha food Pantry. Our scouts distribute bags one weekend, then come back and collect bags filled with nonperishable food, which is then brought to the pantry. Food levels are usually pretty low this time of year, and this is a much needed service.

March 9th at 9:30am is the Scouting for Food bag drop-off. WE NEED YOUR HELP!! We will be distributing bags to each house in the streets surrounding Randall Elementary. Please show up early for your route and bags, then distribute until you've hit every house, or your bags are gone.

March 16th at 10:00am 
we will revisit the route and collect food for the Waukesha Food Pantry. Please consider attending both weekends. It usually doesn’t take that much time, and is a great help to our community. If you can only make one weekend, please make it the first (March 10th). We will meet @Randall (near the playground on the south side of the building) to distribute maps, bags, and form groups.

Our general area can be seen in the map below. We will not distribute to the college, church or schools in our area, just the residential houses.

Scout Sunday - 2019

posted Jan 21, 2019, 1:35 PM by Matt Wagner

Scout Sunday is a time for the scouts to give back to their charter organizations and help out wit
h religious services or projects. Sometimes scouts wear their uniforms to church, or are positioned as greeters, or participate in part of the service, or are awarded their religious emblem that they have been working on. Each religious organization handles Scout Sunday differently, and may not always celebrate it on the 'official' date, so please check your religious leaders.

This year, Scout Sunday falls on Feb. 10th, 2019.

If your religious organization is not doing anything this year, maybe you can suggest something for next year.

Pinewood Derby - 2019

posted Dec 18, 2018, 9:20 PM by Matt Wagner   [ updated Dec 18, 2018, 9:20 PM ]

Ladies and Gentlemen start your engines. The Pack 30 Pinewood Derby is about to begin. Each year we host a Derby Day where our Scouts compete for the fastest or most stylish cars in the Pack. This year we will be handing out cars in December and race them in February, giving you two months to carve, sand and paint your car so that it’s ready for race day.

Attached to your car is our specification sheet and below are the rules and regulations, which we will use during the inspection day to ensure your car is “street legal”. This assures uniform weight and that the car will run down the track without issue. You have been assigned a number already. Please make sure that appears on your car. Also, please read ALL of the rules below, and read through the specification sheet. It speeds up the registration process if everyone comes prepared.

To accommodate all of our racers, this year we will be running the Race on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at the Randall School Gym. The following times will be of importance, this will allow us time to run the 60+ cars we will have in the race. 

8:00-9:00 - Setup of track
9:00-9:30 - Webelos and Bear scouts register their cars.
9:30-10:00 - Wolf, Tiger and Lion scouts register their cars.
~10:00 - Races begin
~12:00 - Race ends, awards are handed out.

I know how exciting it can be to build a car, but I implore you to please let your Scout do most of the work on this project. It is much more meaningful for them, and you will be surprised at the skill and creativity they bring to this project. Even if it’s just a block of wood with wheels going down the track, it’s theirs and they will be proud of it. If, however, you really want to build your own car, or your Scout’s other siblings want a chance to compete, kits are available for purchase. They are $3.99 and the pack usually has a few extras. Otherwise they are available at the Scout Shop on Bluemound Rd. or at Sherper’s (call to ensure they’re in stock).

If you have never done this before or are looking for more resources, I recommend the following resources to help you build your car:
  • The scout shop will typically have an open test day around January 12, from 9:30am to 12:30pm, at the scout office. They will have a track set up for testing your car as well as a scale to test weights. Call before hand if you are planning on going. The scout office also has some great accessories (decals, tools, weights). So, check it out if you have a chance. Menards also has a great selection of accessories, lubricants and weights at good prices. 
  • If you’re looking for more ideas, please check out the Dremel site, There is a fun template program on their Web site that will let you print out one of several choices of car style. Some do not conform to our rules, so be careful. In the past Lowe's has sponsored Dremel days at their stores. Check with your local store to see if they have an event in January.
  • There are some great sites on the Internet on the science behind the Pinewood derby. Check out these links if you have not seen them yet to provide you with that extra 'edge' when creating your car. (Again, please note you need to follow our rules about wheels and weights, not the suggested methods to make your car faster).
    Boys' Life - How to Use Science to make a Fast Pinewood Derby car.
    Boys' Life - How to make a fast pinewood derby car.
  • Remember, you don't need a woodworking shop to make your car (although it does speed the process). Hand tools work just as well. Just remember to design your car first, apply the markings to the block of wood and cut as much away as possible before sanding. If you still have questions or need help, please contact your Den leaders or other committee members.
  • Lastly, this is a fun project for your Scout to work on. Provide help where necessary, but remember, it's more rewarding if they do most of the work themselves.

The following are the rules and regulations for our race. These were not put here to take the fun out of the event, but instead, to make the race fair for everyone. Also, if you win the Pack 30 event, your car is eligible to race at the Council level. These rules are followed there as well.

Rules & Regulations:

  1. The car must be built for the current Pinewood Derby Racing Season. NO REPEATS or REPAINTS.
  2. A completed car purchased or tuned from a third party is not allowed.
  3. Maximum Overall Width is 3”.
  4. Minimum Width between wheels is 1 7/8”
  5. Maximum Height is not to exceed 3”
  6. Minimum Track clearance (bottom clearance between the car and the track) is 3/8” (please keep this in mind when placing weights on the bottom of the car).
  7. Wheelbase: the distance between the axels must NOT be changed. You must use the existing Axel grooves.
  8. Front of the car: No part of the car can extend beyond the starting post and the front of the car must be no higher than ½” where it contacts the starting post. It must also be at least ½” wide at the center of the car.
  9. Official materials must be used: Wheels, axels, wood.
  10. All parts must be securely attached.
  11. Wheel contact – At least 3 wheels MUST be in contact with a flat surface when the car is placed on it. The wheels must be attached to the sides of the car body, in an axel groove. Each wheel must be attached to the Car’s wood chassis with a legal axle.
  12. Wheel shape – THE SHAPE AND FORM OF THE WHEELS CANNOT BE MODIFIED OR RESHAPED, however wheels may be sanded to remove molding burrs. Wheels may not be tapered or rounded.
  13. Maximum Weight – Not over 5 ounces (141.75 grams).
  14. Lead (Pb) weight, if used, must be completely sealed and safe from all possible contact with youth.
  15. Dry lubricants only for axel lubrication.
  16. No starting devices or propellants.
  17. Most of all, have fun!

The voting categories this year are:

  • Most Scout-like
  • Most Patriotic
  • Fastest Looking Car
  • Most Realistic Car
  • Most unlike a Car
If you have questions on any of this, please ask. We just want to have a good time and be fair to all.

This year, the top three winners from our pack will have an opportunity to race at the Council level Pinewood Derby on March 24th. This even is sponsored by Wild Subaru, as were the cars this year. See the PinewoodDerbyFlyer-4-6-19.pdf document below for more details.

Dec. Pack Meeting - Giving

posted Dec 18, 2018, 8:49 PM by Matt Wagner

This month we will be decorating pine cones for bird feeders, making a reindeer candy cane and a game or two.

Keeping with the theme of giving, could you bring a new pack of socks to donate?  We will need a bunch for our game that we will be playing… no more hints.  After the game they will be donated locally.

Other announcements:

  •          We will be handing out the pinewood derby cars for the scouts to start working on.
  •          Admirals game sign up.  A sign up link was emailed out last week to sign up to go to the Admirals game on January 25th.  We hope to have enough scouts sign up to be able to be the color guard that night before the game, so please sign up.
  •          Awards and finding out what each den has been up to over the last month with an update from each den.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Admirals Hockey Night

posted Dec 6, 2018, 12:31 PM by Webmaster Pack30   [ updated Dec 6, 2018, 12:32 PM ]

On Friday Jan. 25, Pack 30 will be able to attend an Admirals game. Our Pack will also have an opportunity to be the color guard at the start of the game.

As a scout group we will receive discounted tickets in the same section. The Pack is also paying $4 for each registered scout/leader.

If you are interested, please sign up using our online form.

Please sign up by the end of December so we can register and get the tickets in time for the event.

The game starts at 7:00pm, so please arrive early so you can be part of the color guard. Scouts must be in uniform for the flag ceremony. 

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