Webelos Woods is a camp out designed to introduce Webelos to the many outdoor adventures of Boy Scouting. This awesome weekend event includes patrol-method camping and Scout activities. On Saturday morning, Webelos Scout patrols compete in Webelos skills (first aid, fire building, camping skills, games, knots) and during the afternoon local Boy Scout troops teach basic Boy Scout skills. The patrols are judged on patrol flag and yell, resources, leadership, teamwork, skill demonstration and Scout spirit.
- Webelos Woods is the first chance for Webelos to camp with Boy Scouts!
- Webelos Scouts will camp as a patrol with a host Boy Scout troop.
- Webelos Scouts will learn Scout skills from Boy Scouts while having fun with competitions and activities on Saturday.
- Webelos Scouts will experience the thrill of preparing meals and camping with your host troop.
- Food will be provided by your host troop for Saturday night’s supper.
- The Saturday night campfire will include skits and songs.
- Parents of Webelos Scouts will learn about transitioning to Boy Scouts and tips on what to look for in a Boy Scout troop.
- Webelos Scouts are encouraged to contact a partner troop.
The registration fee is $8 per person. Late registration is $10 and begins 11/7/17; patches and program supplies are not guaranteed for late registration. There is no onsite registration.
Registration is typically completed by the Webelos Scout leader or unit leader.
Registration opens in September.
What to Bring
- Tents with ground cloth
- Water containers for hauling water
- Cooking gear & food
- First-aid kit (required – one per Pack is acceptable)
- Trash bags
- Patrol Flag
- Patrol food
- Patrol menu and duty roster
- Items for campsite inspection
- Items for Fire Building: 4 hat fulls of Tender (size of match), 4 hat fulls of Kindling (size of pinky finger), 10-15 pieces of Fuel (size of wrist). Please bring the wood in bags (e.g., paper sacks) for easier transport - it can be mixed up
- Optional items: extra table (each patrol will be supplied one picnic table), marshmallows and sticks, raised firebox and wood (if you want a fire), 5-gallon buckets and shovel (to remove all ashes and unused wood), Webelos Scout Handbook, Boy Scout Handbook, canopy
||Camp opens to troops
||Webelos cracker barrel
||Check-in and breakfast
||Flag ceremony and opening
||Webelos parent break-out
||Dutch oven competition
||Camp wide social / desserts
||Scouts Own service
||Webelos Woods closed
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Notice! Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the council and district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).
The BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them.
BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:
- Two-deep leadership on all outings required.
- One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited.
- The buddy system should be used at all times.
- Discipline must be constructive.
Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.
Youth Protection Guidelines Guide to Safe Scouting Sweet Sixteen Enterprise Risk Management
For questions, contact the Webelos Woods chair or district activities chair.