Webelos Woods

November 2018

Long Acre Ranch - Richmond, Texas

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 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!
  • It starts Friday night and ends Sunday morning.
  • Webelos will camp as a patrol with a host Boy Scout troop.
  • Webelos will learn Scout skills from Boy Scouts while having fun with competitions and activities on Saturday.
  • Webelos 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.
  • Webelos’ parents will learn about transitioning to Boy Scouts and tips on what to look for in a Boy Scout troop.
  • Webelos are encouraged to contact a partner troop.

Registration

The early registration fee is $8 per person. Registration opens in October.

What to Bring

Personal gear:

Patrol gear:

  • 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 & 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 & sticks, raised firebox & wood (if you want a fire), 5-gallon buckets & shovel (to remove all ashes & unused wood), Boy Scout Handbook, canopy

Tentative Schedule

Friday night

6:00 pm Camp opens to troops
7:00 pm Check-in opens
9:30 pm Webelos cracker barrel
10:00 pm Staff meeting
10:30 pm Lights out

Saturday

7:00 am Check-in and breakfast
8:45 am Flag ceremony and opening
9:00 am Activities #1-2
10:00 am Webelos parent break-out
11:15 am Lunch
12:45 Activities #4-6
3:00 pm Free time
5:00 pm Flag retreat
5:15 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Dutch oven competition
7:30 pm Campfire
8:30 pm Camp wide social / desserts
11:00 pm Lights out

Sunday

7:00 am Flag Ceremony
7:15 am Breakfast
8:00 am Scouts Own service
8:30 am Flag retreat
9:30 am Webelos Woods closed

 

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Photographs    

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Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe 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. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.
  • No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members.
  • The buddy system should be used at all times.
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting     Enterprise Risk Management

Contacts

For questions, contact the Webelos Woods chair or district activities chair.